Creative Europe Program 2021-2027 under spotlight

April 3, 2023, 1:31 pm

In 2024, the mid-term review of the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework, the bloc’s seven-year budget, will begin. This means it is time to evaluate the current programmes, including Creative Europe, and provide feedback and recommendations on the first years of the new cycle.

In view of that, the European Parliament is about to start its work on the Implementation Report of the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027, which should be adopted by the end of the year. MEP Massimiliano Smeriglio (S&D, Italy, who was the rapporteur for Creative Europe in 2019-2021) will be responsible for the file. Some reckon, however, that it might be too early to derive concrete recommendations for the future of the programme, given the delayed start of the new cycle in 2021, due to the stalled budget negotiations during the first year of the pandemic. This report marks the first evaluation of Creative Europe (and its new reporting system, aligned with that of Horizon and bigger EU-funded projects):

An initial stakeholder consultation is scheduled by the CULT Committee for 13 April, with more occasions for formal and informal exchanges following over the course of the next months. Culture Action Europe members are invited to take part in the consultation process and co-shape advocacy messages that we will present at the stakeholder consultation next week. We will closely follow the discussions in the coming weeks and months.

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