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EU Programme "Creative Europe"

The EU framework programme “Creative Europe 2021-2027” supports the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors with a budget of 2.5 billion Euro. It consists of three sub-programmes for Culture, MEDIA and cross-sectoral activities.

The Culture sub-programme supports

  • Cooperation between cultural and creative organisations from different countries;
  • Initiatives to translate and promote literary works across the European Union;
  • Networks helping the cultural and creative sector to operate competitively and transnationally;
  • Establishing platforms to promote emerging artists and stimulating European programming for cultural and artistic works
  • Mobility of artists
  • Sector-specific activities, for example in the field of music, theatre, cultural heritage, publishing etc.

The MEDIA sub-programme supports

  • Initiatives that aim to promote the distribution of works and the access to markets;
  • Initiatives for the development of projects or a set of projects (slate funding);
  • Support for the production of television programmes or video games;
  • Activities to increase interest in and improve access to audiovisual works;
  • Activities that promote interests in films, such as cinema networks or film festivals;
  • Measures that facilitate international co-production and strengthen the circulation and distribution of works;
  • Activities to build the skills and capacities of audiovisual sector professionals

The cross-sectoral strand supports

  • Transnational policy cooperation
  • Creative Innovation Lab
  • News media
  • Creative Europe Desks



Elisabeth Pacher
Creative Europe Desk Austria, Culture
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
V/A/10a: Creative Europe Desk Austria
Concordiaplatz 2
1010 Vienna,
Austria Phone: +43 1 71 606-851115

Esther Krausz
Creative Europe Desk Austria, Media
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Stiftgasse 6
1060 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 526 97 30-406