What to expect from Creative Europe in 2024
The Annual Work Programme 2024 has been published. The AWP outlines the policy framework, the priorities and the actions implementing the Creative Europe Programme.
The Commission prepares the Annual Work Programme within the framework of the decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union establishing the Creative Europe Programme. The focus of the Creative Europe programme in 2024 is still the support of the sectors after the COVID-19 crisis and the repercussions of the war in Ukraine. Transitioning the sectors towards sustainability and inclusiveness is also a priority.
In 2024, the European Commission will publish new calls for the
- European cooperation projects: only small- and medium-scale projects!
- Circulation of European literary works.
- European Networks, Pan-European Cultural Entities and European Platforms with increased budget for networks and platforms.
The Commission will also the Culture Moves Europe, support for the transnational mobility of artists and cultural professionals. The Day of European Authors will be integrated into the Creative Europe Programme as a permanent action. Next year the day will be celebrated on 25 March.
- Content cluster: Companies will be allowed to apply to more than one development call per year. The Commission want to incentivise applications from bigger projects by changing the eligibility criteria for support to video games and immersive content.
- Audience cluster: The Commission adapted the eligibility criteria for the European VOD networks and operators grant to encourage applications from smaller, independent VOD services.
- Business cluster: The Markets & Networking scheme will respond to the increased need for industry networking and cooperation at events brought about by a shift to increased acquisitions online.
- Policy cluster: The Commission will fund the second edition of the European Media Outlook report to continue monitoring the key trends driving change in EU media markets.
It will also develop the MediaInvest equity investment platform; contribute to greening of the audiovisual sector through relevant support schemes; support media literacy actions and facilitate cooperation within the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA).
In 2024, the Commission will revamp the Creative Innovation Lab grants to encourage innovative approaches to content creation, access, distribution, and promotion across CCS and with other sectors. It will provide support to the NEWS media sector adaptation to structural and technological changes through: Journalism Partnerships, the European Media Ownership Monitor and Media Literacy projects.