The Members of the European Parliament voted on Thursday 28 March to double the budget of the 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme and to enhance international circulation of works, supporting better mobility for artists.
The Parliament supports increased mobility for artists, strongly encouraging cross-border exchanges of creative players and artists, including through residency programmes. The books, films, music, festival, cultural heritage and architecture sectors will benefit from different actions funded under this programme.
Rapporteur Silvia Costa (S&D, IT) said: “European talent – especially the younger generations – should be able to move freely and to circulate their works, have the chance to work on co-productions, and be further supported in the face of the current lack of funds that is the cause of a major loss of opportunities.”
The final text of the programme must be negotiated and agreed with the Council during the next parliamentary term.