A WELCOME BUDGETARY INCREASE FOR CREATIVE EUROPE/MEDIA, AN ESSENTIAL PROGRAMME FOR THE RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE EUROPEAN FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR IN COVID-19 TIMES
“Our eco-system has been rightfully recognised as one of the hardest hit by the pandemic and health & safety precautionary measures implemented by national governments. It is therefore crucial that the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme has the means to support the film and audiovisual sector in getting back on its feet, for the sake of its authors, talents, companies, workers, audiences and European citizens alike.”
As organisations working across the European film and audiovisual sector, we represent film and TV authors, screenwriters, directors, producers, sales agents, publishers and distributors of films both offline and online, cinema operators, and VOD platforms. We would like to welcome the budgetary increase of the Creative Europe Programme resulting in a total envelope of €2.2 billion, which reflects the importance of Europe’s cultural and creative industries. We would like to warmly thank Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission’s MEDIA Unit and the Council for their continued support and for securing this important result.
The consequent budgetary increase for the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme will provide key support to the European film and audiovisual sector in continuing to bring unique stories to European citizens and in facing the consequences of COVID-19.