European Networks of cultural and creative organizations (Creative Europe)

Unión Europea
European Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The “European networks of cultural and creative organisations” scheme supports projects aiming to enhance the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to nurture talents, to innovate, to prosper and to generate jobs and growth. Each network is supported by a grant of up to €825,000. 28 European Networks of cultural and creative sector organizations have been supported by the Creative Europe programme between 2017-2020, in the fields of music, cultural heritage, museums, theatre, dance, circus, architecture, design and multidisciplinary. These networks are experienced member-based structures encompassing thousands of operators and professionals. As representative bodies they are consulted by the Commission and help design the EU and Member States’ culture policies. The networks’ actions go beyond advocacy : they facilitate the internationalization of artists’ careers and contribute to the transfer of skills, competences and know-how among peers. As connectors between organisations across borders, they have helped the development and success of many Creative Europe-funded projects such as cooperation projects or the newly established platforms which offer support to emerging artists. They ensure that these projects have long-lasting effects and that their results are disseminated to large audiences.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
28 networks representing more than 4,500 organizations in 92 countries across Europe and beyond: - Music (AEC, EJN, ECA-EC, ECSA, REMA, EMC, JMI, Live DMA) - Cultural Heritage and Museums (Europa Nostra, ERIH, FRH, NEMO) - Theatre – Dance – Circus (EDN, Circostrada, ETC, FEST, IETM) - Architecture and Design (ACE, ADCE) - Multidisciplinary (AMATEO, CAE, EFA, EUNIC, ENCC, ENCATC, Eurozine, IMZ, Trans Europe Halles) The networks have been active in - collecting and disseminating data, information, practices, ideas and solutions; - training and providing advice to professionals; representing the sectors - advocating on their behalf on key sectoral issues.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
$45 million between 2014-2020
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: