Creative Europe is the European Commission's Framework Program dedicated to the cultural and creative sectors for the period 2014-2020 that supports:
* cultural sector initiatives, such as cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking and literary translations;
* development, promotion, distribution of creative works of international scope and networking and training initiatives for professionals in the audiovisual industry;
* a cross-sector strand, which also includes a guarantee fund for cultural and creative industries active since 2016.
Creative Europe consists of two sub-programs, the "CULTURE sub-program" and the "MEDIA sub-program" and also supports initiatives that pursue similar objectives, such as the European Capitals of Culture, the European Heritage Label, the European Heritage Days and five European Union Awards (European Union Award for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture, European Union Award for Literature, European Border Breakers Awards and the EU Prix MEDIA).
The Creative Europe Desk Italy, coordinated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism in cooperation with Istituto Luce Cinecitta s.r.l., is the Official Desk on Creative Europe in Italy (http://cultura.cedesk.beniculturali.it/)
The Creative Europe Desk Italia is made up of the Culture Office and the MEDIA Offices of Rome, Turin and Bari (managed by Istituto Luce Cinecitta s.r.l.http://www.europacreativa-media.it/ ).
The national culture and media desks provide free technical assistance to all potential beneficiaries of the Program;
promotion of the program in Italy through the web and infoday, seminars and workshops throughout the national territory
Within the framework of Creative Europe Program results, there are, for example, the Italian projects approved for financing and supporting by EACEA and responding to creating the international cultural cooperation starting from the local or regional promotion. Among these, there are:
- Year 2020: 18 projects (15 small scale/3 large scale). The Italian regions involved are 9: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Lazio, Sicily.
- Year 2019: 14 projects (12 are small-scale/2 large-scale). The Italian regions involved are : Veneto, Puglia, Lombardy, Marche, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily and Tuscany.
-Year 2018: 16 Italian projects (13 small scale/ 3 large scale).
- Year 2017: 13 Italian Projects (11 small scale/2 large scale).
The Creative Europe Project Results Platform is the European Commission's database for the Creative Europe Program.
The Platform contains descriptions of all projects funded by the Program, including contacts of the organizations involved and links to websites (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/projects/). The Platform reports success stories or projects that have achieved exceptional results in terms of political relevance, communication potential, impact or objectives.
According to the next European Culture Agenda (2021-2017) it is expected the increase of the budget- Program of about 17% for Europe Creativa stands at a value of 1.6 billion euros for the period 2021-2027, compared to 1.4 billion euro of the 2014-2020 phase. Many cultural and creative stakeholders invoked the doubling of the resources to be dedicated specifically to the "strand Culture ", (currently equal to 31%).