On May 2nd, the EU Commission presented its proposal for the 2021-2027 budget. Main news for us at first glance: the doubling of Erasmus+ and an increase for Creative Europe. Analysis.
The ENCC is happy to see Creative Europe maintained as a stand-alone programme, and its budget increased from 1.4 billion Euros (for 2014-2020) to 1.8 billion euros. However, it remains to be seen which strands will be covered by that budget, and what financial allocations will be made to culture in the other EU budget lines.
As writes our correspondent from IMPALA network, Matthieu Philibert:
"As you know, this is only the starting point of negotiations with member states and the parliament. As a reminder, in 2011 the EC had already proposed a budget of €1.8bn for Creative Europe, which after the negotiations with member states became €1.4bn."
As the proposal goes to the EU Parliament for amendments, we call on the members of the Parliament and all member states to
- recognise the central role culture plays in all EU policy domains
- mainstream culture in all budget lines at a minimum level of 1%.
Read the EU Commission press release here.
Download the full text of the budget proposal here.
Sign the petition "Supporting Culture is Supporting Europe" launched by Culture Action Europe.