The Agreement allowing for the participation of Tunisian cultural and audiovisual operators in the Creative Europe programme will be signed on 11 May 2017, in the framework of the EU-Tunisia Association Council taking place in Brussels.
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture said, 'I welcome the prospect of strengthening EU-Tunisia relations and cooperation through culture and people-to-people contacts. Tunisia is the first Southern ENP country to participate in Creative Europe and the signature of the Agreement is one of the concrete deliverables of the recently adopted EU strategy on international cultural relations.'
After its signature the Agreement will have to be ratified by the Tunisian Parliament (ARP, Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple) before it can enter into force.
Creative Europe is the Union programme supporting cultural diversity and the competitiveness of the European cultural and creative sectors and foresees the participation of countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Tunisia's participation is scheduled as of 2018.
Tunisian cultural and audio-visual operators will be enabled to participate fully in the Culture sub-programme and partially in the MEDIA sub-programme - participation will be limited to training, film festivals, film education and market access activities.