Creative Europe Monitoring Report 2021 - 2022
The 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme aims to place greening and inclusiveness at the core of each funded project.
The aim of the Creative Europe 2021-2022 – Monitoring report is to present the results of Creative Europe’s work through approachable statistics, case studies and quotes, to show how European funds work for European citizens and enterprises in the cultural and creative sectors.
The first two years of Creative Europe’s new multiannual financial framework required intense work, but they brought very satisfactory results. The first challenge was to manage the significantly increased budget, as the 2021–2027 financing was frontloaded: the 2021–2022 budget was one third higher than that of 2019–2020.
Also, a new sector was addressed by the programme – news media – together with several new priorities in the sectors already covered. At the same time the 2021–2022 period was full of unexpected external factors, from the delay in the adoption of the legal basis to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
However, all the efforts paid off through the increased pool of European artists, cultural, audiovisual and news media professionals, and enterprises (most of them micro or small organisations) benefitting from the programme. For example, under the MEDIA strand many new beneficiaries from countries with lower audiovisual capacity were able to participate.
Beneficiaries could participate in or launch more international co-operations than ever before (1909 supported projects), investing in diverse content that appeals to European audiences across borders. The open calls for proposals showed that Creative Europe is highly appreciated by the cultural and creative sectors: the programme received a great number of high-quality proposals (3842 applications), including the new actions previously unknown to the potential beneficiaries. This indicates that the innovations in the programme, such as support for the news media, were much needed.
Read or download the Creative Europe 2021-2022 Monitoring report.