The World Health Organization officially declared, on Wednesday 11 March, the COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Therefore, to respond to the exceptional situation caused by this global pandemic, it is justifiable to apply the principle of force majeure. Considering the principle of prudence, which underlines and inspires all of our activities, it would be difficult to do otherwise given the current circumstances, under which a large and important number of activities in the framework of the Creative Europe programme – planned or currently undertaken in the framework of already selected projects - have already been cancelled or will be postponed.
The European Commission’s main objective is the safety and protection of all Creative Europe participants/beneficiaries, while fully respecting all the containment measures taken at national level. The work of the European Commission is aiming at helping project beneficiaries as well as other participants in the programme, to deal with the negative consequences of the crisis.
The Commission will continue to adapt its response to this unprecedented situation as it evolves, clarifying and simplifying the application of rules and procedures where necessary, in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and counting on the support of Creative Europe Desks.
You can view and download a PDF of 'Questions and Answers concerning Creative Europe activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic' from our RESOURCES section.
This document gives answers to questions that were raised and those that may come up. It will be regularly updated to take account of further concerns.