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How Creative Europe Aims to go Green

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A new study sets out the steps that the Creative Europe programme should take to become more sustainable and support the EU’s climate change goals.

In 2021, the European Commission commissioned the study 'Greening the Creative Europe programme' to help achieve its objectives of fighting climate change and to support its efforts to make the Creative Europe Programme more environmental-friendly.

Cultural and creative activities can support the transition to a green economy by promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. At the same time, the programme itself will strive for carbon-neutrality by promoting sustainable means of transport and environmentally responsible behaviours.

The authors of the study worked to:

  • elaborate guidance for applicants and beneficiaries
  • develop recommendations for monitoring and evaluating the green aspects of project proposals
  • collect good practices that support awareness-raising on the need for a green transition in the cultural and creative sectors
  • document the progress under the previous Creative Europe programme (2014-2020) in terms of projects that pursued sustainability goals

The Commission will work on developing capacity and knowledge in the area of greening at all levels involved in the programme implementation.

You can download a PDF of the full report 'Greening the Creative Europe programme' here on our website. It gives an overview of how the creative and cultural sector can contribute to the European Commission efforts to mainstream climate actions through the Creative Europe Programme.

A number of annexes are also available here (under related publications tab) which break the report down into an Executive Summary,

Annex 2 of the report contains the Good Environmental Practices Guide which is recommended to all Creative Europe applicants and beneficiaries. It will be very useful when applying for or implementing supported projects and to get an overview of practices are used within the sector across Europe which could serve as inspiration for your own strategies.

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