UNIC policy update 08/06/2018


    Creative Europe Programme

    30/05: EU Budget: Reinforcing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors – European Commission

    For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.

    30/05: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the Creative Europe programme (2021 to 2027) – European Commission

    The aim of this initiative is to build on the Creative Europe Programme's achievements and scale up

    efforts with a view to meeting the objectives set in relation to more recent policy developments.

    30/05: Factsheet: Investing in people – Creative Europe 2021-2027 – European Commission

    The Creative Europe programme includes a MEDIA strand to support the European audiovisual industry, a CULTURE strand to promote other European cultural and creative sectors, and a CROSS-SECTORAL strand to support actions spanning across the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors.

    EU Copyright Directive

    01/06: Performers and audiovisual authors plea to the European Parliament – SAA Blog
    Joint press release available here.

    On 29 May, performers and audiovisual authors from across Europe gathered in Strasbourg to explain in their own words why an unwaivable right to remuneration is urgently needed for them as creators, when their works are being watched on on-demand platforms. The meeting was a last plea to the European Parliament before the vote on the new Copyright Directive on 21 June.

    EU Budget

    23/05: EU Budget: Commission proposes a budget focused on continuity and delivery – for growth, solidarity, security – European Commission

    The Commission proposed the 2019 draft EU Budget of €166 billion in commitments, corresponding to a 3% increase over 2018, investing in a stronger and more resilient European economy and promoting solidarity and security on both sides of the EU's borders.

    European Film Forum

    28/05: European Film Forum at Annecy – Building Brands: The Road to Success – European Commission

    The next European Film Forum will take place during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It will look into opportunities for animation studios to build effective marketing and brand strategies.


    11-14 June: CineEurope 2018

    11 June: European Film Forum Barcelona

    14 June: European Film Forum Annecy 

    20-21 June: European Parliament Vote - Copyright Directive