To strengthen the voice of music in Europe the EMC is in close contact to the decision makers of the European institutions and other facilitators of Cultural Policy within Europe.
The European Commission published its proposal for the new programme for Culture and MEDIA under the heading of Creative Europe. The proposal is now under discussion by the Council of EU Ministers and the European Parliament. Creative Europe shall come into effect in 2014 and will continue until 2020, which is the time period for the new EU budget that is currently being discussed. With 1.8 billion Euro, the new proposal seeks an increase in the budgets compared to the former programmes by 37%. The three main strands of Creative Europe are:
- MEDIA (support of the cinema and audiovisual sector) - 55% of the budget
- Culture (cooperation projects, culture networks, European Capitals of Culture, translations, etc...) - 30 % of the budget
- Cross-sectoral (Financial Facility, data support, piloting) - 15 % of the budget
At this stage there are two issues should be taken into consideration:
- it is important that the budget allocation to the programme will be successful in the negotiation at the European Parliament and the member states
- a reflection on the overall text of the proposal so that the text may better reflect the needs of the culture sector.
Please find below some useful links for further consideration:
The EMC will shortly be publishing a statement on the new programme.
Launch of public consultation on future of cultural and creative industries
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on 28 April aimed at unlocking the full potential of Europe's cultural and creative industries. The consultation is based on a new Green Paper which addresses some key areas where making full use of policies and instruments at all levels of governance and achieving a greater coherence and coordination among them can effectively reinforce cultural and creative industries as important factors for sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. Get the Green paper and participateCulture website
EU Year 2009
The European Year of Creativity and Innovation aims to raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development; to disseminate good practices; to stimulate education and research, and to promote policy debate on related issues. The key message is that creativity and innovation contribute to economic prosperity as well as to social and individual well-being. The EMC contributes to the thematic discussion with the close release of the 4th issue of its magazine “Sounds in Europe”. The official homepage of the year is www.create2009.europa.eu.
The link to the German page of the year is www.ejki2009.de.