Creative Europe comprises the EU-funding schemes CULTURE and MEDIA and aims at supporting and strengthening the European cultural, creative and film sector. Creative Europe has a total budget of 1.46 billion Euro and is running from 2014-2020. 56 % of the budget are dedicated to the sub-programme MEDIA, 31 % of the budget go to the culture programme. A third sub-programme implements trans-sectoral measures and includes a € 121 million guarantee facility to enhance the access to finance of SMEs in the cultural and creative sector (CCS).
Eurimages promotes independent filmmaking by providing financial support to feature-length films, animation and documentary films. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different countries.
Eurimages has a total annual budget of € 25 million. This financial envelope derives essentially from the contributions of the member states as well as returns on the loans granted.
Mag.a Iris Zappe-Heller