Opinion Factsheet  

Creative Europe and a New European Agenda for Culture

Opinion Number: CDR 3890/2018
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: SEDEC
Status: Currently in discussion
Date: 06/02/2019
support a qualitative and inclusive Creative Europe programme and plea for a further increase of the budget towards reaching the target of over EUR 2 bn.;
secure some key proposals of the Commission (simplification, inclusiveness and accessibility, including for SMEs; support to mobility; promote diversity; cross-border and transnational cooperation, including with third countries);
highlight the achievements of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the need to further valorise and develop its legacy in the future Programme and Agenda;
welcome the central the role for cities and regions in the New Agenda and develop LRAs involvement in devising and implementing the measures at EU level (e.g. in monitoring performance and results);
ensure that local and regional diversity and specificities are taken into account in the allocation of funds for member states and during its process of mid-term review.