MEPs voted on Thursday to double the budget of the 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme and to enhance international circulation of works, supporting better mobility for artists.
The text also focuses on a better use of digital technologies in the creative sector.
The Parliament supports increased mobility for artists, strongly encouraging cross-border exchanges of creative players and artists, including through residency programmes. The books, films, music, festival, cultural heritage and architecture sectors will benefit from different actions funded under this programme.
MEPs insist on the importance of engaging a young audience, especially to promote audiovisual works being used through legal channels. Media literacy is also one the priorities of the programme, with Members insisting on its contribution to the development of critical thinking.
New media professionals should also benefit from the programme.