EU on course to double culture budget from 2021

European politicians have added an extra billion Euros to the EU’s proposed culture budget for its next funding round, meaning that the current allocation would double from 2021.

At a plenary meeting in Strasbourg last week, members of the European Parliament agreed to the €400m increase already put forward by the European Commission earlier this year, and recommended this further significant expansion.

The new position would take funding for the Creative Europe programme from the €1.4bn currently available to €2.8bn for the years 2021-27.

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