Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme , Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support:
Culture sector initiatives, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation;
Audiovisual sector initiatives, such as those promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works;
A cross-sectoral strand, including a Guarantee Facility and transnational policy cooperation.
The programme consists of two sub-programmes; the Culture sub-programme to promote the culture sector, and the MEDIA sub-programme to support the audiovisual sector.