The Creative Europe Programme



According to the EU’s website, the Creative Europe programme “supports [the] European cinema and cultural and creative sector.” Nearly €1.5 million is budgeted to aid in this sector, supporting artists and organisations who specialize in the performing arts, film, music, fine arts, publishing and more. The purpose is to attract more people into supporting the arts themselves, thus creating a more stable industry. This is also a move that will help improve culture throughout the EU.

The intent of the programs is to especially emphasize cultural relations across borders using the arts. Traveling performing companies such as symphonies or ballets will be encouraged and supported in their efforts to reach more countries within the EU. In addition, more people will be encouraged to travel and spread their talents in many artistic expressions, even in writing and video game production. The EU will also strive to promote the written word, helping countries spread languages and ideas better through increased ability to print, sell and transport works of literature.


The European Union is also very adamant that technology advances in the arts be supported. People who are video game creators, music or sound producers, or have special effects knowledge will also be funded and supported as they teach their abilities and hopefully create a larger platform. This also means that people who can produce content and media are highly valued under this programme, including TV and Internet creators, animation and video game makers. In addition to making sure these products are created and promoted within the European Union, there are global sales goals as well. Hopefully, more European products will infiltrate international markets, making Europe a top player in the cultural and media markets.

It is also extremely important to the European Union that heritage and cultures be preserved through the arts. Programs that help keep these things alive within each country will be well funded in order to make sure they are passed on to the next generation. This also includes funding for sharing traditions and customs across borders, which aims to teach children and adults alike about their neighbors and all the unique ways that people can live.

The European Union is almost committing €121 million to changing the infrastructure and funding system for these sectors of European life. Instead of fundraising or asking for grants, individuals or companies within the arts and culture will automatically be provided access to funding merely upon applying. This is a huge change, and one that will make sure the funding is actually used it is intended.

Many people are excited about the potential the Creative Europe Programme provides so many entertainment areas within a variety of different countries. Arts and culture are often one of the first areas to be cut when money gets tight, but the European Union is making a huge effort to be inclusive in its well-rounded Multiannual Financial Framework.

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Europe Food and Feed Programme



This European Union programme is unique in more than just name. It combines the need for increased meat production in the EU with the need for improved animal and plant health. The focus will be placed on the agri-food chain, essentially crops and cattle. The total budget is approximately €1.9 million, and will protect the health of plants, cattle and people through their initiatives.

Essentially, the programme is designed to support countries in the European Union that have both the need for increased food production and the space to accommodate it. The EU will fund increased crop planting, more cattle ranches, and more meat packing plants and distribution assistance. The idea is that these smaller countries will be able to feed themselves with their crops, as well as their cattle. The cattle then in turn create better crop rotation (through manure and compost), which is used for continued community food production as well as food production for future cattle. Then the cattle are used as meat to pack and distribute among the communities, increasing overall health and finances. The more available the food, the cheaper it becomes. The cost of food has kept many countries poor and starving, but the EU hopes this program will reverse it.


The programme is slightly controversial in that the supporting methods of increased crop production come from GMO sources. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are concerning to farmers and landowners because of the strict patent placed on the seeds. If the seeds are planted, and then the seeds spread to land that is not approved to grow GMO seed, landowners can be fined. There is also some concern about the health of GMOs, as they are not technically a natural creation. That is an argument for another time, however. The reason the programme can spread as far as it can is because of the subsidized GMO seed, which is the most important takeaway.

The Food and Feed budget also promotes an improvement in the “Rapid Alert” system between members of the EU. This means that food that is grown and traded within the European Union is monitored closely for safety. Any concerns are immediately blasted to all members, promoting public safety and better accountability for producers.


The Food and Feed programme is heavily influenced by scientific findings on climate change and the need for sustainable agriculture as well. By emphasizing the combination of crops and cattle, the European Union hopes to promote an “ecofriendly”approach to agriculture and food production. In addition, this improves conditions of cattle in many countries, giving them open air and crops to graze from. Overall, the project improves the quality of life for smaller countries with higher rates of hunger, and improves the connection humans have to animals and the earth.

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European LIFE Programme


The LIFE Programme, a very unique initiative propose and adopted by the European Union, is designed to change public attitudes towards the changing climate and human impact on the environment. Prior to this adoption, the EU had tried multiple initiatives to get countries more interested in the environmental, “green” living, and protecting wildlife and Earth in general. Instead of expecting countries to provide their own budget, however, the EU decide to provide money for each country in order to kickstart change. The European Union funded an astonishing €3.5 million to aid in creating efficient, low-emission and sustainable methods for energy, as well as protecting habitats and reversing the damage humans have done.

LIFE has been in existence under the EU framework since 1992, and has been donating and promoting various efforts in European countries to reduce carbon footprint and save wildlife. With the implementation of the Multiannual Financial Framework, however, LIFE was able to provide a number of resources to EU members that it could not prior to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, LIFE will track its ability to influence two sub-programmes in particular: Environment and Climate Action. Including the total funding from the MFF, Environment sub-programmes will receive €1.1 billion, and the Climate Action sub-programme will receive €0.36 billion. Pretty impressive amounts of funding, and this composes one of the largest sectors of MFF budget.

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These programs, with their impressive funding, will focus on creating better environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity, and environmental governance and information for countries within the EU. The Climate Actionsectorfocuses on climate change prevention and reversal, teaching ways to adapt to climate change, and climate regulation and education.In addition to concerns with environment and climate, the LIFE programme also focuses on saving a number of endangered species and promoting conservation and awareness. It is not just humans who are affected by the changes we see in the world today, after all. Education and funding is also used to save forests and habitats, both for the animals and for purposes of saving dwindling resources. Providing education is imperative for success in programs like these, and the EU provides education in schools, communities and on a business scale in order to change how people interact with the world around them.

infodays_focus_onNot only does every member of the EU have access to this funding and pool of resources, but also the EU aims to help other countries by sharing the innovations and results of these projects. The European Union stands to provide one of the greatest efforts in climate change reversal and exploration of sustainable technologies yet to be seen in the world. What they could uncover in the next 5 years could change how we interact with the world around us, and change the technology the average person uses on a daily basis.

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