The Commission has published the first three calls for proposals opened under the framework of the Creative Europe MEDIA 2022, a programme with a total of €226 million of EU funding available this year. It aims at supporting the recovery of the audiovisual industry and strengthening its competitiveness both within Europe and worldwide. More calls will be published in the coming weeks and months.

The MEDIA programme of Creative Europe has adapted to the challenges and opportunities posed by changes in the audiovisual markets. This year, it has launched three new calls for proposals in the areas of video games and immersive content development, European festival networks, and MEDIA 360°, all of which are aimed at supporting existing industries, new talents, and markets, as well as promoting cross-sector collaboration.

In addition to these initial calls, which total €41 million under the MEDIA umbrella, a call for media literacy, totalling €2.4 million in EU funds, was published today under the program's cross-sectoral strand. Several other calls will be published in the Commission's Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal under the three strands of the Creative Europe Programme.

The budget for Creative Europe in 2022 is €385.6 million, a 30 percent increase over the budget for 2021.

Read the full "Creative Europe: Commission launches first calls for proposals to support audiovisual industry" here