During the first generation of the EU programmes for culture and film, Slovenian organisations garnered support in the amount of only 0.5 million EUR a year. In the third generation, they became more successful, securing on average seven times more from the EU budget, that is, 3.5 million EUR a year! EU support thus represents an important funding source for the Slovenian cultural and film sector. It is key to the development of the sector, opening the doors widely to give Slovenia access to the international cultural space.
As a part of the European network of Creative Europe Desks (CED), Motovila – through its close cooperation with the cultural and creative sector – has established exceptionally strong relationships and expert knowledge in the local and wider European cultural ecosystem. Through these experiences, in the last seven years, Motovila has directly influenced the number of successful projects funded by the programme and positively impacted the professionalisation and internationalisation of organisations, creators and other stakeholders.
The fourth generation of EU programmes is before us, awaiting its confirmation. The proposed multiannual financial framework and temporary instrument for the recovery for member states allocates a part of the funds for culture. The new Creative Europe (2021–2027) proposal amounts to a record 2.4 billion EUR, which means a 60% increase compared to the current period. The new programme will retain the three-strand structure – Culture, MEDIA and Cross-Sectoral as well as all the actions of the current programme. It also brings some novelties. For example, an individual mobility scheme and support to encourage the freedom and plurality of the media.