EU Programmes

A list of the funding programmes implemented through the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, divided by heading and cluster.

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EU Programmes relevant to EBLIDA

Creative Europe

The core objective of the Creative Europe programme is to promote, strengthen and protect Europe's cultural and linguistic diversity, cultural heritage and creativity.The Programme includes a CULTURE strand, which aims to promote the European cultural and creative sectors, a MEDIA strand, which supports the European audiovisual industry, and a TRANS-THEME strand, which covers actions spanning the audiovisual sector and other cultural and creative sectors. The total budget for the 7-year duration of the Programme is EUR 2.4 billion.The maximum Union contribution for the implementation of the Programme for the years 2021-2023 is set at € 999,613,190, financed from the appropriations entered under the following headings of the general budget of the Union (a) CULTURE budget line: Euro 329,244,047 for the years 2021-2023; (b) MEDIA budget line: € 579.777.404 for the years 2021-2023; c) CROSS-SECTORAL budget line: € 90,591,739 for the years 2021-2023.La sezione CULTURA del programma Europa creativa aiuta le organizzazioni culturali e creative a promuovere la circolazione transfrontaliera delle opere della cultura e la mobilità degli attori culturali. Le attività sostenute mirano a consentire agli attori culturali e creativi di lavorare a livello internazionale. Le opportunità di finanziamento nell’ambito della linea CULTURA coprono una vasta gamma di azioni, ma certamente l’asse di maggiore interesse per le biblioteche è costituita dal sostegno settoriale, in particolare all’editoria e al patrimonio culturale. E’ nell’ambito di Europa creativa, ad esempio, che vengono sovvenzionati i premi culturali dell’UE, tra cui i premi letterari e le capitali europee della cultura. Nel promuovere la circolazione e la mobilità transnazionali in ambito di manifestazioni, mostre, scambi e festival internazionali, così come nel sostenere la circolazione della letteratura europea e favorire lo sviluppo del pubblico, Europa creativa è un programma di indubbio interesse per le biblioteche.


With a budget of EUR 26.2 billion for the period 2021-2027, Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It supports European education priorities, including digital education, and the new skills agenda for Europe. Other objectives of the programme are the strengthening of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027.Like every EU programme, Erasmus+ has a strong focus on social inclusion, green and digital transition and promoting young people's participation in democratic life. Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities for higher education, vocational training, school education, adult education, youth and sport through three key actions. Key Action 1 - Individual Mobility - supports learner and staff mobility as well as youth participation activities. A specific action, DiscoverEU, promotes a sense of belonging to the European Union among 18-year-olds. The programme also offers virtual language learning opportunities and online interpersonal activities to promote intercultural dialogue. Key Action 2 - Co-operation between Organisations and Institutions - supports Partnerships for Co-operation, also of small operators. The overall objective of AC2 is to increase the quality of the activities of small operators by developing and strengthening their partnership networks and the internationalisation of their activities. Partnerships for Excellence are aimed at European universities and Centres of Professional Excellence. Finally, an Erasmus Mundus Action aims to promote excellence on a global scale by fostering the internationalisation of higher education institutions, as well as innovation and strategic collaboration between higher education/vocational training, business and research players (the so-called 'knowledge triangle'). Some lines of the Eramus+ programme promote innovation, creativity and participation, as well as social entrepreneurship. social entrepreneurship. Finally, Key Action 3 supports policy-making and cooperation. Relevant to Key Action 3 are the European Youth Together actions, the conducting of European policy experiments, led by high-level public authorities, as well as European or international surveys and studies concerning data collection and knowledge about systems and policies in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.


Horizon Europe is the European Union's research and innovation (R&I) framework programme in force for the period 2021-2027. Horizon Europe aims to strengthen the EU's science and technology base and develop solutions to address strategic priorities such as the green and digital transition. The programme contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals and strengthens competitiveness and growth. Horizon Europe is Europe's answer to major global challenges in critical areas such as health, ageing, security, pollution and climate change. In summary, projects presented under Horizon Europe aim to: ● combat climate change; ● contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals; ● promote the Union's competitiveness and growth; ● facilitate collaboration and enhance the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while addressing global challenges; ● to support the creation and better dissemination of knowledge and technologies of excellence ● creating jobs by tapping into the EU talent pool to stimulate economic growth, promote industrial competitiveness and maximise the impact of investments within a European Research Area. The total budget of Horizon Europe is EUR 95.5 billion, including EUR 5.4 billion from Next Generation EU, divided into three main pillars. Pillar I aims to strengthen and expand the excellence of the Union's science base. This pillar includes actions of interest to universities, such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, and integrated and interconnected research infrastructures (such as libraries). Pillar II intends to focus on research in six thematic clusters, all of which are of interest to libraries if they are engaged, for example, in disseminating the results of intra-university activities by researchers. One pole in particular - Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies - seems to be tailor-made for libraries. Finally, Pillar III aims to make Europe the spearhead of market-oriented innovation.





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