MEDIA Programme

Mesures pour encourager le développement de l'industrie audiovisuelle (MEDIA)

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1990-12-21 Brussels Belgium


21 Dec 1990, Brussels (Belgium), by E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union, following consultations and pilot experiments 1987-1990. Phases: MEDIA I, 1991-1995; MEDIA II Programme - Development and Distribution, 1996-2000, complemented by MEDIA II - Training; MEDIA Plus Programme, 2001-2005, complemented by MEDIA Training (2001-2005); MEDIA 2007 (2007-2013). These latter Programmes entered into force in Jan 2001, instituted by Council Decision 2000/821/EC of 20 Dec 2000 (MEDIA Plus - Development, Distribution and Promotion 2001-2005) and Council and European Parliament Decision 163/2001/EC of 19 Jan 2001 (MEDIA Training 2001-2005). MEDIA 2007 entered into force Jan 2007, Decision No 1718/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 Nov 2006 concerning the implementation of a programme of support for the European audiovisual sector. Since 1994, MEDIA is open to nationals of all countries comprising F-XF0847 - European Economic Area (EEA). Replaced by Creative Europe.


Strengthen competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry through support for: training of professionals; development of production projects and companies; distribution of cinematographic works and audiovisual programmes; promotion of cinematographic works and audiovisual programmes.


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Development-Distribution: 'Development' - Single projects; State funding; 'Distribution' - Automatic support for cinema; Selective support for cinema distribution; Support for cinemas; Automatic support for video; Selective support for TV; On-line distribution (VOD, Internet); 'Promotion' - Access to market; Databases and catalogues; Festivals; 'Pilot Projects' - Advanced on-line distribution services. Training: Management; Scriptwriting; New technologies.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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