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Funding opportunities in the field of Media Policy: the MEDIA Programme

07 July 2009
by inadim -- last modified 09 July 2009

MEDIA is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry. MEDIA co-finances training initiatives for audiovisual industry professionals, the development of production projects (feature films, television drama, documentaries, animation and new media), as well as the promotion of European audiovisual works.


Overall objectives of MEDIA 2007:

  • to preserve and enhance European cultural diversity and its cinematographic and audiovisual heritage, guarantee accessibility to this for Europeans and promote intercultural dialogue
  • to increase the circulation of European audiovisual works inside and outside the European Union
  • to strengthen the competitiveness of the European audiovisual sector in the framework of an open and competitive market

The MEDIA 2007 Programme comprises a series of support measures for the European audiovisual industry focusing on:

  • training professionals
  • developing production projects
  • distributing films and audiovisual programmes
  • promoting films and audiovisual programmes
  • supporting film festivals

MEDIA Training

MEDIA Continuous training scheme supports the creation of pan-European training networks to help professionals in the audiovisual industry enhance their competence in the international market.

MEDIA Initial training scheme aims to encourage exchanges and cooperation between film / audiovisual schools and universities and the audiovisual industry. This should contribute to the networking and mobility of students and trainers in Europe, and facilitate the integration of students in the professional sector.

Each year, more than 1 500 professionals attend training courses running from several days to several months in:

  • scenario writing and project development
  • economic and financial management
  • using new technologies

You can find lists of more than 40 training courses supported by MEDIA for European professionals (producers, distributors, operators, scriptwriters, directors, etc).


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Source: European Commission

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