Creativity and culture
What is the EU's role?
The EU supports young people’s creativity and innovation through access to and participation in culture.
In particular the EU Youth Strategy aims to:
- Support the development of creativity among young people
- Increase access to culture and creative tools
- Make new technologies available to empower young people’s creativity and innovation, and boost interest in culture, the arts and science
- Provide access to places where young people can develop their creativity and interests
- Facilitate long-term synergies between policies and programmes in culture, education, health, social inclusion, media, employment and youth to promote creativity and innovation
- Promote specialised training in culture, new media and intercultural skills for youth workers
- Promote partnerships between the cultural and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers
- Facilitate and support young people's talent and entrepreneurial skills
- Promote knowledge about culture and cultural heritage
How is this being done?
The Commission supports these objectives through its funding programmes, policies and studies:
- Creative Europe: Supporting Europe's Cultural and Creative Sectors
- Erasmus+ supports creativity and innovation in youth projects
- Council Conclusions on access of young people to culture (November 2010)
- Council Conclusions on fostering the creative and innovative potential of young people (May 2012)