Implemented by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and funded by the European Union, the « ACP-EU towards a viable cultural industry » programme (ACP-EU CULTURE) intends to boost the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the social and economic development of the ACP countries. With a budget of 40 million € for the period 2018-2021, the programme aims at:
Actions and tools in the service of culture and innovation
The programme will support the culture sector through the following actions and tools:
Over the period 2008-2017, three programmes have contributed in supporting culture and creativity in the ACP countries. With a global budget of 45 million €, the ACP Films, ACP Cultures (2008-2011) and ACP Culture+ programmes (2012-2017) have enabled talent to surface, initiatives to be set-up, partnerships to be created and developed and cultural policies and funds to be put in place.
The 3 programmes in a nutshell:
A dedicated team of experts from the cultural sector provides support to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of Countries and the European Union. Based in Brussels, it is in charge of:
The team is composed of the following experts:
Gian Giuseppe Simeone, Team Leader
Maryse Henry, Communication Expert
Lamberto Orilia, Administration and Finances Expert
Julien Jacques, Program Assistant
The programme addresses the whole cultural and creative sector.