Creative Europe: support programme for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors from 2014
Creative Europe is the new EU programme dedicated to the cultural and creative sectors, proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011. The proposal is now under discussion in the Council of EU Ministers and the European Parliament.
Why Creative Europe?
Europe needs to invest more in its cultural and creative sectors because they significantly contribute to economic growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion. Creative Europe will safeguard and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors.
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, says: ‘The cultural and creative sectors offer great potential to boost jobs and growth in Europe. EU funding also helps thousands of artists and cultural professionals to reach new audiences. Without this support, it would be difficult or impossible for them to break into new markets.’
Helps the cultural and creative sectors to seize the opportunities of the ‘digital age’ and globalisation
Enables the sectors to reach their potential so that they can contribute to the Europe 2020 goals for sustainable growth, jobs and social cohesion.
Opens up new international opportunities, markets and audiences Builds on the success of the MEDIA and Culture programmes
Ingemar Pongratz is a consultant with a long proven record of EU project development, project coordination and EU Communication.
Previous project experience include FP6 instruments such as STREPS, Integrated projects and Network of Excellence, FP7 collaborative projects and Marie Curie networks and programmes. Ingemar Pongratz has successfully secured over 70 Million EUR (500 Million SEK) to Pongratz Consulting clients and organizations in several EU funded activities.
All projects included consortia development, proposal administration and planning, negotiation, coordination, planning of communication activities within the consortium and with project stakeholders.
In addition Ingemar Pongratz has long track record in EU project Communication and has collaborated with several organizations to communicate EU funded research results to the general public and consumers. Ingemar Pongratz has also organized several workshops, seminars and EU Parliament debates. For this work Ingemar Pongratz received the Communication Star Prize from the European Commission in 2011
Ingemar Pongratz has also a strong background in research has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology and has provided seminal research findings in the area of molecular toxicology and molecular nutrition. Ingemar Pongratz has 40+ scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, several book chapters and is Editor of one book, which highlights the effects of Chemical Contaminants in Food.
Ingemar Pongratz has successfully supervised several postdoctoral researchers and several Ph D students, all the way to Thesis defence.