Report and suggestions for greening the Creative Europe programme

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The European Commission has presented the results of its study on “Greening the Creative Europe programme” that was launched in 2021. NEMO was consulted to offer insights and input from the museum sector in early 2022 and in a workshop series in November 2022.  

The aim for the European Commission was to understand how it can make the programme more sustainable and environmental-friendly, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, to fight climate change. The study maps the steps that the Creative Europe programme should take to become more sustainable and support the EU’s climate change goals.

The Commission recognises that although cultural and creative activities can support the transition to a green economy, the programme itself must also strive for carbon-neutrality by promoting sustainable means of transport and environmentally responsible behaviours.

The final report is organised in accordance to three main recommendations:

  • The Good Environmental Practices Guide providing a comprehensive overview of existing good environmental practices that are recommended to actual and potential Creative Europe Programme’s beneficiaries when applying for and/or implementing supported projects.
  • The Creative Europe Programme Greening Strategy identifying areas where actions are needed and puts forward recommendations on what could be practically done to make the Creative Europe Programme green in the foreseeable future.
  • The Creative Europe Monitoring Guide for Programme Greening proposing sustainability indicators (‘green indicators’) to measure the programme’s progress and contribution towards the European Green Deal objectives during a period after 2027.

Learn more about the process in an article on the website of the European Commission.

We covered NEMO’s contribution in a news article, check it out to learn more.