European Programmes related to Culture

EU-ACP Support Programme to ACP Cultural Industries
ACP Films
The general objective of the Programme is to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through the promotion of an enabling environment for creativity, cooperation and exchanges, independence and viability of the cultural sector in the ACP States, as well as the safeguarding of cultural diversity and fundamental cultural values.

One of the projects supported was ARPEM ( which aims to contribute to the cultural diversity of ACP countries, by offering support for the music industries in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.

Tempus supports cooperation in higher education between the EU and partner countries in neighbouring regions.

Edulink fosters capacity building and regional integration in higher education in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
Alfa is a cooperation programme between higher education institutions in the EU and Latin America.

In addition, the EU-ACP Programme for ACP Cultural Sectors “ACP Cultures+” (€ 30 million for the period 2011-2018) supports the creation and production of goods and services in all cultural sectors, including the film industry; better access to local, regional, intra ACP, European and international markets; capacity-building of cultural stakeholders, operators and entrepreneurs; and contributes to an improved legal environment for culture in the ACP States. The programme, under the intra-ACP component of the 10th European Development Fund, is the successor of the previous ACP-Films and ACP-Cultures programmes (2007-2012).

Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme
The intra-ACP academic mobility scheme promotes higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

Investing in People Programme – Strengthening capacities in the cultural sector
The programme supports projects in the area of human and social development for all partner countries and covers several domains, among them culture, which benefits from a fund allocation of EUR 50 million for the period 2007-2013.