Euromed Audiovisual III

Contributes to intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity through support to building the film sector capacity in the Mediterranean Partner Countries

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia

Timeframe: 2009-2014

Budget: €11 million


The programme aims to contribute to intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity through support for the development of cinematographic and audiovisual capacity in the Partner Countries. It promotes complementarity and integration of the region’s film and audiovisual industries, while seeking to harmonise public sector policy and legislation
Developped on the basis of the Strategy for the Development of a Euro-Mediterranean Audiovisual Cooperation, it builds on the achievements of Euromed Audiovisual I and Euromed Audiovisual II, aiming to tap into the potential of a developing audiovisual market in the region, and to assist Mediterranean films in securing a place on the global scene.
What does it do?
The programme contributes to the reinforcement of a Southern Mediterranean film industry through actions supporting the emergence of an audience for such films and the creation of a market for their distribution.
It contributes towards a job-creating film industry through the sharing of technologies and know-how, the encouragement of cooperation between producers, distributors and other operators at a Euro-Mediterranean level, and assistance towards the harmonisation of legislative frameworks and professional practices.
It also seeks to prepare the ground for a regional support mechanism for the film industry, which will examine the implementation of a regional financial support mechanism, update existing financing systems in each country and make easier co-productions between the Partner Countries and Europe.


Actions in brief


  • Creates a network of distribution to increase the circulation of movies in the region.
  • Develops the training of industry professionals and encourages the creation of networks.
  • Three schools of the region are setting up three poles of excellence on transmedia studies.
  • Six public broadcasters of the region are actively working together to propose audiovisual content to their respective audiences (video on demand, satellite, etc…)
  • Assists the harmonization of legislative frameworks and professional practices.
  • Provides technical support and regional tools for financing and production systems.
  • More than 60 documentaries and feature films are in a development stage  

EU Cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation in the country; however, since in principle Syria is eligible for cooperation under the ENPI, activities may be taken up again once the situation improves.
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