Creative Europe MEDIA is committed to doing more on gender and has outlined actions it can take as part of its strategy to facilitate and increase the participation of women in the audiovisual sector.
The actions will focus on the following areas:
- Supporting and encouraging women filmmakers, as well as the distribution and visibility of their films;
- Strengthening collaboration with national and international funds and institutions, notably Eurimages and the European Audiovisual Observatory, to exchange data and good practices, and ensure that a wider range of stories are created, funded, distributed and promoted;
- Fostering women’s empowerment, for example by supporting mentoring activities for women professionals in collaboration with professional networks and platforms;
- Gender equality will be a priority of the future Creative Europe Programme after 2020: MEDIA will contribute to gender equality in the audiovisual sector, including through studies, mentoring, training and networking activities.