Media Desks Survey

Dear Respondents,

Welcome to the questionnaire: Creative Europe – Media subprogramme: first experiences with the implementation of the new programme.
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Thank you for your valuable contributions!

Media Consulting Group Team

Q1a. What were/are the biggest challenges (for the Media desk/overall?) in the transition from the old to the new programme, in particular in the view of integrating Media into Creative Europe structure?
  • How have they been tackled (by Media desk/ the Commission/EACEA)?
  • Which support was offered by the Commission and EACEA?
  • Did you receive enough information from EC and EACEA?
  • What is your overall relationship with EACEA?
Answer Q1a
Q1b. Initially, it was foreseen to have a transversal program (Media and Culture), is this currently there?
  • What are your observations on merging Culture and Media desks?
Answer Q1b
Q 2. What are the biggest remaining problems under the new programme?
  • Is EC/EACEA generally responsive to your suggestions of improvement?
Answer Q2
Q 3. In relation to collaboration with the Commission and EACEA, which kind of support/information/ do you still lack most?
Answer Q3
Q 4. What works well (better) under the new programme (in comparison to Media 2007)? What are the biggest advantages of the new media schemes (for beneficiaries? For Media desk?)
  • Generally, in what respect the Media programme is new? Please mention the advantages and disadvantages of the changes.
Answer Q4
Q 5 Which new schemes have been so far most and the least beneficial for your respective market?
  • Why?
  • Which administrative demands (requirements) do the beneficiaries (and applicants?) struggle with most?
  • How would you evaluate the overall structure of the Media sub-programme? (well structured, too-structured, other? - please comment)
Answer Q5
Q 6. How would you evaluate the new application process (online in comparison to paper applications, new application forms etc).
  • What are the major issues the applicants face when delivering applications? How efficient are the help-desks in solving these issues?
Answer Q6
Q 7a. Which groups (category? i.e. producers, distributors etc) of applicants have the greatest problems (report the greatest number of issues, please mention the most important issues they face)?
Answer Q7a
  • Q7b. Generally, what is the proportion between satisfied and unsatisfied applicants/beneficiaries?
Answer Q7b
  • Q7c. How would you generally describe media desk’s relationship with applicants/beneficiaries? Is it cooperative? What could be improved?
Answer Q7c
  • Q7d. Do desks advise stakeholders on financing possibilities within other Creative Europe’s programmes, help to develop partnerships etc?
Answer Q7d
Q8. In several fields, it is now institutions (/companies?) rather than individual applicants applying for funding. What are the experiences with the transition?
Answer Q8
Q9. Which trends do you observe in the projects (in terms of the quality/number per scheme/ etc?)?
  • Does the new programme reach new audiences (industry/ market/both?) in comparison to the old one?
  • Are there any changes in the structure of the applicants/beneficiaries perceptible?
  • What is the balance between different categories of applicants/beneficeries and sectors?
  • How would you evaluate the quality of the selected projects? Any memorable international success stories?
  • Are media desks involved anyhow in the selection process of the evaluating experts?
Answer Q9
Q10. Which suggestions do you have for improvement of:
  • application process/forms etc?
  • co-working with the Commission?
  • other?
Answer Q10