Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. The Culture sub-programme helps cultural and creative organizations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation of works of culture and the mobility of cultural players.
It provides financial support to projects with a European dimension aiming to share cultural content across borders.

→ Medinea is a transnational cooperation project supported by Creative Europe over two years in the frame of its Culture sub-programme. It has received the label European Year of Cultural Heritage. Three of the Medinea members are coorganizers under Creative Europe: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Centre Culturel International de Hammamet, Ente Musicale di Nuoro.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organizations.

→ Medinea has been granted a three years subsidy by the Erasmus+ programme under the key action 2 « Cooperation for innovation and the exchanges of good practices », as a strategic partnership in the field of youth. 5 Medinea members are the project leaders under Erasmus+.


The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.6 billion, through more than 4,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world. The SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare. SNF is proud to support the Festival d’Aix and the Medinea network in helping emerging artists around the Mediterranean work across cultures and disciplines as their artistry matures.

Medinea is co-produced by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra is supported by: