WELCOME TO EKOME
National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication
The National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication – EKOME was founded by Law 4339/2015 of the former Ministry of Digital Policy Telecommunications and Media (current Ministry of Digital Governance) and started its operation in December 2017. It is a legal entity operating under private law and supervised by the Ministry of Digital Governance, with a mission to foster and promote public and private initiatives, foreign and domestic, in all sectors of the audiovisual industry. With the operation of EKOME, Greece is responding to modern challenges in the field of audiovisual content production, but also in education, research and archives digitization.
A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE SUPPORT OF PRODUCTION OF AUDIOVISUAL WORKS IN GREECE
EKOME supports the audiovisual industry by three actions
Investing in the production of audiovisual worksin Greece, through the provision of the cash rebate and tax relief schemes. Implementation of National Film Offices Network.
Preserving cultural heritagethrough the digitisation of archives (public and private entities, natural and legal persons).
Developing and implementing programs for audiovisual and digital educationand communication (media intelligence, youth education, training of professionals).
EKOME manages the investment incentives
With the implementation of Law 4172/2013-71E and Joined Ministerial Decision 1007/ 09-01-2019, EKOME manages the tax relief program (tax exemption) amounting to 30% for investments in domestic production through the same procedure that applies for cash rebate. The project for the implementation of the National Film Offices Network (Office for the Facilitation of Audiovisual Producers) inaugurates the operation of Film Offices in 13 Regions and 2 major Municipalities of the country.