Deadline: 23 November 2016
The European Commission-EACEA is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for its Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme scheme: “Support for European cooperation projects”.
- Promoting the transnational mobility of artists and professionals with a view to enabling them to cooperate internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities in the Union and beyond, when possible on the basis of long-term strategies;
- Strengthening audience development as a means of stimulating interest in and improving access to European cultural and creative works and tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Audience development seeks to help European artists/cultural professionals and their works reach as many people as possible across Europe and extend access to cultural works to under-represented groups. It also seeks to help cultural organisations adapt to the need to engage in new and innovative ways with audiences both to retain them, to build new audiences, diversify audiences including reaching current “non-audiences”, and to improve the experience for both existing and future audiences and deepen the relationship with them;
- Fostering creativity, innovative approaches to creation, and new ways of ensuring spillover effects to other sectors. Developing and testing new and innovative models of revenue, management and marketing for the cultural sectors, in particular as regards the digital shift. A particular focus shall be given on supporting activities enabling cultural professionals to gain new skills, on those having an educational dimension and on those seeking to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding among people from different cultures or backgrounds as well as to build on culture with a view to helping counter all forms of discrimination.
- Helping the integration of refugees into the EU through showcasing and co-creation activities of cultural and audio-visual nature across Europe, which are relevant for this specific target group. Enhancing mutual cultural understanding and fostering intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, and respect for other cultures. The focus will be on the cross-border exchange of best practices, valuable knowledge and experiences, and practical hands-on action involving refugees as target audiences and/or as actors. More in general, this focus will enable further building on the importance of democratic and political values and the benefit derived by citizens from a vibrant and informed political debate as an aspect of cultural activity.
- The Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme has a total budget of EUR 457.8 million for the 2014-2020 period.
- The total appropriations for 2017 for this call will be around EUR 35.500.000.
Applications from legal entities established in one of the following country categories are eligible as long as all conditions referred to in Article 8 of Regulation are met and the Commission has entered into negotiations with the country:
- EU Member States and overseas countries and territories which are eligible to participate in the Programme pursuant to Article 58 of Council Decision 2001/822/EC2
- Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar agreements;
- EFTA countries which are parties to the Agreement on the EEA, in accordance with the provisions of the EEA Agreement;
- The Swiss Confederation, on the basis of a bilateral agreement to be concluded with that country;
- Countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy in accordance with the procedures defined with those countries following the framework agreements providing for their participation in EU programmes.
- The Agency may select proposals from applicants from non EU countries provided that, on the date of the award decision, agreements have been signed setting out the arrangements for the participation of those countries in the Programme established by the Regulation referred to above.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given address.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.