A public call for projects within Creative Europe programme projects of European cooperation is open. Within this call you can apply in two categories:
– Smaller scale European cooperation projects (category 1): minimum 3 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 200,000€, which represents 60% of the total eligible budget;
– Larger scale European cooperation projects (category 2): minimum 6 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 2,000,000€, which represents 50% of the total eligible budget;
In comparison to past calls, this year’s competition call is slightly different to the standard because priorities related to the marking of European Year of Cultural Heritage have been kept (more detail in the list of priorities below). Moreover, the new countries participating in the programme include Armenia and Kosovo*. The list of the participating countries can be accessed here.
In designing projects, the project idea should be directed towards one of the three aims of the competition:
– Strengthening capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to act transnationally and on the international level, and also promoting transnational circulation of art works; Transnational mobility of cultural professionals, especially artists;
– Contributing to audience development through designing new and innovative ways of working with the audience, and also improving the accessibility of cultural programmes and content, with a special focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and marginalised groups of audience;
– Contributing to innovation and creativity in the field of culture through testing of new business models and promotion of new influences on other sectors.
In order to achieve the mentioned aims, the competition defines the following priorities:
– Promoting transnational mobility of artists and professionals with the aim of establishing cooperation on the international level and internationalising their work;
– Working on audience development as means to improve access to European cultural and art works, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and also creating opportunities for better access to cultural works for children, youth, persons with disabilities and representatives of marginalised and socially sensitive groups;
– Supporting capacity building of institutions, organisations and individuals through innovative approaches to creating, developing and testing innovative revenue models, management and marketing in the cultural sector, and especially regards the utilisation of digital technologies and developing skills of professionals in the field of culture for the utilisation of digital tools;
– Improving intercultural dialogue, promoting shared values of European cultural space and mutual understanding; respecting other cultures, thus contributing to social integration of migrants and refugees;
– As the legacy of the marking of European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, one of the priorities remains raising awareness of shared history and values, and also strengthening the feeling of belonging to shared European space.
The competition is open until 11th December 2018 at noon, Brussels time.
The manual for applicants, all required conditions and documents can be accessed here.
More information on the call can be accessed on the European Commission website.
If you have a prepared project idea and you are in search for partners, we advise you to consider the options we offer in the partner search section of our website. If you need help please reach out to us.
Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the Antenna of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia are at your disposal for help in applying. Contact us to schedule a meeting and jointly discuss possibilities for applying. We invite you to follow announcements on our website about the events we will organise in the following period with the aim of as good a preparation for applying of domestic institutions and organisations as possible.
*All references to Kosovo, regardless of territory, institutions or population, should be understood in this text as being completely compliant with Resolution 1244 of the United Nations Security Council without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.