The public call to submit projects within the competition European Cooperation Projects of the Creative Europe Programme is open. Within this call you can apply in two categories:
– European cooperation projects of smaller scale (category 1): minimum 3 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 200.000€, which represents 60% of allowed expenses;
– European cooperation projects of larger scale (category 2): minimum 6 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 2.000.000€, which represents 50% of allowed expenses;
In relation to past calls, an important novelty is that the minimum of partners per category must be comprised of legal entities active in the sector of culture. Moreover, soon a new competition for the Western Balkans will be published, so one should bear in mind a single project cannot be submitted for both competition calls.
In designing projects, project ideas should be aimed at one of the three goals of the competition:
– Strengthening capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to be active on the transnational and international levels, and also to promote transnational circulation of art works;
Transnational mobility of cultural professionals, and especially artists;
– Contribution to audience development through design of new and innovative ways of working with the audience, and also improving the availability of cultural programmes and content, with a special focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and marginalised groups of audience;
– Contribution to innovation and creativity in the field of culture through testing new business models and promotion of new influences on other sectors.
In order to achieve the listed goals, 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;
– Work on audience development as means to improve access to European cultural and art works, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and also creating possibilities for better access to art works for children, youth, persons with disabilities and representatives of marginalised and socially sensitive groups;
– Support to building capacities of institutions, organisations and individuals through innovative approaches to creation, development and testing innovative models of generating revenue, management and marketing in the cultural sector, and especially in terms of using digital technologies and developing skills of professionals in the field of culture to utilise digital tools;
– Improving intercultural dialogue, promoting common values of the European cultural space and mutual understanding; respect for other cultures, thus contributing to social integration of migrants and refugees;
– As legacy of marking the European year of cultural heritage in 2018, one of the priorities remains raising awareness of shared history and values, and also strengthening the sense of belonging to common European space.
The competition is open until 27th November 2019 at noon, Brussels time.
Manual for applicants, all requirements and documents can be found here.
More information about the call can be accessed on the website of the European Commission.
If you have a prepared project idea, and you are looking for partners, we advise you to consider options we offer in the partner search section on our website. If you need help, please contact us. The list of countries participating in the programme can be found here.
Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia are at your disposal for help when applying. Contact us to schedule a meeting and together consider the possibilities to apply. We also invite you to follow announcement on our website about events we will organise in the following period, with the aim to allow as good as possible preparation of domestic institutions and organisations when applying. There are several more days left to apply to participate in the project writing seminar we are organising in Andrevlje near Novi Sad.