The European Commission launched in February a call for proposals for 3 categories under the Culture Strand of the Creative Europe Programme to support European Cooperation Projects. The application documents are not yet available but will be shortly published in the Funding & Tenders Portal.
With this call, the European Commission supports professionals of the cultural and creative sectors of all sizes in a large spectrum of activities and initiatives.
The action integrates cross-cutting issues of inclusiveness, protection of the environment and gender equality as well as thematic priorities relevant to the New European Bauhaus.
A budget of €68 million
With a budget of €68 million, the action will foster cooperation between organisations of the creative sectors. It will also encourage the development of experimentation, dissemination or application of new and innovative practices while increasing the European dimension in the content created during the cooperation project.
Strengthening transnational creation
The call has the objectives to strengthen transnational creation and allow for the circulation of European works and artists. Another objective of the call is to nurture talents, to innovate, prosper and generate jobs and growth.
Projects submitted must focus on audience development, social inclusion, sustainability, digitalisation or the development of international ties for cultural actors. Capacity building/training activities in the sectors of cultural heritage, music, book and publishing, architecture, fashion and design as well as cultural tourism is also a valid priority for this round of actions.
European cooperation projects are open to all the cultural and creative sectors. However, considering that this action is part of the Culture Strand of the Programme, projects with exclusive audiovisual content and/or exclusively composed of organisations from the audio-visual sector are not eligible for funding.