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Culture and Creativity

The purpose of this preparatory action “Writing European” is to help the European audiovisual industry to develop excellence in creating and writing high-quality drama content and foster innovative storytelling. It aims to promote co-writing practices, thereby also enlarging the experience of creative talents working on fiction series.

Support will be given to projects that facilitate creative hubs, e.g. writing rooms or other collaborative settings, aimed at the co-creation of European audiovisual works. Such hubs will act as accelerators or incubators of talents, by proposing innovative methods to select and guide talented writers from pre-writing/conceptualisation to the actual writing of fiction series projects and potential matchmaking with buyers.

Grant / loan size
€1.762.000 for 1 project
Who can apply
Potential applicants and beneficiaries include production companies, film funding agencies, networks or groupings of audiovisual creatives or entities supporting creative talent, such as creative labs, training organisations, broadcasters, video on demand (VOD) platforms and international markets.

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (in particular non-profit organisations, public or private bodies, educational institutions and research centres), be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register - before submitting the proposal - and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc (see section 13).
No. of partners needed
At least 1
Type of support
How to access
Calls for proposals
Total initiative budget
€3 million
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