European Co-development


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Creative Europe (CREA)

Programme Description

The Creative Europe Programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



European Co-development


The objective of the support to European co-development is to support the cooperation among European production companies that are developing works with a strong international audience potential.

Detailed Call Description

The European co-development shall provide support to the development of a single project for commercial exploitation intended for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms or a multi-platform environment in the following categories:

  • animation
  • creative documentary or fiction

The project must be co-developed by at least two European independent production companies, having signed a co-development agreement specifying the division of tasks and the collaboration on creative aspects. The aim is to provide funds to audiovisual production companies to develop works with high creative value and cultural diversity and wide cross-border exploitation potential. Companies are encouraged to develop strong and innovative collaborations at creative and financing level and to develop strategies for marketing and distribution from the outset of the development phase thus improving the potential to reach audiences at a European and international level.

Special attention will be given to applications presenting adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 50% of total eligible costs.

The maximum EU grant per project leader and eligible partner is €60,000, except for the co-development of TV series with an intended production budget of €20M and above, in which case the maximum EU grant per project leader and eligible partner is €100,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of an eligible project leader (the coordinator) and at least one eligible partner (co-beneficiary), having their legal seat in at least two different countries participating in the MEDIA strand. Both the project leader and the partner(s) shall be independent European audiovisual production companies.
The project leader and the partner(s) cannot be affiliated entities.
The project leader must be able to demonstrate recent experience in producing internationally distributed works.

(see page 62-63 of the annual work programme)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations
Νenant Μbogntanovitz
Business Planning Coordinator
Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia
Telephone: +357 7000 1300

(Publish Date: 23/09/2021-for internal use only)