European Cooperation projects

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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

CREA-CULT-2021-COOP

Call

European Cooperation projects

Summary

The call will support projects involving a large diversity of players active in different cultural and creative sectors, to carry out a broad spectrum of activities and initiatives.

Detailed Call Description

The actions are anchored in the policy framework of the Culture strand of the Creative Europe programme and its cross-cutting issues (inclusiveness, reduction of environmental impact and gender equality). European cooperation projects are also meant to contribute to the implementation of emerging EU policy initiatives such as the New European Bauhaus.

Support will be given to cooperation projects contributing to the following objectives:

Objective 1 – Transnational creation and circulation: to strengthen the transnational creation and circulation of European works and artists;

Objective 2 – Innovation: to enhance the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to nurture talents, to innovate, to prosper and to generate jobs and growth.

Themes and priorities (scope)

In addition to the above, projects under this call shall address at least one (and no more than two) of the following priorities:

  • Audience: to increase cultural access to and participation in culture as well as audience engagement and development both physically and digitally;
  • Social inclusion: to promote societal resilience and to enhance social inclusion in/through culture in particular of/for people with disabilities, people belonging to minorities and people belonging to socially marginalised groups, as well as intercultural dialogue;
  • Sustainability: to contribute to the European Green Deal and including the New European Bauhaus, by encouraging the European cultural and creative sectors to co-create, adopt and disseminate more environment-friendly practices, as well as to raise awareness on sustainable development through their cultural activities;
  • New technology: to help the European cultural and creative sectors fully take advantage of new technologies to enhance their competitiveness, as well as to accelerate their digital transition as a response to the COVID-19 crisis;
  • International dimension: to build the capacity within the European cultural and creative sectors, including grass-roots organisations and micro-organisations, to be active at the international level – in Europe and beyond.

For 2021, targeted annual priorities have been defined for the sectors music, publishing, cultural heritage and architecture, as identified by political dialogues and stakeholders’ consultations, to support capacity building activities, such as training, networking or market access activities, and support to become more resilience. The priorities can be found on page 10-12 of the call document (under the “More information” section).

Projects under the present call can be submitted under one of the following topics:

 In relation to the consortium composition for each of the three topics, the following rules apply:

  • European Cooperation projects (small scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-1 —minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries;
  • European Cooperation projects (medium scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2 —minimum 5 entities from 5 different eligible countries;
  • European Cooperation projects (large scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-3 —minimum 10 entities from 10 different eligible countries.

Call Total Budget

The total available budget under the present call is € 60,942,906 divided as follows: European Cooperation projects (small scale) - CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-1 — € 21,330,017. European Cooperation projects (medium scale) - CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2 — € 21,330,017. European Cooperation projects (large scale) - CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-3 — € 18,282,871.

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

The maximum grant per project for each topic is:

European Cooperation projects (small scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-1 — € 200,000 per project.

Funding rate of maximum 80%.

European Cooperation projects (medium scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2 — € 1,000,000 per project.

Funding rate of maximum 70%.

European Cooperation projects (large scale) – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-3 — € 2,000,000 per project.

Funding rate of maximum 60%.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • International Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities, public or private bodies, established in one of the eligible countries (Creative Europe Participating Countries, EU Member States or listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme (associated countries).

Call Opening Date

08/06/2021

Call Closing Date

07/09/2021

National Contact Point(s)

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations

Νenant Μbogntanovitz

Business Planning Coordinator

Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia

Telephone: +357 7000 1300

info@epcr.org.cy

nb@epcr.org.cy

(Publishing date: 18/06/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

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Non-IT related questions should be sent to the following email address: EACEACROSS-INNOVLAB@ec.europa.eu

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