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.
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:
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:
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%.
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).
For individual questions on the Portal Submission System, please contact the following address:
Non-IT related questions should be sent to the following email address: EACEACROSS-INNOVLAB@ec.europa.eu