European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations


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 Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations


The support to European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations action intends to enhance the capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to face common challenges and nurture talents, innovate, prosper and generate jobs and growth.

Detailed Call Description

This action will support projects implemented by highly representative, multi-country, membership-based networks of European cultural organisations, which cover a wide range of Creative Europe participating countries. Networks must have a shared mission, governance rules, and members’ rights and obligations, as formally specified and agreed upon by its members. Networks should be composed of a coordinating entity and its members.

Applicants must consider two cross-cutting issues in the design and implementation of their projects. Specifically, should implement the need to promote fair, inclusive and diverse frameworks supporting artists and cultural and creative professionals. This includes effective mechanisms to ensure the cultural sector offers diversity, inclusion and equality for all, promotes effective ways to tackle the gender gap and related divides, and fights discrimination. Additionally, throughout their projects the applicants should contribute to the European Green Deal by encouraging these sectors to adopt more environmentally sustainable practices. The climate actions will be supported with an overall target of 30% of the EU budget.

In addition, proposals should tackle one or several of the following specific call priorities:

  • increase cultural access to and participation in culture as well as audience engagement and development
  • build the capacity to be active at international level in Europe and beyond
  • contribute to the European Green Deal
  • help the European cultural and creative sectors to fully take advantage of new technologies to enhance their competiveness

NOTE: European networks exclusively covering the audio-visual sector are not eligible for funding under this action. Also, statutory obligations such as board meetings, general assemblies, or any other similar statutory activity of the network, are not eligible under this call.

Call Total Budget


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

The grant awarded per project cannot exceed €825,000 in total over the 3-year duration of the project.

The financing rate is 80%.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Training Centres

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

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

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