European slate 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 slate development


The objective of the European slate development support is to foster the competitiveness of European independent production companies and to increase their economic weight on the market. The aim is also to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international coproduction.

Detailed Call Description

The aim is to provide funds to audiovisual production companies to develop work with high creative value and cultural diversity and wide cross-border exploitation potential.

Support will be given to independent European production companies able to develop a slate of 3 to 5 audiovisual works (fiction, animation, creative documentary). This should allow production companies to reduce risks and increase their capacity to attract and retain talents. The support will also provide an entry point for emerging talent, giving them the opportunity to direct a short film supported by the strong foundation provided by experienced companies.

The European slate development shall provide support to the development of minimum 3 and maximum 5 works 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.

  • Greater cooperation, including co-development, between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Strand is also pursued.
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of European audiovisual production companies.
  • Applicants may add a short film by emerging talent to their slate (optional).

Call Total Budget


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

After grant signature, the applicant will normally receive a pre-financing to start working on the project (float of normally 70% of the maximum grant amount; exceptionally less or no prefinancing). The prefinancing will be paid 30 days from entry into force/financial guarantee (if required) — whichever is the latest.

Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture
  • Industry

Eligibility for Participation

  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Private Bodies
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Creative Europe Participating Countries:
      • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
      • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature – list of participating countries
  • be established in one of the countries participating fully in the MEDIA Strand of the Creative Europe Programme and be owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries; for publicly listed companies, the location of the stock exchange will in principle determine its nationality
  • be independent European audiovisual production companies that can demonstrate recent experience in producing internationally distributed works.

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: 11/02/2022-for internal use only)