Innovation Lab


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



Innovation Lab


The Creative Innovation Lab shall incentivise players from different cultural and creative sectors to design and test innovative digital solutions with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors.

Detailed Call Description

The Lab shall facilitate the creation of innovative solutions (e.g. tools, models and methodologies) that can apply to the audiovisual sector and at least another creative and/or cultural sector. Solutions should be easily replicable and have a potential for market penetration. For the purposes of clarity, the project does not necessarily have to be applicable immediately to the audiovisual sector but one that could easily be replicated in this sector.

For the purposes of this year’s call, apart from the overall general objectives, a thematic approach is also being adopted. For the first year of the Creative Innovation Lab, the two themes that will be specifically covered are:

  • greening across the creative and cultural sectors; and
  • innovative education tools using creativity and creative sectors to tackle relevant societal topics such as disinformation.

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.

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) and at least 2 must be from different countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. The consortium must present a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including the audiovisual sector.

Call Total Budget


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

There is no maximum amount of grant to be requested by the proposals to be submitted under the present call.

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

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.

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)

EU Contact Point

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: