Networks of European Cinemas


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



Networks of European Cinemas


The aim of the support is to create and operate a network of cinemas with a view to enable the following activities:

  • Networking activities: information, animation and communication in view of increasing the audience reach and implementing innovative and collaborative actions.
  • Provide financial support to participating cinemas implementing eligible activities

Detailed Call Description


Provide financial support to participating cinemas implementing eligible activities listed below:

  • Actions aiming at promoting and screening European films and increasing the audience for non-national European films and contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally-respectful industry.
  • Innovative activities aiming at reaching new audiences and raising interest among young cinema-goers for European films by renewing and enriching the cinema experience.
  • Harnessing the digital transition, including online tools and data applications
  • Adjusting the business practices of European cinema theatres in terms of sustainability, inclusion and accessibility.
  • Promotion and marketing activities in cooperation with other distribution platforms (e.g. TV broadcasters, VOD platforms).

The action will support a network of European cinema operators screening a significant proportion of non-national European films for an increased audience and a renewed cinema going experience.

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.

Call Total Budget


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


Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Local Authorities
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Youth

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

The action is open to European cinema networks (further details in the call document, p.9)


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: 15/04/2022-for internal use only)