This action 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 action is 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 designed to contribute to the implementation of emerging EU policy initiatives such as the New European Bauhaus.
European cooperation projects are open to all the cultural and creative sectors. However, considering that this action aims to pursue the objectives of the CULTURE strand of the programme, projects involving exclusively organisations from the audio-visual sector and projects of an exclusive audiovisual content are not targeted for funding under it.
Topic CREA-CULT-2023-COOP-1 – Small-scale projects:
- The consortium most be composed of minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries.
- The maximum EU grant amount is of EUR 200 000 per project.
- The funding rate is of maximum 80%
Small-scale projects are particularly suitable to promote the access of grassroots organisations and support them in the creation of new partnerships and development of new activities and innovative ideas, such as festivals, art fairs, exhibitions, performances, etc.
Topic CREA-CULT-2023-COOP-2 – Medium-scale projects:
- The consortium most be composed of minimum 5 entities from 5 different eligible countries.
- The maximum EU grant amount is of EUR 1 000 000 per project.
- The funding rate is of maximum 70%
Topic CREA-CULT-2023-COOP-3 – Large-scale projects:
- The consortium most be composed of minimum 10 entities from 10 different eligible countries.
- The maximum EU grant amount is of EUR 2 000 000 per project.
- The funding rate is of maximum 60%
Support will be given to cooperation projects contributing to one of 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.
In addition to contributing to the objectives referred to above, projects shall address at least one (and no more than two) of the following priorities:
- Audience: to increase cultural access to and participation in culture as well as audience engagement and development both physically and digitally;
- Social inclusion: to promote societal resilience and to enhance social inclusion in/through culture in particular of/for people with disabilities, people belonging to minorities and people belonging to socially marginalised groups, as well as intercultural dialogue;
- Sustainability: in line with the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, to co-create, adopt and disseminate more environment-friendly practices, as well as to raise awareness on sustainable development through cultural activities;
- Digital: to help the European cultural and creative sectors to undertake or accelerate their digital transition, also as a response to the COVID-19 crisis;
- International dimension: to build the capacity within the European cultural and creative sectors, including grass-roots organisations and micro-organisations, to be active at the international level – in Europe and beyond;
Further to these priorities, annual sector-specific priorities for the following sectors have been defined to reinforce the programme’s sectoral approach: cultural heritage, music, book and publishing, architecture, fashion and design, sustainable cultural tourism. These priorities are based on political dialogues and stakeholders’ consultations such as the Music Moves Europe Initiative or the experiences of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and respond to identified shared needs in those cultural and creative sectors whose specific challenges require a more targeted approach. Indicatively 20% of the budget allocated to this action will be used to support projects addressing these sector-specific activities.
6. Annual sector-specific priority (for the sectors of cultural heritage, music, book and publishing, architecture, fashion and design, sustainable cultural tourism): capacity building and training activities (and other skills development activities such as mentoring, peer learning, networking, etc.) specific to the sectors mentioned above. The objective of this priority is to foster talents and enhance the entrepreneurial and professional development capacities of artists and professionals, of the concerned sectors to adapt to new creative processes, business models and market developments, and to embrace digital and green transition. Particular focus will be put on the acquisition of skills and knowledge on:
- Entrepreneurship and professional development (such as audience development, marketing, promotion, distribution, monetisation, self-entrepreneurship, contract and remuneration negotiation etc.),
- Digitalisation (3D, AI technologies, big data, blockchain, Metaverse, NFT, etc.),
- Greening of the value chain and sustainable business models.
Please refer to the call section 2 for more details
This action will support approximately 130 projects.
This action is expected to foster cooperation between organisations active in the culture field, to increase the European dimension of creation and circulation of European artistic content as well as to encourage the development, experimentation, dissemination or application of new and innovative practices.
This action is expected as well to contribute to the implementation of the Commission’s Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 and the European Green Deal.
This strand of funding is to support transnational projects involving collaboration between organisations from different eligible countries.
- Category 1- Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects. Projects must include a minimum of 3 partners from 3 eligible countries. Grants are offered up to a maximum of €200,000 or 80% of total budget.
- Category 2 – Medium Scale Cooperation Projects. Projects must include a minimum of 5 partners from 5 eligible countries. Grants are offered up to a maximum of €1 million or 70% of total budget.
- Category 3 – Larger Scale Cooperation Projects. Projects must include a minimum of 10 partners from 10 eligible countries. Grants are offered up to a maximum of €2 million or 60% of total budget.
WHO CAN APPLY: This funding is open to organisations legally based in one of the countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme.
- Strengthen the transnational creation and circulation of European works and artists.
- Enhance the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to nurture talents, to innovate, to prosper and to generate jobs and growth.
The Creative Europe Programme finances transnational cooperation projects, so as to help Europe’s cultural organisations cooperate across borders. Examples of transnational cooperation projects consist of cross-border exchange of works of art through lending, international tours and exhibitions, as well as co-productions, joint tours and performances of cultural organisations from different countries.
There are three (3) types of transnational cooperation projects:
Project budget (maximum grant amount):
- For small-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-1): maximum EU grant amount EUR 200 000 per project.
- For medium-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2): maximum EU grant amount EUR 1 000 000 per project.
- For large-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-3): maximum EU grant amount EUR 2 000 000 per project.
The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.
The grant will be a lump sum grant. This means that it will reimburse a fixed amount, based on a lump sum or financing not linked to costs. The amount will be fixed by the granting authority on the basis of the estimated project budget and a funding rate of:
- For small-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-1): funding rate of maximum 80%.
- For medium-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2): funding rate of maximum 70%.
- For large-scale projects (topic: CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-3): funding rate of maximum 60%.
Eligible applicants must: Be active in the cultural and creative sectors. Be legally based in one of the participating countries. Be established as a legal entity for at least two years (only for the coordinator). The coordinator is authorized by all partners. There should be a cooperation agreement for all the projects included in the proposal.
Eligible actions: They must be related to the cultural and creative sectors. Activities that are purely audiovisual are not eligible, because they are funded by the MEDIA sub-programme.
Eligible period: The maximum duration of transnational cooperation projects is 48 months for all three categories
- Call opening: 8 June 2021
- Deadline for submission: 7 September 2021 – 17:00:00 CET (Brussels)
- Evaluation: September 2021 – January 2022
- Information on evaluation results: February 2022
- GA signature: March/May 2022
Submission of proposals: 7 September 2021.
For the small-scale projects, see the call documents HERE.
For the medium-scale projects, see the call documents HERE.
For the large-scale projects, see the call documents HERE.
Greek participations in transnational cooperation projects:
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2019
1.GENIUS LOCI – performing arts between heritage and future
2.Act for global change: a Global Conversation from the arts to the world.
7.The Ulysses’ Shelter: Building writers-in-residence network 2
12.Wandering in search of a home: the Ithaca project
13.The KASPAR Machine. Awareness raising and participation in the performing arts for social inclusion
14.Out of War Experiences – Hope for the Future
16.Musique est une femme
17. Programme d’Incubation d’eXpériences Immersives et Interactives Co-créées
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2019
1.Hub for exchange of music innovation in Central and South-eastern Europe
6.STUDIOTOPIA – Art meets Science in the Anthropocene
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2018
- THE ART4PSY PROJECT: Promoting social inclusion through art
Panelladiki Enosi Gia Tin Psychokoinoniki Apokatastasi Kai Tin Epaggelmatiki Epanentaxi (coordinator), THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE (partner)
- Theofanis Alexandridis Kai Sia EE
- University of Peloponnese (project 1, project 2)
- Technopolis Gkazi Anonimi Etaireia Ota Prostasias kai Anadeixis Viomichanikou Archaiologikou Parkou Athinon
- Synergeio Mousikou Theatrou Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia
- Kinonikes Sineteristikes Drastiriotites Efpathon Omadon
- Theatro Atomon Me Anapiria
- Municipality of Levadia
- Etairia Politismou kai Erikoinonias Athinon Kallitechniki Astiki mi Kerdoskepiki Etairia Art On
- National Theatre of Northern Greece
- Hellenic Centre for Research and Conservation of Archaeological Textiles
- Diktio Gia Ta Dikaiomata Tou Paidiou
- Action Synergy SA
- Theatro Aeroploio – Ena Theatro Gia Paidia
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2018
- Artika Astiki Etaireia Politistiki Mi Kerdoskopiki
- Ariona Hellas AE (project 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Mousikes Ekdilosis Syntonismos Organosi
- Anthopoulos – A Diolatzis GP
- Mottus Terrae
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2017
- Aeroplio – Topos Allou Theatre (leader in project 1, partner in project 2)
- Action Aid Hellas (partner)
- Action Synergy (partner)
- Euromare (partner)
- ImpactHubLabs (partner)
- Theofanis Alexandridis (partner)
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / School of Music Studies (partner)
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2017
- Ionian University / Department of audio and visual arts (partner)
- Symbiosis (partner)
- Mottus Terae (partner)
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2016
- Kentro Spoudon Laikou Theatrou (Centre of Higher Education in Theatre Studies (leader)
- Symvouloi Anaptyxiakou Sxediasmou Ereunas kai Organosis EPE (partner)
- Theodoros Papagiannis Museum of Contemporary Art (partner)
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Communication and Media Studies (partner)
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Primary Education (partner)
- Theatro tsi Zakynthos (partner)
- State Museum of Contemporary Art (partner)
- M.E.S.O. Music Events (partner)
- Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras – Social Welfare Enterprise (partner)
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2016
- Ariona Hellas (Onassis Cultural Center (leader)
- Evangelos Markantonis Limited Partnership (partner)
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Department of Philosophy and History of Science (partner)
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2015
- Social Cooperative Activities for minority Groups (leader)
- Synergy of Music Theatre (partner)
- G. Lykiardopoulos and Co – Highway Productions (leader)
- Culturepolis (leader)
- Europe Grand Central
ODC Ensemble (εταίρος)
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2015
- Reworks Festival (partner)
- Byzantine and Christian Museum (partner)
- Multitrab Productions (partner)
- Technical University of Crete (partner)
- OMMA theatre (partner)
- Vyrsodepsio (partner)
Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects 2014
- Motus Terrae (partner)
- Bios exploring urban culture (partner)
- Christos Savvidis – Artbox (partner)
- Quasi Stellar (partner)
- International Intervention on Sustainable Development and Quality of Life (partner)
Larger Scale Cooperation Projects 2014
- Hellenic Festival (partner)
- Thessaloniki Concert Hall (partner)
- Ariona Hellas (Onasis Cultural Center) (partner)
- Diethnis Ekthesi Thessalonikis A.E. (partner)