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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Services

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European commission


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This call for proposals aims to offer action grants to support European networks active in the field of the cultural and creative sectors.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity;
– To promote Europe’s cultural heritage and strengthen the competitiveness of the European cultural and creative sectors with a view to promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

– Supporting actions providing cultural and creative players with skills, competences and knowhow, including encouraging adaptation to digital technologies, testing innovative approaches to audience development and testing of new business and management models;
– Supporting actions enabling cultural and creative players to cooperate internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities in the Union and beyond when possible on the basis of long-term strategies;
– Providing support to strengthen European cultural and creative organisations and international networking.

Among financed actions 
– The organisation of meetings, conferences, workshops and/or the development of tools, including digital tools to foster information exchange, exchange of practice and informal peer learning which are important to strengthen the capacity of the sectors, in particular internationalising and professionalising them;
– Facilitating multilateral exchanges, professional networking and partnership and project development. Exchanges may be among professionals, or multi-layered, for example with artists, policy-makers, etc;
– The analysis and comparison of policies, programmes and impediments to the development of culture at European, national, regional and local levels. The dissemination of accessible and re-usable knowledge to cultural operators, decision-makers, investors and public opinion.