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Creative Europe – European Co-development – 2022

Creative Europe - European Co-development, supporting the cooperation among European production companies that are developing works with a strong international audience potential.

6 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, Caucasus, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Associated countries and countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature are equally eligible to the grant.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To nurture talents, competence and skills and to stimulate cross-border cooperation, mobility and innovation in the creation and production of European audiovisual works, encouraging collaboration across Member States with different audiovisual capacities


  • Development of audiovisual works by European independent production companies, covering a variety of formats (such as feature films, short films, series, documentaries, narrative video games) and genres, and targeting diverse audiences, including children and young people

Among financed actions

  • Feature films, animations and creative documentaries of a minimum length of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinematic release
  • Fiction projects (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 50 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television or digital platform exploitation
  • Interactive, non-linear fiction, animation or creative documentary projects (e.g.narrative virtual reality projects) of any duration

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: 30 months


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Associations and interest groupings : Entities composed of members may participate as ‘sole beneficiaries’ or ‘beneficiaries without legal personality’
  • The project must be co-developed by at least two independent European production companies having signed a co-development agreement
  • A consortium composed of at least 2 entities, established in at least 2 different EU Member States or associated countries to the programme must be constituted
  • The coordinator and the partner(s) cannot be affiliated entities
  • Total budget of the topic « European Co-development » : 6 million euro 
  • Amount of the grant:  up to 60 000 euro, except for the codevelopment of TV series with an intended production budget of 20 million euro and above, in which case the maximum EU grant for each applicant is 100 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 50% of the total eligible costs 

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