Cooperation Projects

Sub-programme:

Culture

Deadline(s):

5 Oct 2016, 3:45PM

What does this funding support?

This funding opportunity supports the delivery of cultural and creative transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years.

Two categories are available under this funding strand:

Category 1: Small Cooperation Projects

  • You would apply as a partnership of a minimum of 3 partner organisations from 3 different eligible countries;
  • You can apply for a grant of up to €200,000;
  • You can apply for up to 60% of the total project budget. Match funding is required. 

Category 2: Large Cooperation Projects

  • You would apply as a partnership of a minimum of 6 partners from 6 different eligible countries;
  • You can apply for a grant of up to €2 million;
  • You can apply for up to 50% of the total project budget. Match funding is required. 

There is an annual deadline for both categories in October.

This overview is intended for guidance only. The guidelines for the 2015 deadline can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which administers Creative Europe.  

Who is this funding for?

Creative, cultural and heritage organisations working across any art form, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, festivals, craft and fashion. This includes higher education institutions, local authorities, social enterprises, charities and companies operating in the cultural and creative sectors.  

The applicants (the project leader and the partners) must be active in the cultural and creative sectors and be legally established in one of the countries participating in the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe. Both the project leader and partners must be in a position to demonstrate their existence as a legal entity for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission.  

Individuals may not apply for a grant. 

Full eligibility criteria is outlined in the guidelines.  

How much can you apply for?

Category 1
For Small Cooperation Projects, partners can apply for a grant of up to €200,000 (maximum of 60% of the total project budget). 

Category 2
For Large Cooperation Projects, partners can apply for a grant of up to €2 million (maximum of 50% of the total project budget).

These grants are shared between partners and the partnership decides how much is allocated to each organisation.

Match funding is required and the partners decide how much each organisation agrees to contribute. 

How can you apply?

The deadline on 7 October 2015 has now passe, but you can start preparing for the next deadline in October 2016. 

Here's how to prepare for the application process:

Which countries are eligible for Cooperation Projects?

Organisations from the following countries can apply:

  • 28 EU Member States;  
  • EEA / EFTA countries - Norway and Iceland (not yet Switzerland);
  • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine;
  • International (non-eligible country) partners can participate, but they are not included in the minimum number of partners required (3 for Small Cooperation Projects, 6 for Large) and they can only spend up to 30% of the total project budget.

Look at an up-to-date list of eligible countries

How often are the deadlines?

There is an annual call for proposals for Cooperation Projects. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest deadline updates as well as following us on Twitter and Facebook.