Creative Europe, Erasmus Plus, and beyond - seminar and optional workshop

22 May 2019, 10:45AM - 3:30PM
Booking details:
Free, booking essential via Eventbrite

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT

A Creative Europe refresher seminar packed full with case studies, an introduction to Erasmus Plus and other tips on working in Europe, followed up by lunchtime networking and an optional project development workshop in the afternoon

Looking to develop or strengthen partnerships in Europe?

Join us for a morning information session covering opportunities under Creative EuropeErasmus Plus, and beyond, with a cluster of case studies from creative and cultural organisations who have led or partnered in projects, and plenty of opportunities for questions. This is followed by a light lunch and networking, and an optional afternoon project development workshop.

10.45 – 11.00 Arrivals

11.00 – 12.30 Morning information session

Find out more about what EU funding opportunities are open to creative, cultural and heritage professionals, and other wider European networks and opportunities.

Creative Europe

  • Introduction and refresher with a focus on Cooperation Projects - Kate Deans and Sophie Hayles, Creative Europe Desk UK
  • Cooperation Project CORNERS - Clymene Christoforou, D6: Culture in Transit (also involved in European Networks Culture Action Europe and ResArtis)

Erasmus Plus

  • Erasmus Plus introduction - Lily BothEcorys, the UK contact point for Erasmus Plus
  • Transpositions youth mobility - Colin Bradie, Head of Creative Learning, Creative Scotland
  • Artists, Art, and Early Childhood vocational education and training – Rhona Matheson, Director, Starcatchers

Other European networks and opportunities

  • Other European networks and opportunities - Kate Deans, Creative Europe Desk UK, along with a representative from British Council Scotland

12.30 – 13.00 Light lunch and networking

Network with the speakers, with representatives from several European cultural institutes, and fellow attendees also working, or interested in working, with partners in Europe.

13.00 – 15.30 (Optional) Afternoon project development workshop

For creative, cultural and heritage professionals who would like some more time and space to explore potential project ideas in a facilitated group environment. This interactive workshop provides a chance to:

  • Develop and test project ideas that respond to Creative Europe's priorities and your existing programme and activities
  • Hear current European project partners share their experience of delivering Creative Europe and Erasmus Plus supported projects
  • Create an action plan for your organisation for the approach to the deadline in Autumn

Tea and coffee will be served to keep creative brains going! Book a place on the workshop when completing the Eventbrite ticket form.


This event is free and open to all creative, cultural and heritage professionals with an interest in developing or strengthening European connections, partnerships and projects.

Please note that most schemes have to be applied to as a registered organisation or company (however for individual support, do visit i-Portunus, Creative Europe’s pilot mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals).

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please let us know in advance so that we can reallocate your ticket.


Can’t make it?

Make sure you book in a one-to-one with Kate Deans, the contact point for Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme in Scotland, either at one of the organised days in Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, or drop her a line to arrange a chat on the phone, via Skype, or at Creative Scotland’s offices in Edinburgh.

What next?

In addition to being available to discuss developing ideas, partnerships and applications, Kate organises both an application writing workshop and a financial management workshop in Scotland in the Autumn in the lead up to Creative Europe’s Cooperation Projects deadline. Get in touch with Kate to indicate your interest, and sign up to Creative Europe Desk UK newsletterfor the latest Creative Europe news, deadlines and advice.