International Co-Production Funds



Call number:



15 Jan 2020, 4:00PM

The call was published on

19 Sep 2019

What does this funding support?

This scheme currently supports four existing co-production funds. Producers looking for co-production support should apply directly to these funds, rather than through this scheme.

This scheme supports the operation of international co-production funds that strengthen the circulation and distribution of international co-productions.

The following overview is intended for guidance only. General information and specific guidelines can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages Creative Europe.

Take a look at the results from the previous call in 2019.

Who is this funding for?

Applicants must:

  • Be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and be majority owned by nationals from those countries
  • Have an international co-production fund that has been legally constituted and active for at least 12 months, having as its main activity the support of international co-productions
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of successful co-productions

How much can you apply for?

The annual estimated budget for this scheme in 2020 is €500,000.

The grant cannot exceed 80% of the total project budget.

How can you apply?

The five funds supported through this scheme each have different eligibilty critieria and deadlines. If you are a producer looking for co-production funding you can find out more information on the website of each fund:

If you are a fund looking to apply for this scheme then Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support for Creative Europe applicants from the UK. Please get in touch if you are thinking of applying.

New applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) by registering for an EU Login and entering company information into the Funding and Tenders Portal.

Once registered, you can download an e-Form and begin your application. More details can also be found in the Guide for Applicants.

What documents should be attached to the e-Form?

The following documents must be attached to the e-Form:

More details can also be found in the Guide for Applicants.

How will my application be assessed?

Applications from across Europe are assessed centrally by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEAwith assistance from industry experts working in a relevant field and according to the following award criteria:

  • Relevance and European added value (40 points)
  • Quality of the content and activities (30 points)
  • Dissemination of project results, impact and sustainability (25 points)
  • Organisation of the project team (5 points)

More details, including a breakdown of how these points are awarded can also be found in the Guide for Experts.