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European Cooperation Projects

November 2 @ 8:00 - 17:00

European Cooperation projects (CREA-CULT-2024-COOP)









1.000.000,00 €





In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Creative Europe Participating Countries:
      • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
      • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)

Consortium composition:

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 or 5 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:

  • CREA-CULT-2024-COOP-1 European Cooperation Projects (Small-scale): minimum 3 independent entities from 3 different eligible countries
  • CREA-CULT-2024-COOP-2 European Cooperation Projects (Medium-scale): minimum 5 independent entities from 5 different eligible countries

The coordinator must have had a legal existence for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission.


The general objectives of the Programme are:

  • To safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage.
  • To increase the competitiveness and the economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audio-visual sector.

2024 priorities: Culture strand

The Programme will help to address the current political priorities, to contribute to resilience and recovery of the cultural and creative sectors, for them to become more crisis resistant. It will support Ukrainian culture and creative sectors (the participation of Ukrainian cultural and creative professionals will be encouraged in all Programme actions and will constitute an annual priority under the cooperation call). And finally, it will pursue priorities proper to the culture field and help to deal with the challenges it faces, as listed in the Annual Work Programme 2024.

Making the cultural and creative sectors greener and more inclusive:

  • Inclusion and diversity, notably gender balance
  • Greening of Creative Europe

European Cooperation Projects

Funding is available for two categories of projects (called topics), depending on the

number of organisations involved:

  • Category 1 (topic CREA-CULT-2024-COOP-1) ― Small-scale projects: minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme with a maximum duration of 48 months.
  • Category 2 (topic CREA-CULT-2024-COOP-2) ― Medium-scale projects: minimum 5 entities from 5 different eligible countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme with a maximum duration of 48 months.


Proposals are expected to present a clear cross-border cooperation dimension as this is at the core of the European Cooperation Projects.

Creative Europe Desks are in place in every country participating in the programme to support potential applicants in identifying partners from other countries.

Support will be given to projects contributing to one of the following objectives:

  • Objective 1 – Transnational creation and circulation: to strengthen the transnational creation and circulation of European works and artists; Transnational creation and circulation is important for the advancement of collaborations, increased outreach and in many cases necessary for the viability and development of cultural organisations, institutions and individuals. Co-production is also a tool to stimulate creativity, share resources and facilitate the trans-national distribution of content and the circulation of artists. Projects will consider the new context such as health or environmental concerns and integrate innovative (digital) ways of producing and disseminating content.
  • Objective 2 – Innovation: to enhance the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to nurture talents, to innovate, to prosper and to generate jobs and growth. Innovation, in a broad sense, is necessary for the evolution of the cultural and creative sectors and their competitiveness. Innovations can be of technological and artistic nature; they may include the joint creation and production of innovative European works and their dissemination to a wide and diverse audience. Innovations also include the development and experimentation of new practices or models, as well as the transfer and dissemination of innovative practices from more advanced European regions or sectors or disciplines to other regions in Europe. Areas of innovation can encompass a social or societal dimension such as: audience engagement/development, gender equality, the inclusion of people with disabilities, people belonging to minorities and people belonging to socially marginalised groups, fighting climate change, digitisation, etc., as well as culture’s contribution to health and well-being, especially mental health, given the existing evidence and the persisting mental health crisis affecting in particular the youth.


Themes and priorities (scope)

In addition to contributing to the objectives referred to above, priority will be given to projects addressing at least one (and no more than two) of the following priorities:

  • Audience: to increase access to, engagement and participation in culture and in particular content from countries other than their own-for all types of audience;
  • Social inclusion: to promote societal resilience, including the important role of culture for health and wellbeing (particularly mental health), and to enhance social inclusion in/through culture in particular of/for people with disabilities, people belonging to minorities and people belonging to socially marginalised groups, as well as intercultural dialogue;
  • Sustainability: to co-create, adopt and disseminate environment-friendly practices, as well as to raise awareness on sustainable development through cultural activities, in line with the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus;
  • Digital: to help the European cultural and creative sectors to undertake or accelerate their digital transition, and to embrace the opportunities and to address the challenges raised by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies (e.g., generative AI, big data, virtual worlds, blockchain, NFT, etc.);

International dimension: to build the capacity within the European cultural and creative sectors, including grass-roots organisations and micro-organisations, to be active at the international level – in Europe and beyond and to contribute to the development of international cultural relations and the Union’s global strategy for international relations through culture.

Annual priorities: Support to Ukrainian cultural and creative sectors. With this priority, it is intended to offer an adequate response to the consequences of the war of aggression in Ukraine having devastating effects on the Ukrainian cultural heritage, on cultural organisations as well as artists, which cannot operate and reach out to their national and international audiences. Projects addressing this priority should focus their effort on supporting Ukrainian cultural organisations and professionals (including artists) to allow them to continue creating and showcasing Ukrainian culture and/or prepare the post-war recovery.


The estimated available call budget is 59.730.025,00 €.

Maximum funding amounts:

  • COOP-1 (Small-scale): 200.000,00 €
  • COOP-2 (Medium scale): 1.000.000,00 €

Funding rate of maximum:

  • COOP-1: 80%
  • COOP-2: 70%

and Forms

Organisation: European Union.

Programme: Creative Europe Programme (CREA)

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November 2
8:00 - 17:00
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