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Creative Europe Partnership Program

What is a European partnership?

Creative Europe partnerships build on cooperation between several European actors from at least 3 countries tackling urgent artistic and cultural challenges across national borders. Environment and equality issues shall be combined with projects.

The projects shall be aimed at:

  1. Strengthen arts and culture, communication, distribution and promotion in Europe; or
  2. To innovate: develop the cultural sphere and establish new methods and ways

The tasks include:

  1. Reaching the public
  2. Integration, get more people in the group
  3. Sustainability/green focus
  4. Digital solutions – the use of new technologies
  5. Internationalisation – knowledge of cross-border co-operation
  6. Annual new theme – announced when calls appear*

Three project sizes

Smaller projects 80% contribution

At least 3 countries of cooperation. EU contribution is 80% and can be applied for up to 200.000€

Medium project 70% contribution

At least 5 countries of cooperation. The EU contribution is 70% and up to €1,000,000 can be applied for

Large projects 60% contribution

At least 10 countries co-operation. The EU contribution is 60% and up to €2,000,000 can be applied for

Who can apply?

All legal entities, cultural companies and institutions, can apply to Creative Europe, but the requirement is that the participants are from the Member States of the European Union and/or Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Iceland is a full member of the Programme and Icelandic parties therefore have equal rights with others in the European Union to apply for funding.

How are project applications evaluated:

  1. Usability, the project solves challenges that the Commission considers relevant
  2. Quality and content. Activities and events support the resolution of a project.
  3. Collaboration between project managers and participants. Co-operation is clear, well-structured and thought out.
  4. Presentation and distribution of projects.

The validity period for projects in all categories is up to 48 months.

The deadline for applications is 23 February 2023 at 17:00 Brussels time.

Rannís is the sponsor of Creative Europe in Iceland and oversees the promotion of the programme and provides information and assistance to applicants.