Creative Europe

Creative Europe includes an innovative financial facility to improve access to finance for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) and organisations in the audiovisual, cultural and creative sectors.


The objectives of this programme are to support the financial capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors, to promote cultural and creative works and operators on a European level, to reach new audiences in Europe and support to foster policy development, innovation, audience building and new business models.


The programme consists of two sub-programmes:

1. The Culture Sub-Programme helps cultural and creative organisations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation anf the mobility of cultural players; and

2. The Media Sub-Programme financially supports he EU film and audiovisual industries in the development, distribution and promotion of their work.


Supported activities shall include bilateral and multilateral cooperation, innovative actions, actions aiming to achieve greater visibility, support for literary translation and activities by organisations providing a promotional European platform for the development of emerging talent.


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Open Calls

MEDIA Sub-programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Support for Development of Audiovisual Content - Slate Funding 2018

One of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop European audiovisual works with the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production.
 The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:
- the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works such as fiction, documentaries, children’s and animated films, amongst few;
- activities aiming to support European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companies.
The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:
1) Development activities for the following projects are eligible: - Feature films, animations and creative documentaries of a minimum length of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinematic release;
2) Development and production activities of a short film of a maximum length of 20 minutes providing support to emerging talent.

Independent European audiovisual production companies

February 1, 2018

Support for TV Programming 2018

This call for proposal shall provide support for; (1) the development of European audiovisual works, in particular films and television works such as fiction, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential;(2)activities aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companies, with a view to facilitating European and international co-productions of audiovisual works including television works.

European independent audiovisual production companies

May 24,2018 

Promotion of European Works Online

This scheme shall provide support to:                                                                              - Action 1: Actions such as digital promotion, marketing, branding, tagging and development of new offers by existing VOD services offering a majority of European works. The aim of the action is to improve the visibility, discoverability and global audience of European audiovisual works.                                                                                           - Action 2: Support to the development of "Online Ready" packages;                                                                                                                                   - Action 3: Innovative strategies for distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works, including audience development initiatives focusing on innovative and participatory strategies reaching out to wider audiences with European films.

Entities established in one of the countries
participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme

April 5, 2018

Support For Access to  Markets

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for facilitating:                        - European and international co-productions including short films, video games, television series and cross media;
- access to professional audiovisual trade events and markets and the use of online business tools inside and outside Europe;
- the circulation of European works, including shorts, in Europe and worldwide on all platforms in all formats.                                                                                                                                  Only those applications corresponding to at least one of the 3 Actions below will be considered as eligible and activities taking place in and outside countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme: 
- Action 1 – Business to business (physical) markets for European audiovisual professionals
- Action 2 - Online tools encouraging business-to-business exchanges
- Action 3 – Business to business promotional activities of European work

Entities established in one of the countries participating to the MEDIA Sub-programme

February 15, 2018


Culture Sub-Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Support for European cooperation projects 2018

  The priorities are:
- Promotion of the transnational mobility of artists and professionals;
- Strengthening audience development;
- Fostering capacity building through innovative approaches;.
- Enhancing intercultural dialogue, promote shared EU values and mutual understanding and respect for other cultures, thereby contributing to the social integration of migrants and refugees.                                                                                      This call for proposal will be dedicated to small- and large-scale European cooperation projects in the "standard" version used since the start of Creative Europe in 2014.                          

Cultural and Creative Operators

January 18 , 2018

Support for the transnational distribution of European films 2018

One of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is the supporting of theatrical distribution through non-national marketing, branding, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual works.                          
The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the establishing systems of support for the distribution of non-national European films through theatrical distribution and on all other platforms as well as for international sales activities; in particular the subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works.
The film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries. The film must be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary of more than 60 minutes long and from a different country than the country of distribution.

European cinema/theatrical distribution companies

June 14, 2018