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 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

November 16, 2017 and May 24,2018 


Culture Sub-Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Support for European cooperation projects related to the
European Year of cultural Heritage 2018

The two objectives of this call are to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space and to promote cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for artistic contemporary creation and innovation and strengthen the interaction between the cultural heritage sector and other cultural and creative sectors.

Cultural and Creative Operators

November 22, 2017

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

December 5, 2017 & June 14, 2018