The Creative Europe – Support for European Cooperation Projects

The Creative Europe – Support for European Cooperation Projects call has not been published yet, but last year the deadline was on the 11th of December so I don’t know if the deadline this year will be about the same time.  See the links below for more information about the Creative Europe call:

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/culture/european-cooperation-projects_en
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/support-european-cooperation-projects-2019_en
http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/funding-opportunities/cooperation-projects

What does this funding support?

This funding opportunity supports the delivery of cultural and creative transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years. 

Two categories are available under this annual funding strand:

Category 1: Small Cooperation Projects

·      You would apply as a partnership of a minimum of 3 partner organisations from 3 different eligible countries;

·      You can apply for a grant of up to €200,000;

·      You can apply for up to 60% of the total project budget. Match funding is required. 

Category 2: Large Cooperation Projects

·      You would apply as a partnership of a minimum of 6 partners from 6 different eligible countries;

·      You can apply for a grant of up to €2 million;

·      You can apply for up to 50% of the total project budget. Match funding is required. 

Creative Europe has a rule that an organisation can only be the lead in one application per call, but there is no limit to the number of applications that an organisation can be involved in as a partner.  To address this we are planning on holding an internal competition for anyone who wishes to lead an application – one proposal will be chosen.  

Candidates should submit an outline of their proposal by 11.59pm on Sunday the 30th of June 2019. This summary should be up to 3 sides of A4, with a minimum font size of 11pt.

The successful proposal will be decided on the basis of the following criteria:

·         relevance to sub-program objectives;

·         convincing & innovative strategies for achieving these objectives;

·         concrete activities of high quality;

·         ability of the team/partnership to carry out the planned activities;

In addition, please provide letters or emails of intent from partners. These will be used to judge the partners’ commitment. They will not count towards the 3 page limit.

Candidates should also take into account the programme award criteria set out on pages 18-20 of the scheme guidelines at: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/2._guidelines_coop2019_eacea_34_2018_en_0.pdf when writing their summaries.

The RKTO will of course be happy to assist with cost calculations, or indeed any other questions on the call and the internal competition, at any stage of the application process.

Summaries should be submitted to Emeline Matheou in the RKTO (E.matheou@mdx.ac.uk). Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered under any circumstances.

A panel will be convened to choose which candidate to go forward to write up a full proposal for submission. It is intended that the decision will be made by the end of July.

It could be that the UK leaves the EU before the deadline for this call.  Last year it was advised that if you are leading the proposal you agree for one of the partners to take over as the coordinator if it is necessary due to Brexit.