24 to 48 months cooperation projects with the Western Balkans

The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union) has issued a call for funding for cultural projects in the Western Balkans. The specific objectives of this call are to increase cultural cross-border cooperation within the Western Balkans region and EU Member States and to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the region.

In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, this call focuses on the following priorities:

  • Increase the capacity of cultural and creative industries to operate transnationally and internationally;
  • Increase transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players;
  • Enhance intercultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators as well as the general public.

Projects should start between January and March 2021 and can last 24 to 48 months.

The minimum grant amount per project will be EUR 100,000 and the maximum grant amount will be EUR 500,000. The grant amount requested may represent up to 85% of the total eligible costs of the project. The remaining amount shall be secured by the applicants.

The Agency expects to fund around 20 proposals.

In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a partnership composed of at least 5 organisations (project leader and partners) from countries participating in the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance.

Project leader and partners must be established in the: EU Member States; and Western Balkan IPA II Beneficiaries: Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia

The partnership must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • at least 2 organisations (project leader and/or partners) established in at least 2 different Western Balkan IPA II beneficiaries
  • at least 2 organisations of the partnership (project leader and/or partners) established in at least 2 different EU Member States

Applicants are encouraged to propose a consortium with a majority of partners from the Western Balkans, and to include organisations that have had limited participation in the Creative Europe programme.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria here and submit your application before 28 April 2020 at 17.00 (CET). UPDATED DEADLINE

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