Call for proposals – ACP- EU Support Programme for the ACP Cultural Sector EuropeAid/133395/D/ACT/Multi Closed!


The overall objective of the current call for proposals aims to contribute to the fight against poverty through the development and consolidation of viable and sustainable cultural industries in African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP countries) by reinforcing their contribution to social and economic development, as well as the preservation of cultural diversity.

The specific objectives of the current call for proposals are:

  1. Reinforcing the creation and production of cultural services and goods in the ACP States through an approach integrated with distribution networks.
  2. Supporting an increased access to local, regional, intra-ACP, European and international markets for the cultural goods and services of the ACP States.
  3. Building the capacities of culture sector professionals in ACP States.
  4. Improving the regulatory environment of the culture sector in ACP countries.


As an indication, eligible activities may include consulting and exchanging skills with culture sector operators, notably for the design, implementation or adherence to regulations; establishing professional cultural networks, training (technical, artistic, managerial...); creation, distribution and promotion of works. In view of the priorities of the call for proposals, activities must, directly or indirectly, contribute to the creation of employment and the economic development of the culture sector of ACP countries.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 14,80 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 December 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133395/D/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Development

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