Call for the support for a pilot project for a European Platform for Festivals in the field of culture EAC/S07/2013 Closed!


This pilot project seeks to capitalise on the potential of festivals in order to maximise their contribution to various EU policies, including for instance innovation, social inclusion, education and intercultural dialogue.

By promoting the visibility of Europe's unique values, the European Platform for festivals also aims at increasing the European dimension of festivals and, through them, to reach a large number of citizens across Europe.


In order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives, the European Platform will focus on the following priorities:

  • promote, give visibility and recognition to festivals with a serious European programming commitment, at European, national, regional and local level, including to help them in establishing public-private partnerships and accessing existing or new sources of funding;
  • encourage festivals in Europe to help provide a positive image for Europe and raise awareness about its values and different cultures, thus contributing to increasing citizens' sense of identification with the European Union;
  • contribute to greater audience development, extensive use of new technologies, peer to peer learning;
  • mobilise festivals to increase the promotion and presentation of emerging creators and artists from other European countries, and peer learning among arts managers from different European countries;
  • stimulate European co-creation, including interdisciplinarity;
  • provide sustainable networking activities and a comprehensive communication process reaching out to citizens. 

European community funding

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

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 June 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call text (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Enterprises

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)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media

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