Call for Proposals 2016 - Preparatory action on subtitling including crowdsourcing to increase the circulation of european works: Towards a better use of subtitles: support for an online tool making subtitles easier to find and use CNECT/2016/3998061 Closed!


The objective of this action is to increase the availability, the exploitation and the circulation of European works. Specifically, this action shall support the development of an online tool.
This tool would:

  • Enable to track all language versions available for any given film in as many official EU languages as possible; the online tool shall display a research feature based on diverse parameters, amongst them ISO standard identifiers;
  • Enable service providers (e.g. VOD services, catch-up TV services or cinema theatres) to easily find and use the different language versions they need following a simple and, if possible, automated transaction mechanism; the info displayed shall be accessible for film funds and potential sponsors of dubbing or subtitled versions, so that they can edit information regarding versions that they had supported;
  • Be either a self-standing platform or a feature added to an existing platform;


The activities relate to the design and experimentation of an online tool meeting the objectives defined in this call. For this purpose the project retained shall:

  • Develop a prototype;
  • Test the tool with the industry and define the conditions of governance and modalities for a sustainable business model;
  • Prepare recommendations on implementation of such a tool;

European community funding

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

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 September 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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