Call for Proposals 2016 - Subtitling European cultural TV contents across all Europe CNECT 2781934/2016 Closed!


The Call for proposals aims to meet three specific objectives, namely:

  1. Test new business models for European audiovisual media service providers and assess whether providing subtitled versions of European TV programmes can help bridge the difficulties caused by linguistic fragmentation and increase audience numbers both within and beyond the European Union;
  2. Facilitate cross border online dissemination of cultural content which is often slowed own by linguistic borders;
  3. Compare the audience reach of similar audiovisual content with and without subtitling and share the results publicly with EU stakeholders and public policy makers.


Types of activities eligible under this Call for Proposals include:

  • costs of subtitling;
  • evaluation and research cost;
  • promotional cost;
  • costs associated with the launch, promotion and implementation of a public event disclosing the results of the action with policy makers and other stakeholders;
  • audit costs.

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 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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