Call for Proposals 2017 - Preparatory Action "Subtitling European cultural TV content across Europe" CNECT 2017/3110435 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 down 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 (including an organisation of a contest to raise awareness about the project amongst the European audience and promote subtitled content available thanks to the preparatory action);
  • 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:

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2017 - 4 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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