Call for Proposals 2018 - Preparatory Action "Subtitling European cultural TV content across Europe" CNECT/2018/6087456 Closed!


The aim of the Preparatory Action "Subtitling European Cultural TV content across Europe" is to try out innovative strategies to enhance the circulation of European content throughout Europe.

The objective is to test the added value of subtitling on the on-line circulation and outreach of European cultural programming in the European Union. Concretely, the preparatory action should support the provision of a minimum of 300 hours of diverse European factual subtitled cultural content online in a number of European territories via 1 to 3 projects; and to assess the impact of this provision. The results of the undertaken actions should be shared with stakeholders and policy makers, notably through the organisation of a public workshop.

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

  1. Test new business models for European audio-visual 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 audio-visual content with and without subtitling and share the results publicly with EU stakeholders and public policy makers.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • 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.
  • financial support to third partie

European community funding

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

  • 1,75 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 June 2019 - 2 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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