Call for proposals 2021 – Creative Europe - European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations CREA-CULT-2021-NET Closed!


The support to European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations action intends to enhance the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to face common challenges and nurture talents, innovate, prosper and generate jobs and growth.
This action will support projects implemented by highly representative, multi-country, membership-based networks of European cultural organisations, which cover a wide range of Creative Europe participating countries. Networks must have a shared mission, governance rules, and members' rights and obligations, as formally specified (in "statutes" or equivalent) and agreed upon by its members. Networks should be composed of a coordinating entity and its members. European networks exclusively covering the audio-visual sector are not eligible for funding under this action.


Proposals should include suitable activities for the reinforcement of the capacities of organisations and professionals active in the Creative and Cultural sectors. These activities have to be specifically designed to tackle the chosen priorities of the call in an effective way.  
These activities should be formulated within a solid strategic framework and be structured in work packages. A work package means a major sub-division of the project. Each work package is accompanied by an objective (expected outcome) and should list the activities, milestones and deliverables that belong to it.
The project activities must be organised in the following work packages:

  • WP1 : Project management and coordination
  • WP2: Networking of organisations and individuals (artists and culture professionals) throughout Europe and beyond
  • WP3: Training and providing advice to professionals
  • WP4: Representing the sectors and advocating on their behalf on key sectoral issues
  • WP5: Collecting and disseminating data, information, practices, ideas and solutions
  • WP6: Communication and dissemination

European community funding

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

  • 27,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 August 2021 - 21 days 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

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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