Call for proposals 2021 – Creative Europe - Fostering European media talents and skills CREA-MEDIA-2021-TRAINING Closed!


The objective of the Skills and Talent Development support is to foster talents and skills of the audiovisual sector professionals. Strengthen the capacity of audiovisual professionals to adapt to new creative processes and new business models with a view to maximise and fully exploit the opportunities of digital innovation across the  value chain.
Initiatives will aim at reinforcing the capacity to fully exploit the creative and commercial potential of the digital transition in all formats and for all platforms.
Particular focus will be put on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills, and awareness on market and digital technologies developments, data analytics, sustainable business models, internationalisation, marketing, promotion, audience development, restoration of film heritage, greening of the industry.


Activities may take the form of physical and/or on-line training courses, boot-camp courses, and/or mentoring programmes based on innovative learning, teaching, mentoring and coaching methods, using the latest digital technologies.  
The focus should be on the improvement of skills and competences adapted to the evolving market practices. In particular training, mentoring and capacity building activities should aim at:

  1. Facilitating the learning and acquisition of new skills and expertise across the audio-visual value chain, in particular digital skills;  
  2. Developing new business models and strengthening international cooperation in the audiovisual sector;
  3. Fostering co-operation between players from different groups of countries to ensure knowledge transfer and relevant mentorship opportunities and reinforcing the capacity of professionals from low audiovisual capacity countries;
  4. Promote business strategies that ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry as well as diversity and inclusiveness;
  5.  Nurturing young talent and support young start-ups in the audio- visual sector.

European community funding

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

  • 8,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 August 2021 - 2 months 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

Related calls for proposals

Explore other programmes