European Cooperation Projects 2018

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The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has recently published some previews on 2018 call for proposals in support of “ European Cooperation Project”  in the framework of Creative Europe.

The call for proposals for European Cooperation Projects 2018 is expected to be published in late September 2017, and interesting news are about to come. Indeed three different categories, small scale cooperation projects, large scale cooperation projects and projects related to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, will be funded.

The Guidelines, which will be published together with the call for proposal, will provide detailed information; furthermore, the Guidelines will cover two calls for proposals.

The first will be dedicated to small- and large-scale European cooperation projects in the “standard” version used since the start of Creative Europe in 2014.

The second will be specifically designed for projects related to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.


This newly introduced third category of projects will specifically target two objectives of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (Council and EP Decision no 864/2017 Art 1.2):


  • sharing and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage as a shared resource, to raise awareness of common history and values,
  • to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space


In particular, the third category of cooperation projects should aim to:

(1)  Reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space; 

(2)  Promote cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for contemporary creation and innovation and strengthen the interaction between the cultural heritage sector and other cultural and creative sectors.

Within the context of this action, cultural heritage encompasses a wide spectrum of resources inherited from the past in all forms and aspects -tangible, intangible and digital, including monuments, sites, landscapes, skills, practices, knowledge and expressions of human creativity, as well as collections conserved and managed by public and private bodies such as museums, libraries and archives.

Cultural heritage also includes film heritage.

For more details and information about content and timeline, you can contact EACEA or your local Europe Creative Desk

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