DutchCulture – Creative Europe Desk
Creative Europe Cross-Sectoral
Total available budget

About 220 million euros

Mandatory co-financing?

EU countries and some non-EU countries. This differs per programme, application and moment. See: About the Creative Europe programme | Culture and Creativity (europa.eu)


Creative Europe consists of the Culture, Media and Cross-sectoral sub-programmes. Creative Europe Cross-Sectoral (2021–2027) is the European subsidy programme for cross-sector projects. Grant applications within this sub-programme are possible for transnational policy cooperation: promoting knowledge of the programme and supporting the transferability of results. Creative innovation labs: innovative methods advancing the creation, accessibility, distribution and promotion of content in all cultural and creative sectors. News media: media literacy, quality journalism, supporting media freedom and pluralism.

Various open calls will be published within this programme. You can apply for the entire duration of the programme. All open calls can be found on the website of the Executive Agency (EACEA).

Target group

The broad audiovisual sector in combination with other cultural sectors, the world of journalism and media, policy researchers and implementers in the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme, players from different cultural and creative sectors designing and testing innovative digital solutions.

Application conditions

This varies by programme and call.

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