Support for European Cooperation Projects

This strand of funding is to support transnational projects involving collaboration between organisations from different eligible countries.

Category 1 – Smaller scale cooperation projects

Involves a minimum of three partners (a project leader and two other partners) from three eligible countries.
Applicants can apply for up to EUR 200,000 which should represent a maximum of 60% of the eligible costs, 40% match funding must be sourced by the project partners.

Category 2 – Larger scale cooperation projects

Involves a minimum of six partners (a project leader and at least five other partners) from six different eligible countries.
Applicants can apply for up to EUR 2million which should represent a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs, 50% match funding must be sourced by the project partners.

For both categories of projects, the maximum duration (eligibility period) is 48 months.

The programme priorities of the European cooperation projects strand are to support:

  • transnational mobility of artists and professionals as well as transnational circulation and promotion of cultural and creative works;
  • audience development;
  • capacity building (digitisation, new business models, training and education).

how to apply and further information

If you are developing or thinking of developing an application for Support for European Cooperation Projects there are resources and information that you can use to help you prepare.

  • Whilst you are waiting for the call and the new guidelines etc. to be published read the guidelines from the previous call for proposals here.
  • Contact us at cedculture@artscouncil.ie to discuss your idea and to get further information and advice.
  • Attend our application workshop and other information events which are advertised in our newsletter (sign up to our mailing list here).
  • See our FAQ section for more information on Cooperation projects.

next deadline - Updated 14 August 2017

There is an annual deadline for Cooperation Projects. The next call for proposals is expected to be published in late September 2017, together with the guidelines.  In addition to the usual small scale and large scale strands there will be a special strand specifically for projects related to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. This third category will be for projects that address two objectives of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage:

  • 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.

The third category of cooperation projects should aim to: 

  • reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space;
  • 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.

Projects will be expected to implement highly visible activities in their first year to mark the 2017 European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The call, guidelines, forms and further details for the upcoming call will be published on the EACEA website here https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/support-european-cooperation-projects-2018_en  in late September, provided that the the Work Programme 2018 is adopted as scheduled in September 2017.  Read the EACEA's official announcement about this upcoming call here.

See here for all upcoming deadlines.