Training Providers

The MEDIA Sub-programme Training & Networks scheme supports activities aimed at increasing the skills and networking capabilities of professionals in the audio-visual sector. This scheme offers grants to training providers with the aim of helping providers deliver vocational training activities. Activities may take the form of workshops and/or online coaching sessions and dissemination tools by using proven or testing new learning, teaching and coaching methods and best practice dissemination.

NEXT Deadline: 2018

Previous Deadline: 14 April, 2017

Available Funding

Grants can cover eligible personnel, operations and sub-contracting costs linked to the delivery of the course. The grant available depends on the kind of course that is proposed.

  • European Actions: 60% of the total eligible costs
  • International Actions: 80% of the total eligible costs

Eligible Applicants

European entities such as private companies, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, municipalities or local authorities can apply for a two-year partnership agreement to organise training programmes which aim to develop the capacity of audiovisual professionals to understand and integrate a European and international dimension in their work.

Eligible Activities

Training programmes must develop the capacity of audiovisual professionals to integrate a European and international dimension into their work by improving expertise in the following areas:

  • Audience development
  • Marketing, distribution and exhibition
  • Financial and commercial management
  • Project development and production
  • Opportunities and challenges of the digital shift

Eligible target groups include:

  • Producers, directors, writers, script editors, commissioning editors, distributors, exhibitors, sales agents, new-media content providers
  • Professionals working specifically in animation and post-production
  • Professionals from the legal, banking and financial sectors connected to the audio-visual industry.

Training providers must choose from one of the following:

  • European Actions: Courses which aim to improve the skills and competences of professionals who operate mainly in Europe. At least 80% of participants must come from countries that are participating in the MEDIA sub-programme.
  • International Actions: Courses which aim to build the expertise, knowledge and capacity of European professionals to collaborate with their non-European counterparts in order to access international networks. Between 35% and 50% of participants can come from countries that are not participating in the MEDIA sub-programme.

irish training programmes

The Irish training programme, Screen Leaders run by Screen Training Ireland and the Irish Film Board, has been supported since 2008. Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme for the screen industries that aims to transform your business. Designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition, it’s funded by the Creative Europe Programme and the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

How to Apply

  • For information on how to apply to Creative Europe MEDIA Schemes go here
  • Detailed guidelines and other documents relating to the Training Providers Scheme can be found here.
  • Please pay particular attention to the list of Annexes to be attached to your application form!

We are here to help, so please do contact Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office or MEDIA Office Galway, if you have any questions regarding your application.