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Creative Europe Cooperation Projects and Cultural Heritage Projects

There are two primary types of applications for the Cooperation Projects 2018-round. There are the normal Small and Large Cooperation projects, which have a deadline of 18 January 2018 at 12 noon. There is also a new and special category for the 2018 round for projects within the field of Cultural Heritage, which support the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. The deadline for these projects is 12 noon on 22 November 2017.

Who may apply?

In order to apply, ALL projects must involve a minimum of three partner organisation from three participating countries. This is for "Small Cooperation Projects" and for "European Cultural Heritage Projects".

For "Large Cooperation Projects," you must have at least 6 partner organisations from 6 participating countries involved in your project. Countries participating include EU members, Norway and Iceland and a number of other countries listed here. 

Individuals may not apply for funding.

The lead partner organisation must have existed for a minimum of two years at the application deadline AND they must also be active in the cultural and / or creative sector. Partners are no longer required to have existed for a minimum of two years for this application round, but they must be active in the cultural and / or creative sector. 

Small and large cooperation projects must address at least one of the following priorities:  

  1. Transnational mobility of artists and professionals in the creative and cultural sector
  2. Audience development
  3. Capacity building - digitisation
  4. Capacity building - training and education
  5. Capacity building - new business models

Cultural heritage projects must meet one of the following two priorities: 

  1. Reinforcing a sense of belonging to a common European space;
  2. Promoting cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for artistic contemporary creation and innovation and strengthen the interaction between the cultural heritage sector and other cultural and creative sectors

The maximum duration of cultural heritage projects is 24 months, and they must have as their start-date BEFORE 30 September 2018.  For cooperation projects, the maximum duration is 48 months. 
To see the complete list of priorities and targeted projects, see the guidelines for the application round. 

Official Call

To see the official documents and application round, please see EACEAs website here. In case that there is a difference between these two websites, the version presented on EACEAs website takes precedence. 

Courses, coaching and counselling sessions

If your projects meets these criteria, you can book a two-hour coaching and counselling session on your application with EU Development Officer Saxe Lomholt, please send an email to slo@slks.dk or text message to t. +45 33 74 45 12

If you have already held a coaching session, one hour sessions will be made available.

Application workshop

There is an application workshop to be held in Copenhagen, dealing with all three categories, set to take place 1 November 2017. You may sign up HERE. 

Major differences from last round

Apart from the new category for European Cultural Heritage projects, there are a number of key differences from the last round which are designed to improve the application process. 

  1. The Detailed Project Description is now a template document. The description of the project must not exceed 30 pages. This template document shall now also include CVs of the persons responsible for the coordination and implementation of the activities within each partner institution and the workplan of the project.
  2. As stated previously, partner organisations (NOT LEAD) do not have to have existed for two years. They must however be established as a legal entity at the application deadline. 
  3. The amount of pre-financing for all small cooperation projects is 70%, and an interim report is no longer required for small cooperation projects that extend beyond 24 months. 
  4. Applicants are no longer required to send in a physical “Application Package”. Lead partners will however be required to have a large number of documents ready to be sent to the Commission (EACEA) should these be requested. Please see page 38 of the Guidelines for a checklist. 
  5. Tunisia is now a participating country. See they current list of participating countries here.

Getting started

In order to apply, ALL PARTNERS INCLUDING LEAD must have an ECAS account, a PIC number and download an e-form. See the video tutorials on how to get started: 

Important documents to use for the Cooperation project-application round 

Mandatory documents to be attached to the e-form

NOTE: you are no longer required to send in an application package, but there are a number of documents that need to be supplied very quickly (within one to two business days) upon request by the Commission (EACEA). Please see page 38 of the Guidelines for a checklist of the documents that are to be submitted with the eform and those which must be prepared if requested.

If you are in doubt or have questions, please contact Saxe Lomholt, slo@slks.dk or t. +45 33 74 45 12, or your local desk representative in your respective country

Technical issues? 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, you MUST write to the HELPDESK email before 12 noon on the day of the deadline: EACEA-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu

Submitting your application or E-form

The E-form (your application) is NOT submitted via the Participants' Portal, but within the E-form itself. This is done by first clicking on  the "Validate form"-button in the pdf, and then clicking on the "Submit this form"-button, found on the last page of the e-form. See the video tutorial here. 

Video tutorials from Creative Europe Desk UK 

When do you get an answer?

Applicants within the category of cultural heritage can expect an answer in April 2018. For small and large cooperation projets, applicants can expect an answer June 2018. Cultural heritage projects MUST start their activitives BEFORE 30 September 2018. It is recommended that cooperation projects not begin their activities before September 2018. 

More information

Head of Creative Europe Desk DK - Culture
Saxe Lomholt
t. +45 33 74 45 12
Creative Europe Desk Denmark

Creative Europe Desk in your country

When do you get an answer?


Saxe Lomholt - Head of Creative Europe Desk DK - Culture
+45 33 74 45 12
Last updated: 27.09.2017
  • Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2
  • DK-1553 Copenhagen V
  • Telephone: +45 33 95 42 00

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