Culture, tourism and sport


Preparatory action: European Partnership on Sports

To prepare for future EU actions in this field, on the basis of the Sport Chapter of the proposed Union Programme for Education, Youth and Sport for 2014-20 'Erasmus for All', this call for proposals supports transnational projects put forward by public bodies or not-for-profit organisations in order to identify and test suitable networks and good practices in the field of sport.

In particular, it covers: promotion of physical activity supporting active ageing; awareness raising about effective ways of promoting sport at municiplal level; trans-frontier joint grassroots sport competitions in neighbouring regions and Member States; and the fight against match-fixing.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2012

Full details are available here.

MEDIA 2007 programme

UK contact: MEDIA Desk UK, 0207 173 3221, [email protected]

MEDIA 2007 is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry, supporting the development and distribution of films as well as training activities.

Distribution – sales agent scheme: Supports European companies engaged in the theatrical distribution of films.

Deadline for applications: 18 June 2012

Full details can be found here

Culture, tourism and sport – Culture programme 2007-2013 

UK contact point:  Visiting Arts, Telephone: 020 7960 963, Email: [email protected], www.culturefund.eu 

The programme promotes transnational mobility of people working in the cultural sector and to promote intercultural dialogue. Open calls within the programme are:

Strand 1.1 – Multi-annual cooperation projects

Funds groups of cultural organisations to develop joint cultural activities over a period of three to five years. Projects will involve a minimum of six cultural operators from at least six eligible countries. EU co-financing rate is 50 per cent and the maximum funding per project is €500,000 per year.

Deadline: 3 October 2012  

Strand 1.2.1 – Cooperation measures

Funds shorter and smaller-scale joint projects involving cultural organisations from at least three European countries. Funds projects lasting up to two years, involving at least three different European countries.

Deadline: 3 October 2012

Strand 1.3.6 – Support to European cultural festivals

Funding to festivals that support the circulation of cultural works from other European countries. The grant only funds the European-related activity and is limited to 60 per cent of eligible costs, to a maximum of €100,000.

Deadline: 15 November 2012 Further details will be available on their website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/funding/2012/index_en.php

Preparatory action: European Partnership on Sports

Contact: [email protected]

To prepare for future EU actions in this field, on the basis of the Sport Chapter of the proposed Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-20 ‘Erasmus for All', this call for proposals supports transnational projects put forward by public bodies or not-for-profit organisations in order to identify and test suitable networks and good practices in the field of sport. In particular it covers: promotion of physical activity supporting active ageing; awareness-raising about effective ways of promoting sport at municipal level; trans-frontier joint grassroots sport competitions in neighbouring regions and Member States; the fight against match-fixing. Deadline: 31 July 2012. Full details: http://ec.europa.eu/sport/preparatory_actions/eac-s06-2012_en.htm

MEDIA 2007 Programme

UK contact: MEDIA Desk UK, 020 7173 3221, [email protected]

MEDIA 2007 is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry, supporting the development and distribution of films as well as training activities. Within the programme the following areas have open calls:

Development – i2i Audiovisual

Supports independent audiovisual productions to access to financial capital. Deadline 6 June 2012 Further information: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/programme/producer/i2i/index_en.htm

Promotion – Market access

One-year grants to support for the transnational promotion of European films and other audiovisual works.

Deadline: 1 June 2012. Details: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/programme/promo/markt/forms/index_en.htm

Promotion – Market access

Three-year framework partnership agreements (FPA) to support for the promotion of European films and other audiovisual works.

Deadline: 1 June 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/programme/promo/markt/forms/index_en.htm

Distribution – ‘the selective' scheme

Provides support to groups of at least five European companies distributing a European film outside its home country and help to meet the distribution costs.  Deadline: 29 June 2012 http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/programme/distrib/schemes/select/index_en.htm

Distribution – ‘sales agent' scheme

Supports European companies engaged in the theatrical distribution of films. Deadline: 18 June 2012  Full details: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/programme/distrib/schemes/sales/index_en.htm

CALYPSO Social Tourism programme

The CALYPSO programme supports actions to promote low-season social tourism exchanges by certain target groups. This call will support public authorities to promote participation in the CALYPSO programme, as well as to carry out networking and studies.

Deadline: 11 July 2012. Full details: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=5923&lang=en&title=Facilitating%2DTransnational%2DLow%2DSeason%2DExchanges%2Din%2DEurope%2Dthrough%2Dthe%2DDevelopment%2Dof%2DSocial%2DTourism%2D%28CALYPSO%29

See also:

EU funding tracker– Culture programme – summary