Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
This call aims to to support European Video on Demand (VOD) networks and operators, screening a significant proportion of non-national European works, with the aim to improve their competitiveness and attractiveness.
Joint/collaborative actions across borders with the aim to improve the competitiveness and attractiveness of European VOD platforms offering a significant proportion of non-national European audiovisual works as well as to increase the accessibility, visibility, discoverability and prominence of European content for a wider global audience (European and international).
Special attention will be given to applications presenting adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
+ be legal entities (public or private bodies)
+ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. Creative Europe Participating Countries:
+ be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries; for publicly listed companies, the location of the stock exchange will in principle determine its nationality.
A Video on Demand (VOD) platform is an on-demand audiovisual media service provided by a media service provider for the viewing of programmes at the moment chosen by the user and at his individual request, on the basis of a catalogue of programmes selected by the media service provider3, with a clear brand identity and on which the applicant(s) have the editorial responsibility. Services offered by broadcasters or internet service providers are eligible.
Proposals must be submitted by a group (consortium) of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:
Projects should not exceed 36 months (extensions will be possible only exceptionally, for duly justified reasons and through an amendment).