Horizon Europe - Cluster 2 - A culture and creativity driven European innovation ecosystem – a collaborative platform

Deadline :
September 21, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 6,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries

Funding programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.

Call overview

This call aims at the establishment and development of a network of and for the cultural and creative industries (CCIs)

Expected outcome

The project should contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • The establishment and development of a network of and for the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the EU Member States and associated countries, covering the diversity of the CCIs in terms of sectors, countries and company size, with particular attention to small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Well-founded and prioritised recommendations for EU policy on R&I and in other key areas for the CCIs, including to contribute to the 2030 objectives of the European Green Deal, notably in terms of environmental sustainability, while strengthening competitiveness and internationalisation.
  • Structurally strengthened cooperation between CCIs across sectorial, geographical and cultural borders, as well as between CCIs and other economic sectors, empowering the CCIs to assume a proactive innovation-driving role, resulting in more innovations with a cultural and creative base.
  • European CCIs ready for the green and digital transitions.

Scope

To an ever greater degree, creative and cultural aspects drive innovation and growth. Successful new digital and physical products and services need to be appealing and attractive, adapted to cultural traits and market needs. Similarly, societal transformations such as the green and digital transitions depend on behavioural changes, which are largely based on changes in culture and perceptions. In such processes, the human is at the centre, and the cultural and creative industries are key to success.

The goal is to facilitate the establishment of a culture and creativity driven European innovation ecosystem, with the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) at its heart. Such a system should contribute decisively to Europe’s future prosperity, wellbeing, social and cultural cohesion as well as environmental sustainability.

Read more in the Work Programme, page 76.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:

  • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
  • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
  • eligible non-EU countries including countries associated to Horizon Europe and low- and middle-income countries.

Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations 1) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.

A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such undernational law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.

Consortium composition

Unless otherwise provided for in the specific call conditions, legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

Budget

EUR 6,000,000.

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Deadline :
September 21, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 6,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries