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Pact for Skills
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European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations

This call aims to develop a “network of networks” of partnerships working in the cultural and creative sectors to strengthen capacities and shape cultural policies across Europe.


Publication date
19 December 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
7 March 2024, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
  • EU level




The European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations initiative aims to bolster the capabilities of these sectors by supporting projects led by multi-country networks to address common challenges, foster talent, and contribute to innovation, prosperity, job creation, and economic growth.

Activities/actions supported

Directly relevant to Pact signatories, the proposals should include relevant activities aimed at strengthening the capabilities of organizations and professionals in the creative and cultural sectors, specifically tailored to effectively address the selected priorities of the call. These activities should encompass a well-balanced combination of networking, professional training or guidance, advocacy for sector interests on these matters, and the provision of policy analysis or development.

Activities must consider the requirements of network members and encourage their active involvement throughout the entire project. To enhance impact, proposals should also establish synergies and promote dialogue, collaboration, or exchanges, such as through joint activities with other networks.

Anticipated outcomes

The call will support approximately 30 networks’ projects covering the widest possible array of cultural and creative sectors. The expectation is that the chosen networks will collaboratively contribute to shaping cultural policies in Europe and generate the knowledge necessary for formulating and implementing effective cultural policies. Thus, the intention is to create a “network of networks” working together to shape Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. 

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

EUR 39 700 000



Overview of eligibility criteria

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, EU Member States, and non-EU countries participating in Creative Europe

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following: 

  • Relevance (25 points)
  • Quality (50 points)
  • Impact (25 points)

Maximum points: 100 points. Overall threshold: 80 points.



Application procedures

All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:

  • Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants and the summarised budget for the project 
  • Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project
  • Part C (to be filled in directly online) containing additional project data 
  • − mandatory annexes and supporting documents.

Application support available

For help related to this call, please contact: Creative Europe Desks which are in place in every country participating in the programme to support potential applicants.


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info