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Call: Action on subtitling including crowdsourcing to increase the circulation of European works

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Creative Europe"

Creative Europe's stated aims are to help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation, enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion, and to give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.
This will, amongst others, involve funding for:

  • artists and cultural professionals
  • cinemas
  • films
  • book translations
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Description of programme
The audiovisual sector is transforming with the rise of digital technology. This creates additional issues, such as the protection of intellectual property, securing access to financing in a relatively new and changing sector, and ensuring the proper distribution of works.
The Media sub-programme, which supports the audiovisual and multimedia sector, provides opportunities for:
  • Initiatives that aim to promote the distribution of works and the access to markets
  • Initiatives for the development of projects or a set of projects (slate funding)
  • Support for the production of television programmes or video games
  • Activities to increase interest in and improve access to audiovisual works
  • Activities that promote interests in films, such as cinema networks or film festivals
  • Measures that facilitate international co-production and strengthen the circulation and distribution of works
  • Activities to build the skills and capacities of audiovisual sector professionals
Action on subtitling including crowdsourcing to increase the circulation of European works
Description of call
"Action on subtitling including crowdsourcing to increase the circulation of European works "
The objective of this action is to increase the availability, the exploitation and the circulation of European works. Specifically, the aim of this action is twofold:
A) Find innovative solutions for high-quality film translation (e.g. crowdsourcing, machine translation etc.). These innovative solutions/processes/models should be applied to a curated catalogue of European works which should be then made available to VOD services.
B) Enable tracking of language versions and enable service providers (e.g. VOD services, catch-up TV services or cinemas) to easily find the language version of their choice.
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Thematic Focus Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media, Competitiveness, SME
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Start Up Company
Applicant details Only applications from legal entities established in the EU Member States are eligible.
Natural persons are not eligible to apply for a grant.
Project duration max 18 months
Further info The activities shall start not later than in January 2018 and shall be completed by 30th June 2019.
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Maximum co-financing rate of 60% to the eligible costs actually incurred
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 1 Mio €.
The indicative split between the two actions will be the following:
  • Action A: an indicative amount of 700 000 €
  • Action B: an indicative amount of 300 000 €
Submission European Commission
Directorate General Communication Networks, Content and Technology
Directorate I – Unit I3- Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes
Office: BU25 05/130
1049 Brussels
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