1. Find reliable partners with similar priorities and values. This is arguably one of the most important steps for obtaining funding. Your partners have to come from other countries; the programme welcomes collaboration between organisations from different sectors. Create a “map of possibilities” of the potential partners that you already know. In your search, you can use European cultural networks and the Creative Europe desks network, as well as participate in international events.
2. Monitor the list of projects that have already received funding. This will give you several advantages. First, you will understand which cases are relevant and how the texts about them were created. Second, these applicants will probably be applying again and you might want to collaborate with them. Third, this is incredibly inspiring.
3. Your application and project should correspond to the programme’s priorities. Egle recommends that you think “like a European”, i.e. that you do not forget about the benefit of your idea for the European Union. Focus on such goals as international mobility, audience building and capacity-building.
4. Read. To understand the objectives of the EU and the trends, acquaint yourself with the Europe 2020 strategy, the recommendations of various competitions and their examples, in addition to studies and reports on your own topic.
5. Grow your intercultural potential. When creating a new project, you will have to work in an international team. Therefore, you should find out more about the culture and traditions of your partner countries in order to build high-quality dialogue.
You can take a short online course on our website and learn about all the steps towards getting financing from Creative Europe. You will learn how to apply and find international partners. It will take 15 minutes of your time and, after a short test, you will get a certificate. You can also take other courses we offer: Strategic Planning and Advocacy.