Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe established in 1989 that currently numbers 37 countries. Eurimages promotes the European audiovisual industry by providing financial support to feature films, animations and documentaries produced in Europe. It has three support schemes: cinema co-production, theatrical distribution, and exhibition. Armenia and Georgia joined Eurimages.
ECSA represents over 23,000 professional composers and songwriters in 22 European countries, with 43 member organisations across Europe. Its members work for the areas of art & classical music, film & and audiovisual music, as well as popular music.
The ECBN is a not-for-profit foundation established in 2011 to promote the interests of the cultural creative industries in Europe. Its 41 industry defining members, currently stemming from 19 EU countries, are leading agencies, hubs, centres and intermediaries for the CCIs on local, regional and/or national level. Together, they account for approximately 70% of the workforce in cultural creative industries in Europe.
The ECIA is an integrated policy initiative that combines policy learning with eight concrete actions on innovation vouchers, better access to finance and cluster excellence & cooperation. It is an open platform that brings together policy-makers and business support practitioners from 28 partner organisations and 12 countries.
The European Creative Industries Alliance is an integrated policy initiative that combines policy learning with 8 concrete actions on innovation vouchers, better access to finance and cluster excellence & cooperation. This open platform brings together policy-makers and business support practitioners from 28 partner organisations and 12 countries. Its overall aim is to shape a community in Europe that actively supports creative industries as a driver for competitiveness, job creation and structural change by developing and testing better policies and tools for creative industries. The initiative is supported by the EC’s DG for Enterprise and Industry.
The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) is composed of the five national European luxury goods and creative industries organizations. Collectively the ECCIA and the national member organisations represent the interests of about 400 European high-end & creative businesses and cultural institutions.
The Convention is the foundation for European cooperation in the fields of culture, education, youth, and sport. The purpose of this Convention is to develop mutual understanding among the peoples of Europe and reciprocal appreciation of their cultural diversity, to safeguard European culture, to promote national contributions to Europe's common cultural heritage respecting the same fundamental values and to encourage in particular the study of the languages, history and civilisation of the Parties to the Convention. The Convention contributes to concerted action by encouraging cultural activities of European interest. It aims to encourage cultural cooperation in all forms, to foster understanding among European countries, and to preserve their cultural heritage and treat it as an integral part of broader common European heritage.
The ECF plays a special role in European cultural policy making process. It bridges people and democratic institutions by connecting local cultural change-makers and communities across Europe. For 60 years it has been striving towards an open, democratic and inclusive Europe in which culture is a valued and key contributor. ECF’s current activities are focus on the topic “Connecting Culture, Communities and Democracy”. The Foundation supports and connects cultural change-makers whose work contributes to an ongoing cross-sectoral debate on Europe and builds partnerships. The ECF works with all 6 EaP countries.
The ECF supports and connects cultural change-makers whose work contributes to an ongoing cross-sectoral debate on Europe and builds partnerships. Current activities of the Foundation are focus on the topic “Connecting Culture, Communities and Democracy”. The ECF funding can be reached through Step Beyond and Research & Development grants. The Tandem programme supports long-term cooperation, knowledge development and networking opportunities between cultural managers across the EU and beyond. Idea Camp collaborative working platform provides a safe and inspirational space for the cross-pollination of ideas, allowing projects and partnerships to emerge. The ECF works with all 6 EaP countries.
The objective of the study is to have a better understanding of the role that the national cultural institutes of EU Member States could play in a European strategy for culture in the EU's external relations. It analyses the strengths and weaknesses of their missions, structures and resources. This analysis is aimed at determining whether their activities have a European dimension and whether they would be able to assist the EU in further promoting its priorities and fundamental values in third countries. On the basis of this analysis, the study sets out a number of policy recommendations, including a set of guiding principles for the effective pooling and sharing of resources between the cultural institutes and the EU institutions to achieve scale and thus increase the visibility of EU actions abroad. Furthermore it proposes models of cooperation, incentives and commitments, eligibility criteria for EU-funded projects as well as pilot projects.
The European Culture Forum is one of the strategy & policy elaboration working methods of the EU and a major networking opportunity. It is a biennial flagship event aimed at raising the profile of European cultural cooperation, uniting the sector's key players, taking stock the European Agenda for Culture's implementation, and encouraging debate on EU cultural policy and initiatives. The last forum took place in Brussels, Belgium on 19-21 April 2016. It reflected on culture's contribution to the new priorities of the EC such as innovation, jobs and growth; the digital single market; social cohesion and intercultural dialogue; and Europe's position on the global scene.
The European Dancehouse Network is designed to cooperate in securing a sustainable future for the dance sector and to improve relevance for diverse dance practices among society.
PEDN provides documentary consulting and informs about possibilities for funding, financing, development, coproduction, distribution and collaboration across borders.
The EED is a grant-giving organization that supports local actors of democratic change in the European Neighbourhood and beyond. It works in a flexible way and receives and assesses requests for support in an ongoing manner. The EED acknowledges the existing range of pro-democracy donors and seeks to act as a gap-filler by adding value to existing democracy support and focusing on the “unsupported”, which are not eligible for other funding. It assists pro-democratic civil society organisations, movements and individual activists acting in favour of a pluralistic multiparty system regardless of their size or formal status. The EED provides both project and institutional funding in fully justified cases and for a limited period of time.
Between 2010 and 2015, INTERARTS and Culture Action Europe coordinated the European Expert Network on Culture. Set up by a consortium of 18 experts, the network provided advice and support to the European Commission in its cultural policy development though the analysis of cultural policies at European, national and regional levels and the preparation of reports, studies and other policy-oriented tools. The project involved the collaboration of the Institute of International Relations, Zagreb (IMO), Croatia, and focused on different dimensions of culture, as well as on its relation with other areas such as social aspects, economy, external affairs, regional development, innovation policy, environment, tourism, research, etc. The website launched under the project is currently not available, waiting to be relaunched by DG EAC and the coordinator of the European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual - EENCA, the continuation of the previous EENC. All the documents published on the EENC website between 2010 and 2015 are available on this INTERARTS’ page.
It is a platform promoting contacts and co-operation between volunteers and non-profit volunteer associations in the field of industrial and technical heritage in Europe.
The association connects about 100 festivals and festival associations in 40 countries. It promotes festivals, provides trainings, and supports cooperation. The network includes members from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine.
This is an international network of organizations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide. The network includes members from Georgia.
The ERICarts Institute is an independent certified non-profit organisation which carries out comparative cultural research and cultural policy monitoring in co-operation with experts from over 40 European countries. The Institute was created by the European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ECURES) in collaboration with "Centres of Excellence" specialising in cultural research from different corners of Europe. The areas of research cover: cultural policies; arts & media professions; economic aspects of culture; cultural life & trends; diversity, dialogue & cohesion; and cultural cooperation.