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Call: Preparatory Action "Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities"

Acronym DG CONNECT- digital single market
Type of Fund Others
Description of programme
"Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology"

DG CONNECT is the Commission department responsible to develop a digital single market to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe and carries out the Commission's policies on:

  • Digital economy and society
  • Research and innovation
  • Business and industry
  • Culture and media
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Preparatory Action "Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities"
Description of call
"Preparatory Action "Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities""
This action should test new ways of support for the creation of innovative cultural venues and empower cinemas to innovate and play a more important role in their local communities. 
The preparatory action will test new cinema-going experiences, while taking into account local audiences’ needs, and will focus on:
  1. Rethinking the cinema experience in the aftermath of the pandemic crisis with a view of creating innovative cultural venues in particular with cooperation between cinemas and VOD platforms;
  2. Audience development and building communities through interactive experiences.
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Thematic Focus Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Applicant details Only applications from legal entities established in EU Member States are eligible
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least 3 legal entities, preferably coming from different Member States, of which at least 1 is a cinema operator
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total budget: 1,5 Million €
Amount per project: max. 500 000 €
The Commission expects to finance 4 - 5 projects
Co-financing rate: max. 70%
Applications have to be sent by post to the following address:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology
Directorate I – Unit I3 – Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes
For the attention of Lucia Recalde Langarica
Office: BU25 05/130
B-1049 Brussels Belgium
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