Donor: European Commission - CREA
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: PPPA-MEDIA-2023-WRITINGEU
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 07.11.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 3.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia


1) Objective

The purpose of this preparatory action “Writing European” is to help the European audiovisual industry to develop excellence in creating and writing high-quality drama content and foster innovative storytelling. It aims to promote co-writing practices, thereby also enlarging the experience of creative talents working on fiction series.

Applicants are invited to setup creative hubs that can achieve the above objectives as well as the following priorities:

  • Improve the knowledge and capacity of creative talents in the creation of fiction series and foster the emergence of strong teams/hubs of European creative talents (e.g. scriptwriters, editors, showrunners, producers) coming from diverse backgrounds and nationalities;
  • Facilitate collaborations that follow a learning-by-doing approach, enabling creative talents to work on a set of different projects in parallel;
  • Identify and implement working methods for co-writing, from the conceptualisation and early stage of storytelling, to matchmaking with potential buyers;
  • Ensure contacts with industry leaders, producers or commissioners of audiovisual works (e.g. distributors, buyers, platforms, broadcasters) to enhance the talents’ understanding of the market trends and dynamics

Support will be given to projects that facilitate creative hubs, e.g. writing rooms or other collaborative settings, aimed at the co-creation of European audiovisual works. Such hubs will act as accelerators or incubators of talents, by proposing innovative methods to select and guide talented writers from pre-writing/conceptualisation to the actual writing of fiction series projects and potential matchmaking with buyers.

The projects should involve European talents as directly as possible. The objective of the action being enhancing and enabling creativity, talents across the EU should be empowered to intensify their cooperation. Authors should be working within ad hoc creative labs or writing rooms that have as primary goal the improvement of the creative process. At the same time, through exchanges with audiovisual professionals, authors should become more aware of the potential of their creative input, in artistic as well as in exploitation and dissemination terms.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to legal entities (in particular non-profit organisations, public or private bodies, educational institutions and research centres).

3) Location

Actions must take place in Europe.

4) Budget

The available call budget is EUR 3 000 000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 7 November 2023. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible.

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