Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe's cultural and creative sectors. 

Creative Europe consists of two sub-programmes: a Culture sub-programme promoting the creative and cultural sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme supporting the development and distribution of audiovisual works.




We help Georgia based cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors to benefit from Creative Europe.

We can offer advice on the phone, via email, in person and we hold free information seminars about all funding opportunities within Creative Europe.   

We also promote Creative Europe in Georgia in a variety of ways...

  • We host and attend events across Georgia
  • We fill our website with lots of useful information for you
  • We send out regular updates via our e-newsletters (subscribe link?)
  • We keep you up-to-date with Creative Europe through our Facebook and Instagram
How Do I get Participant Identification Code (PIC)

New applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC):

  1.   Register for an ECASaccount to authenticate your email address (make sure to select 'External' from the options on the page)
    2.   Enter your company information into the Participant Portaland upload the documents as specified in the guidelines and supporting documents for each scheme. 

You only need to complete these two steps once, after that you will be able to use the same PIC Number to download and submit multiple e-Forms.

Who assesses Creative Europe applications?

The Executive Agency (EACEA) has a database of experts who have a high level of expertise in the programmes managed by the Agency. These experts will assess applications from their field of expertise (for example, an experienced translator or publisher would review applications for the Literary Translation funding opportunity).

Experts usually only review applications from outside their country of residence to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.

All applications are assessed by two independent experts.

Are you interested in becoming an expert?

Which countries can participate in Creative Europe?

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture and MEDIA sub-programme: 

  • 28 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK)
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia
  • Iceland
  • Montenegro
  • Norway 
  • Serbia

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme and can partially participate in in the MEDIA sub-programme (in Training, Festivals, Film Education and Access to Markets):

  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
  • Tunisia

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme.

  • Armenia
  • Kosovo

Turkey and Switzerland are currently not eligible. 

An up-to-date list of non-EU eligible countries can be found on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency's (EACEA) website. 

Can individuals apply for funding?

Creative Europe is not open to applications from individuals, but it is estimated that around 250,000 individual artists and cultural and audiovisual professionals will receive funding through projects submitted by organisations. 

How are results published?

Results from all Creative Europe schemes are made available on the EACEA’s website. If you are interested in recent awards made to Georgian companies please visit the results page on this website. 

More detailed information about the projects supported through the programme, as well as details on the organisations behind each project can be found on the Creative Europe Dissemination Platform

How do I find if my application was successful on not?

The timescale for the publication of results for each funding opportunity is outlined in the guidelines. The EACEA will notify successful and unsuccessful applicants directly. Once these have all been notified, the results are published on the EACEA’s website

Please note that results are not sent out by Creative Europe Desk Georgia. 

Whether your application is successful or not, please get in touch. We can help to spread the word about successful project applications and we can also provide guidance to applications that weren't successful on that occasion.

Each applicant, successful and unsuccessful, receives evaluation feedback. We are always interested in discussing your evaluation feedback as it helps us to better prepare you for resubmission or future applications.

Who can I contact about technical issues with my application or e-form?

If you are having issues with the e-form submission please contact the HelpDesk at the EACEA in Brussels on:

+32 229 90705

Where can I find Creative Europe logos for my supported project?

Beneficiaries are obliged to display the EU flag and to acknowledge the support received under the relevant EU programmes in all communication and promotional material. For usage gudielines and to download the relevant files visit the EACEA website

How can I get in touch with Creative Europe Desks in other countries?

You can find a list of contact details for each Desk on the European Commission website.

Ketevan Shengelia
Head, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
Dr. Dinara Maglakelidze
MEDIA coordinator, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
Marta Tabukashvili
Culture Manager, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
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