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€5 million call for proposals for Euromed Audiovisual III

The European Commission has issued a €5 million Call for Proposals under the Euromed Audiovisual III programme. The Call (reference EuropeAid/129593/C/ACT/MULTI) is financed under the ENPI.
 
The general objective of the call is to contribute to the development of intercultural dialogue and to support cultural diversity. It aims to:
  • develop and reinforce cinematographic and audiovisual capacity in the Partner Countries,
  • promote complementarity and integration of film and audiovisual industries in the region,
  • promote the free movement of audiovisual goods and services in the sector.
 
The Euromed Audiovisual programme has been allocated a total budget of €11 million over a three-year period, of which €5 million is for the award of grants on a co-financing basis (under this call for proposals) and €6 million for a capacity-building mechanism and for technical assistance on monitoring (two service contracts awarded under calls for tenders to be published shortly).
 
This call for proposals is divided into three areas:
  • Area 1: Training of industry professionals
  • Area 2: Building distribution capacity and supporting the emergence of new distribution models and media
  • Area 3: Developing a Euro-Mediterranean audience.
 
All grants awarded under this call for proposals must fall between a minimum amount of €400,000 and a maximum of €1 million. No grant may exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. The balance must be financed from the applicant's or partners' own resources, or from sources other than the budget of the European Communities or the European Development Fund. A grant may be for less than 80% of the total eligible costs of the action.
 
The initial duration of the proposed action may not be lower than 30 months nor exceed 36 months.
 
The consortium must include at least two bodies from an ENPI South country. There is no maximum number of partners but all partners must be carefully chosen and play an active role in the actions proposed. Projects must take place in at least three of the following countries/territories: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia.
 
The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 June 2010. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
Call for proposals
 
ENPI Info Centre – Service forecast notice for Euromed Audiovisual Capacity-Building Programme
 
ENPI Info Centre – Service forecast notice for Euromed Audiovisual Monitoring and Support Unit
 
ENPI Info Centre – Commission approves €11 million for new Euromed Audiovisual programme
 
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