Deadline extension !
This information was posted on 07/11/2012 (11:00)
Due to technical problems encountered with our server the submission deadline has been extended for one day. The new submission deadline is Thursday 8 November at 12:00 noon (Brussels time).
For any technical problems encountered with the electronic submission please contact for guidance the External Helpdesk (Phone: +32 229 90705) (Email firstname.lastname@example.org).
In order to limit the technical problems we advise you to submit your application the soonest possible during the next 24 hours.
The paper submission of the application package is also extended to the 8th of November (date as marked in the postmark).
We remind you that only the submission through the on-line application will be accepted.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 07/11/2012
The standard grant agreements/decisions of the Agency are currently under revision due to the entry into force of the new Financial Regulation and its Rules of Application as from 01 January 2013.
The deadline for submission of applications under Strand 1.2.1 has therefore been extended until midday (12:00 Brussels times) on 07/11/2012.
The budget form and the Instructions for applicants have already been adapted to reflect these new rules. Make sure to download the new versions of these documents, available below, and to use them. The Agency reserves, however, the right to introduce changes or additional details subject to the adoption of the final text of the Financial Regulation and Rules of Application. In this case the changes will be announced in due time before the deadline of the call.
The Culture Programme Guide has been updated. You can find these updates here.
The new standard grant agreements/decisions will be made available as soon as possible.
On this page:
The application must be sent at the latest by Midday, 12:00 Brussels time on 07/11/2012.
For more information about the agenda of the procedure, please consult the Calendar 2008-2013.
Please note that the eForm still mentions the original deadline of 03/10/2012. However, the new deadline of 07/11/2012 midday (12:00 Brussels time) applies. Applications submitted after this new deadline will under no circumstances be accepted.
The Executive Agency has developed an on-line submission tool.
You will find hereunder all relevant documents for Strand 1.2.1
Download the eForm: Please download the relevant e-Form for the Culture Programme.
You need to have the Adobe Reader version 8.1.5 or higher installed on your computer in order to be able to download and complete the eForm. If you don't have it on your computer, please click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
For more detailed advice, please see section 2 of the Culture eForm User Guide.
You will also find on this page all technical issues related to the eForm:
In order to fill in your application eForm properly:
The following annexes will have to be attached to the eForm and submitted on-line at the same time:
If you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer please use only the Excel version of the budget. You can use the Open Office version of the budget only if you have Open Office installed on your computer (otherwise formulas might not work).
Please make sure to download the updated version of the budget form and transfer all elements into this new version. The old forms will not be accepted.
The budget form is available in an Excel 2007 template or in an open source template. There is important information on how to open and work with the Excel template in the Instructions for applicants.
The minimum requirement for Mac users is Office 2004. A known problem for Mac users is that the drop-down menu in column B of the 'Detailed budget by activities' part of the budget form does not appear. As no technical solution for this problem is available for now, we provide the list of values for this field in the first sheet called 'Content of the budget' of the budget form. If the values are copied exactly (case-sensitive), the formulas behind the field work.
Then submit your eForm application on-line before the midday deadline (12:00 Brussels time) on 07/11/2012.
Please note that we will not take any responsibility for last minute fall outs of internet, etc. It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply in time and to solve any possible technical problem before the expiration of the time limit (12:00 Brussels time). If help is needed, please consult the section on "Further assistance" below.
Send your application package to the Executive Agency (deadline: 07/11/2012, the postmark serves as proof).
The application package to be sent to the Executive Agency must include a CD-Rom or USB stick containing all requested documents. The ones that could not be provided on CD-Rom or USB stick (for example: copy of the balance sheets and profit & loss accounts) must be sent on paper.
* Please note that failure to include these documents in the application package makes your application ineligible (no exceptions will be granted).
All documents that cannot be provided on CD-Rom or USB Stick (for example: copy of the balance sheets and profit & loss accounts) must be sent on paper.
You must send the application package by post at the latest on 07/11/2012 (the postmark serves as proof) to the Executive Agency, at the following address:
Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Culture Programme (2007–2013)
Programme Strand 1.2.1. Cooperation projects
Avenue du Bourget 1
B – 1140 Brussels Belgium
Documents can be sent:
Depending on the type of question or problem encountered – technical or non-technical – there are different services that should be contacted.
Technical problems (e.g. you are not able to download the eForm, the eForm crashes or freezes, you encounter problems during the submission, etc.)
Please first of all carefully read the Culture eForm User Guide
Please also consult the list of 'Known issues'.
These services are available from Monday to Thursday, from 08:30 to 17:30 and Fridays from 08:30 to 17:00 (Brussels time), except on 07/11/2012 on which day the EACEA Technical Helpdesk will close at 12:00 midday Brussels time (deadline for submission).
If you are experiencing a technical eForm problem in the approach to the midday deadline (12:00 Brussels time) on 07/11/2012, please ensure that you request assistance from the EACEA Technical Helpdesk before the midday deadline has passed. If the Helpdesk is contacted after the midday deadline, your application will under no circumstances be accepted due to the principle of equal treatment.
When contacting the EACEA Technical Helpdesk by e-mail, clearly describe the technical problem you are encountering. It is advisable to attach a document with print screens to illustrate the problem (e.g. a print screen of any error message encountered).
Non-technical questions (e.g. problems with filling in the budget form, questions concerning the content of the eForm or the rules applicable to the Strand, etc.)
Please start by carefully reading the Programme Guide and the Instructions for applicants 23/08/2012
If you still have questions after this, please contact the Cultural Contact Point for your country, which can provide valuable information and assistance.
As last resort, you can send an email to the Executive Agency, at the following address: EACEA-P5-COOPERATIONPROJECTS@ec.europa.eu
Please note however that the Executive Agency is not authorised to answer queries related to the content of your application.
Please do not contact any other Commission services or individual people you might have been in contact with before.