25.06.2019

Open Call for Peer-2-Peer (P2P) Exchange Program for Creative Hubs

Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting is a Pilot project co-funded by the EU whose main objective is to support healthy and sustainable ecosystems for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) with respect to these four key policy areas.

The Creative FLIP P2P exchange program is aimed at engaging leading, established, and innovative creative hubs with peers from emerging creative hubs across Europe, as well as with relevant educational institutions. The idea of the exchanges is to seek new formats of cross-sectorial cooperation between creative hubs and the educational sector, initiate projects of co-creation or collaborative plans, as well as to share knowledge and expertise across Europe through public and/or community events.

During 2019-2020, Creative FLIP will organize and support 50 exchanges between creative hubs throughout the EU and its neighborhood. Each exchange will support a team of two hub representatives – a member of the hub managing team and a hub member – providing an opportunity to a total of 100 individuals to experience working in a different creative hub, as well as to engage in a mutual learning experience with their hosts. Thus, the program will engage around 200 direct beneficiaries, with many more taking part indirectly by attending the resulting public programs.

The exchange will take place in two rounds:

The 1st round, which has just been launched, will feature 10 exchanges scheduled to take place in September – November 2019. As a pilot scheme, it is aimed exclusively at the members of European Creative Hubs Network through a closed call for applications. It will serve to test the new format of the visit and draw any potential lessons for improvement for the next round.

The 2nd round, taking place in 2020, will support a total of 40 exchanges and will be open to all interested hubs across Europe.

European Creative Hubs Network is the implementing partner for the p2p exchange within Creative FLIP.

Finance: Selected teams will receive a lump sum support in the amount of 1,100 EUR towards their travel and subsistence costs. A part of the funds will be pre-financed, while the remaining amount will be paid after the visit pending the receipt of the report and necessary supporting documents. The beneficiaries will be personally responsible for their respective travel and accommodation arrangements, within the set budget limits. A budget of 400 or 700 EUR respectively is available for the hosting hub, depending on whether the event they will produce is public and open to general audience (700 EUR), or an internal community event for the hub members only (400 EUR). This budget is exclusively intended for space rental, communications, catering and organizational costs of the showcasing event. Representative of ECHN will be visiting the hosting hubs during the exchanges and attend the dissemination events, in order to evaluate the methodology and strengthen the relationships within the network. 

Deadline: 5 July 2019

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