Creative Net sparring on 28 April and 3 May – Support for ESF+ applications
The goal of the sparring is to clarify the application process for ESF+ projects. During the sessions, applicants will receive support and constructive feedback on their applications and their contents. All those who are interested should apply by Thursday 20 April at the latest.
The sparring is being organised as 45-minute sessions between individual applicants and the Creative Net team on Friday 28 April and Wednesday 3 May. The sessions can be held either remotely, as hybrid meetings or in person in Helsinki, Jyväskylä or Kuopio according to the applicant’s preference.
The sparring is intended for those who are already quite far along in the application process and meet the following criteria:
- The ESF+ application must be entered in the EURA 2021 system
- The applicant must be familiar with the terms and conditions for ESF+ funding
- The project abstract and application must be sent to the Creative Net team in advance
Priority shall be given to applicants who have not submitted an ESF+ application before. In addition, priority shall be given to group projects involving smaller actors in the creative sector who are making an ESF+ application for the first time.
These sparring sessions are not aimed at developing project ideas. Sessions for brainstorming and networking are being organised separately. Creative Net’s LinkedIn group is an ideal place for exchanging project ideas and looking for project partners.
The sparring sessions for applications are available in Finnish or, if necessary, in English.
Apply by Thursday 20 April
You can apply for sparring from Wednesday 5 to Thursday 20 April. Participation is binding, and cancellations must be made will in advance. Please specify on the application form if any particular time of day on either Friday 28 April or Wednesday 3 May is not suitable.
The Creative Net team will notify applicants on Friday 21 April
The Creative Net team will notify all applicants whether they have been selected for the sparring on Friday 21 April. At the same time, selected participants will be notified of the exact time of their sparring on either Friday 28 April or Wednesday 3 May.
Application texts must be sent to the Creative Net by Tuesday 25 April
Selected participants are asked to send their application texts to the Creative Net by Tuesday 25 April. Further instructions for sending the application texts will be provided before then.
Call for applications for ESF+ projects open until Monday 15 May
The call for applications for projects within the within the Creative and Cultural Innovation Expertise ESF+ theme is open until Monday 15 May on the EURA 2021 system.
Creative Net cannot take a position on whether the project will receive funding with its application. Questions related to funding can be sent to Minna Taipale, Financing Specialist at the ELY Centre for Häme ([email protected]).
Creative Net team:
Sofia-Charlotta Kakko, Special Advisor, [email protected], +358 (0)295 330 912
Pia Repo, Expert, [email protected], +358 (0)295 330 857
Milla Minerva Mertanen, Planning Officer, [email protected], +358 (0)295 330 815
Milja Leskinen, Communications Planning Officer, [email protected], +358 (0)295 330 811