April: Calls for proposal

April: Calls for proposal

Innovation Lab – Innovation Lab (CREA-CROSS-2023-INNOVLAB)



To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities established in one of the eligible countries, namely: EU Member States (including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)), excluding Ireland.

Deadline: April 20, 2023


The available budget for this call is 5,438,131 euros. Costs will be reimbursed at the financing rate set in the grant agreement (60%).


The Creative Innovation Lab will encourage actors from various cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, to design and test innovative solutions for key challenges, with the potential for long-term positive impact across multiple cultural and creative sectors







Sector: Innovation and Sustainability, Tourism, and Culture

Call: First Notice Interreg Italy-Austria

Total Budget: 23,500,000.00 Euros



Legal entities residing in Italy: Alto Adige: Bolzano-Bozen; Veneto: Belluno, Vicenza, Treviso; Friuli Venezia Giulia: Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, Trieste. Or in Austria: Carinthia: Klagenfurt-Villach, Lower Carinthia, Upper Carinthia; Salzburg: Lungau, Pinzgau-Pongau, Salzburg, and Surroundings; Tyrol: Tyrolean Unterland, Innsbruck, Tyrolean Oberland, Außerfern, East Tyrol.

Consortia must have at least one partner from each member state.

Deadline: Opening of the submission window on 19/04/2023


Priority 1: 8,250,000.00 Euros

Priority 2: 8,250,000.00 Euros

Priority 3: 4,000,000.00 Euros

Priority 5: 3,000,000.00 Euros

Total: 23,500,000.00 Euros. The financial allocation for project proposals ranges from 200,000 Euros to 1 million Euros in ERDF funds.


Priority 1: The INNOVATION AND BUSINESSES priority invests in the fields of smart specialization strategies, promotes research and development investments, and supports new companies on cross-border topics.

Priority 2: The CLIMATE CHANGE and BIODIVERSITY priority focuses on civil protection, risk prevention, ecosystems, environmental protection, and biodiversity.

Priority 3: The SUSTAINABLE AND CULTURAL TOURISM priority promotes sustainable tourism models and encourages the digitalization of tourism and cultural offerings.

Priority 5: The CROSS-BORDER OBSTACLE REDUCTION priority supports digital solutions designed by public administrations for citizens, sustainable mobility, combating brain drain, employment support, shared use of health services, and reducing cross-border obstacles.







Sector: Culture, Tourism, and Transport

Call: Small Project Fund (SPF) established within the framework of the Interreg Italy-Slovenia Program

Total Budget: 3,000,000.00 EUR



Legal entities intending to participate must be based in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the provinces of Udine, Pordenone, Gorizia, and Trieste, and for the Veneto Region, only the province of Venice, and five Slovenian regions: Primorsko-notranjska, Osrednjeslovenska, Gorenjska, Obalno-kraška, and Goriška.

Deadline: Small-scale projects ➔ 21/04/2023 at 2:00 PM CET


The total contribution available for this Call is €3,000,000.00 (of which €2,400,000.00 is ERDF and €600,000.00 is from the Italian national FdR). Within the call, eligible project activities are funded at a rate of 100% of eligible total costs for all partners, subject to State aid rules (which consequently reduce the co-financing rate). Co-financing is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (80%) and the Italian national FdR (20%).

Objectives of the Call:

The Call falls under Strategic Objective 4 – SO4 – A more social and inclusive Europe through the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The overall objective of this Call is to encourage greater cross-border cooperation in the sector and leverage synergies with initiatives related to the European Capital of Culture 2025 to maximize potential tourism impacts throughout the area.


Project proposals must pursue the following specific objective: Strengthening the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion, and social innovation (SO 4.6).







Sector: Tourism and Digitalization

Call: ESF+ Dgr 1644/2022 – Skills in Transition



Companies based in Veneto Region, from all sectors (excluding agricultural, tourism, cultural, health, and public sectors).


The submission of applications expires on April 3, 2023, at 1:00 PM.


The call funds 100% training focused on developing the skills of workers, with a specific focus on green and digital transition topics.


The call aims to develop the skills of workers with a focus on the green and digital transitions of Venetian companies in all sectors (excluding agricultural, tourism, cultural, health, and public sectors).

Projects must include training and consulting activities for employees, owners, business associates, freelancers, and self-employed workers and must refer to one of the following development and technological trajectories, referring to RIS3:

  • Smart Agrifood;
  • Smart Manufacturing;
  • Smart Health;
  • Culture & Creativity;
  • Smart Living & Energy;
  • Smart Destination.



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