Are you considering applying to Incubator+? Please read the dedicated page and the call in full. Should you still have questions, we hope the FAQ section below will help. If you don't find the answer to your question, send a message to Kasia, our capacity building manager, at email@example.com.
Is Incubator+ only for ENCC members?
No, it is open to all. ENCC members (including members of members) are a priority, but non-members are very welcome to apply.
What will I learn during the event?
You will have an opportunity to create a network for your cooperation projects, This event will be very much focused on international cooperation and will bring very diverse actors representing many cultural and artistic organisations. This is a very unique opportunity to connect with like-minded people who, like you, want to go European and are searching for inspiration, experience and networking.
Secondly, you will receive very specific training from our experienced trainers on how to tailor your project and raise your chances to be selected for European funding.
Which are the eligible countries?
Eligibility varies according to the funding programme you choose to apply for, please check below:
How long will I need to be away from work?
4 full days.
What types of project are NOT right for Incubator+?
- Projects not linked to social and cultural concerns;
- Projects counting only 2 partners and not open to others;
- Projects at the very initial stage of drafting;
- Projects that do not meet European funding criteria;
- Projects that have already applied and have not been awarded European funding.
How many partners will I need?
Projects should bring together at least 3 partners from 3 different EU member states, which means you should ideally have identified at least 2 partners when applying. We are however flexible about it and if you struggle to find international partners upfront we still encourage you to apply.
Which is the targeted European funding programme?
Incubator+ provides expertise on projects related to the following programmes: Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Interreg, CERV (formerly Europe for Citizens).
Can I apply if my organisation has no previous experience with European funding?
Yes, but you need to explain how your project will contribute to more cohesive and inclusive societies, promote common European values, foster participation and social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and/or prevent violent radicalisation, as well as how the international dimension will contribute to your project.
Do you accept applications from the UK?
Unfortunately, the answer is no, considering that UK applicants will not be able to apply for calls in the framework of the 2021-2027 programme.
Do you plan to organise additional study visits to cultural organisations in Novi Sad before or after the training?
Yes, Kulturanova will organise an additional cultural programme. Participation in these activities is highly recommended but not obligatory. The ENCC cannot cover additional costs such as accommodation and catering related to a prolonged stay.
Should I apply for Incubator+ if I don't have time to work on my project between now and October?
Yes. Selected applicants will develop their project and identify their partners after the meeting in Novi Sad, so they need to have time to spend on that after the intensive retreat/project fair in October.
What languages will be used in the Incubator+ programme?
English is the working language.
Will you read and edit my application?
Please note that trainers will not work on writing or editing your application.
Will you check my project’s budget?
Trainers can give advice on a budget but will not revise it nor write for you.
Where can I read more?
To understand the Incubator+ programme and process, please start by reading the Incubator+ page. To apply for Incubator+, go here.
Can I apply to Incubator+ with a project that was not selected for a previous edition of Incubator?
Can I participate virtually in the training?
No, it is mandatory to participate in person. If you can’t attend due to unforeseen circumstances, you can relegate someone else from your organisation.
Can other members of the team join me virtually?
Yes, it is even recommended to invite other partners to join the process virtually and work as a team, especially after 1x1 sessions.
Do you organise transport to the meeting?
No, the ENCC does not organise your trip to Novi Sad. You are asked to organise it yourself. You will be reimbursed by us afterwards after sending us your invoices and boarding passes.
Do you allow the participation of more than 1 person per organisation in the project fair/consultancy retreat?
No, the number of places for this event is restricted. We invite 1 person per project: other members of the team are advised to join online when feasible.