The eligible third countries for 2013 were Canada and Australia. Each year the Special Action for Third Countries enables organisations from one or more countries other than those who participate in the Culture programme on a fully-fledged basis to be involved in a call for proposals. The call enables grants to be given for cooperation projects, which seek to pursue the objectives of the Culture Programme.
To be eligible, projects must have a duration of not more than 24 months;
- involve a minimum of three cultural organisations drawn from three different countries taking part in the Programme;
- involve cultural cooperation with at least one partner from the selected Third Countries (at least 50% of the project output should come from that country) and be the subject of an application requesting a grant of no less than EUR 50,000 and no more than EUR 200,000.