In 2023, the French National Centre for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC) launched Going European, a training programme for pairs of European authors, focusing on issues related to the co-writing of international series. The programme has three partners: the Séries Mania festival (France), the co-production and networking market Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT (Spain) and the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days (Bosnia and Herzegovina).  

Going European is funded by the MEDIA programme of the European Commission, the programme runs for a period of three years (2023-2025), and aims to train authors in the co-writing, co-development and co-production of international series. 30 authors (10 each year) will receive support for the duration of the programme, all of them involved in co-writing projects for international series.  

The 10 authors will meet each year for three intensive one-week training sessions at the three partner events, where they will participate in exchanges, workshops and masterclasses on the specific issues involved in the conception of an international series, the creative, financial, legal and environmental aspects, as well as production, distribution and promotion issues. They will meet with experienced professionals from various areas of the series industry.  

After the Séries Mania festival in March, the five pairs will attend several days of exclusive training at Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT in June. The five couples will be soon unveiled.