Promoting Culture: part II of Eastern Partnership Culture Programme approved under ENPI Regional East Action Programme 2010

Thesecond part of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme has been approved, one of a number of new regional programmes approved on 26 July 2010 by the European Commission, under the ENPI Regional East Action Programme 2010.
 
This Eastern Partnership Culture Programme will provide both technical assistance, to address specific priority needs of public institutions and the region's cultural sector, and grants to civil society cultural organisations – profit and non-profit – and national and local institutions for regional cooperation projects. The Programme will encompass the entire cultural sector, including cinema and the audiovisual sector, contemporary arts, tangible and intangible heritage, as well as support to heritage conservation projects.
 
The programme will help civil society organisations, both profit and non-profit, and government institutions at the national and local level to:
  • strengthen regional links and dialogue within the region of the Eastern Partnership, and between the EU and countries of the Eastern Partnership in respect to cultural networks and actors;
  • support policy reform and modernization of the cultural sectors in the Eastern Partnership region with the aim of promoting the role of culture in national agendas for development;
  • support awareness raising and cultural initiatives having a regional impact on sustainable economic and social development, democratization, and enhanced intercultural dialogue.
 
Eastern Partnership Culture Programme (Part I and Part II)
 
The total amount of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme is €12 million.
 
Part I: Call for Tenders for Technical Assistance [Regional Monitoring and Support Unit]: €3 million – Indicative date for the launch of the Call for Tenders is April 2010 – Indicative implementation period: 4 years. Part I is financed under the ENPI East Regional Action Programme 2009.
 
Part II: Call for Proposals (CfPs). EU Contribution: €9 million. Indicative date for the launch of the Call is October 2010. Indicative implementation period will be up to maximum 48 months. This will be financed under the ENPI East Regional Action Programme 2010.
 
Decision of the Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/documents/aap/2010/aap_2010_enpi-e_fr.pdf
 
Action Fiche for ENPI Regional East Action Programme 2010
 
EuropeAid - 2010 Annual Action Programmes
 
EuropeAid – Culture
 
ENPI Info Centre – Service procurement notice Eastern Partnership Culture Programme Monitoring and Capacity Building Unit
 
ENPI Info Centre - Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – Part I