EuropeAid to launch €9 million call for Eastern Partnership Culture Programme

A call for proposals is to be launched at the end of 2010 for the €9 million Eastern Partnership Culture Programme to be funded under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), according to the Annual Work Programme ENPI East published on the EuropeAid website.
The overall objective of the Programme is to support the role of culture in the region's sustainable development and to promote regional cooperation between public institutions, civil society cultural organisations, and foundations and academic organisations in the Eastern Partnership region and the EU. The programme will target the following specific objectives:
  • Support policy reform at the government level and capacity building of cultural organisations and ‘professionalization’ of the culture sector in the Eastern Neighbourhood region;
  • Contribute to exchange of information, experience, and best practices within the cultural sector at a regional level and with the EU;
  • Support regional initiatives/partnerships which demonstrate the positive contributions of culture to economic development, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and intercultural dialogue.
Within the programme, this call for proposals will  provide grants to civil society cultural organisations, as well as national and local institutions for regional cooperation projects encompassing 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 call for proposals is foreseen to be launched end of 2010. The indicative amount of the calls for proposals is €9 million (the amount of the grants is not specified in the document). (ENPI Info Centre)
Annual Work Programme ENPI East
ENPI Info Centre – Pre-information Notice for Culture Programme RMSU
ENPI Info Centre webpage - Eastern Partnership Culture Programme

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