Robert Bosch Stiftung > Actors of Urban Change

Actors of Urban Change aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities and by using specific potentials of culture as driver and enabler of positive change. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural, public and private sectors. Through local projects, an international qualification programme, Europe-wide exchange and individual coaching, the programme participants put those skills into practice.

Actors of Urban Change is a programe by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. After two stages (2013-15 and 2015-17) of the programme, the third programme round takes place from autumn 2017 to summer 2019.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS) offers financial support to enhance your local project as well as international qualification activities focusing on workshops and peer learning activities. To support your local collaboration we offer a total amount of up to EUR 13,000. This includes:

  • grants for the implementation of your local project (up to EUR 5,000)

  • process-related and tailor-made support by experts (up to EUR 5,000)

  • mobility grants, i.e. financial support for Shadowing Internships in other cities in the network (up to EUR 3,000)

Additionally, RBS will reimburse all travel expenses and accommodation related to the international seminars. This financial support is embedded in international activities. These include participation in five international Actors of Urban Change Academy Meetings (4-5 days each) with a strong focus on peer learning, as well as mobility grants to spend Shadowing Internships in other cities in the network.

Actors of Urban Change is designed to strengthen participants’ skills and practical experience as well as to foster knowledge sharing in the field of cross-sector collaboration and participatory urban development. It is for individuals who:

  • work in the cultural, the public or the private sector

  • apply as a local team with a joint project proposal for their city

  • are highly motivated to develop their skills in cross-sector collaboration and participatory urban development

  • are interested in international exchange and networking

  • are ambitious to engage in local project work as well as the international elements of the program

  • have a good command of English

  • are based in one of the 47 Council of Europe member states, Kosovo or Belarus.

Deadline: 29 September 2017

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