The Archipel.eu pilot project, launched in June 2021, aims to preserve and promote culture in the outermost regions of the European Union and the Overseas Countries and Territories. It is co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by the Institut français (Paris, France), in partnership with the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories (Brussels, Belgium) and the Agência de Promoção da Cultura Atlântica (Madeira, Portugal). On the Move is an associated partner for the project.
In accordance with the 2003 UNESCO Convention, this fund works to safeguard and promote the intangible cultural heritage, popular arts and practices, and ancestral cultures of the Outermost Regions of the European Union (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).
The overall budget dedicated to this specific Fund is €270,000, with grants of maximum €20,000 per project.
Applications are open to cultural organisations or institutions active and residing in the Outermost Regions or the Overseas Countries and Territories: universities, museums, eco-museums, NGOs, associations, cultural centres, foundations, resource centres, art education institutions, research and training institutions, archives, conservatories, natural parks, tourism structures, etc.
The fund is intended to support activities in the fields of scientific and cultural mediation, training and capacity building around intangible cultural heritage in the Outermost Regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories. The role of digital technologies in supporting the cultural sector should also be explored as a means of strengthening resilience in the face of crises limiting social proximity while ensuring environmental sustainability and impact of actions.
Proposed projects must take place between April 2022 and March 2023, in one or more of the 9 Outermost Regions and 13 Overseas Countries and Territories.