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EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. EUNIC’s vision is to build trust and understanding between the people of Europe and the wider world through culture. They work to make culture count in international relations. Together with its partners, EUNIC brings to life European cultural collaboration in more than 90 countries worldwide with a network of over 120 clusters, drawing on the broad experience of members from all EU Member States and associate countries. EUNIC advocates a prominent role of culture in international relations and is a strategic partner of the EU, actively involved in the further definition of European cultural policy. EUNIC is a platform for knowledge sharing and for capacity building amongst its members and partners.

EUNIC is recruiting a director to work out of its office in Brussels, Belgium.


  • To ensure that the strategic vision and decisions of the EUNIC General Assembly and Board of Directors, in particular those relating to the annual operational plan, are effectively implemented. To document, report and evaluate performance and outcomes.

  • To be responsible for the budgetary and financial management of the EUNIC office, based on the annual income and expenditure targets agreed by the General Assembly, in accordance with Belgian and EU institutions’ standards, including budget planning, forecasting, monitoring and reporting, and providing data to external auditors in the format required, as well as reporting.

  • To be responsible for the effective management of the EUNIC secretariat consisting of six staff members.

  • To continue to professionalise EUNIC’s worldwide capacity to deliver cultural relations projects according to EUNIC’s Strategic Framework and in the broader framework of the EU strategic approach to cultural relations.

  • To organise, and, if needed, facilitate meetings such as the biannual General Assembly and Board of Director meetings, and to conceptualise and chair other meetings, workshops and seminars with the different EUNIC stakeholder groups, such as Heads, Focal Points and Cluster representatives, held both online and offline.

  • To strengthen EUNIC’s advocacy towards the EU institutions by creating and deepening working relationships with EU officials and MEPs to ensure an effective EUNIC contribution to their policy and planning in cultural diplomacy and cultural relations.

  • To strengthen EUNIC as a network, by creating and maintaining close links with EUNIC member organisations, their Directors and focal point colleagues, and with EUNIC clusters.

  • To supervise EUNIC’s Crossroads for Culture project, funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, which aims to strengthen the network and build the capacity of EUNIC members, and to oversee its activities such as the Job Shadowing Initiative and the EUNIC Siena Cultural Relations Forum.

  • To supervise EUNIC’s European Spaces of Culture project, a project implemented in partnership with the European Commission and the EEAS, aiming to test and implement new European cultural relations models.

  • To supervise other EU and partner funded programmes and projects and supervise project applications and implementation, such as the NDPC project.

  • To build strategic partnerships with EU institutions and other international organisations or networks, and to conceptualize and oversee research opportunities.

  • To supervise and further develop EUNIC’s media relations and communication tools, including newsletter, website, social media channels, and press releases.

The post will initially last for 3 years, starting from 1 August 2021.

Deadline: 28 February 2021

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