The European Spaces of Culture Call for Ideas aims to find new innovative ideas for collaboration models between EUNIC members, EU Delegations and local partners in countries outside the EU.
The Preparatory Action European Spaces of Culture and its pilot projects aims to seek new ways of collaboration in cultural relations, following a number of guiding principles, which reflect the EU strategy for international cultural relations and the EUNIC Strategic Framework 2020-2024:
- Encourage people-to-people contacts through a bottom-up approach, based on local consultation and co-creation;
- Go beyond projection of the diversity of European cultures;
- Focus on the process as well as on outputs and outcomes: a new spirit of dialogue, mutual listening and learning, where partners are on equal footing and engage in a joint capacity building process.
The Call requires proposals to be co-created by local stakeholders (e.g. civil society organisations, local cultural actors, etc.), EUNIC members and EU Delegations, in a spirit of mutuality, reciprocity and people-to-people contacts outlined in the EU strategy for international cultural relations and the EUNIC Strategic Framework 2020-2024. Applicants are encouraged to investigate transnational and transregional projects.
The Call has an envelope of EUR 500,000, with an additional Mobility grant scheme of EUR 14,000.
Project teams are invited to apply with a cultural relations project idea outside of the EU. Project teams can apply for up to 60,000 euros for the entire project, to be spent in different steps. Submitted proposals need to involve a minimum of three full EUNIC members, the EU Delegation and at least three key local cultural partners.
Pilot projects will be implemented January – October 2022.