EU4Culture makes particular focus on non-capital cities and towns of the Eastern Partnership countries. The project will assist cities in the EaP region to develop and implement a Cultural Development Strategy.
Within the “EU4Culture” project a maximum of five (5) non-capital cities or towns from each of the five participating EaP countries will be selected (i.e., a maximum of 25 cities or towns altogether). Selected NCC/T will receive a grant of a maximum of EUR 1,000 for the preparation of the full application. Out of the five NCC/T selected per country under this call, three (3) from each participating EaP country will further receive grants of a maximum of EUR 30,000 to design a Cultural Development Strategy. Finally, one (1) non-capital city or town in each participating EaP country will be selected to receive a maximum EUR 300,000 to implement the Cultural Development Strategy.
The selected cities or towns will receive capacity building support in the fields of internationalisation, cultural enterprise and management, and cultural indicators and statistics. A grant scheme for cultural projects, cross-innovation projects, festivals, as well as mobility scheme, will complement the project.
The EU4Culture project is implemented by the Goethe-Institut (lead), the Danish Cultural Institute, Czech Centres and the Institut Français in Georgia. The Project started on 1 January 2021 and will end on 31 December 2024.