European Commission launched a call for proposals in the sphere of culture

| Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

The European Commission has launched a global call for proposals for “Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth” under its Investing in People programme.


The global objective of this call for proposals is to support culture as a vector of democratisation, diversity and socio-economic development.

The list of eligible beneficiary countries and territories includes all ENPI countries (as well as Ukraine), east and south.

The call for proposals is divided into two lots, corresponding to two different specific objectives, as follows:

Lot 1:Encourage cultural expressions which promote diversity, intercultural dialogue and human and cultural rights, in the context of reconciliation, conflict resolution and democratization.

Lot 2:Strengthen capacities of cultural actors for the development of a dynamic cultural sector contributing to economic growth and sustainable development

Applications must concern exclusively one of the lots. For more details regarding the types of activities which may be financed under the both lots please see Guidelines for Applicants.

In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 18 December 2012.

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 22,200,000 – EUR12 million for actions under lot 1, and EUR 10.2 million for actions under lot 2.

Grants requested must fall between a minimum of EUR 300,000 and a maximum of EUR 1 million.

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

Full documentation is available here.