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Frontpage News 2013 Greater understanding of cultural diversity

Via de la Plata, part of Spain's cultural heritage, was revitalised with the support of the Grants
Preservation of cultural heritage sites in Spain along the historical Via de la Plata road from the Roman times was enabled by the EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009 Photographer: ES0022

Greater understanding of cultural diversity

A new call for cultural diversity and exchange project proposals has been launched in Spain.  

The aim is to increase cultural dialogue and promote understanding of cultural diversity. The progamme also supports Spain’s cultural sector which has been badly hit by the current economic crisis.
Under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014, €500 000 is used to strengthen cultural diversity and exchange in Spain. Operated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Spain, the programme aims to increase cultural dialogue and foster the European identity through a better understanding of cultural diversity.

The call for proposals will distribute €422 500 to selected projects developed under one of the two categories of support:

  • Projects stimulating cooperation across national borders between cultural entities in the field of contemporary art and culture.
  • Projects of cultural entities wishing to develop their international networks and strengthen their capacity to work across national borders.

The deadline for submissions of applications is 16 July 2013. Find out more about how to apply here.

The Grants finance programmes promoting diversity in culture and arts in 10 beneficiary countries, contributing to strengthening democratic values and economic and social cohesion in Europe. 

Cultural partnership opportunities

The programme also aims to strengthen bilateral relations through stimulating cultural cooperation between cultural entities and cultural players in Spain and the three donor states – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Project Promoters are encouraged to cooperate on joint projects with partners from the donor states.

Find out more about the partnership opportunities on the Grants’ website.