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Strengthening bilateral relations in culture

A call for proposals for initiatives under the bilateral fund in the Czech 'Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts' programme is open for applications. 

The Fund for Bilateral Relations at programme level aims to strengthen cooperation between Project Promoters (project researchers) of approved projects, pre-defined projects and/or sub-projects within the framework of a small grant scheme under the Czech 'Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts' programme and entities in the donor countries and/or international organisations. The cooperation shall be based on the exchange, sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, know-how, experience and best practices in relation to the content of the approved project.

What is supported?

The Fund is designed to finance targeted one-off or short-term supplementary initiatives in approved projects, pre-defined projects and/or sub-projects within the framework of a small grant scheme under the programme. These are not the initiatives crucial for achieving planned outcomes and outputs of the projects.

Eligible initiatives are activities forging stronger bilateral relations during the implementation period of approved projects/sub-projects. Such activities are not part of the original planned budget and are implemented in cooperation with a project partner or institution from the donor countries and/or international organisations. These are particularly:

  • study and work trips, work visits and bilateral working meetings with aimed at sharing experience and know-how, transferring best practices;
  • bilateral/multilateral meetings, workshops, seminars;
  • conferences aimed at bi-/multilateral meetings, presentations and building on contacts and working relations;
  • the production of studies, analyses and documentation, data collection, their sharing and exchange to strengthen the cooperation between the Final Beneficiaries and entities in Donor States and international organisations
  • information and promotional initiatives to strengthen bilateral partnerships.
  • other bilateral activities

How much is funded?

The total allocation under the call is € 117 202. The minimum amount awarded per initiative is € 2 000 and the maximum is € 20 000.

Who can apply for funding?

Eligible applicants are all final beneficiaries of approved projects, pre-defined projects (and/or small grant scheme sub-projects) under programme, who have been implementing the project or have accomplished the project implementation

and whose intention is to get financial support for their supplementary bilateral initiatives, that are not part of the approved project and that will be implemented:

a)      in cooperation with the project partner and/or;

b)      in cooperation with institutions from the donor countries and/or international organisations competent in the subject matter of the project implementation (i.e.actively involved in the area of project implementation for a minimal period of 1 year).

Projects financed through the EEA Grants may be implemented in cooperation with institutions from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and/or international organisations.

When is the application deadline?

Grant applications can be submitted up to 31 December 2016 or until the total allocation is used.

Please consult the website of the programme operator for the full details of requirements and information regarding the call.

Questions related to the Bilateral Fund at programme level and this call should be directed to mrealizace@mfcr.cz.