Royal Norwegian Embassy to Spain
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There are currently no calls for proposal.
Programme SummaryWhy is the programme needed? Promoting cultural diversity is essential in order to strengthen mutual understanding in Europe and to contribute to greater social inclusion, cohesion and economic development (growth and jobs) as set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy. The Programme will contribute to greater mutual understanding through international cooperation resulting in projects that will showcase the diversity of European culture. The Programme’s budget of €400,000 helps strengthen bilateral relations between Spain and the Donor States by focusing on cultural exchange between cultural players in these countries. What will the programme achieve? The Programme will offer support to a sector currently facing exceptional challenges in a country badly hit by the current economic crisis. The Programme aims to spur international cooperation (for example through exchanges of best practices and knowledge-sharing which are essential for accelerated learning), gearing up access to culture and promoting cultural diversity. How will it be achieved? The support will result in:
- Partnership projects between Spanish and Donor States’ cultural organisations working in contemporary art and culture;
- Increased mobility of artists/cultural workers in the area of contemporary art and culture from Spain and the Donor States;
- A workshop before the launch of the open calls under this Programme provided scope for an exchange of experiences and ideas on bilateral cooperation between Spanish and Donor State organisations; it aimed at helping cultural players from Spain to find project partners in Donor States and vice versa.