Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation

Key facts

Programme Operator:
Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic
Programme ID:
Programme Donors
Date of approval:
Total amount:
EEA Grants fund:
Norway Grants fund:
€ 2,233,190
Programme areas:

Currently available funding

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Programme Summary


Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management

Programme summary

Programme Concerns

At least € 2.5 million shall be available for a small grants scheme addressing contemporary art and culture, as well as the promotion of bilateral exchange of living art.

No more than 60% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).

The programme shall focus on the role that art, culture and cultural heritage play in local and regional development; emphasis shall be put on the potential of the cultural and creative sectors in relation to social and economic development and their ability to reach out to the broader public. Measures addressing less developed and disadvantaged geographical areas and communities, valorisation of cultural heritage, as well as facilitating networking between service providers shall be prioritised.

The relevant public institution(s) in the Slovak Republic in charge of the policy area in question, including the Ministry of Culture, shall be actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the programme, specifically as member(s) of the Cooperation Committee.

This programme shall contribute to greater awareness about the culture of social, ethnic and cultural minorities and groups, including the Roma population.

Bilateral Ambitions

| € 125,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.