Breakfast seminar - Norway: EEA Grants and cooperation with Bulgaria


[N.B. The breakfast seminar is now full and there is only room for those who are already registered]

Come to an open seminar to learn more about the opportunities for cultural cooperation through the EEA Grants. Do you or your institution consider starting an art or culture project with a partner in another European country? Have you considered Bulgaria as a potential partner country? At the seminar you will get ideas on how to start an art and cultural collaboration through the EEA Grants, and get information about calls for study visits in Bulgaria.The breakfast seminar is arranged ahead of the conference "Culture over borders", which takes place in the same place. You can find more info about the conference here (in Norwegian). 


  • 08:45 -09:00: registration and light serving
  • Welcome words by Marie Skoie, section leader in the international section of the Arts Council.
  • Kjetil Rå Hauge and Antoaneta A. Hansteen both have solid knowledge of Bulgaria's language, culture and history. Kjetil has taught Bulgarian at the University of Oslo, translated books and had close contact with the country since his studies. Antoaneta has a Bulgarian background, works in the Ministry of Culture and knows both Bulgarian and Norwegian cultural life.
  • Tove Skarstein has been ambassador in Bulgaria and worked on the EEA Grants in earler periods. She will sher her experiences and tips.
  • Stojan Minev is a visual artist who moved from Bulgaria to Norway back in 2003. He has participated in several projects with Norwegian and Bulgarian artists and, among others, arranged exhibitions at the National Gallery in Sofia. He will share his knowledge about relevant networks and institutions.
  • Finally, Kristin Eliassen from the Directorate for Cultural Heritage will inform about the EEA Grants and Thea Breivik from the Cultural Council will inform about the possibilities to apply for funding for study visits to Bulgaria.

More information

The Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Arts Council Norway are the Norwegian contact points for programmes on cultural heritage and cultural cooperation under the EEA Grants in 8 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe.

See more information on "Culture over borders" (in Norwegian)

Find more information about the EEA Grants at the sites of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Arts Council (in Norwegian)