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Eastern partnership Culture programme CSF working group 3 September 2010 Chrystelle Lucas DG Europeaid EaP Culture programme


1. Background: the Eastern Partnership March 2009 : establishment of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) as a specific Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) ! to promote stability and prosperity among the EU's Eastern partners ! to accelerate reforms, legislative approximation, and economic integration. The Eastern Partnership (EaP): ! recognises the value of cultural cooperation and inter-cultural dialogue ! underlined the importance of cultural cooperation in addressing political processes and challenges.

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1. Other donors in the cultural sector in the EaP region • The Kyiv Initiative of the Council of Europe ! supported by the EC, since 2007 • EU Member states: French Cooperation, USAID, Italian Cooperation, British Council, Dutch government • The German Marshall Fund and the European Cultural Foundation, • UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre • The World Bank, EBRD, and UNDP • The New York-based Open Society Institute’s Arts and Culture Program EaP Culture programme

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1. Donor coordination: situation

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• The number of regional or sub-regional programmes in the fields of cultural heritage and culture is very small • At present there is no critical mass of activity in the region that has the capability to transform the cultural sector.

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1. Cultural projects already funded in the EaP region

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Some examples of initiatives financed in the region in the cultural sector by Europeaid are:

Initiative

Programme

“Local Authorities and Civil Society for Dialogue in the Eastern Khateti Region” with Caucasian House

Non-State Actors programme

War Free World Heritage Listed Cities (Lebanon and Georgia)

CIUDAD (regional programme)

Joint project between the Chagall Museum in Viteksk and Mark Rothko’s birthplace of Daug.

Cross Border Cooperation (CBC)

“New cross border initiatives in management of cultural heritage sites in Latvian, Lithuanian and Belarusian border areas” (2007)

Cross Border Cooperation (CBC)

four European Master degree courses in the cultural sector with training and development of future human resource managers and programmers, open to participation of students from the EaP region.

Erasmus Mundus

Muse All: a regional museum project on multi-culturalism and life-long learning carried out by DVV;

ENPI instrument in Georgia

Museum Twinning programme, with the Prussicher Kultur Besitz EaP Culture programme


2. Eastern Partnership Culture Programme- part I approved in 2009 + part II approved in July 2010

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• The Eastern Partnership has called for a specific EaP Culture Programme • The decision of the Commission C(2009) 4294 of 10/06/2009 on the ENPI Regional East Action Programme 2009 has approved the budget for the implementation of the first phase of EaP Culture programme (3 millions €) • The decision of the Commission C(2010) of 26/07/2010 on the ENPI Regional East Action Programme 2010 has approved the budget for the implementation of the second phase of EaP Culture programme (9 millions €)

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2. Eastern Partnership Culture Programme- general Objective ! to support the role of culture in the region's sustainable development ! and to promote regional cooperation between public institutions, national and local; civil society cultural organisations both profit and non-profit; and foundations and academic organisations in the Eastern Partnership region and the EU.

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2. Eastern Partnership Culture Programme- specific objectives • Support policy reform at the government level and capacity building of cultural organisations and ‘professionalization’ of the culture sector in the Eastern Neighborhood region; • Contribute to exchange of information, experience, and best practices within the cultural sector at a regional level and with the EU; • Support regional initiatives/partnerships which demonstrate the positive contributions of culture to economic development, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and intercultural dialogue. EaP Culture programme

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EuropeAid 2. Beneficiary countries of the EAP Culture programme

! ! ! ! ! !

Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Moldova Ukraine

Organisations of EU member states are also eligible to ENPI funding

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2. EaP Culture Programme: target groups

! civil society organisations* • both profit and non-profit

! government institutions

• at the national and local level

*With a legal entity

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2. Programme strands and budget

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Total budget of EaP Culture programme 12,000,000 â‚Ź

Component 2

Demand-driven grant projects (Grant / call for proposals) 9,000,000 â‚Ź

Component 1 Technical assistance

on monitoring of the programme + Capacity building for national authorities/ cultural operators

(Service contract / call for tenders) 3. 000,000 â‚Ź

Improve the environment for the development of EaP Culture programme cultural industries


2. EaP Culture Programme: Technical assistance to national and local authorities (component 1) This component will include a regional supporting mechanism that will provide : • specific technical assistance to public institutions and the cultural sector of the Eastern Partnership countries • contribute to stronger linkages between cultural activities and policies and their contribution to other or wider regional agendas • !provide capacity building and training to address the identified skills shortages in the cultural sector. • developing applied studies and diagnostics on priority topics. • encourage regional networking of the selected projects develop the regional component of the programme • ensuring monitoring, coordination, and visibility of the selected projects EaP Culture programme

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2. Expected results of component 1 (Technical assistance to national and local authorities and civil society organisations)

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• Policy-making, project management, and resource mobilisation capacities of the public sector are strengthened; • Strategic planning and international resources mobilization for culture are improved; • Culture will acquire a higher priority both in term of allocation of national resources and in the policy dialogue with donors; • Dialogue and co-operation mechanisms are developed within the sector across the region.

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2. EaP Culture Programme: demand-driven grant projects (component 2)

Regional projects focusing on: !capacity building, !training, !networking, !exchange of good practices will be considered for selection

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2. EaP Culture Programme: demand-driven grant projects (component 2) ! Co-financing requirement

! to ensure the commitment and sustainability of the selected projects and implementing organisations

! Ratio of 80% EU funds - 20% applicants ! Main part of the budget shall be spent in the EaP countries

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3. Main criteria of evaluation for grant projects

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!Relevance of the action !Effectiveness and Feasibility of the action !Sustainability of the action

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3. Expected results of Component 2 (grants to civil EuropeAid society cultural organisations and public institutions) • Experience of intra-regional and interregional (EU-Eastern Partnership) cultural initiatives and partnerships diffused within the region; • Management skills and networking capacities of the cultural organisations, staff and operators in general are strengthened; • raising the awareness and fostering ownership of local communities for their culture EaP Culture programme


4.Timetable EuropeAid

Technical assistance to public institutions and the cultural sector 3 million EUR – call for tender published in May 2010. Evaluation of the proposals is on going. Results by November 2010

• See info on the process : EuropeAid/129262/C/SER/Multi https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome&nbPubliList=15&orderby=upd &orderbyad=Desc&searchtype=RS&aofr=129262

Call for proposals to be published in septemberoctober 2010 (projects including organisations from both EU member states and EaP countries)

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5. How to get information on the programme?

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!subscribe to e-mail alerts (in English and Russian) on news related to EU-ENPI relationship (including opportunities for funding) through the ENPI Info Center: http://www.enpi-info.eu/join.php

!EU Delegations in the EaP countries also relay the information: http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/delegations/web_en.htm EaP Culture programme


5. For more information •

EuropeAid webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/index_en.htm

General info on our regional programmes:

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http://www.enpi-info.eu/indexeast.php?lang_id=450

Info Notes East

http://www.enpi-info.eu/indexeast.php?lang_id=450

Eastern Partnership:

http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/eastern/index_en.htm •

Decision of the Commission on the funding of the regional EaP Culture programme:

2009: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/documents/aap/2009/af_aap_2009_enpi-e.pdf 2010: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/documents/aap/2010/af_aap_2010_enpi-e.pdf

procurement notice for the call for tender (technical assistance)

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineEaP Culture programme services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome&nbPubliList=15&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&searchtype=RS&aofr= 129262

http://www.eap.pauci.org/file/ZWFwX3BhdWNpX2ZpbGVzMjY4Nw__  

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