New Strands under the Culture Programme
The EACEA has announced details of the following new strands under the Culture Programme as festivals and policy analysis groupings are no longer under Strand 2:
- Support for European Cultural Festivals (strand 1.3.6)
This strand focuses on the allocation of grants to promote the circulation of cultural works to the largest possible audience thus encouraging intercultural dialogue and exchanges of experience through the mobility of European professionals within festivals.
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- Cooperation projects between organisations involved in cultural policy analysis (strand 3.2)
Within the framework of the European Agenda for culture, this strand is aimed at supporting cooperation projects involving minimum three organisations established in three different countries. Those organisations must have a direct and practical experience in the analysis, evaluation, or impact assessment of cultural policies at local, regional, national and/or European levels, related to one or more of the 3 objectives of the European Agenda for culture. With this strand of the programme the European Union aims at promoting the exchange, analysis, comparison and consolidation of existing quantitative and qualitative data and evaluation methods. Furthermore, it aims at facilitating the production of proposals and recommendations for new evaluation methods or quantitative and qualitative data. The launching of new specific studies or data collections is not covered.
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Upcoming Culture Programme deadlines
The EACEA will shortly publish application forms for the upcoming deadlines for Strands 1.1 and 1.2.1 (annual and multi-annual cooperation projects).
Youth in Action Programme: looking for project partners?
Léargas, the Irish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme, is looking for Irish partners to develop youth exchange and youth democracy projects with organisations in other European countries.
A number of youth groups based in countries such as the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Spain are looking for Irish partners for youth exchanges in areas such as music and dance, animal care, agriculture and rural development, and many others.
Projects must be submitted by 1 September for activities to start from 1 December 2010 onwards.
If you are interested in further information, please contact Triona Dalton, Project Officer at Léargas. With a total budget of 885 million euros for seven years (2007-2013), this European Commission Programme supports a variety of activities for young people and youth workers across Europe.
- Find out more about the Youth in Action programme here.
Journeys From Europe and Beyond (European Film Festival)
Curated for the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, Journeys From Europe and Beyond is a series of films depicting the experience of ‘journey’. Cultures near and far come together to be discovered in this unique selection of films and documentaries presented by the European Commission and the European Parliament Offices in Ireland which was on show at the Cinemobile in Dun Laoghaire this month.
Music against poverty contest: young Europeans speak out on fighting worldwide poverty
On 2 July, the European Commission launched the European Music Contest calling on young Europeans, between 15 and 25, to submit a song expressing support for the fight against poverty in the world.
Through networking sites and music festivals, youngsters from EU Member States aged between 15 and 25 are invited to submit, by 30 September 2010, a song related to fighting poverty on the Internet, and notably on the eight Millennium Development Goals.
Voting will take place online until 31 October 2010. There will be two winners, whose names will be unveiled in November: one selected through online voting and another one by a professional jury. The winners will get a professional studio recording of their song and will have the opportunity to perform during the European Development Days in December 2010 in Brussels.
The music contest is part of the "I fight poverty campaign", dedicated to raising awareness among young people of EU action in the field of development cooperation.