Spotlight on the Europe for Citizens Programme
The Europe for Citizens Programme is a Europe wide funding programme which runs until 2020 with a total budget of €186 million. The aims of the Programme are:
• To contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity.
• To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions of civic and democratic participation at EU level
• To raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values
• To encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing citizens' understanding of the EU policy making-process and, by promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at EU level
The Programme supports a wide range of activities including civil society projects, debates and cooperation events, town twinning, networks of towns and for EU-wide organisations, promoting shared objectives.
The national information point in Ireland is co-funded by the Department of the Taoiseach and is based in The Wheel. The aim of the national contact point is to promote awareness of the Europe for Citizens Programme and to facilitate access to the funding by Irish organisations.
The Wheel, in collaboration with Access Europe, is running a series of information sessions in October and November across the country, outlining the EU grants available to Irish civil society groups and local authorities.
Please see the Europe for Citizens Ireland website here for more details
Spotlight on The Culture Diary
The Culture Diary is a free worldwide events calendar of private, media, industry and public events produced by over 4,000 British organisations covering every art form.
A unique industry-only tool, The Culture Diary also features a business directory to connect with other arts organisations and develop partnerships to support major campaigns and international exchanges.
The Culture Diary is for any cultural organisation, from small independent organisations to major national institutions. It includes art, dance, design, museums, music, theatre, and much more.
The Culture Diary has published The Art of Export which is a guide for cultural organisations to develop international programming. While it is focused on the British culture sector, there information and examples included are relevant to the creative and culture sectors here.
You can download a digital pdf copy here. If you would like a hard copy we have a few here in the Culture Office so just let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post one out to you.
You can read more about The Culture Diary on http://www.theculturediary.com or follow them on Twitter (@Theculturediary)
Invite the Culture Office to speak at your event
Along with organising our own events, the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office is regularly invited to speak at events across the country. The Culture Office presents the EU funding opportunities available under the Creative Europe Programme and offers advice on how to build partnerships and develop European projects.
If your organisation is planning a conference, seminar, workshop or partner meeting that would benefit from input or attendance by the Culture Office please contact us on email@example.com.
As always we welcome any questions about EU funding for culture. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org