The cities of Shaki, Khirdalan, and Lankaran in Azerbaijan have received €30,000 EU grants to prepare Cultural Development Strategies. The EU4Culture grants were officially awarded at an event in Baku on 12 November, with the support of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan.
The call for grant applications was launched in May 2021, with the aim of supporting non-capital cities and towns to develop and implement Cultural Development Strategies, following the approach of the European Capitals of Culture. Overall, 70 cities from five Eastern Partnership countries participated in the call.
The selected cities will receive up to €30,000 grants to develop their Cultural Development Strategies. At the final stage of the call, one city out of the three will be awarded a grant of up to €300,000 to implement its strategy.
EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union to support culture and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership Countries. The project aims to contribute to making culture an engine for growth and social development across the region.
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