On 25 November, EU4Culture will hold a conference for 14 non-capital cities and towns from five Eastern Partnership countries selected to elaborate their Cultural Development Strategies.
At the conference, international experts will introduce the best practices and general guidelines for Cultural Development Strategy preparation, and the city representatives will present their cities.
EU4Culture launched the call in May 2021. Seventy cities from five Eastern Partnership countries participated in the call. The following cities were selected:
Armenia: Charentsavan, Ijevan, Sevan
Azerbaijan: Khirdalan, Lankaran, Shaki
Georgia: Kutaisi, Poti, Zugdidi
Republic of Moldova: Cahul, Orhei
Ukraine: Poltava, Rivne, Vinnytsia
These cities and towns will receive EU grants of up to €30,000 each to elaborate their Cultural Development Strategies. At the final stage, one town or city from each country will be awarded a further grant of up to €300,000 to implement its strategy. In addition, the EU4Culture project will provide capacity-building support to the selected cities in cultural enterprise and management, cultural indicators and internationalisation.
The EU-funded EU4Culture project supports the cultural and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership countries.
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