Results of the Programme Associates Selection

We are happy to announce names of selected participants of Associate programme in each country (see below) and to provide additional details on the planned activities

About the associates initiative

The EU-Eastern Partnership Programme associates initiative focuses on development of future generation of cultural leaders in Eastern Partnership region and capacity building for managers working in advertising, architecture, archives, museums, galleries and libraries, arts, audiovisual industries, crafts, design, fashion, festivals, film, gaming, heritage, IT, music, performing arts, photography, publishing, radio, and TV - in the state, private and non-governmental sectors.

Selection process

The Programme Associates call was launched in December 2015 in all six countries.

Many thanks to all who applied to our Programme associates initiative. The number of applications was overwhelming. Consequently competition was very fierce. 

The Programme team evaluated the applications based on the following criteria: 

  •   The  relevance of the stage of professional development of each applicant to the call

  •   The coherence of the reasons for applying

  •   The number of interests of the applicant that overlap with the priorities of the Programme 

Programme Associates Work Plan

Launch: Cultural Leadership Workshop (date to be confirmed) 

The associates will be invited to an opening one-day workshop. There they will have inspirational talks, network and learn more about the planned activities. This launch event will allow associates to sign up to 2-3 workshops each; form 5 working groups; and input into the issues they would like covering in each of the workshops that they will attend.

The workshop topics include:

  • Project Cycle Management

  • Finance systems for cultural and creative industries

  • Proposal writing

  • Advocacy and audience involvement

  • Creating Crossovers and Network Building

  • PR and Communications

  • Associates’ Choice  (Possibly project budgeting or marketing, long-term planning)

Training or Trainers regional workshops

The best of the associates will be selected to attend a regional workshop that will give them the ability to train others in specific skills.

All Associates will be invited to

  • Write one original article or research for the Programme website

  • Join a working group on a specific cultural management theme

  • Attend at least two workshops

  • Join the Programme’s ‘Culture Matters’ campaign

As a Cultural Leader you will be able to tailor your own training programme to suit your personal needs. Each workshop will combine international and local experts. On completing your personal programme you will receive a certificate. 

For these workshops we will ask Associates to propose a specific project that they have in mind, and use it as a practical example for their workshop experience. In this way they should leave each session with a concrete output, i.e. a marketing strategy for their project, or a budget etc.

You can find below names of selected participants of Associate programme in each country. All applicants will also receive confirmation of results through email.







We will keep you informed about planned activities and will send invitation to the first workshop through email by March. If you have any questions please contact your Country Coordinator.

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