About the Programme
EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme
The purpose of the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme is to support the cultural and creative sectors’ contribution to sustainable humanitarian, social and economic development in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
How the Programme can support you
- Conducting research and developing evidence-based policy
- Contributing to cultural policy reforms
- Capacity building for the cultural and creative sectors
- Creating synergies between public, private and civil society actors
- Providing information and opportunities for international cooperation
- Raising awareness of the role of culture in sustainable development
- Sharing knowledge and good practice
The Programme’s priorities
- Agenda Setting
- Win-Win Alliances
- Building a Positive Climate for Culture
- Evidence Building, Learning and Legacy
- Cultural and Creative Industries Capacity Building
- Mainstreaming Eastern Partnership Culture, Cultural Leaders and Organisations in the 'European Cultural Space'
- Culture and Crisis
The Programme’s Principles
- Consultation and Agenda-Setting
- Participatory Inclusion through Shared Values
- Creativity, Innovation and Change
- Tolerance, Respect and Reconciliation
- Partnership, Mutuality and Sharing Success including between public and private organisations and players
Although a regional programme, it is heavily country-focused with designated professional country coordinators as an essential part of our core team.
The Programme will run for three years from 2015 to 2018. The budget of the Programme is €4,2 million.
EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme 2015 –2018
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Regional office in Kyiv
14 Vozdvyzhenska Street
Kyiv 04071 Ukraine
+38 044 455 85 90
Contacts of Country Coordinators
Tim Williams, Head of Programme, Capacity Development Specialist
Tim has over 20 years’ experience managing international projects in the field of culture in over 45 countries across the globe, including all the Eastern Partnership countries. Tim is a former BBC World Service editor has developed drama, mass media and capacity building programmes in former Soviet Union countries since 1992. For the last seven years he has evaluated large multi-country programmes for the Eurasia Foundation, DFID, EU, and SIDA, through his own consultancy. As pro-bono Chair of the UK National Commission to UNESCO he oversees the provision of policy advice to the four UK governments on international standards and conventions. Tim is a fluent English, Russian and German speaker.
Ragnar Siil, Creative and Cultural Sectors Specialist
Ragnar is an international cultural policy and creative industries expert with more than 10 years of experience in government, non-profit sector as well as in business. Ragnar is a former Estonian Undersecretary for the Arts and currently working as a Managing Partner of Creativity Lab - cultural policy and creative economy think-tank and consultancy group. Ragnar has been working with Eastern Partnership Cultural Programme since 2012, advising Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection in drafting cultural strategies. Ragnar is fluent in Estonian and English, and understands Russian and French.
Anastasiya Nurzhynska, Communication Specialist
Anastasiya is a dynamic communication specialist with over fifteen years of experience working within government, civic and international organisations. Skilled in development of public outreach campaigns to promote development of culture and creative industries, governmental reforms, support conflict resolution, increase economic development and promote behaviour change on social issues. Anastasiya shares her professional experience as lecturer and trainer. Ukrainian native, Anastasiya has considerable experience in Europe, including Eastern Partnership region and Balkans, Africa, Asia, with fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Following a competitive EU tendering process the Programme is managed by a consortium led by the British Council, in partnership with the Soros Foundation-Moldova, the National Centre for Culture of Poland and the Goethe-Institute.
British Council http://www.britishcouncil.org/
Founded in 1934, the British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. We are a global organisation with more than 190 offices in 110 countries and territories. We touch the lives of around 500 million people every year – almost a tenth of the world’s population. Our arts’ programme is run by an international team of curators based in Kyiv and focuses on strengthening the technical capacity of the Ukrainian cultural sector through exchange programmes which promote collaborations between the UK and Ukrainian cultural institutions. We work with some of the most important players in the UK’s cultural scene (London Fashion Week, The Guardian, Liverpool Biennial, etc.) in the following sectors: 1. Cultural industries: performing arts, music, visual arts. 2. Creative industries: film, creative enterprise, fashion, publishing and media. 3. Cultural policy development. For more information about our work visit http://www.britishcouncil.org.ua/en/programmes/arts
Soros Foundation-Moldova http://www.soros.md/
Soros Foundation-Moldova (SFM) has for 20 years supported projects in theatre, literature, experimental music, contemporary dance and choreography, and visual arts. The Foundation consults with specific interest groups, analyse their needs and target specific assistance in Moldova. Among their achievements in the last seven years, SFM implemented Visions on Cultural Policy of Moldova: from Changes to Sustainability. This path-finding report paved the way for a capacity building process in the cultural sector which has nurtured a wide range of projects in areas such as advocacy campaigns for legislative improvements; debate and elaboration of local cultural development plans/policies in dialogue with local stakeholders and revitalisation of Houses of Culture. Furthermore, SFM have published two handbooks on strategic management for NGOs and public institutions. They have also addressed needs of local communities in their project TRIO – Rural Development Hubs, Moldova and the Trio Moldova Project – both with the European Cultural Foundation.
The National Centre for Culture http://www.nck.pl/
The National Centre for Culture Poland (NCC; Polish: Narodowe Centrum Kultury) is a cultural institution with 60 years of tradition, which has been operating under its present name since 2002. The focus of the Centre is on developing and professionalising the cultural sector by raising the qualifications and skills of managers, animators and other professionals through a variety of trainings conducted by Polish and international experts as well as through education and exchange programmes. At the same time, the National Centre for Culture aims to maintain and promote national and state traditions along with Polish cultural heritage and also to foster cultural education and nurture interest in culture and art.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. Cultural and educational programmes of Goethe-Institut encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility. Goethe-Institut reached about 100.000 people in Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine and organised 200 cultural activities and seminars. Goethe-Institut commands significant web presence in all three countries and promote dialogue through cultural exchange through EUNIC, national bodies and cultural institutions.
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