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Capacity Building of Umbrella Associations, Networks and platforms – Final results

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


We bring final results of the Open Call focused on strengthening of shared interests and cooperation in culture.

First call was open to support capacity building of umbrella associations, networks and platforms in November 2019. By April 2020, 23 applications were received from already established as well as newly established entities. Half of the applications were prepared in cooperation with partners from Norway and Iceland.

Unfortunately, the final evaluation, given the limited funding allocated to this call, could not satisfy all applicants even though the overall quality of the submitted applications was at a very high and often equivalent level. Therefore, independent experts had a difficult task to select the best of the best projects. Overall, 12 projects were selected. They standed out thanks to their clearly focused concept of activities and also met all objectives of the programme.

Subsequent verification of the evaluation process confirmed that the evaluation provided by the Arts and Theatre Institute (Programme partner) was held in a transparent manner in line with the rules of the EEA Grants 2014-2020, the Culture Programme and the open call. Also, the recommended applications meet all conditions for approval. Therefore, the final results are available on this website. The list of supported projects can be downloaded below.

Projects of umbrella associations, networks and platforms which represent most of the artistic fields such as – literature, film, contemporary music, dance, theatre and visual arts, were supported. Half of the approved projects were prepared in cooperation with partners from donor countries, namely Norway (8) and Iceland (2).

Supported projects will be gradually introduced on our website.

Applicants, whose projects were not supported, have a unique opportunity to precise their activities and action plans and submit the application within the second Call that will be launched during March 2021. This second call will emphasize the important role of professional associations in the current pandemic crisis.