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“The EU should rightfully claim a leading role in cultural relations”
In a high-level conference on 1 June 2021, EUNIC gathered more than 400 policymakers, representatives from the six European Spaces of Culture project teams, cultural relations experts and practitioners from all over the world to discuss the future of EU cultural relations.
1 June 2021: European Spaces of Culture conference "Taking EU cultural relations to the next level"
What innovative models of cultural collaboration have the pilot projects of European Spaces of Culture identified? How does the project contribute to delivering the EU’s strategy for international cultural relations?
European Spaces of Culture Call for Ideas: apply by 13 June 2021
The Call for Ideas aims to find new innovative ideas for collaboration models between EUNIC members, EU Delegations and local partners in countries outside the EU. Project ideas can be submitted until 13 June 2021. The Call has a total envelope of EUR 500,000, project teams can apply for up to EUR 60,000, to be spent in different steps.
Finding new models for doing cultural exchange
What does good cultural relations work look like today? How can cultural relations work be fair? As jury members, Yemisi Mokuolu and Kateryna Botanova were tasked with finding the best pilot projects in the European Spaces of Culture programme. In a conversation with EUNIC Director Gitte Zschoch they discuss the value and role of European cultural relations today.
European 'Houses' of Culture: Creative Lab selected ideas
On 30 September and 1 October, the Creative Lab for the European ‘Houses’ of Culture brought together representatives from the ten selected project teams. They discussed among themselves and with experts how their proposed idea can be elaborated further to be presented as model of European ‘House’ of Culture and how to include monitoring and evaluation (M&E) schemes to bring forward their application.
“It is important that every idea is deeply rooted in a local situation”
On 4 July 2019, the selection committee for European ‘Houses’ of Culture evaluated the 44 applications received for the Call for Ideas. After the meeting jury member Kateryna Botanova sat down with EUNIC Global and discussed the meeting. In this interview, she talks about her impressions of the meeting, the importance of involving local partners and the need to develop every idea based on the local context.
European ‘Houses’ of Culture – 10 ideas selected
The international jury has selected ten ideas for European ‘Houses’ of Culture to be developed into concrete projects for 2020. "I am really happy with the selection because it is really going to help people understand the new conversation that Europe is having with the rest of the world", says Yemisi Mokuolu, member of the selection committee after the meeting which took place in Brussels on 4 July.