The start of 2019 also marked the beginning of the project European ‘Houses’ ofCulture. The project, initiated as a Preparatory Action by the European Parliament and executed by EUNIC Global, seeks to research and identify innovative collaboration models between EU actors and stakeholders in third countries. The project helps to deliver the EU strategy on international cultural relations.
The term ‘Houses’ is to be understood rather symbolically: the project tests collaboration models and practices in a broader sense, that create spaces, whether physical or digital, permanent or temporary, for cultural exchange, co-creation and people-to-people contacts.
EUNIC Global will manage the action and will carry out the main actions of the project, from conducting the mapping and preparing the call to evaluating the project and reporting back to the European Commission. The Global office will work closely together with EUNIC members, the European Commission and EUDelegations throughout the project.
The project has started off with a mapping exercise looking for European collaboration projects, outside and inside the EU, now and in the past. All input is very welcome. You can fill in our survey about one or more projects or send any information to email@example.com. Also, do not hesitate to share the survey with any of your partners you think could contribute.
At the moment we are preparing the Call for Ideas, which will be published late March/earlyApril.
Find out more about the project under eunicglobal.eu/projects.