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Published: Results of EUNIC Cluster Fund 2019

15 EUNIC projects were selected for co-financing under the Cluster Fund 2019 with a total of 188,300 Euros. The selected projects deal with topics such as environmental sustainability, European integration, sustainable cities and urbanism, women empowerment and youth. The EUNIC Cluster Fund is EUNIC’s single instrument to steer joint work worldwide. It is composed of members’ contributions.

The EUNIC Cluster Fund Call for Proposals was open from 4 September until 6 November. In total 33 proposals were submitted by EUNIC clusters, 16 from the EU and 17 from the rest of the world. The overall quality of all submitted proposals reached an all-time high. No proposal dropped under the score of 66%. The 16 selected proposals have received a score between 94 and 100%.

Clusters were able to request up to 15,000 Euros while co-financing 50 percent was also required. The available envelope for this call was 203,700 Euros. Six projects will take place in the EU and nine in the rest of the world. At least three EUNIC members are needed to submit a proposal and this needs to be based on the cluster’s three-year strategy.

The following selection criteria – based on the principles presented in the EU strategic approach to international cultural relations – were applied: relevance to local context, alignment with cultural relations’ principles, feasibility, partnerships, impact and visibility. The EUNIC Global team, together with two colleagues from the British Council in Athens and the Lithuanian Cultural Institute participating in the Job Shadowing scheme, carried out the evaluation and pre-selection of proposals. The final awarding decision was made by the EUNIC Board of Directors.  

Selected projects:

EUNIC Athens - Capacity building program on Sustainability
EUNIC Brasília - Support to Youth Orchestra
EUNIC Croatia - European Visions Competition
EUNIC Iran - Europe - Iran: Classical Music Exchange
EUNIC Kolkata - Indo-European residency
EUNIC Latvia - Radio Project: Voices of Europe
EUNIC Mexico - Music FemLab
EUNIC Palestine - Site Specific Performance Festival in Bethlehem
EUNIC Prague - Idea's Yard - Talking about Europe
EUNIC Pristina - Support to Manifesta 14
EUNIC Romania - Cinemascop - more than a film festival
EUNIC Singapore - Conference on Culture & Smart City
EUNIC Stockholm - REX Animation Film Festival
EUNIC Thailand - Artistic residencies and discussion panels with Thai art scene
EUNIC Uruguay - E(uropean) U(ruguayan) Comics para el futuro de nuestro medioambiente
EUNIC Warsaw - IF - Social Design for Sustainable Cities 

Published on 11 December 2019.

  • Cluster Fund
  • Cultural relations

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