Bulgaria in Europe: 2018 and beyond

EUNIC Bulgaria

In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The cluster has designed the project “Bulgaria in Europe: 2018 and beyond” to provide support to Bulgaria’s cultural relations in Europe. It includes a strategic and concept development workshop with external moderation and facilitation followed by at least two adjacent meetings to develop means and recommendations for empowering an independent cultural sector in Bulgaria. The concept workshop has been designed to identify needs and perspectives to professionalise communication, encourage cooperation at various levels (between municipal/state cultural institutions and the independent sector, between Bulgaria and its European neighbours and partners, and between the European cultural institutes active in Bulgaria), share good practices and mechanisms between these groups, work on recommendations for cultural actors and for administration responsible for culture, and raise awareness around the role of culture and the arts in Europe and their spill-over effects and benefits within Bulgarian society. A follow-up workshop on “Plovdiv 2019: communication and cooperation” will be organised, together with the realization of EUNIC projects in 2018 and 2019. The project intends to achieve its objectives by facilitating exchanges on operational means such as network meetings, fundraising skills, trainings and the experiences of the members of EUNIC Bulgaria with their local partners

Duration:

September 2017

Partners:

European Commission Representation in Bulgaria

Total Budget:

Total budget: 17,600€ Cluster fund grant: 6400€

Keywords:

EU Presidency, cultural relations, networking, capacity building, independent cultural sector, cross-cultural cooperation, knowledge sharing, professionalisation.