Culture Bridges is a three year programme funded by the EU to support the development of the cultural sector in Ukraine and to enable it to engage more effectively with cultural organisations and operators in the EU Member States. This will improve international cultural relations, and strengthen intercultural dialogue and economic/cultural links within Ukraine, and between Ukraine and the EU.
The following activities are planned:
•21 projects (“international cooperation projects”) and 60 travel grants (“international mobility”) to increase cultural mobility and exchanges between Ukraine and EU member states.
•15 projects to increase cultural mobility and cooperation between the regions of Ukraine (“national cooperation projects”).
• 5 joint EU / EUNIC cultural projects in Ukraine (e.g. European Film Festival)
•Cultural management skills and seed funding: 10 workshops to develop the project management capacity of around 250 emerging / regional cultural operators in Ukraine and funding 20 cultural projects.
•Creative Europe support: organisation of 10 workshops (250 participants) across Ukraine to enhance application development skills for Creative Europe (“capacity building”) and organisation of 2 study visits to the EU.
•Creation of a TV programme, providing a format and space for knowledge, experience and values sharing between EU (particularly Central Europe) and Ukrainian cultural actors.