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EU Projects and Calls

Application now open: Grants for Grundtvig In service Training

July 2013

Professionals from the museum or cultural sector have the opportunity to attend a course on digital storytelling and public engagement. “Digital storytelling in Museums: a tool to engage adults and to evaluate the impact” takes place from 24 to 28 May 2014 in Rome, Italy.

Prospects which are unable to cover the arising expenses, can apply for European Grundtvig In service Training mobility grant that covers travel, training fee, accommodation and subsistence costs.

Deadline: 14 September 2013

More Information and Pre-Registration Form

Call for Nominations: new candidates for the European Heritage Awards Juries

July 2013

Every year, the European Heritage Awards are granted in four categories: Conservation, Research, Dedicated Service by Individuals or Organisations and Education, Training and Awareness-Raising.

Because the mandate of some members of the juries ends, new jury members have to be selected and appointed. You can hand in your nominations for candidates to the Heritage Awards Coordinator Elena Bianchi (

Deadline: 8 September 2013

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2014 Children's Museum Award: Application Form online

July 2013

Since 2011, the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International award the best practice of an exhibition or project dedicated to children under 14 years old.

This year, the price went to the "Please Touch" Museum in Philadelphia, USA. Institutions can now hand in their application for next year's award.

Deadline: 1 October 2013

Further information

Call for Entries: European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2014

July 2013

The Application for 2014's European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards is now open. As every year, up to six monetary awards of €10.000 each are awarded to the top laureates in one of the following categories:

1. Conservation

2. Research

3. Dedicated Service by Individuals or Organisations

4. Education, Training and Awareness-Raising

Deadline: 9 September 2013

Further Information

Call for Applications: Micheletti Award 2014

July 2013

While this year's winner, the Museum of Military History in Dresden, was recently announced, museums can already apply for 2014's Micheletti Award. The award is considered as the most important recognition for European science and industry museums.

Applications are welcomed from scientific, technical and industrial museums, both long-established and recently opened.

Deadline: 1 September 2013

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European Commission UK: Call for Proposals for Cultural Activities

June 2013

The British Representation of the European Commission is offering project co-funding for cultural events organised by UK based operators or organisations.
The submissions should address one or more of the following themes: Economic recovery and growth, European Year of Citizens 2013, Mobility of artists, Creativity and creative industries, and Multilingualism.

Deadline: 5 July 2013

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ENCATC 4th Annual Research Session: Call for Papers

June 2013

The leading European network for arts and cultural management and policy education has launched a Call for Papers for its 4th Annual Research Session. The winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas in front of an international audience at the 21st ENCATC Annual Conference.

Papers that consider one or more of the following topics will be considered:

Arts and culture education; Cultural policy and management; Culture and local, regional and national development; Cultural heritage management; Cultural and Creative Industries; Culture and external relations; Cultural networking.

Deadline: 5 July 2013

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@diversity Idea Contest now open

May 2013

The @diversity European Idea Competition is seeking fresh and innovative ideas based on ICT applications to make, access, spread and/or finance cultural products and services. The two-year pilot project launched on 21 May and is looking for new concepts of shaping the future of European’s cultural and creative sector.

NEMO has been appointed on the advisory board of the competition and actively encourages the museums to hand in good ideas!

The winning ideas will be invited to the @diversity Idea Award Ceremony in Brussels within the European Culture Forum and will get expert coaching to be developed into competitive business models before having the opportunity to pitch twice in front of international stakeholders.

Deadline: 19 August, 2013

Click here for further information

Call for ideas from The European Culture Forum

May 2013

The European Commission is looking for new ideas about culture and Europe. Hand in a video in which you talk about your concept and get the chance to speak in front of over 1,200 European cultural stakeholders at the Culture Forum on 4-6 November 2013 in Brussels.

Deadline: 20 June 2013

Click here for further information

Call for proposals: €9 million to promote media and culture as vectors for development in the Southern Mediterranean

April 2013

The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals for the regional programme "Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean" aimed at promoting media and culture as vectors for development in the Southern Mediterranean region. The reference of the call is EuropeAid/134169/C/ACT/Multi.

The global objective of this Call is to support the development of the media and cultural sectors as a vector for sustainable, economic and human development of the region.

The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 20th May 2013.

Further information

2013 Children's Museum Award: winner announced

April 2013

During a ceremony on March 27, the winner of this year's Children's Museum Award was revealed. The price was given to the "Please Touch" Museum in Philadelphia, USA, which provides hands-on experiences to help children to learn about arts, sciences and humanities.

Read more in the CMA press release

Project Call: InsideOut - Active Learners in Memory

April 2013

The InsideOut project will run over 2 years and focuses on the maintenance and dissemination of cultural memory regarding the 20th century, but also innovative methods of education and learning. In this early phase, you can hand in your project as a case study.

InsideOut brings together cultural institutions all around Europe who are looking for different kinds of projects from a wide range of cultural organisations - for example theatres, museums or independent organisations. A website and a publication will be produced, which will serve as a "toolkit" and reference for future projects.

Click here for further information


Allianz Cultural Foundation: Project applications for 2014

March 2013

The Allianz Cultural Foundation offers co-financing Sponsorships for cultural projects to support young academics und artists. Projects which enable long-term networking between artists and their project partners are welcome to send in their application.

The application should include a detailed concept, schedule and financial plan (five pages max).

Deadline: March 31, 2013

For further information regarding the application criteria and procedure click here.

Call for Applications: TANDEM–Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey–EU

February 2013

The TANDEM–Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey–European Union aims at establishing long-term partnerships between cultural organisations from Turkey and the EU countries.

Following the steps of the first TANDEM Turkey-EU round, conducted in 2011-2012, it is targeted on engaging participants in an intense international collaboration process, which includes realisation of a shared interdisciplinary project, linked to their cultural expertise.

Application deadline: 25 March 2013

Information about application procedure and further details here!

2013 Cultural Policy Research Award: Call for applications

February 2013

The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and ENCATC have launched the call for applications for the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA). The winner of the CPRA 2013 will be publicly announced in November in Brussels during the Award Ceremony and 10th CPRA Anniversary Celebration.

Candidates must submit their applications for the 2013 CPRA by Friday, 31 May 2013 through the online application form on the CPR Award website.

More information...


Heritage in Motion Award

February 2013

‘Heritage in Motion’ is a new biennial Multimedia Festival for the creators,
audiences and users of films, games, app’s and websites on themes related to
Europe’s heritage - cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. The Festival grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and creative and innovative products which highlight the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets.

Producers, directors or other representatives of multimedia productions which relate to Europe's cultural and natural heritage can apply to Heritage in Motion. Applications will also be accepted from cultural organisations, institutions related to heritage, and museums.

The closing date for applications is 1 APRIL 2013.

Further information


'The 7 Most Endangered' Programme launched

January 2013

Europa Nostra has launched today its new flagship programme ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ with the European Investment Bank Group. This programme will identify endangered monuments and sites in Europe and mobilize public and private partners on a local, national and European level to find a sustainable future for those sites.

The first list of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ will be announced during Europa Nostra’s Congress in Athens on 16 June 2013. Nominations of most endangered sites can be made by Europa Nostra member or associate organisations or country representations. Deadline for the submission of nominations is 15 March 2013.

Further information...



European Cultural Fund: Collaboration Grants available

January 2013

ECF's Collaboration grants fund transnational activities carried out by independent cultural organisations are awarded to cultural organisations working together across different countries of wider Europe in partnership with various types of organisations both within the cultural sector and beyond.

ECF regards the ideal ‘collaboration’ as one that brings a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds, and inspires them to regard the world’s future as a shared enterprise. The average award funded is €15,000 with the maximum being €30,000.

Further information...


Call for papers: 2nd Heritage Forum Of Central Europe

December 2012

The 2nd Heritage Forum of Central Europe, that is taking place from 12-14 June 2013 in Krakow/Poland calls for Papers that are shaped around the following subject matters:

The Limits of heritage /Management of large-scale properties / Heritage and Politics / How to sell heritage? / Attractive cities - The role of heritage / Dissonant Heritage / Intangible Cultural Heritage

Researchers, professionals and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of maximum 300 words by 10 February 2013 to the Forum Secretariat at heritageforum@mck.krakow.plonals.




Lifelong learning programme Info days: Videos online

December 2012

The EACEA has published the video recordings and presentation of the Infoday sessions of the Life Long Learning Programme.

EACEA website


Call for papers: 13th Communicating the Museum Conference

November 2012

The theme for the 13th CTM conference will be CREATIVITY. CTM looks forward to receiving some 250 delegates from over 40 countries across the world for four intense days of learning, networking and discovery. Registration will open in early December 2012. Submissions are now open for keynote speeches and learning sessions around the theme of Creativity. CTM asks contributors to respond to the theme as creatively as possible!

Further information...

Life Long Learning Programme: Call for Proposals 2013 EAC/S07/12 (2012/C 232/04)

October 2012

Application packages for call for Proposals of:

  • Multilateral Projects,
  • Networks,
  • Accompanying Measures under the Sub-Programmes and Transversal Programme (Key Activities)



Call for applications: 2013 Children´s Museum Award

September 2012

The Children´s Museum Award is an International Award handed over to the best international children's museum or museum or science centre with excellent dedicated space and programmes for children.

The Children’s Museum Award has been established by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International for the recognition of excellence in the specific sector of international children’s museums.

Applications are welcomed from children’s museums and from education, children and youth departments in museums and science museums, both long-established and recently opened.


“Outcome driven, insight guided”

August 2012

The Association of Danish Museums has received a special grant from the Educational Funds under the Ministry of Culture's Educational Plan for Danish Museums. Over the next 12 months the Association will host 7 series courses/workshops under the headline: “Outcome driven, insight guided”.

The first two series are in place. “The Learning Museum“ led by Emily Johnsson, Manchester, and “The Digital Engagement Framework” led by Jasper Visser


FilmLabFestival opens a new section dedicated to short videos produced by European museums

July 2012

The contest is articulated in two sections: The musilAward will be delivered to the best short film related to museums of contemporary history, ecomuseums, science center, museums of science and museums of industry. The Santa Giulia Award will be delivered to the best short film related to art museums and city museums.

Organized with EMA – European Museum Academy, Museum of Santa Giulia and musil – Museum of Industry and Labour, Museums in Short aims to contribute to the public awareness of the museums' role in the innovative video production.

Short films are a valuable instrument for disseminating museums’ contents in an engaging and direct way.

For Application Forms, contact:

MeLa Call for Papers

July 2012

MeLa, European Museums in an age of migration,s is a  research project funded by the European Commission under the FP7. MeLa* is an interdisciplinary programme which reflects on the new museums role with the aim to define new strategies for contemporary museums in a context characterized by a continuous migration of people and ideas.

Call for Paper
"Migrating heritage: networks and collaborations across European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions", International Conference, as part of the European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLA), 3-4 December 2012
dead line 31 July

Call for Paper
"The Postcolonial Museum: the Pressures of Memory and the Bodies of History"
International Conference as part of the European Museums in an Age of Migrations, 7-8 February 2013
deadline 14th September

Europeana Job Advertisement: Junior Operations Officer

July 2012

Europeana is looking for a Junior Operations Officer. The job would suit someone with practical knowledge of working with cultural heritage metadata (archives, museums and audio-visual archives), and experience with library metadata formats is particularly preferred. You should be able to work very accurately and precisely and have an excellent eye for detail.

Application deadline: 31 August 2012 

Further Information here...

Call for proposal has been published: Strand 1.1 "Multi-annual cooperation projects"

July 2012

The EACEA has published the call for proposal Strand 1.1: Multi-annual cooperation projects.

Further information here

The Eform for Strand 2 (Annual operating grants) "Support for organisations active at European level in the field of culture" is available online

July 2012

The Eform for Strand 2 "Support for organisations active at European level in the field of culture" (Annual operating grants) is available online.

Further information here.

Call for tender - Preparatory action "Culture in external relations"

July 2012

This call for tenders concerns a preparatory action in the field of Culture in EU External Relations. The overall objective is to help advance ongoing policy reflection on strengthening the role of culture in external relations and to nurture future work in this area.

The necessary documents and information can be found at:

Deadline: 17 August 2012


Call for tender - Pilot project "Economy of cultural diversity"

July 2012

This call for tenders aims at launching a pilot action that will test new ways of financing, producing, disseminating or extracting value from cultural contents through ICT technologies.

The necessary documents and information can be found at:


Deadline: 10 August 2012

Call for Contributions to the publication of the ACP - Audience Participation WG

June 2012

The Access to Culture Platform, Working Group on Audiences Participation, invite academics, practitioners and experts to contribute to the upcoming publication: "The cultural component of citizenship: an inventory of challenges." (Working title)

The Editorial Committee of this peer-reviewed publication invites contributions in the form of: a paper or a case study, a best practice, a conference speech or presentation, interviews or other relevant contribution also in video format that focalize on certain aspects of this wide topic. Perspectives and methodologies drawn from a variety of disciplines are welcome.

-    Abstracts (not more than 500 words) to be submitted within the 16th of July 2012.

-    Complete paper to be submitted by the 24th of August 2012.

Download Call for papers



June 2012

The new call for entries for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is now online.

The deadline to send in your application form is 1 October 2012.


Take part in the study "Effective Museum Management"

April 2012

The Boston Consulting Group is launching a preparatory survey for the comprehensive study "Effective Museum Management ". This global study is conducted by BCG, within an EU FP7 funded project, with the objective to understand the main challenges facing visual art museums in the 21st Century and advance discussion within the field regarding museum effectiveness and performance assessment.
The survey is specifically designed for museum directors and museum staff.

The deadline for completing this survey is 8 June 2012.

Each participating museum will receive a PDF copy of the "Effective Museum Management" report.

2013 Children's Museum Award Application online available

May 2012

For the Children's Museum Award 2013, applications are welcomed from children’s museums and from education, children and youth departments in museums and science museums.

The Jury is looking especially for the creative use of exhibitions and programmes with an innovative interpretative approach, which should be meaningful to the relevant age-group.




Job opportunity at Europeana: Development Team Manager

May 2012

Europeana is looking for a Development Team Manager.

Please send your CV (in English) with a covering letter outlining what interests you about this position and your salary expectations to :

The closing date for this job vacancy is 26 May 2012

More information on Europeana's website.

2013 Micheletti Award: Call for applications

April 2012

The call for application for the EMA Micheletti Award is open and museums are invited to apply.

There is an important change to the categories of museums which can apply this time: Formerly the Award was for scientific, industrial or technical museums (and Science Centres).  EMA is now including museums of 20th century military, political and social history, to reflect the interests of the Micheletti Foundation.

Deadline for applications is 1 September 2012.

Download Application form


EMYA Award 2013 and Council of Europe Museum Prize - Call for applications now open

April 2012

The European Museum Forum has opened its call for Applications for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2013 and the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

The EMYA award goes to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting audiences and satisfying its visitors with unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, a creative approach to education and social responsibility.

The EMYA Judging Panel is looking for enterprise and innovation that enhances the public quality of the museum. The judges seek to identify new developments which are likely to have a significant influence in the national and international museum field.

• Museums of any size, type or legal constitution can apply for the competition.

• Museums must be based in one of the 47 countries that are currently members of the Council of Europe.

• The applying museum can be EITHER a new museum first opened to the public in the past two years, OR can be an established museum that has completed a substantial programme of modernisation, extension, re-organisation or re-interpretation during the past two years

• Deadline for application is 31 May 2012.

For more details on criteria and how to apply, please find attached the application form and guidelines or visit  

Public Hearing CULT committee, EP: "Defining the future EU culture and media programmes" on 26 April 2012

March 2012

The Hearing will take place from 9.30 to 12.30 at the European Parliament, in room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2.
Please inform the secretariat if you would like to attend the hearing and if you will need an access badge to the European Parliament, sending your request no later than 19 April at 12. 00 with your first and family names, date of birth, place of residence, nationality and passport or ID card number to
You can also follow the hearing through the live webstream on the European Parliament website on the day of the hearing.

Job opportunity: Senior Marketing Specialist at Europeana

March 2012

Europeana is looking for a Senior Marketing Specialist.

Application deadline: 6th of April 2012.


Further information on Europeana's website.

Call for Papers: International Conference "Placing Europe in the Museum: people(s), places, identities"

March 2012

For the International Conference "Placing Europe in the Museum: people(s), places, identities" on 3-4 September 2012, the MeLa project published a call for papers on the following areas:
• Theoretical approaches to the study of museums and place
• Representation of migration and mobility in European Museums
• European and EU political contexts for place-people-culture relations
• Place identities in museums: European, national, local and hybridised
• Relationships between place and ethnicity in European museum representations
• Visitor experiences of place representations in European museums
• Belonging and alienation in European museums

Submissions are invited for individual papers and for thematic sessions comprising 3-4 papers.

Further information here...


Call for applications: Collaboration grants from the European Cultural Foundation

March 2012

The Collaboration Grants fund transnational, cross-sectoral activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with organisations from other sectors.

Collaboration Grants are awarded to cultural organisations working together across different countries of wider Europe and/or with Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia, on multidisciplinary artistic projects.

The average award funded is €15,000 with the maximum being €30,000.

Deadline: 2 May 2012.

Further information here...




January 2012

The European Commission will soon launch the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue, decided by European and Chinese leaders at the EU-China Summit in 2010.

The Year will cover not only the various cultural sectors but also related fields which contribute to mutual understanding and civil society exchanges, in particular education, research and exchanges among intellectuals, multilingualism and youth.
Read more about the joint concept for the EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue here.

Call for Applications: The Clore Leadership Programme

January 2012

The Clore Leadership Programme is currently inviting applications for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Fellowship in Arts Participation and Engagement.
The purpose of this Fellowship is to develop a leader who is strongly committed to increasing access to, and enjoyment of, the arts.
Candidates for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Fellowship should demonstrate a commitment to, and experience of, encouraging people to be actively and practically involved in the arts, as a maker and/or participant. Relevant experience could include, for example, leading an organisation focused on engagement and participation, holding a senior role in the learning department of a cultural institution, or extensive freelance work as a specialist in this area.

The closing date for all applications is 12 noon, 24 February 2012.
For further details on the Programme and to access the online application form, please read on here.

Job Opportunities at Europeana

January 2012

Europeana is recruiting staff here

Launch of the website of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC)

January 2012

The website of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) has recently been launched. The website aims to become a useful gateway to specialised information for all those interested in this field.

The EENC is a group of experts which provides advice to the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) in the field of cultural policies and cooperation.

It involves 17 leading experts in the field. Other professionals are involved in its activities on a temporary basis. The group started its work in early 2011, following a public call for tender launched by DG EAC.

The EENC is coordinated by the Interarts Foundation and Culture Action Europe.

Find the website here

Danish EU Presidency

January 2012

During the Presidency, the Danish Ministry of Culture will be responsible for leading negotiations in four main areas:

  • Film and media
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Copyright

The work will take place in four working parties that are to prepare the Council Meeting for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport in May 2012.

Read more about the Culture programme of the Danish Presidency.

CALL FOR PAPERS: La Rencontre de Maribor

January 2012

Culture in touch with social borders: source of new creative paradigms

La Rencontre de Maribor will be hold from the 12th to the 15th of April 2012 in the framework of Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture.
This conference will explore the topic of culture in touch with social borders in the context of the
welcoming city and also in the Slovenian framework and wider in the Balkan region. It will be in question to think about cities development and urban planning thought in relation with cultural development.

3 Sessions will be held

  • Session 1: The artistic creation venue serving participatory and socially aware urban planning
  • Session 2: Territorial mobility of artists: between confrontation and inspiration of cultures serving the European cultural identity
  • Session 3: Margin artistic creation and public support: danger of institutionalization

Proposals (100-300 words) are to be sent by the 15th of March 2012.

Read more here or contact 

European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

January 2012

2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The EU calls for a reflection on how Europeans are living longer and staying healthier than ever before.

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New 'Creative Europe' programme of EC

December 2011

The new programme allocates €900 million in support of the cinema and audiovisual sector and almost € 500 million for culture. In addition, the Commission is also proposing to allocate more than €210 million for a new financial guarantee facility, enabling small operators to take part in the program, as well as around €60 million in support of policy cooperation and fostering innovative approaches to audience building and new business. models.

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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

July 2011

Each year Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of Europe's cultural heritage achievements. The 2012 call for entries for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is available to download from the Europa Nostra website.

The deadline to send in your application form is 1 October 2011.

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Call for papers and poster

June 2011

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) calls for papers for the following conference:

Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, ca. 1400-1700

Date of the Conference: 8-9 December 2011, Cambridge

Deadline for : 29 June 2011


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Call for Applications: CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AWARD

June 2011

The Children's Museum Award for stand-alone museums and sections of general museums has been established by Hands On! International and the European Museum Academy (EMA) .  It will focus especially on children up to the age of 14. 

Deadline for applications 31 October 2011.

Further information and application Form

Call for Papers: International Conference on Bringing Migration and History into the Equation: Re-Imagining Nationhood and Belonging

June 2011

The Network Migration in Europe e.V. in cooperation with the Bahçesehir University (Istanbul), the Jewish Museum Berlin, and the Zentrum für Türkeistudien und Integrationsforschung (Essen) jointly organise Bringing Migration and History into the Equation: Re-Imagining Nationhood and Belonging from

5-7 October 2011, at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany.

The conference will address this intersection of migration, identity formation and belonging from comparative and historical perspectives. The emphasis will be on the intersection of history, politics and commemorative practices/strategies. Case studies as well as theoretical contributions are welcome.

Further information:

Extended Deadline: Call for Proposals DISH

June 2011

On 6-9 December 2011, the international conference Digital Strategies for Heritage 2011 takes place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The organisers (The Netherlands Institute for Heritage and the DEN Foundation) are calling for inspiring proposals to contribute to the conference.The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended. It will stay open until the entire programme has been filled.

Please submit your ideas at

Call for Candidatures: Operation of Visitors' shop at Visitors' Centre of the European Parliament, Brussels

March 2011

The European Parliament will open a new Visitors' centre in October 2011. This multimedia, multilingual exhibition will include a visitors' shop. The European Parliament is looking for an external operator that will take full responsibility for the operation at the Visitors' Centre, Willy-Brandt-Building, European Parliament, Brussels. The tasks include management, acquisition of branded merchandise, supply of service personnel, and supply of necessary equipment other than provided by the European Parliament. The shop has a surface of 130 m2 and is accessible to the general public as well as to all visitors of the EP. The entrance to the Visitors' Centre will be free of charge.

The new Visitors' Centre should attract up to 400 000 visitors per year. The Centre will offer a multimedia, multilingual exhibition and will be open 6.5 days a week. The permanent exhibition will introduce the visitors to the work of the European Parliament, the history of integration and the influence of the European Union's decisions on everyday life. The European Parliament receives at the moment more than 220 000 visitors per year; other European institutions have fewer, but regular, visitor groups that might also be interested in visiting this exhibition for an overall introduction to the European Union.

Obligatory Site Visit: 02 May 2011

Further information and documents E-mail: or or

Call for Proposals: Support for European cooperation in Education and Training

March 2011

The Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training ("ET2020") sets out four objectives (making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; quality and efficiency; equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; creativity and innovation) that will provide an important contribution to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

This call for proposals comprises two separate parts:

  • Part A - Raising national awareness of lifelong learning strategies and of European cooperation in education and training
  • Part B - Support for transnational cooperation in the development and implementation of national and regional lifelong learning strategies.


Further information on the EACEA's website.

Call for Applications: Micheletti Award 2012

March 2011

The Micheletti Award was established by the Foundation and Kenneth Hudson in 1996, for the recognition of excellence in the specific sector of European science and industry museums. Applications are welcomed from scientific, technical and industrial museums and science centres, both long-established and recently opened. 

Further Information and application documents here.


Extended deadline for applications EMYA award 2012

March 2011

The European Museum Forum has announced that the closing date for applications for the EMYA award 2012 has been extended to the 31 March 2011.

Further information, application procedure and documents can be found on EMA's  website


Culture Programme Selection Results, Strand 2

February 2011

The results for proposals of the Culture 2007-2013 Programme, Strand 2, Support for European Cultural Bodies, Annual Operating grants and Multi-annual Operating grants are available on the Executive Agency's website.

NEMO is among the selected organisations that will receive a multi-annual grant (2011, 2012, 2013), which enables a continuous work of NEMO in the next 3 years!


February 2011 

The Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV), a new project funded by the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci programme to establish a framework for vocational education and training in digital curation was launched in January.

Europe's digital sector has seen strong growth in recent years. The rapid pace of development in the information technology sector has presented both challenges and opportunities to cultural institutions responsible for managing digital collections and their long-term preservation. One of the challenges faced by institutions has been in recruiting staff with skills in the field of digital curation.

DigCurV aims to address the availability of vocational education and training needed by curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors to develop the new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections.

The project will identify, analyse and profile existing training opportunities, survey training needs in the sector to identify the key skills and competences required of digital curators. It will establish a curriculum framework from which training can be developed in future. 

More information about the project

Selection results of Culture Programme 2007-2013, Support for Cultural Actions (Strands 1.1., 1.2.1, 1.2.2., 1.3.5) are available online!

February 2011

The selection results for beneficiaries 2011 of Culture Programme 2007-2013, Support for Cultural Actions (Strands 1.1., 1.2.1, 1.2.2., 1.3.5) are available online on EACEA's website!

EU-US ATLANTIS: Deadline for submission of proposals to be postponed to May 2011.

February 2011
Bilateral cooperation: EU-US ATLANTIS Call 2011 (EACEA/36/2010) - The deadline for submission of proposals is foreseen to be postponed until the second half of May 2011.


Vacancy at Europeana: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETEER

December 2010

Europeana is looking for a Social Media Marketeer to develop and implement digital (social) marketing efforts to stimulate engagement of online audiences, maximize usage of Europeana content and create awareness of the Europeana brand.

Applications and process:

Please send your CV (in English) with a covering letter outlining what interests you about this position and your salary expectations to:

If you have any questions before applying please contact our Marketing Communications Manager – Anne Marie van Gerwen via

Closing date : Friday 17th December, Interviews to be held in the 2nd week of January 2011.

Download Job Advertisement

Lifelong Learning Programme: Applications for 2011 online

November 2010

The LLP Call for Proposals 2011 - Sub programmes and Transversal Programmes – is available on the EACEA’s website.

Also available for download are presentations dealing with questions such as: What are the European funding possibilities in the field of Lifelong Learning?, What is the latest news on the Lifelong Learning Programme?, How to increase your chances of having your project selected? And: How to find European partners?

2 Calls for proposals issued under Eastern Partnership Culture and Investing in People programmes for strengthening capacities in the cultural sector

October 2010 

The European Commission has published a Call for Proposals providing €15.4 million for Strengthening capacities in the cultural sector (reference: EuropeAid/129338/C/ACT/Multi), issued jointly under the European Commission’s ‘Investing in People’ programme and the ENPI Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.

The overall objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the creation of a political, regulatory, institutional and economic environment conducive to the strengthening of the cultural sectors and their actors as a vector for sustainable economic, social and human development.

The call targets governance at regional, national and local level focusing on aspects related to the role, management, structure, operating modes and representativeness of professional associations and groups, networks of cultural actors and civil society organisations active in the area of culture and its sectors.

The call for proposals is divided into two lots – 

Lot 1: 'Investing in People' and Lot 2: Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – with the same overall objective but some different specific objectives and different geographic dimensions.

Lot 1 Actions must take place in at least two of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) eligible partner countries or territories listed here.

Lot 2 
Actions must take place in at least two of the following countries of the Eastern PartnershipUkraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Belarus.

Specific objectives

Applications must address at least one of the following specific objectives:

  •  strengthen capacities of public, semi-public and private actors involved in the governance and structuring of the cultural sectors, regarding the role and representativeness of professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and civil society organisations (Lot 1&2);
  • support participation of civil society in processes enhancing cultural governance at local, national, regional and interregional levels, promoting inclusive cultural policies in respect of cultural diversity and fostering access to culture for all (Lot 1);
  • contribute to creating adequate conditions for the development of cultural activities and cooperation in the context of regional integration and international networking (Lot 1&2);.
  • supporting awareness raising and cultural initiatives having a regional impact on sustainable economic and social development, democratization, and enhanced inter-cultural dialogue, promoting inclusive cultural policies in respect of cultural diversity and fostering access to culture for all (Lot 2);
  • strengthening regional links and dialogue within the region of the Eastern Partnership, and between the EU and countries of the Eastern Partnership in respect to cultural networks and actors (Lot 2).

Grants requested must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

Lot 1: €250,000-€400,000

Lot 2: €400,000-€700,000

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be nationals of:

Lot 1 an eligible partner country or territory under the DCI instrument or of a country specified in the OECD/Development Assistance Committee list; or an European Economic Area (EEA) Member State; or an official EU candidate country.

Lot 2 a country of the Eastern Partnership; or an EEA Member State; or an eligible beneficiary country under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance.

The deadline for the submission of Concept Notes is 19 November 2010 at 24:00 hrs (Brussels time). (ENPI Info Centre)

Guidelines for applicants

Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – fiche and news

Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme

September 2010

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on the next Culture Programme to start off in 2014. The objective of the consultation is to gather input on the its objectives, activities and types of support.


The reactions and inputs will be taken into account in the Commission's proposal for a new culture programme (to be adopted by the European Parliament and Council), following an assessment of possible social, economic and environmental impacts.


The consultation is open to individual citizens, public and private bodies, local/regional authorities, ministries and relevant stakeholders in the field of culture both inside and outside the EU and in the European institutions and associations.


Period of consultation: from 15.09.2010 to 15.12.2010


Commission's website (further information and link to online consultation)



Vacancy at Europeana - Buisness Projects Assistant

September 2010

Europeana’s home base is located in the centre of The Hague, hosted within the Dutch Royal Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). We are an international, enthusiastic, friendly and motivated team of 40 representing more than 15 nationalities.

As a Business Projects Assistant you will play an important role in this exciting and creative environment working within a highly visible and dynamic international organisation and in a consortium of several European Projects.


The role:

Reporting to the Business Development Manager you will initiate and co-ordinate the effective development and management of our international partner relationships.


Key responsibilities will include:

● Setting up and developing processes and databases to improve the monitoring and registration of partner developments
● Co-ordination of network activities between the Europeana group of projects, partners and colleagues
● Organisation and facilitation of meetings including production and distribution of minutes
● Liaison between internal and external parties to ensure accurate information registration
● Manage partner agreements and registration
● Provide administrative support to partners e.g. ensuring availability of relevant documents on website
● Update and distribution of partner information and support documents


Required skills and experience:

o A minimum of 3 years’ administrative experience ideally gained within a business focused new media, cultural or IT environment
o Excellent organiser, co-ordinator and planner with an eye for detail
o Self starter with proven ability to work independently
o Excellent communication skills in English and preferably one other European language
o Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
o Professional, creative and productive. Routinely thinks outside the box
o An enthusiastic team player
o High level Microsoft office Package skills especially Excel and PowerPoint


The benefits:

- Salary Scale 7 representing a maximum of €2.487 gross per month on the basis of a 40 hour week
- 42 days holiday per year
- Annual bonus (around 8%)
- Central location 5 minutes walk from The Hague Central train station
- Public transport travel costs paid
- Learning and knowledge sharing opportunities from our internal and external colleagues in Europe
- Dynamic and creative multi-cultural environment with travel opportunities
- Opportunity to be part of a fast moving environment encouraging partnerships in digitisation in Europe.



Please send your CV (in English) with a covering letter outlining what interests you about this position and your salary expectations to:



Civil Society Facility - EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Museums Project (ICD-MUSE)

September 2010

In the course of the EU's open call for the museums to enhance the potential of museums in Turkey to cooperate with their counterparts in EU member states, to establish long-term cooperations and partnerships in the sector and providing financial support to exchange of experience and knowledge amongst museums in Europe and Turkey with financial assistance of the EU the preservation of the cultural heritage in the Bithynia region through education shall be brought into a project.

At the end of the project, a collaborative network among the museums at the geography of ancient Bithynia and EU partners shall be established, and improvement of the visual and audial ambiance for children/adolescents of the targeted museums, and reestablishment of historical bonds of the Bithynian artifact and shall raise the overall satisfaction of the visitors.           


Download project outline  

Contact Person: Mustafa Saritas


European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2011

August 2010

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s tangible cultural heritage, in categories ranging from the conservation of monuments and buildings, their adaptation to new uses, and new interventions in historic settings, to urban and rural landscape rehabilitation, archaeological site interpretations, and care for art collections are celebrated.


Also awarded are research and education projects, dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals and organisations, and education and awareness raising initiatives related to cultural heritage.  



Outstanding achievements in the field of heritage conservation and enhancement will be awarded in the following categories:

1. Conservation

2. Research

3. Dedicated Service by Individuals or Organisations

4. Education, Training and Awareness-Raising



Submit your project via entry Forms available on the Europa Nostra website.

Closing date for submission of entries: 1 October 2010


Request for partners from EU countries for project “Science and Management in Museums”

August 2010

With the EU Call for proposals on The Civil Society Facility "EU - Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Museums (ICD-MUSE)" was opened in Turkey the association FOCUH, Friends of Cultural Heritage, assists to prepare the project “Science and Management in Museums”  for Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (MAC) located in Ankara.

The project seeks to establish partnership with a museum from EU countries  (or NGO whose statues included in museums works)  to benefit from  its high rank experience.


The submission deadline for the project proposal is 24 September 2010.


If you are interested in becoming a project partner please contact Ms Saadet GUNER, Friends of Cultural Heritage (FOCUH). You can download the project outline for further information.






Culture Programme 2007-2013 - Call for proposals 2010 published

July 2010

The Executive Agency has published the call for proposals for the following strands of the Culture Programme 2007-2013: 

- Support for Cultural Projects (Strand 1), 

- Support for Organisations active at European level in the field of Culture (Strand 2) and

- Support for Cooperation projects between organisations involved in cultural policy analysis (Strand 3.2).


Link to further information and relevant documents...




Selection Results for the Sub Programmes: Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig Call for Proposal 2010

July 2010

The final list of proposals recommended for EU funding under the LLP sub programmes Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig was adopted by the EACEA on 23 July 2010.


Link to further information and the list of funded projects.




Culture funding opportunities in EU countries: List of events

July 2010

The EC Culture website has published a list of events (info sessions/workshops) that inform about culture funding possibilities organised by the Cultural Contact Point (CCP) in the EU countries.

More information...



Call for tender for a European Expert Network on Culture

July 2010

DG Education and Culture has launched an open call for tender to set up a network of leading European centres and experts on culture.
This network shall advise and support the Commission in the analysis of culture policies and their implications at national, regional and European levels. The network is expected to provide high-quality advice and support in for all sectors of the culture field.


Experts should have a high standard of scientific excellence, and substantial and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of culture policies and practices in Europe and at European level. They should also have experience of working with and advising culture and other public policy decision-makers.


Deadline for tenders is September 17, 2010.





Culture Programme: New Strand 3.2 "Cooperation projects between organisations involved in cultural policy analysis"

July 2010

The strand supports cooperation projects involving minimum three organisations established in three different countries. With this the European Union aims at promoting the exchange, analysis, comparison and consolidation of existing quantitative and qualitative data and evaluation methods. Furthermore, it aims at facilitating the production of proposals and recommendations for new evaluation methods or quantitative and qualitative data.


Further information...



Job Advertisement: Senior Developer Europeana

July 2010

Europeana is recruiting a Senior Developer. This is a key role for Europeana and essential to ensuring the continued growth and development of the portal.


Download full job advertisement with a role description and skill requirements.


For questions or comments regarding the position or the recruitment process, please  send your email to Europeana's office manager at:





EUNAMUS: New project researching on European national museums

July 2010

Eunamus is an EU-funded research project that has started its work in April 2010. In this project, eight university departments explore the creation and power of European national museums. The idea underpinning Eunamus is that narrating and displaying the nation at museums impact the ways in which people understand themselves and connect or disconnect with the nation and its surrounding areas or wider spatial scales.


Eunamus research looks at the development of a formative museum infrastructure, explicit narratives in museums and implicit narratives in collections, museum architectures, geographies and virtual communities. It also investigates the hopes and utopias that cultural policy makers have placed on museums and will launch a study on how national museums are viewed from the citizen perspective.


Further information is available on the project's website.



Call for Contribution: GREEN PAPER "Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries"

June 2010

The objective of the consultation is to gather views on various issues impacting the cultural and creative industries in Europe. The responses to the consultation will inform the Commission and help it ensure that EU programmes and policies involving cultural and creative industries are "fit for purpose". The consultation is open to individual citizens and organisations and in particular national, regional or local authorities, the European institutions and associations from the cultural and creative industries.


Consultation is open until 30.07.2010.


Further information and instructions on how to submit your contribution here.




International Jodi Award 2010 for use of digital media in the service of access for disabled people

June 2010

Call for Nominations for the Second International Jodi Award: The annual Jodi Awards are given to museums, libraries, art galleries, archives, heritage sites and disability organisations for best use of digital technology to widen access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 9 August.

Further information can be found on



Job Advertisement: Academic project leader for House of European History

June 2010

The European Parliament has published a job advertisement concerning recruitment of an academic project leader for the House of European History to be established in Brussels. All details concerning the qualifications, the selection procedure and contracts are described in the attached notice.


Deadline for candidates' applications: 9 July 2010, 12 noon (Brussels time)





Call for proposals for Partnership Actions between Cultural Organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey

March 2010

The European Commission, DG Enlargement, has published a call for proposals for Partnership Actions between Cultural Organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey.


The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation at internet site:


The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 June 2010.



Strand 2 - Support for Organisations active at European level in the field of culture: Selection results for 2010 (framework agreements)

February 2010

Selection results for 2010 of the Culture Programme, Strand 2 - Support for Organisations active at European level in the field of culture (framework agreements only) have been published on the Executive Agency's website.



Call for applications: EMYA Award 2011

February 2010

The European Museum Forum is inviting European museums to take part in the competition for the European Museum of the Year Award 2011 (EMYA 2011).

The following people have agreed to join the European Museum Forum, EMF, as Trustees in 2010: Julien Anfruns, France, Director General, ICOM; Lila de Chaves, Greece, Secretary General, the World Friends of Museums; Goranka Horjan, Croatia, President, International Committee for Regional Museums, ICOM; and Chris Torch, Sweden, Artistic Director, Intercult, and Vice President, Culture Action Europe.


New Awards have also been added as part of EMYA to better reflect the trends and developments which are being pioneered by museums right across the 47 countries recognized by the Council of Europe.

Please see the conditions, list of the awards and application form for EMYA 2011.

You are also cordially invited to attend the EMF Annual Meeting and European Museum of the Year Awards for 2010, which is being held in Tampere, Finland, from 19–22 May 2010.


Culture Programme, Strand 1.2.1, Cooperation Measures: selection results

February 2010

The selection results for Cooperation Measures (Culture Programme, Strand 1.2.1) are pubished on the Executive Agency's website.



Project information for projects in Lifelong Learning programme

February 2010

Project information for programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Key Activity 4, Key Activity 1- EQF and ECET are online available on the EACEA's website.


Presentations about:

- Project Life Cycle and Administrative Issues

- Financial Issues 

- Networking

- Leonardo da Vinci

- Grundtvig

- Key Activity 1-EQF and 1-ECET
-  Key Activity 4

- Project Management

-  Project Evaluation

- Dissemination and Exploitation

- Results of Quiz


are availabe in pdf format here...




Lifelong Learning Call for Proposals 2009: Selection results

February 2010

Lifelong Learning Call for Proposals 2009 : Selection results for
proposals in strands: Multilateral Projects, Networks, Accompanying Measures and Studies under the Sub-Programmes, Transversal Programme (Key Activities) and Jean Monnet are online.

Results of the selection Lifelong Learning selection 2009: Projects funded from the reserve lists:

- Comenius
- Erasmus
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Key Activity 1 Policy Observation and analysis
- Key Activity 3 ICT
- Key Activity 4 Valorisation Observation and Analysis

Further information here

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