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EU support for cultural activities in Palestine 2017 - Call for proposals

EU support for cultural activities in Palestine 2017 - Call for proposals

l’Union européenne soutiendra les activités culturelles en Palestine en 2017 - Appel à propositions 

The deadline for the submission of full applications is 13 June 2017 at 15:00 (Brussels time)

In line with its “Strategy for International Cultural Relations” presented in June 2016, the EU has decided to launch a new call for proposals to support Euro-Palestinian cultural activities in 2017. It should be seen in the light of the EU’s overall efforts to improve its visibility among the population in Palestine, as support for the cultural sector has proven to contribute to a better and more positive understanding of the EU in Palestine.

This call is complementary to existing EU-funded programmes for Palestine, such as the East Jerusalem Programme, the Med Culture Programme and the EU’s support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, as well as the Med Film Programme.

The overall objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to a more positive understanding of the EU through support for the Palestinian cultural sector. Its specific goal is to enhance the visibility of the EU in Palestine through support for joint Euro-Palestinian cultural events all around the country (including in isolated areas, refugee camps, etc), thus contributing to developing a positive image of the Palestinian identity.

The proposals shall address at least three of the following priorities:

  • actions that explicitly promote the values of tolerance and respect for diversity;
  • actions with a strong "Euro-Palestinian" dimension (ie, clearly promoting exchanges and/or co-productions between Palestinian cultural organisations and European ones, but not limited to one European country);
  • actions that reinforce the sense of community among Palestinian people through overcoming territorial fragmentation (ie, actions should not be limited to one area, but be implemented in different parts of Palestine, including in Gaza, isolated areas, refugee camps, etc);
  • actions promoting and developing new and/or different Palestinian narratives;
  • priority will be given to projects where a Palestinian organisation is the lead applicant.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must range between €50,000 and €200,000 and represent between 60% and 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. The remainder must be financed from sources other than the European Union budget or the European Development Fund.

The initial planned duration of actions may not be less than 12 months nor exceed 24 months. Actions must take place in Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem) and can incorporate activities of different kinds, such as production and co-production of cultural and creative activities; incubation of new cultural or creative projects; capacity-building activities (for example, training for cultural managers, capacity building for cultural organisations, for instance in the fields of filmmaking, editing, museums, etc); communication- and visibility-focused actions; or intercultural exchanges with European organisations (including travel costs, etc).

The deadline for the submission of full applications is 13 June 2017 at 15:00 (Brussels time)

For more information about this call, with reference EuropeAid/154711/DD/ACT/, please visit EuropeAid’s dedicated link


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