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European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2018/2019 – Call for Applications

European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2018/2019 – Call for Applications

Deadline: 15 January 2018

The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training programme organised by the Marcel Hicter Association. It aims to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges.

Each year, roughly 25 professionals from approximately 20 countries are taking part in the European Diploma. Since 1989, more than 570 cultural managers from 45 countries (from Europe mainly and the Middle East, Canada, Senegal, etc.) followed this course. The programme is supported by the Council of Europe.

The objective of the programme is threefold:

  • To strengthen the knowledge of cultural managers regarding European, national and regional cultural policies;
  • To improve cultural managers’ skills to run cooperative cultural projects; 
  • To develop a network of European cultural managers.

Cultural managers from public and private organizations who are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with at least 2 years of experience, are invited to apply. Applicants must be fluent in English, as the programme will be taught in English and French.

The European Diploma is organised so that the participants can continue professional activities during their programme. The Diploma lasts one year and is organized in three phases: two residential sessions, a comparative study and an evaluation plus seminar phase. The next training sessions will be organised in Ireland from 11-20 May 2018 and in Macedonia in from 7-16 October 2018.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.

To apply, please read the guidelines carefully and complete the application form available here.

Application should be sent by email:

And by post to the following address:


Jean Pierre Deru, Director

1 Avenue Maurice

1050 Brussels - BELGIUM


Each participant will pay a financial contribution of 3.500 Euros. The costs of the residential and evaluation phases (lodging, meals, internal trips, training costs, documents, copies, translation, etc.) are supported by the organizers. Personal expenses, costs of the practical phase as well as travel expenses between the participant's country of residence and the three residential training locations are the responsibility of the participant.

In case of financial constraints, contact the Association directly. It is possible to make a special arrangement, such as splitting the fee into two or three instalments. In case of serious difficulty in finding funds to cover travel expenses, these costs might be partly covered by the Association Marcel Hicter.

For more information about this programme please click here


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