Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 15/06/2010

The Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans (SCP)
Call for Submissions of Concepts for Regional Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Art and Culture

The Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans invites cultural organisations, initiatives, networks and/or associations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia, both from the non-governmental and governmental sector, for submission of concepts for Regional Cooperation Projects.

The submitted Project Concepts should be aligned with SCP thematic priorities. These include youth, gender equity and the creation of structures for broad cultural participation while taking into account good governance principles – accountability, transparency, non-discrimination, participation, and efficiency. The project should also:

  • Be relevant to the regional context of the Western Balkans
  • Have a regional orientation by involving organisations from at least two of the above mentioned countries
  • Contribute to the development of culture and arts in the field in which they are operating
  • Offer innovative approach and diversified services and products
  • Aim at improving the situation in the region by strengthening culture and cultural life as an essential element of a participatory, open and dynamic civil society.
  • Aim at involving other donors public or private, bilateral or multilateral as much as possible. A minimum of 25% co-financing is required.

The guidelines and template for submitting project concepts can be downloaded below on this page.

Submission: Concepts for Regional Cooperation Projects are to be submitted according to the template available on the SCP website by electronic mail to [email protected]

The SCP’s Regional Steering Committee will select the concepts to be developed further into project proposals at the beginning of July 2010.

Call 2010 Announcement (PDF, 85.1KB)
Call 2010 Guidelines (PDF, 121.1KB)
Call 2010 Template for Applications (DOC, 139.5KB)

Official website.

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    1. This is part of the criteria for the program. You will find more in the Call 2010 guidelines, attached as a separate document above.

      Applying Organisations:

      • Are cultural organisations, networks or associations and can be both from the non-governmental and public sector; partnerships between independent organisations and public sector are encouraged;
      • The lead organisation is a cultural organisation

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