EU4Culture awards grants to three cities to promote cultural development in Azerbaijan

EU4Culture awards grants to three cities to promote cultural development in Azerbaijan

On 12th November, at 11:00, in Baku EU4Culture with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan will organize an award ceremony to announce three selected cities that will receive 30 000 EUR grant to prepare the Cultural Development Strategies.


The call for grant applications was launched in May 2021. It aims to support non-capital cities and towns to develop and implement Cultural Development Strategies, following the approach of the European Capitals of Culture. Overall, 70 cities from 5 Eastern Partnership countries participated in the call. After evaluation of the submitted applications, the following 3 cities from Azerbaijan were selected: Shaki, Khirdalan, Lankaran


Selected cities will receive up to 30 000 EUR grants to develop the Cultural Development Strategies. At the final stage of the call, one town or city out of these 3 will be awarded a grant of up to 300,000 EUR to implement its strategy.


The Ambassador of the European Union to Azerbaijan, Head of Department of the Ministry of Culture, representatives of the State Tourism Agency, mayors of the three cities, EU4Culture project representatives will attend the event. The event will open with a press conference, followed by the welcoming speeches and an award ceremony, where the Ambassador of the European Union to Azerbaijan Mr. Peter Michalko will officially award grants’ certificates to the mayors of the selected cities.


EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union to support culture and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership Countries. The project aims to contribute to making culture an engine for growth and social development across the region. EU4Culture is implemented by the Goethe Institute (lead), Institut Francais Georgie, Danish Cultural Institute, Czech Centers.
 

 

 
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