The region of Örebro County and the Coompanion Mälardalen in Sweden are looking for partners for a new project they are preparing within the Creative Europe programme, call for proposals CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2 “European Cooperation projects (medium scale)”.
The project will focus on cultural planning and rural development. Cultural planning is a broad, interdisciplinary approach that weaves cultural perspectives into community planning. It is a geographical rather than sectoral concept that includes both tangible and intangible cultural resources, and is becoming increasingly important in sustainably society planning.
Cultural planning will form the starting point of this project. It takes the view that culture should not be treated solely as a sectoral theme, but as a cross-cutting/transversal dimension of all high-level EU policy initiatives, and indeed of cohesion policy more broadly. Therefore, culture needs to be recognised and incentivised as part of a place-based approach to the regional development of EU territories.
The purpose of this project then, will be to test and develop methods of cultural planning in rural development, and show how cultural planning can have a better impact in different national planning contexts. This will be based on international knowledge-gathering and exchange of experiences using cultural planning models.
The consortium is currently composed of partners from different countries in Europe representing both the public sector and social economy entities. In order to complete it, the Lead Partner is searching for a public sector partner from Eastern or Central Europe primarily (but also other countries) with an interest and experience in the cultural and creative sectors.
If you are interested in joining this project, please send your expression of interest by 15 July h 12:00 pm CEST and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in case you would need additional information.
Agnese Pantaloni, European Projects Coordinator ([email protected])