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EU4Culture 1st Regional Network Conference/EU4Culture-ს პირველი რეგიონული ქსელის კონფერენცია გაიმართა

Tbilisi hosted EU4Culture 1st Regional Network Conference

20/05/2022

EU-funded project EU4Culture organised the 1st Regional Network Conference to facilitate cooperation between the selected cities from the Eastern Partnership countries.

At the event the project officially established “EU4Culture Cities Network” which brings together the EU4Culture 14 selected cities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine that have received the EU funding to prepare Cultural Development Strategies. The network will serve as the platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration between them. From Georgia Poti, Zugdidi and Kutaisi joined the cities network.

Mayors and other representatives of the selected cities, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Representatives of the Ministry of Culture Sport and Youth of Georgia, together with the experts and other stakeholders participated in the event.

“EU4Culture Cities Network offers a unique opportunity to the cities in the Eastern Partnership countries to create a trusted and long-lasting cooperation platform that will enable open sharing of best practices and experiences in culture and creative sector. Creation of common initiatives and cultural programmes, facilitate public-private dialogue also on the inter-regional level.” – Stated Dr. Anatoli Beifert, Team Leader of the EU4Culture project.

Further to the establishment of the network, the private stakeholders, experts and donor organisations presented to city representatives the best practices on joint cultural events and partnership development. Speakers also Introduced the upcoming funding opportunities from the EU4Culture project and presented funding possibilities from different donor organisations.

EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union. In May 2021, the project launched a call for the cities and towns. In the call, 14 cities from the Eastern Partnership countries were selected and awarded grants of up to EUR 30,000 to prepare Cultural Development Strategies. At the final stage of the call, one town or city in each country will be awarded a grant of up to €300,000 to implement its strategy. 

The project is implemented by the Goethe Institut (lead), Institut Francais Georgie, Danish Cultural Institute, Czech Centers.

Contact Information

Mariam Lezhava; EU4Culture Communication Manager; Mariam.Lezhava@goethe.de

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