Connected by the Border – Eastern Partnership cultural cooperation network building

Trans Cultura Foundation (Poland) together with Workshops of Culture (Poland) and partners: Suburb Cultural Centre (Armenia), United Artits’ Club (Azerbaijan), Lohvinau Publishing House (Belarus), GeoAIR (Georgia), Young Artists Association “Oberliht” (Moldova) and “Dzyga” Art Association (Ukraine) has started the international project dedicated to the building of the new model of culture networking in Eastern Partnership and non – EU countries.

ABOUT

In 2011 the Trans Culture Foundation, together with its partners from the EaP countries and financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland organized the first Eastern Partnership Culture Congress (EPCC) during which representatives of the cultural sectors from EaP and EU countries set the directions for cultural cooperation for the upcoming years and developed recommendations for EU policies. This project is a continuation of works which begun during EPCC. The activities planned in the project are to prepare artists, culture managers, institutions and culture organizations from EaP countries for active participation in the second EPCC schedules for 2013 and to create a tool for building of a cultural cooperation network in Eastern Europe.

AIMS:

Reinforcement of culture and civil society’s role in building of friendly relations between the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries and their mutual respect.

OBJECTIVES:

PROJECT DURATION: October – December 2012.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: representatives of opinion-forming cultural circles in the EaP countries: representatives of cultural institutions, NGOs, artists, animators, and managers of culture and arts, an academics  interested in implementing projects of cultural cooperation with the Eastern Partnership and the European Union countries.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Study visits and meetings in:

Networking Building Workshops:

 

Study visits and meetings:

Networking Building Workshops:

 

TARGET GROUP:

The project is open for all cultural art managers having citizenship in one of the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), working in EaP countries, active and experienced in the field of culture or arts, having knowledge about the cultural sector and policies in the home country, be interested in EaP cultural network building, can be a member of any local or international network, should speak at least communicative English.

RESULTS:

The result of these visits shall be the development of a strategy for building of networks for cultural cooperation in Eastern Europe, development of guidelines for the next Congress, to be held in 2013 and the analysis of culture and its aspects shape as well as the impact on the political, social and economic systems in the EaP countries and integration with the EU. This diagnosis will be used to develop common tools for cooperation in Europe and will be one of the important elements in creating a strategy for building of networks for cultural cooperation in Eastern Europe.

ORGANIZERS:

Trans Culture Foundation (Poland)
The Workshops of Culture in Lublin (Poland)

PARTNERS:

Suburb Cultural Centre (Armenia)
United Artits’ Club (Azerbaijan)
Lohvinau Publishing House (Belarus)
GeoAIR (Georgia)
Young Artists Association “Oberliht” (Moldova)
“Dzyga” Art Association (Ukraine)

The project is co-financed by the Lublin City Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

 

 

CONTACT:

Project coordinator: Agata Will; a.will@warsztatykultury.pl

WARSZTATY KULTURY W LUBLINIE
ul. Grodzka 5a
20-112 Lublin
tel./ fax 081 533 08 18
www.warsztatykultury.pl