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Wednesday, 04 March 2020 20:20

UIA - Union of International Associations

One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels.

Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.

The UIA serves two main purposes: to maintain and provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities; and to support and facilitate the work of international associations through training and networking opportunities.

The UIA is best known for the:

Yearbook of International Organizations

International Congress Calendar

International Meetings Statistics Report

Associations Round Table

Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential


Visit the Join page to find out about how to join UIA.


Wednesday, 04 March 2020 20:17

The World Federation of Friends of Museums

One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation promoting the cooperation between societies of Friends of museums throughout the world, in order to enhance the value of museums and encourage the safeguard of our cultural heritage.

Friends and volunteers of museums pursue noble objectives in cultural development. They bring to museums their support, their knowledge, their experience and their competence. In so doing, they contribute to the advancement both of museums and of museology. Their commitment is the voluntary expression of a solidarity that actively engages their role as citizens in the community.
As members of the museum community, and at the heart of the museum’s public, friends and volunteers constitute a privileged audience, able to represent the public’s interests to the best advantage of museum institutions.Visit the Join page to find out about how to join WFFM

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 20:07

ENCC - The European Network of Cultural Centres

One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) unites local, regional and national networks across the European Union. The ENCC is a community of 54 members that represents over 5,000 cultural centers from at least 24 countries. All ENCC members are active in the cultural field and share the same values: cultural equality - interculturalism - cultural democratisation - active citizenship through participation in cultural activities. By joining the ENCC, they are all willing to network as well as to exchange information, knowledge and best practices with the other members. ENCC priority is to empower the more than 5,000 cultural centers that it represents, as well as their communities through actions linked to capacity building, networking and advocacy.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming  member of ENCC.

One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts. Founded in 2008 it includes today more than 40 national and regional umbrellas and associations from EU member states and programme countries. Amateo sees active participation in the arts as a core value for a free and open society as enshrined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Active participation in arts and cultural activities empowers individuals to freely express themselves and promotes cultural cohesion, social inclusion and active citizenship with an added value for humanistic and democratic values.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming  member of Amateo

On 5 September 2017 the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation adopted the Generation 2030 program. The program will facilitate co-operation on the challenges faced jointly by the Nordic countries in achieving the UN's Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The program has been developed based on the study Sustainable Development Action - the Nordic Way (2017) and on discussions with a wide range of Nordic stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, and youth organizations. The study points to the huge potential for Nordic co-operation in relation to the agenda and confirms that there are already many links between the Nordic Council of Ministers' current activities, the sustainability strategy “A Good Life in a Sustainable Nordic Region”, and Agenda 2030 Nordic generation 2030

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Monday, 13 January 2020 18:39

Creative Europe Programme

Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020) supports the culture and audiovisual sector.

In the frame of the CULTURE sub-programme it supported cooperation projects of cultural and creative organisations within the EU and beyond, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translations.

There is the last call in January 2020 in the frame of Literary translations projects.

The program will be continued in the new financial perspective of the EU.

For more information see:  
The European Commission - Creative Europe webpage: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en
The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - operator of the Creative Europe Programme) webpage: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe_en

The Nordic Council of Ministers' Open Call Program for Co-operation with Northwest Russia includes funding for cooperation and networking projects between Nordic and Northwest Russian NGOs.

All parties in the Nordics and Northwest Russia are eligible for funding.

As a rule, the applicant / lead partner for the project must be from one of the Nordic countries. The partnerships must include at least one partner form Northwest Russia and partners from at least two Nordic countries.

  • The Nordic countries are: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the three self-governing areas: the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
  • The Northwest Russia includes the following regions: St Petersburg City, Archangelsk Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Pskov Oblast, and Republic of Karelia.

The project activities should focus on establishment of networks and exchange of experiences. All thematic areas are eligible and special allocations are made available for strengthening democracy, human rights, civil society and NGO cooperation.

The yearly grant per application cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).

For more information, see:  https://www.norden.org/da/node/34030

The Nordic Council of Ministers' program for NGO cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region supports NGO's from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland Islands.

It is a formal requirement that the applicant and relevant partners are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The program defines NGOs as "non-profit, publicly anchored, civic organizations that are neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, and which have an open and democratic structure".

Projects under the auspices of the NGO program must have - including the applicant - at least

  • one partner in the Nordic Region,
  • one partner from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, or Poland, and
  • one partner from Northwest Russia, or Belarus.

The yearly grant cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).

For more information, see:  https://www.norden.org/en/funding-opportunities/nordic-council-ministers-funding-programme-ngos-baltic-sea-region

Friday, 27 December 2019 15:56

Nordic Culture Point

The Culture and Art Program of Nordic Culture Point supports Nordic cooperation within all areas of art and culture, in all project phases: preliminary work, production, presentation and dissemination.

Each project should include parties from at least three countries, of which at least two should be Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and / or the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands). It means organizations from countries outside the Nordic region also can be partners. Furthermore, the applicant organization are not required to be resident or active in the Nordic countries nor be Nordic nationals, provided the Nordic dimensions of the project are otherwise satisfied.

The Program is open for both professional and amateur sectors, and the voluntary sector.

Projects can be granted:

  • up to 7,000 EUR with full financing
  • up to 40,000 EUR with at least 30% co-financing
  • up to 100,000 EUR with at least 50% co-financing

For more information, see: https://www.nordiskkulturkontakt.org/en/grants/about-the-grant-programmes/culture-and-art-programme/

Friday, 27 December 2019 15:42

Nordplus Adult

Nordplus is the largest educational support programmefor mobility and co0llaboration projects within the Nordic Council of Ministers and it is funded by the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Only applicants from the Nordic countries - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania - and the autonomous regions of Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which act as independent countries in Nordplus, are eligible for grants.

Nordplus Adult provides an average of 50,000 euros for a two-year Nordplus Adult collaboration project involving three or four partners.

For more information, see: https://www.nordplusonline.org/

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