CULTURE (2007-2013)
EU programme encouraging
transnational cultural cooperation
Mateja Lazar
CCP Slovenia / SCCA–Ljubljana
Symposium Old towns: worries vs. privileges
Ptuj, 26 September 2008
Culture Programme
o 1 EU cultural program = single
financial mechanism
o 7 years (2007-13)
o 400 mio € (ca. 43-58 mio €/y)
o supports projects, organisations,
promotional activities and research in
all branches of culture (except AV)
o 34 European countries (since 2008)
CCP Slovenia
o Promoting
o Disseminating information
o Facilitating access - advice &
assistance in ...
... developing projects
... searching partners ...
CCP network
information &
guidance available
at the national level
 in all eligible
countries (33)
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How it all started?
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1992 – Maastricht Treaty:
1st article devoted to culture (ex-art.
128)
= legal base for EU competence in the
area of culture
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1997 – Amsterdam Treaty (art. 151)
= basis for the 1st generation of
programs
= Presence of a requirement regarding
the consideration of cultural implications
in all Community policies!
1st and 2nd generation
1996-1999
Kaléidoscope ... artistic & cultural
creation & cooperation;
Ariane ... books & reading
Raphaël ... cultural heritage
 2000-2006
Culture 2000 ... 1st framework
cultural EU programme
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3rd generation
CULTURE PROGRAMME
(2007–2013)
Who can participate?
public or private organisations with
principal activity in the cultural sphere
(= cultural & creative sectors)
 with registered legal seat in one of the
eligible countries:
- EU (27)
- EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
- EU candidates (Croatia, Turkey,FYRM)
- Serbia
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General objective
o Enhancing the cultural area shared
by Europeans (common CH)...
o ... through the development of coop.
activities among cult. operators...
o ... with a view to encouraging the
emergence of European citizenship
3 specific objectives
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trans-national mobility of people
working in the cultural sector
trans-national circulation of cultural
& artistic works/products
inter-cultural dialogue
3 programme strands
=3 main types of activities supported:
 S1: Support for cultural projects
 S2: Support for organisations active
at European level in the field of
culture
 S3: Support for analyses &
dissemination of information
Strand 1: cultural actions
1.1: Multi-annual coop. projects
- min. 6 cult. operators from 6 eligible
countries (= 1 coord. + 5 coorg.)
- 3 to 5 years
- 200.000 - 500.000 €/year (max. 50%)
 1.2.1: Co-operation measures
- min. 3 cult. operators from 3 eligible
countries (= 1 coord. + 2 coorg.)
- max. 24 months
- 50.000 - 200.000 € (max. 50%)
 Deadline: October 1
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Strand 1: cultural actions
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1.3: Special measures
- high-profile actions of considerable
scale & scope
- types:
a) Coop. projects with 3rd countries
(deadline: May 1)
b) European Capitals of Culture
c) EU awards
Strand 2: cultural bodies
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Support for cultural bodies at European
level that...
...encourage exchanges between cult. org.s
in different Eu. countries,
...identify the Eu. artistic community’s needs,
...represent the sector in dealing with EU
institutions,
...participate in the public debate on cult.
issues,
...act as European cultural ambassadors.
Strand 2: cultural bodies
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100.000 - 600.000 € (max. 80 %) for operating
costs
 4 categories of organisations:
a) Ambassadors (activities in min. 7 countries)
b) Advocacy networks (exist since at least 1 year;
members in min. 10-15 countries)
c) Festivals (exist since at least 5 years; covering min.
7 countries)
d) Policy support structures for the Culture Agenda 
2 subcategories:
i) Structured dialogue platforms
ii) Policy analysis groupings
 Deadline: 1 Nov. 2008
What are the award criteria?
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European added value
relevance to the 3 specific objectives
excellence of proposed cult. activities
quality of partnership
expected level of outputs
communication and promotion of activities
long lasting impact (sustainability)
international coop. dimension (for
coop. projects in 3rd countries, strand 1.3)
Slovenia & Culture 2000
Statistics & feedback from cult. operators
Overview of results (2003*-06)
*SLO for the first time fully participating within the call 2003 (in year 2002)
Call 03
Call 04
Call 05
Call 06
Total
Participating
countries
30
30
31
(incl.
Turkey)
31
From 15 in
2000 to 31
in 2005/06
PROJECTS
supported
201 (more
than 750
operators)
233 (more
than 850
operators)
217
201
ca. 1.500
Budget (mio €)
(2000-2006)
ca. 223,8
mio €
Ca. 30 per year
(2000-2006)
Successful
projects – SLO
leaders
5
(out of 10
appl.)
11
(out of 14
appl.)
7
(out of 16
appl.)
6
(out of 24
appl.)
29 (=ca.
1,8 mio €)
Successful
projects - SLO
coorg&partners
10
37
37
22
102
(143 from
2000 to
2006)
Culture 2000 & Slovenia
št. vseh uspešnih projektov s SI udeležbo
- K2000 (N=115)
30
št. projektov
25
7
0
20
11
15
23
10
5
0
0
4
0
6
leto
2000
leto
2001
leto
2002
leto
2003
14
12
leto
2004
leto
2005
SI vodja
SI ostali
20
5
7
6
leto
2006
Culture 2000 & Slovenia
10 držav, ki so največkrat sodelovale s SI - K2000
60
50
40
30
Niz1
20
10
0
IT
DE
AT
FR
ES
BE
CZ
PL
UK
HU
vodje projektov/država v sodelovanju s SI
izvajalci - K2000
IT
5
5
AT
21
5
BE
DE
8
CZ
8
16
FR
UK
Culture 2000 & Slovenia
QUESTIONNAIRE
Kako ste spoznali partnerske organizacije? K2000 (N=40)
7%
že vzpostavljeno
sodelovanje
2%
druge organizacije
21%
CCP Sl
70%
drugo
Culture 2000 & Slovenia
QUESTIONNAIRE
Ali s projektom nadaljujete po zaključku
podpore K2000? (N=40)
Ali s partnerskim i organizacijam i še
sodelujete tudi po zaključku podpore
K2000? (N=34)
24%
34%
da
da
ne
ne
66%
76%
Culture 2000 ...
... a positive experience?
YES (100 %)
Slovenia & Culture 2000
PROJECT EXAMPLES
Art Nouveau in Progress (CH, A2, 2001)
Art Nouveau & Society (CH, A2, 2005)
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L: 1-SMS & 2-Direction des Monuments et des Sites de la
Région de Bruxelles Capitale (BE)
C: Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (SI)
C&P: Municipality of Ljubljana (SI)
Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN) - international network
... from 1999 has connected different European cities (among them
Ljubljana) distinguished by their rich cultural heritage of Art Nouveau
... Purpose: to encourage research, promotion, popularization
and protection of this heritage.
... Two phases of the project accomplished by RANN: 1st Phase –
Launch (1999-2000), 2nd Phase – Art Nouveau in Progress (2001-04)
... The network's 3rd Phase – Art Nouveau & Society (2005-2008) is
currently in process.
www.artnouveau-net.eu
Dežela čipk /Land of Lace
(CH, A1, 2005)
L: Idrija Municipality & ICRA Regional Develop. Agency
(subcontractor) (SI)
C: City Museum Idrija (SI), Musei Provincia di Gorizia (IT),
Rauman Museo (FI)
P: Jurija Vega high school, Idrija (SI), Idrija Lace
School (SI), Slovene Ethnographic Museum,
Ljubljana (SI), Het Land van Beveren-Kantschool
Beveren (BE), Museo del Encaje de Castilla y León (ES),
Museo del Merletto (IT), Musée de la Dentelle à la Main
(BE), Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle (BE), OIDFA,
Organisation Internationale de la Dentelle au Fuseau et à
l'Aiguille (BE), Scuola Corsi Merletti di Gorizia (IT), Wistin
Camilleri School of Fine Arts (MT)
Copyright MMI Idrija
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AIM: to provide access to the unique collection of European cultural heritage in the
craft of hand-made bobbin lace, to research its origins and to compare various lace
practices from the European centres of hand-made bobbin lace as well as to link these
centres together in order to pave the way for a common dialogue, preservation and
promotion of European cultural heritage
ACTIVITIES:
1. Idrija Lace and Its Place Among European Lace Traditions - exhibition
2. Festivals of Idrija Lace and the accompanying professional events
3. The groundwork for the establishment of the Idrija Lace Centre
www.icra.si/dezela-cipke
SCENE (European heritage laboratories, 2003)
L: City of Bologna (IT)
C: City of Ljubljana (SI), Cemeteries
Administration in the City of Stockholm
(SE), Lithuanian Department of Cultural
Heritage Protection, Vilnius (LT)
EU grant: 406.864 EUR
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Purpose of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE):
raising public awareness of the significance of cultural, historical &
architectural heritage of cemeteries, exchanging experience in the field
of preservation and promotion of cemeteries, expanding use of new
technologies in cultural management of historical cemeteries and supporting
universities to research on these fields
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The motivation of the Municipality of Ljubljana: Žale Cemetery - considered
the most important Slovene cemetery complex (the European importance of
Plečnik’s arrangement, the New Žale cemetery by architect Marko Mušič, the
physical & socio-historical connections with the Path of Remembrance and
Comradeship)
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www.scene-project.net, www.significantcemeteries.net
Virtual Heart of Central Europe
(CH, A1, 2003)
L: Dept. of Computer Graphics & Image Processing, Faculty of
Mathematics, Physics & Informatics, Comenius University in
Bratislava (SK)
C: Laboratorij za geometrijsko modeliranje in algoritme
multimedije, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in
informatiko, Univerza MB (SI), VRVis Research Center for
Virtual Reality and Visualisation, TU Graz (AT), Computer
Graphics Group, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of
Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)
EU grant: 148.500 EUR
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AIM: to create attractive multimedia presentations of cultural
interests of Bratislava, Graz, Maribor and Prague and through this
process make optimal use of the widest accessible multimedia
technologies (digital video, panoramic views, virtual 3D models,
virtual guides)
Maribor is presented by its old vineyard, water tower, plague
memorial, city castle, Maribor cathedral, Franciscan church,
synagogue and Town Hall.
Cultural sights are presented with plentiful informative texts, with
added visual material, digital video and interactive panoramic views.
The greatest attention was given to details of 3D objects in virtual
reality, in which the visitor can closely examine every feature, take a
virtual walk or engage a virtual guide, who offers information in
Slovene and in English language.
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In 2004, the website www.vhce.info was awarded the prize »Top
Talent Quality Seal« within the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award contest.
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www.vhce.info, http://vhce.uni-mb.si
L: Generalitat Valenciana, Secretaria
Autonomica de Cultura (ES)
C: MIT - International tourism institute,
Ljubljana (SI), Arsenale di Palermo (IT),
Directorate of Byzantine & Postbyzantine
Monuments (GR), Instituto Cervantes (ES),
Hipocaust (PT)
P: Palais des Papes, Avignon (FR), Università
degli studi di Palermo (IT), Università degli
studi di Roma »La Sapienza« (IT),
Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Cervantes
Virtual Alcalà de Henares (ES)
EU grant: 567.304 EUR
AIM: to reinforce the awareness of gothic architecture in
the Mediterranean (Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Italy and
Greece)
 ACTIVITIES: production of multilanguage promotional
materials, a portal with virtual museum and a travelling
exhibition that presents Mediterranean gothic architecture
through models and virtual presentations; further
travelling exhibition of gothic monuments and virtual
reality panoramas in Middle East and North Africa
sponsored by Institute Cervantes Spain
 www.gothicmed.com
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Lepa Pušča – Schöne Öde – Bella Brulla /
Beautiful Wasteland
(VA, A1, 2002)
L: Universitätskulturzentrum UNIKUM
(University cultural centre), Klagenfurt (AT)
C: Gornjesavski muzej Jesenice (SI), Unione dei
Circoli Culturali Sloveni, Trieste (IT), Kultur und
Kommunikationszentrum St. Johann im Rosental (Cultural &
Communication centre) (AT)
P: Kraigherhaus, Kunstverein Kärten (AT), Museo della tradizione
mineraria di Cave del Predil (IT), Slowenischer Kulturverein »Rož«
(AT), Stazione di Topolò (IT)
EU grant: 80.256 EUR
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AIM: to encourage regional identity & respect of the
»unattractive«
FOCUS: themes characteristic of 3 towns in the border
triangle of AT, SI and IT (Feistritz im Rosental in Carinthia,
Jesenice in Slovenia and Cave del Predil in Friuli): water,
abandoned industrial objects, railways, museums,
everyday & industrial culture and multilingualism
Lepa Pušča – Schöne Öde – Bella Brulla
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ACTIVITES = various artistic happenings:
1. ARRIVAL: visitors travelled through the landscape &
experienced it like a film
2. MUSEUM: visitors, with the help of artistic installations in
museums uncovered a new view on classic museum
collections
3. DECAY & READYMADE: dedicated to everyday culture of
apartment inhabitants
4. SPEAK WELL - »language footpaths«: sentences on signs
in 7 languages described unusual images of these places
5. artistic event NO ART, NO: portraits of anonymous
industrial workers, former iron workers and miners, were
presented in Cave del Predil
6. final project WATER:
attempt to symbolically redirect rivers’
currents by using water captured from the
rivers Sava, Feistritz-Bach & Rio del Lago
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www.unikum.ac.at
STATISTICS &
PROJECT EXAMPLES
Overview of results (2007*-08)
*For the call 2007 only information about project leaders are available.
Call 2007
Call 2008
TOTAL
Participating
countries
32
(Croatia incl.)
32+2
(+RS,MK partly)
From 6 Feb. 2008:
34 countries
PROJECTS
supported
(without S2 & S3)
130
(out of 700
appl.)
200
330 in 2 yrs
= ca. 160/y ???
(for S1 only)
Budget (mio €)
27,5
38
ca. 43-58 mio
€/y (for all
Strands!)
Successful
projects – SLO
leaders
4 (all TRL)
(=127.763 €)
19 S1 (+1 S2)
(=ca. 2,15 mio €)
23 (S1) in 2 yrs
(=ca. 2,3 mio €)
Successful
projects - SLO
coorg.&partners
8
14
22
Dance Explorations Beyond Front@
• Aug. 28, 2008 – Aug. 27, 2010
• L: Flota, Murska Sobota & Ljubljana (SI)
C: OffenesHausOberwart (AT), Dance Identity,
Pinkafeld (AT), Cie Pal Frenak, Budapest (HU)
• EU grant: 198.368 €
AIMS:
- stimulate & support production & presentation of
contemporary dance for artists & audiences
from SI, AT, HU, HR
- reconnect (through a dance festival) the border
regions outside capital cities that often face a
certain cultural/economic discrimination & lack
of accessibility to culture
- compare, analyse & advocate for the development
of cont. dance and dance audiences in a
culturally under served regions
Dance Explorations Beyond
Front@
ACTIVITIES:
 Performances Beyond Front@: present contemporary dance
performances from 4 participating countries
 Audiences Beyond Front@: increase audience accessibility to
culture & mobility (free transportation, special performances for
targeted groups)
 Dialogue Beyond Front@: foster cross-cultural dialogue &
exchange among artists and audiences; generate dialogue &
interest about the cutting edge issues of
contemporary dance (roundtables, public
discussions, theoretical debates, informal
gatherings)
 DCL (“diesel”)
– Dance Communication Lab: series of
cross-cultural contemporary dance
improvisation evenings for young
professional dancers & artists whose work
intersects the dance field
 Creation Beyond Front@:
cross-cultural co-productions among
the participating countries
Additional information
Cultural Contact Point Slovenia
SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Mateja Lazar ([email protected])
www.ccp.si
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