EMU & EU
EU policies & EU funding opportunities
EMU meeting Prato (Italy) - 2 October - Gerrit Walstra
Programme
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Introduction
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EU and EU policy context
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Selecting relevant EU funding
opportunities
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Characteristics of the funds
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Further steps towards subsidies
(for activities/projects and cooperation)
Gerrit Walstra/ Haute Europe
 Senior consultant :
• Advise public and semi public organisations on EU
• Development and execution of European projects and
programmes
• Anchoring Europe in organisations /implement advice
 Before: EU-coordinator province Noord-Holland
 Haute Europe, part of Haute Equipe :
• Netherlands based firm with regional offices
• Resource-, Information- and Project management in the
administration of non-profit organisations
• Consultancy, Interim management, Temporary work
European Affairs
• Haute Europe 15 persons in Netherlands, office in
Brussels, Nice and in future in Hungary /Romania
Haute Europe
Assignments and activities:
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Project development, partner search, guiding bids and
execution of projects
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Administrative & financial support, management
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Programme/ strategy documents
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Subsidy advice and implementation
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Studies
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Presentations en trainings
Aims
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Activating your knowledge of Europe
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Exploration of EU funding possibilities of
relevance to the EMU / music schools
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Improving knowledge of specific funds
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Assessing importance to EMU / Music schools
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Generation of ideas / project elaboration
( first steps)
Europe in a nutshell
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EU history & development
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EU institutions and decision making
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EU Policies
Europe today
Europe:
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50 years
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27 member
states
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490 million
inhabitants
Why Europe ?
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Peace
 Safety
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Solidarity
 Economy
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Environment
 Safety-2 (fighting terrorism)
 Social / cultural cohesion
Founders and enlargements
6
27
1957 Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg,
France, West-Germany, Italy
1973 Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom
1981 Greece
1986 Portugal, Spain
(1990 East Germany – unification)
1995 Austria, Finland, Sweden
2004 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia,
Malta, Cyprus
2007 Romania, Bulgaria
Important decisions
1951 Treaty of Paris: European Coal and Steel Community
1957 Treaty of Rome: European Economic Community (EEC),
or ‘Common Market’
1967 Merger treaty: Fusion of
ECSC, EEC, Euratom;
a single Commission and
a single Council.
1986 Single European Act
modifying the Treaty of
Rome
European Union
1991/1992: Treaty of Maastricht: European Union
- Three Pillars
- EMU ( the other one)
- Subsidiarity
Europan Union
Minor treaties:
1997 Treaty of Amsterdam
2000 Treaty of Lisbon
2001 Treaty of Gothenburg
2001 Treaty of Nice
How decisions
are made:
theory
How decisions are made: practice
EU policies
Cohesion policy:
Aim? Reduce differences in prosperity (‘disparities’)
Why? Solidarity and strengthening economies
Lisbon strategy:
Aim? Knowledge economy,
innovation, entrepreneurship
Why? Competitive on world market
Gothenborg strategy
Aim? Healthy environment
Why? Sustainability
EU policies
Cultural & social policies:
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European citizenship
Youth
Lifelong learning
Culture
Integration
Health
etcetera
EU budget framework 2007 - 2013
€ 864 billion
EU budget framework 2007 - 2013
Selecting relevant funding possibilities
Build on own themes, experiences, partnerships
Activities:
 Implementation of pilot projects
 Studies and research, exchange best practices
 International cooperation
 Exchange of staff and students
 Masterclasses, workshops
 Joint productions,
 Networking, congresses
 Other??
Most promising options: exercise!
What fits you best?
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International (EMU)
 National – national
 Regional/local- regional/local
1. Actual activities
2. Ambitions
(complete list of activities?)
Most promising options
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Culture 2007-2013
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Youth in action
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Europe for citizens
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Territorial cooperation: Interreg 4
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2008: European year of intercultural
dialogue
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Lifelong learning: Comenius
Information for each fund
• Objective
• Themes
• Actors
• Projects
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General purpose of the programme
Selection of relevant themes of
programme
Who can participate
- type of actors
- geography
Project characteristics
- supported activities
- project budget indications
Culture Programme (2007-2013)
Objective
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to promote transnational mobility of
people working in the cultural sector;
to encourage the transnational
circulation of artistic and cultural works
and products;
to encourage intercultural dialogue.
Who can participate?
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All legal entities
Culture Contact Point per country
http://ec.europa.eu/culture/eac/culture2007/cult_en.html
Culture Programme (2007-2013)
Multi annual cooperation
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At least 6 partners from different countries
projects can last 3-5 years
Subsidy max 50% (between 200,000 and 500,000 euros), on a per annum
basis.
Cooperation projects
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At least 3 partners from different countries
Projects can last 1-2 years
Subsidy max 50% (between 50,000 and 200,000 euros), on a per project basis
Support for European Cultural Bodies ?
Category Network: eligible organisations
Structured dialogue platforms, involving associates from at least 15
participating countries in the Culture Programme which can ensure coverage of
cultural interests at EU level and organise permanent and structured dialogue
with EU Institutions on cultural issues
Examples Culture 2000
EFMET project: European Forum for MUSIC Education and Training
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European Association of Conservatories
IASJ,EMU, ESTA, JME, etc
1. Improve cooperation and communication
2. Collect information on music teacher programmes
3. Formulate recommendations to the EC
HARMOS project: e content project
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DG Information Society
1. Data collection of music heritage and teaching
2. Accessible via the web: www.harmosproject.com
VEMUS project: Virtual European Music School
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6 countries
1. Distant learning & self practicing
2. Music classroom
Youth in action
Objective
€ 885 000 000
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Promote young people’s active citizenship
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Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among
young people
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Foster mutual understanding between young people
in different countries
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Contribute to developing the quality of support
systems for youth activities
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Promote European cooperation in the youth field
http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.html
Youth in action
Action 1 – Youth for Europe
Youth Exchanges (13 to 25 year)
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An opportunity for groups of young people from different countries to
meet and learn about each other’s cultures
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The groups plan together their Youth Exchange around a theme of
mutual interest
Youth Initiatives (18-30 years)
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Group projects designed at local, regional and national level
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It also supports the networking of similar projects between different
countries, in order to strengthen their European aspect and to
enhance cooperation and exchanges of experiences between young
people.
Youth in action
• Objective
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• Themes
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• Actors
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• Projects
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Implementation of the Youth in
Action Programme is mainly
decentralised
Contact The National Agencies for
Youth in Action
NGO’s
70-100% subsidy
 € 2,000 - 50,000?
Europe for citizens
Action 1 "Active citizens for Europe" involves citizens
directly, either through activities linked to town-twinning or
through other kinds of citizens’ projects.
Action 2 "Active civil society for Europe" is targeted to
Europe-wide civil society organisations
Action 3 "Together for Europe" supports high visibility
events, studies and information tools.
Action 4 : "Active European Remembrance" supports the
preservation of the main sites and archives associated with
the deportations and the commemoration of the victims of
nazism and stalinism.
http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.html
Europe for citizens
Action 1 "Active citizens for Europe"
• Objective
• Themes
Town-twinning
• involve or promote direct exchanges
between European citizens through
their participation in town-twinning
activities.
• strengthening mutual knowledge and
understanding between citizens and
between cultures.
• Actors
• Municipalities
• Projects
• € 2.000 - 20.000?
INTERREG IV
“European Territorial Cooperation”
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Cooperation between public actors and
organisations from different countries to tackle
shared issues of regional development
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3 types:
a) cross-border cooperation
b) transnational cooperation
c) interregional cooperation
INTERREG IV A – Cross Border Cooperation
2007 - 2013
There are 55
Cross-border
cooperation
programmes
in the EU
INTERREG IV A – Cross Border Cooperation
• Objective
• Reduction of the “barrier effect” of borders and
socio-economic development of border areas
• Themes
• All kind of themes, preferably linked to economy,
environment or social issues.
• Actors
• Local/regional authorities, institutes, groups
• Private actors (possibly)
• Within border areas
• Projects
• Networks, plans, small scale physical investments
• € 10.000s - several million euro
• 50 - 85 % EU co-funding (depending on
programme)
INTERREG IV A – Cross Border Cooperation
Example: Estonia – Finland
‘Musical Bridge’
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4 Finnish music schools
5 Estonian music Schools
Finnish Association of Music Schools
Estonian Association of Music Schools
1. Coperation between music schools
2. Promoting the work of music schools
3. Educational projects
Several 100.000
euro
INTERREG IV B – Transnational Cooperation
2007-2013
There are 13
Transnational
cooperation
programmes
in the EU
INTERREG IV B – Transnational Cooperation
• Objective
• Themes
• Actors
• Projects
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Support the sustainable development and
competitiveness of European macro regions
not directly appropriate ? – indirectly?
Public authorities, institutes, groupings, NGO’s
Transnational cooperation areas
Plans, studies, pilots, small investments
€ 100.000s - several million euro
50 - 85 % EU co-funding (depending on
programme)
INTERREG IV C – Interregional Cooperation
1 program for the whole of Europe
• Objective
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• Themes
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• Actors
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• Projects
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Improve regional policies by exchange of
experience
All kind of themes are possible- find the right
context!
Regional/local authorities and public equivalent
bodies
All EU member states
Networking, studies, visits, training, new policy
tools
€ 100.000s - several million euro
up to 75 - 85 % EU co-funding (depending on
country)
2008 European year of intercultural dialogue
Get involved!
Young people are the EYID 2008’s core target group. Help us to bring
the EYID 2008 into schools and universities all over Europe!
EYID 2008 activities could be linked to project days, interdisciplinary
programmes, job fairs, exchange programmes and competitions, or
initiated in cooperation with school magazines, student organisations or
school canteens, or anything else you can think of.
The EYID 2008 could be brought into European museums, art schools,
music schools, dance academies, or ballet schools. It could also be
linked to music and art festivals or to book fairs all over Europe.
www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu
2008 European year of intercultural dialogue
• Objective
• Themes
• Actors
• Projects
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respecting and promoting cultural diversity; contributing to
solidarity, social justice and reinforced cohesion.
Youth important target group, educational activities
Public and private bodies
All EU member states
EU scale: € 2,4 million (NB call closed)
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events and activities which will raise awareness of the objectives
of the European Year
up to 80 % EU co-funding;
€ 200,000 - € 400,000 subsidy
National scale: € 3 million (NB call closed)
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Idem on national and regional level
up to 50% co-funding
Community scale, articulated in member states: ca € 4 million
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Information and promotion actions
Not yet clear
Lifelong learning
€ 6 970 000 000
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Comenius programme
teaching and learning needs of all those in pre-school and school
education up to the level of the end of upper secondary education,
and the institutions and organisations providing such education;
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The Erasmus programme
teaching and learning needs of all those in formal higher education,
and the institutions and organisations providing or facilitating such
education and training;
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The Leonardo da Vinci programme addresses the teaching and
learning needs of all those in vocational education and training,
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Grundtvig programme addresses the teaching and learning needs
of those in all forms of adult education, as well as the institutions
and organisations providing or facilitating such education.
COMENIUS
Enhancing the quality and reinforcing the
European dimension of school education by:
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promoting transnational cooperation and exchanges
between schools and teacher training establishments;
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encouraging innovation in pedagogical methods and
materials;
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promoting the transnational dissemination of good
practice and innovation in the management of schools;
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promoting the use of information and communication
technology in school education and in the training of staff
working in this sector;
http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/comenius/moreabou_en.html
COMENIUS
• Objective
• Themes
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• Actors
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• Projects
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to support the development of knowledge and
understanding among young people and
educational staff of the diversity of European
cultures and languages and its values
Quality of school education
intercultural awareness
All EU member states
Music schools sec ??
€ 10.000s - ca € 200.000 euro
up to 75 % EU co-funding
Concretising opportunities: exercise
Elaboration of ideas
3 groups:
• EMU
• National organisations
• Local/regional organisations
Idea AND programme (s) you think of
‘Golden rules’ for successful bids /projects
1. Define your project idea
2. Pick the right fund, be strategic
3. Be informed about the specific requirements
(content, procedures, financial)
4. Strong and balanced partnership:
• Find the right partners
• Develop the project plan together
• Agree on roles and responsibilities
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Coherent and logical description of the activities
A clear and precisely filled in application form
Ensure professional management of the project
Suitable budget for activities: assure cofinancing
Good planning: avoid last-minute mistakes
ENJOY!
What do you need to get started?
• From yourself
• From your colleagues
• From your organisation
• From others (authorities, etc)
Succes!
www.haute-europe.eu
Gerrit Walstra
[email protected]
+31 (0)6-21125514
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