This part of the fundraising module will provide a complete overview of what exactly a project is, why it might be useful as a further funding opportunity and how programmes funded by the EU budget work.
The aim of this general overview is to provide the basis to properly understand which are the most suitable EU Programmes, and the related funding opportunities, for the cultural heritage field.
In order to take the first steps in European project planning and gain confidence, it is necessary to ask yourself some questions.:
- What is a project?
- Why we do projects?
- What is Project Management?
Insert PPT 4.1 – Project Management
Some additional resources
Project Management: 12 Terms You Should Know – YouTube video
Project Management Methodology – developed by the European Commission
EU Cultural Policies:
EU cultural policies, among others, are largely shaped by the six priorities identified by the European Commission for the fifth-year period 2019-2024: education, innovation, economic growth, social cohesion, and the strengthening of international cultural relations.
These pillars are further developed in the multi-annual Work Plan adopted by the Council of the EU.
Each policy priority is linked to specific actions that can be consulted in the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022.
Regarding funding programs more closely linked to culture and education, these are managed by the EACEA. (the Executive Agency of the European Commission responsible for the management of funds in the areas of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering).
Insert PPT 4.2 – EU Cultural Policies
Additional materials to review
A new European Agenda for Culture
Mapping Cultural Heritage Actions across EU policies
EU Funding Programmes
The EU has several different Funding Programmes which are relevant for cultural heritage organisations to apply for. Those Programmes are managed with different implementation modes, depending on the nature of the funding and on the nature of the business or project:
All the programmes funded by the EU budget fall under one of three types of implementation modes:
To get funding for a project, the applicant needs to identify a relevant call for proposals/project and carefully follow the specific guidelines on how to apply – each call is unique. The project will compete for funding with those submitted by other applicants for that call.
Insert PPT 4.3 – Funding Programmes
Activity: Explore the extra resources that follow
More resources on European funding
Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Funding & tenders (europa.eu)
European Structural and Investment Funds – Regional Policy
Online Manual – Funding Tenders Opportunities
How to find and apply for funding