Deputy Minister of Culture and Head of the PA14 “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation” Programme – Mrs. Ameliya Gesheva will open the first event of the information campaign under the Programme in Sofia. It will take place today (10th of September) at hall №8 at the National Palace of Culture (NPC) at 13:00.
In the beginning of September, the Ministry of Culture in its capacity as Programme Operator announced the first call for project proposals under Outcome 2 “Access to Arts and Culture Improved” under the “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation” Programme, funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021. The aim of the starting information campaign is for the Call to be made available to the largest possible pool of potential applicants and stakeholders.
The information events will take place also in Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Blagoevgrad and Vratsa.
The PA14 “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation” Programme focuses on the role of culture and cultural heritage as resources for local and regional development. Outcome 2 “Access to Arts and Culture Improved” will support projects that allow for the organization of diverse artistic and creative events, festivals, performances, exhibitions and initiatives which revive peripheral areas, give new life in smaller cities and villages and last but not least which attract and develop new audiences.
The Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021 provides funds given by Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Iceland and Principality of Liechtenstein. The aim is to reduce the economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Donor States and the Beneficiary States through funding of a couple of priority sectors (culture, civil society, good management, fundamental rights and freedoms).