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Sectors: Culture - Media, Employment, Information, Services

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for expressions of interests

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for expressions of interest aims to establish a pool of potential “European experts” for the Panel “European Capital of Culture”, which the first must be set up as early as possible during the second semester of 2014.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives of the panel
– To assess the applications received from cities bidding for the ECoC title
– To agree on a shortlist of cities for pre-selection
– To recommend one city for the title in the context of each competition
– To monitor the preparation of the designated cities until the title-year

Composition of the panel
– Ten experts appointed by Union institutions and bodies 
– Two experts appointed by the Member State for its own competition in accordance with its own procedures and in consultation with the Commission

Experts must
– Be citizens of the European Union
– Have a professional experience
* at least eight years of professional experience and expertise in the cultural sector
* or at least eight years of professional experience and expertise in the cultural development of cities
* or at least five years of professional experience and expertise in the organisation of a European Capital of Culture / an international cultural event of similar scope and scale, whatever the cultural field
– Be in a position to devote an appropriate number of working days per year to the Panel
– Be able to work in English
– Work independently, in a personal capacity and not on behalf of any organisation

Duties
– Pre-selection phase: Preparatory work, Pre-selection meeting, Reporting
– Selection phase: Preparatory work, Pre-selection meeting, Reporting, On-site visits
– Monitoring phase: Preparatory work, Pre-selection meeting, Reporting, On-site visits