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Sectors: Culture - Media, Education - Training, Local development, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Schools, SMEs, Training centres

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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New Independent States: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Syria, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Morocco
Candidate countries: Serbia, Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
Developping countries: Countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD-DAC (‘list of ODA recipients’),which are not member of the G-20 group

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Responsible: European Commission

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The aim of this call for proposals is to provide better grounds for the development of the cultural sector and the promotion of cultural diversity in Egypt.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To contribute to provide increased access to culture all over Egypt
– To support artistic and cultural education
– To support capacity building and structuring of the cultural and creative sectors in order to enhance its socio-economic impact and to improve the sustainability of operators/organisations and the professionalism of actors in the cultural and creative sectors
– To protect and promote the diversity of the cultural expressions at local, national and international levels, especially when it comes to the new ways of creativity and contemporary art
– To reaffirm the importance of the link between culture and development in Egypt in line with the importance of culture and its contribution to the development process and to the efforts made in order to achieve the MDGs

This call for proposals is divided into two lots:
* LOT 1: Encourage access to a wider range of cultural goods, services and cultural activities to promote human and social development through culture
* LOT 2: Strengthen the capacities of already-existing/new cultural operators for the development of a more sustainable, dynamic cultural sector contributing to economic growth

Priorities
* LOT 1
– Have an impact on rural or remote areas, or on informal and unprivileged urban areas in Egypt
– Integrate, beyond the organisation of trainings, workshops or seminars, the implementation of specific, concrete and sustainable pilot project(s) in Egypt
* LOT 2
– Demonstrate a direct link to sustainable income generation and employment opportunities beyond the life of the EU financing or
– Improve curricula of existing education organisations on these topics rather than the development of individual trainings or
– Integrate, beyond the organisation of trainings, workshops or seminars, or potential international exchanges or mobility schemes, the implementation of specific, concrete and sustainable pilot project(s) in Egypt, with a focus on unprivileged or sensitive areas or
– Contribute to the creation or consolidation of cultural hubs with links nationally or regionally
– Improve access to new markets, including also Europe

Among financed actions
* LOT 1: Encourage access to a wider range of cultural goods, services and cultural activities to promote human and social development through culture
– Cultural production into the hands of the population
– Works of emerging or more established artists and performers to the population of marginal/poor areas of the country
– Actions aiming at protecting and promoting the diversity of the cultural expressions in Egypt at local, national and international levels, especially on the new ways of creativity and contemporary arts
– Actions aiming at reinforcing artistic and cultural education in Egypt for young audiences (children under 12 years)
– Actions aiming at facilitating the access of the Egyptian independent cultural sector to already existing public cultural centres (such as Youth centres, cultural palaces, etc…) in order to rehearse, meet, perform as well as interact and engage with the public and the concerned communities

* LOT 2: Strengthen the capacities of already-existing/new cultural operators for the development of a more sustainable, dynamic cultural sector contributing to economic growth
– Actions aiming at enhancing entrepreneurship, administrative, marketing and management skills; the mastering of information and communication principal tools and skills, including new media
– Actions aiming at enhancing technical and vocational training in the cultural sector to foster the development of new talents and create stronger links with the private sector, in order to increase employability of beneficiaries
– Actions aiming at putting in place sustainable mechanisms of transfer of knowledge, exchange of expertise and best practices among the co-applicants and the beneficiaries
– Actions aiming at supporting the structuring and strengthening of professional cultural associations and networks through the coordination of new cultural initiatives and projects
– Actions aiming at providing mobility schemes for Egyptian cultural operators allowing networking, the upgrading of professional skills and complementary actions
– Assisting cultural actors in improving the creation, production, distribution and marketing of cultural goods and services
– Actions aiming at developing awareness raising activities to improve the understanding of the potentiality of the sector for investors, banks, co-producers, broadcasters, as well as national authorities
– Actions aiming at improving the access to finance
– Actions aiming at contributing to make cultural operators and cultural industries more financially stable