With a view to promoting access to local culture and the protection and promotion of cultural diversity, the European Commission has launched a call for proposals as part of the cultural component of the “Investing in People” program. Committed to reducing poverty worldwide, the EC promotes a broad approach to human and social development, including in the field of culture.
The current call for proposals will support projects promoting the strengthening of local culture in developing countries, access to culture for all and dissemination of culture, and all forms of cultural expression combating discrimination.
Non-State actors, public bodies, local authorities, and international organizations may submit projects lasting 12 to 36 months to be carried out in the field in the Americas, Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, or the Caribbean and Pacific.
The deadline for submitting projects is April 9, 2009. For the terms of this program, please visit the European Commission website.