RO-CULTURE Programme

PA14 Programme „Cultural entrepreneurship, cultural heritage and cultural exchange”(referred to as RO-CULTURE Programme) aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.

Total budget of the Programme amounts to 29,015,294 €, as follows:

  • 24,663,000 € – financial contribution of the EEA Grants;
  • 4,352,294 € – co-financing from the national budget.

At least 10% of the total eligible costs of the Programme will target the improvement of the situation of the Roma population.

The expected OUTCOMES and OUTPUTS of the Programme are:

Outcome 1 – Cultural heritage management enhanced: 

  • Output 1: Monuments restored and revitalized
  • Output 2: Innovative cultural exhibitions of restored objects supported
  • Output 3: Roma cultural heritage revived  

Outcome 2 – Access to culture increased:

  • Output 1: Cultural entrepreneurship enhanced
  • Output 2: Larger audience developed
  • Output 3: Roma cultural initiatives developed  

Another cross-cutting OUTCOME of the Programme refers to enhancing collaboration between entities from Romania and the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in the cultural sector. The following OUTPUTS are to be considered:

  • Bilateral output 1: International cultural cooperation in the field of cultural heritage supported
  • Bilateral output 2: International cultural cooperation in the field of contemporary arts supported

There are 7 calls for proposals which will be launched throughout the next 3 years, amounting to 26,685,000 euro, as follows:
Outcome - Cultural heritage management enhanced: 

  • Call 1 – Monuments restored and revitalized (16,000,000 €);
  • Call 2 – Innovative cultural exhibitions of restored objects supported  (1,285,000 €);
  • Call 3 – Roma cultural heritage revived (900,000 €).

Outcome 2 – Access to culture increased

  • Call 4, 5 and 6 – Cultural entrepreneurship enhanced and Larger audience developed (6,500,000 €);
  • Call 7 – Roma cultural initiatives developed (2,000,000 €).

The eligible applicants are:

  • Public cultural institutions;
  • Non-governmental organizations;
  • SMEs.

The eligible project partners are public or private entities, commercial or noncommercial, as well as non-governmental organizations established as a legal person whose activity (according to their legal documents) is, inter alia, in the cultural and creative sectors as defined in Regulation (EU) no 1295/2013.

Minimum and maximum grant amount  

  • between 200,000 € – 2,000,000 €
  • between 50,000 € – 200,000 €
  • between 50,000 € – 130,000 €

Project grant rate
Granting is covered up to 80%-100% of the total eligible costs.

Duration of the project
Project implementation will not exceed April 30th 2024.

Learn more on the applicant eligibility, outcome, outputs and project grant amount here.