Open call for bilateral initiatives 1/2018

Opening date: July 2nd 2018

Closing date: November 9th 2018

The Project Management Unit within the Ministry of Culture and National Identity Romania, acting as Programme Operator for RO-CULTURE, announces the opening of the 1st call for bilateral initiatives from the Fund for bilateral relations.

The Fund for bilateral relations is an integral part of the RO-CULTURE Programme.

Eligible activities

The present call for bilateral initiatives aims to support the search for partners for donor partnership projects prior to or during the preparation of a project application, the development of such partnerships and the preparation of an application for a donor partnership project, through the following eligible activities:

  • Activities to develop partnerships between Romanian and Donor States entities through meetings, working together, sharing knowledge/ interests/ experiences in order to elaborate specific CULTURAL and CULTURAL HERITAGE ideas for future projects that will be submitted under the Programme’s calls for proposals;
  • Activities to identify partners to develop partnership projects through participation in CULTURAL and CULTURAL HERITAGE conferences, seminars, workshops.

IMPORTANT! Activities can be implemented only in Romania, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Eligible applicants

Organizations/entities from Romania or the Donor States can directly apply for funding under this call. In order to be eligible, the applicant and the partner must fulfil the following conditions:

  • it is established as a legal person in Romania or in one of the Donor States;
  • it can activate in the field addressed by the bilateral initiative;
  • it falls into one of the following categories:
    • any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as non-governmental organisations established as a legal person in one of the Donor States;
    • any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as non-governmental organisations established as a legal person in Romania.

Financial support

The total allocation for bilateral initiatives under the present call for bilateral initiatives is 60,000 Euro.

For a bilateral initiative financed under this call, the lump-sum can be awarded for maximum 2 people/ applicant. The amount per person is:

  • maximum 1,260 EUR for travels from Romania to Norway;
  • maximum 1,635 EUR for travels from Romania to Iceland;
  • maximum 1,025 EUR for travels from Romania to Liechtenstein;
  • maximum 1,280 EUR for travels from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein to Romania.

IMPORTANT! An applicant can receive funding under the present call for bilateral initiatives only once.

Dates and Deadlines

Opening date – July 2nd 2018
Closing date – November 9th 2018

Procedure for submission of applications

All relevant documentation and procedures for the submission of applications can be downloaded here:

  • Applicant Guidelines (en)
  • Annex 1 – Application form (en)
  • Annex 2 – Applicant statement on eligibility (en)
  • Annex 3 – Partnership expression of interest (en)
  • Annex 4 – Travel report (en)
  • Annex 5 – Payment request (en)
  • Annex 6 – Grant contract (en)
  • Annex 7 – Advance payment request (en)

Contact Information

For more information use the following data:

Cornelia Predoiu, Bilateral officer
Phone/Fax: +40 21 224 45 12
E-mail: bilateral@ro-cultura.ro
Web: www.ro-cultura.ro