First information seminar organised within RO-CULTURE in Bucharest

Published: Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

The Project Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, acting as Programme Operator, organised on Wednesday, December 12th 2018, the first information seminar within the RO-CULTURE Programme, financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. 

RO-CULTURE is the most important financing opportunity for the cultural sector in Romania, with a budget amounting to 29 million euro and comprising 7 calls for projects.

The introductory part of the seminar that took place at the Ministry of Culture and National Identity was given by Mr. Bogdan Trîmbaciu, PMU director, presenting the Programme, the estimated periods for launching the calls, the results of the first call for bilateral initiatives, as well as the interface of the Programme electronic management system which will allow the online submission and monitoring of project proposals. Thus, over 100 participants had the possibility to get familiarized with the registering procedure and also to go over the application form and understand the type of information required.   

Mrs. Monica Drăgan, PMU deputy director, presented the financing terms of the three calls for which the Applicant guidelines had been open for public consultation, namely: Monuments restored and revitalized, Innovative cultural exhibitions of restored objects supported, Cultural entrepreneurship enhanced & Larger audience developed.

The highlight of the seminar was, according to the general appreciation of the participants, the Q&A session. Throughout it, the Programme Operator representatives offered clear, substantive and practical answers to questions related to project proposals envisaged by Romanian private and public entities acting in the field of culture.

Starting January 2019, the Programme Operator will continue organizing information seminars regarding the financing opportunities of RO-CULTURE in 6 other cities throughout Romania: Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanța, Iași, Pitești and Timișoara.

We thank all participants for joining our event and wish them best of luck in designing and implementing successful projects!

About the EEA and Norway Grants

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the financial contributions from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The total contribution of the three donor countries for the period 2014-2021 will be EUR 2.8 billion. Romania is the second largest beneficiary country with an allocation of approximately EUR 500 million. Norway provides some 98 % of this funding, the rest of it being provided by Iceland and Liechtenstein.