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7 August 2015

Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme: A Call for UK Experts!

Get involved in this creative economy development programme in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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The Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme 2 is a European Commission-funded programme which seeks to strengthen cultural policy frameworks and build up the business/technical skills of the cultural sector in all 6 Eastern Partnership countries: the Western Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan), Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The programme will run for 3 years and has a budget of €4.2 million.

The British Council –as part of a consortium which includes the Goethe Institut, the Soros Foundation and Poland’s National Centre for Culture- manages the team of experts who are responsible for delivering the programme. The majority of its delivery is done through experts from around the world, who are selected for specific assignments. Each partner has to suggest relevant experts for each assignment so we’re looking for people (consultants, cultural institutions, creative businesses) with expertise in the following areas to get involved:

  • Cultural policy development and advocacy
  • Cultural mapping and research
  • Culture-led urban regeneration
  • Creative enterprise: training, mentoring, investment
  • Fundraising in the cultural sector
  • Cultural journalism and media

How to get involved?

Send us your CV in the European Commission-accepted format (follow this link to download it) before 1 September, 2015.

Send your CVs to with a line where you indicate which area from the list above you specialise in (it can be more than one of course).

We can’t promise you’ll get an assignment as we only get to suggest experts – we’re confident, however, that given the UK has a strong track record in these areas we should be able to lead on some of these assignments. If successful, you’ll be contacted directly by the person responsible for the programme in one of the 6 countries.

For more information about the programme, please read the attached Press Release. The programme’s website will be launched in late August so we’ll update you once the site goes live.