According to the European Economic Area Agreement between the European Union, on the one hand, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, on the other hand, Romania benefits from a non-refundable financial aid.
On the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism for 2009-2014, between the Donor States Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and Romania, the Parties decided to establish the Programme “PROMOTION OF DIVERSITY IN CULTURE AND ARTS WITHIN EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE”
The Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Culture from Romania, through the Project Management Unit (PMU) as Programme Operator, in partnership with Arts Council Norway as Donor Programme Partner.
The aim of the “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” Programme refers to:
- increasing cultural dialogue and fostering the European identity through understanding of cultural diversity;
- helping reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area;
- strengthening the relations between the Donor States and Romania.
The total Programme budget is 8,022,059 EUR as follows:
- 818.750 EUR covered by the EEA grants;
- 203.309 EUR provided by the Romanian side.
The Programme Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage addresses the following OUTCOMES:
OUTCOME 1: Awareness of cultural diversity raised and intercultural dialogue strengthened
Increased mobility for artists and their works at international level;
Education through art and culture reaching a broader audience;
Projects concerning music and stage arts;
Projects concerning fine and visual arts;
OUTCOME 2: Cultural history documented
Cultural history of minorities enhanced and promoted;
Events/productions involving minorities (fairs, performances, festivals, productions).
More information regarding the Programme can be found by clicking on http://www.fonduri-diversitate.ro/.