Culture at Work – Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa
Culture at Work Africa Deadline: 15 April 2019
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Culture at Work Africa is looking to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations.
Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity and equal dignity for all. The Call for Proposals contains two lots and is open to organisations legally registered in one of the following African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The present call for proposals contains two lots. Applications may be submitted in one of the following:
Lot 1: Projects aimed at enhancing public or private cultural spaces as “safe places” for intercultural dialogue by stakeholders active in the public sphere (e.g. organisations active in the social, educational or environmental fields, youth and cultural centres, schools, universities, libraries, local authorities, etc.).
Lot 2: Transnational projects aimed at strengthening institutional and professional capacities in intercultural mediation of cultural organisations and operators for social cohesion.
Culture at Work Africa is funded by the European Union within the priority areas for culture in the Global Public Goods and Challenges 2014-2020 programme (DCI) : intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for the equal dignity of all individuals, which contributes to the overarching principles of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development such as global citizenship, pluralism and freedom of religion.
Eight African, European and international partners join forces with the European Union to create new opportunities and mobilise stakeholders to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in urban and peri-urban areas in Africa as drivers for social inclusion and sustainable human development.