Designing a European cooperation project is a formative process that allows organisations to better define their needs and draw strategies of cooperation that can bring in new expertise, skills and innovative approaches.
Incubator is one of our flagship capacity-building programmes. It aims to support mid-to-senior levels-professionals from cultural centres involved or seeking involvement in European Projects such as Creative Europe or Erasmus +.
The annual programme includes 4 phases:
- a call for applications and selection process
- a 2-day intensive training/consultancy retreat for the selected project leaders
- mentoring during the project development phase
- and an evaluation process
Phase 1 (Applying for Incubator): Applicants should present an idea for a project that fits within the following frameworks: Creative Europe, Erasmus plus, Erasmus for Entrepreneurship, Interreg, Europe for Citizens. In this phase, you do not need to present a fully-fledged project, nor to have identified partners. We expect from you an outline of the objectives and outputs, the impact you would like to achieve and also the type of the partners you would like to approach.
Phase 2 (Training/consultancy retreat): Selected candidates have about 2 months to flesh out their projects before the 2-day intensive training/consultancy retreat. Project bearers MUST arrive at phrase 2 with a detailed draft of project content, timeline and objectives; confirmed partners; and a budget. The expert advisers and ENCC coordination office staff will help them structure their project, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and figure out what further development is necessary.
Phase 3: (Project development): Project bearers have 5 to 9 months, depending on the type of project, for further project development. During this phase, they are in contact with the same experts & staff as during the training/consultancy retreat. This phase should allow project bearers to be completely prepared for writing and submitting their application.
Phrase 4 (Evaluation): After the application deadline, the ENCC advising team will give project leaders feedback on their process. Participants will also evaluate the training/consultancy at the end of the 2-day retreat, and the whole process after submitting their final application.
Who may apply ?
Any cultural organisation looking to initiate a European cooperation project.
ENCC members have priority in the selection process, but non-members may also apply.
Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.