ECOC (2019-2021)

The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project was initiated by the European Commission to support capacity building and peer-learning activities for European Capitals of Culture (ECOCs).

The project started in October 2019 and runs for 30 months. It aims at supporting ECOCs through a wide range of activities, which include:

– Mapping of the capacity building needs of the delivery bodies of present and future ECOCs,
– Building a pool of multi-disciplinary EU wide expertise to cover the identified capacity needs,
– Organisation of ECOCs Academy Camps, and delivery of videos and podcasts,
– Building a repository of documents and materials in various formats and forms related to the European Capitals of Culture.

These activities aim to provide ECOCs with practical support where skill gaps have been identified, with a robust technical assistance structure, a set of tools, materials, practical and theoretical expertise and knowledge while enhancing networking opportunities for the ECOC delivery teams.

Our consortium brings together 4 partners, out of which 3 key European organisations representing the cultural sectors across the European Union, led by a long-standing not-for-profit organisation that has been coordinating international projects for over 30 years. Therefore combining the necessary thematic knowledge and experience in the management of EU funded multi-partner projects.

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Projects in Rural and Territorial Development (RTD)


RURBANIVE - RUral-uRBAN synergies emerged in an immersIVE innovation ecosystem


SMART ERA - SMART community-led transition for Europe's Rural Areas


Development of step-by-step guidelines for participatory Digital Villages Initiative roadmap design and a practical toolkit


RPSO - Rural Pact Support Office


GRANULAR - Giving Rural Actors Novel data and re-Useable tools to Lead public Action in Rural areas


SafeHabitus - Strengthening Farm Health and Safety Knowledge and Innovation System Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming


Empowering Rural Communities to Act for Change


Empowering the FUTure though innovative Smart Solutions for rURAL areas

GRASS Ceiling

GRASS Ceiling - Gender Equality in Rural and Agricultural Innovation SystemS



Tools4CAP - Innovative Toolbox empowering effective CAP governance towards EU ambitions


CODECS - Assessing the impacts of digital technologies in agriculture – Cost, benefits, and potential for sustainability gains

BEATLES - Uncovering lock-ins and levers to encourage farmers to move to and stay in sustainable, climate-neutral and biodiversity-friendly farming systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms


Service Contract for Establishing and Running FAME-NET

MOVING (2020-2024)

MOVING - Building modern rural policies on long-term visions and societal engagement - MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green Growth


Contract for Networking Activities in Support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - Lot 1:Support for networking concerning the design and implementation of CAP strategic plan (CAP NETWORK)