The Culture of Solidarity Fund opened the Just Transition call
The European Cultural Foundation was founded in 1954 with the idea of a united Europe where citizens feel proudly European, a place where they can live, express themselves, work and dream freely, in diversity and harmony. Ever since the ECF promotes a European sentiment through developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe.
The new edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund welcomes European transnational collaborative initiatives that address the theme of just transition and environmental sustainability from a specific cultural angle. Climate change is the most pressing concern of our time. A successful systemic transition from resource-intense Western lifestyles to more sustainable models requires a radical change in individual and societal values relating to work, the environment, and social justice. However, such a transition must be fair and equitable. Culture plays an important role in this context because it shapes people’s beliefs and behaviours. Cultural and art organisations, community media, activists, and creative sectors have a unique ability to foster solidarity, raise critical questions, and build consensus. By considering the cultural context and specific values of communities, these actors can develop transition strategies that are fair, equitable, and respectful of the needs and aspirations of all affected, ensuring that no one is left behind.
For this edition, we are looking for new ideas and experimental initiatives that address just transition from an
inherently cultural angle by:
- raising public awareness of the complexities and urgencies of adapting to climate change and other
environmental emergencies in a systemic way;
- reinforcing democratic decision-making processes against growing political polarisation by creating
a safe environment for open communication, candid exchange and respectful dissent on these issues;
- designing creative solutions for changing ecosystems;
- encouraging holistic working approaches and culture-driven cooperation between public and private
stakeholders who are key actors in social and economic transformation.
The Fund has grants available in three amounts:
- up to €10.000
- €10.000 – 20.000
- €20.000 – 30.000
Grants can be used to finance a wide range of activities, from seeding entirely new initiatives to scaling up existing ideas to a European level.
The deadline to submit your application is 11 September at 13.00 CEST. For more information, please visit the Culture of Solidarity Fund’s website.
To learn more about current calls for proposals or Eurodiaconia’s funding events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Projects and EU Funding Officer Giorgia Signoretto at email@example.com.