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Cultural Exchange Fund

Substantive appraisal





Within 25 working days after the completion of formal appraisal, substantive appraisal of the application is carried out based on substantive requirements.

The substantive criteria include in particular:

  • artistic value of the project (if applicable);
  • prominence and outstanding nature of the project in the international and/or regional and/or local arena;
  • prominence and outstanding nature of the project for the cooperation with Donor States;
  • number of partners and institutions cooperating with the Applicant during the implementation of the project;
  • participation in the project of specialists in a certain field;
  • coherence of the information included in the application, cost estimates and substantive-financial schedule;
  • reasonableness of expenditure;
  • reasonableness of the schedule.

Substantive appraisal of the applications will be conducted by the Team for the Proposals Appraisal for the Cultural Exchange Fund.

Within 10 working days upon the completion of the substantive appraisal, the Operator is required to create a ranking list and a list of recommended applications.

The body responsible for the final recommendation of projects for co-financing within the Fund is the Steering Committee for the Selection of Projects for the Cultural Exchange Fund designated by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The Steering Committee consists of ministerial representatives and external experts from the CEF four thematic areas. Observers from the National Focal Point and Donor States will be also invited to participate in the meetings of the Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee for the Selection of Projects for the Cultural Exchange Fund should meet within 15 working days following the completion of the substantive appraisal.

All periods mentioned above may change, if a large number of applications is submitted.