2nd Cooperation Committee Meeting for Culture Programme
The Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC), as Programme Operator, held the 2nd Cooperation Committee Meeting for Culture Programme (EEA Grants 2014-2021) at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda on November 8th.
Issues related to the structure of the programme were discussed with the National Programme Partner, the Directorate General for the Arts (DGARTES) and Donor Programme Partners, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA) and Arts Council Norway, as well as other entities such as the Norwegian Embassy, the Office of the Minister for Culture, the National Focal Point and the Cinemateca.
Other topics on the agenda were: the Rules of Procedure of the Cooperation Committee; the conclusion of the Concept Note; the definition of the next steps for programme implementation; and the activities proposed for the bilateral fund.
A brief introduction was made to the project (in execution) by the Laboratory of the Nautical and Underwater Archaeology National Centre (CNANS), as it is a pre-defined project within this programme.
In the afternoon, guided visits were made to the Forte de São Jorge de Oitavos and the Museu do Mar Rei D. Carlos, in Cascais, both related to the coastal heritage, another component of the Culture Programme.
Seminar for Programme Operators - Cultural Cooperation, Oslo 2018
The Seminar for Programme Operators - Cultural Cooperation, organized under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area EEA Grants 2014 -2021, took place on October 17th and 18th, in Oslo.
Arts Council Norway was responsible for organizing the event, attended by 30 participants from 10 different States, providing the opportunity for beneficiary states to share experiences on the preparation and implementation of their respective programmes.
The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage was present on behalf of the programme “Culture" of Portugal, with its Programme Partner, the Directorate General for the Arts.
The event focused mainly on cultural cooperation and the use of the Bilateral Fund but also included specific presentations on cultural cooperation with Liechtenstein and Iceland.