PA CULTURE FLAGSHIP CRITERIA

How to become a PA Culture Flagship?

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First steps:

  • Identify which action your potential flagship will contribute to

    • Action 1/2/3 (see underneath)

  • Contact PA Culture Coordinators and apply for the flagship status in written form

  • PA Culture Coordinators screen the applications and make a recommendation to the PA Culture Steering Group (SG) for a decision

  • After approval of the SG, PA Culture Coordinators are authorized to confirm that the project has the potential to become a PA Culture flagship, SG Presidency shall prepare the letter of support for the projects which were positively voted on (signed either physically or electronically)

General Flagship criteria

  • High impact on the BSR macro-region

  • Meeting the objectives of the EUSBSR

Content-related criteria

  • Meeting the objectives of one or more actions of PA Culture, matching in particular the strands listed below:

ACTION 1

Promoting the BSR cultural and creative industries, encouraging creative entrepreneurship

Objectives:

  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors of the region

  • Upscaling the creative potential of the region through exchange of ideas, know-how and experience

  • Sharing the creative potential across the whole region and contributing to its faster and more coherent economic development

  • Triggering resource-efficient cooperation

Flagships wanted in particular in the following areas:

  • Designing tools for the support of small, micro-sized/individual enterprises (pooling resources, joint marketing/export initiatives, facilitating access to capital or marketing opportunities)

  • Promotion of single sectors and inter-sectoral cooperation

  • Promotion of sustainable products

  • Mapping, generating, pooling and sharing knowledge, expertise and experience

ACTION 2

Promoting BSR culture, cultural diversity and European values, promoting culture as a driver for sustainable development

Objectives:

  • Presenting the diversity, quality and attractiveness of BSR culture and arts in all its variety and complexity

  • Promoting the BSR as an attractive cultural region

  • Triggering spill-over effects and innovation in economy and society through cultural interventions

  • Strengthening and supporting the European project and promoting European values

  • Fostering cultural exvhange and cooperation

Flagships wanted in particular in the following areas:

  • Culture as a driver of social innovation (e.g. as regards integration, participation, urban development)

  • Culture as a driver for sustainable innovation

  • Joint presentation of BSR culture/cultural products (festivals, museums etc.)

  • Presenting the BSR as a culturally attractive region

  • Promotion of cross-sector cooperation (culture labs) bringing together academics and practitioners from the cultural and other sectors, offering access to (new digital) technologies and other shared infrastructure 

ACTION 3

Preserving and presenting the BSR's cultural heritage, strengthening regional identity

Objectives:

  • Increasing the societal and economic value of cultural heritage through innovative and visitor-friendly presentations of heritage sites and museums

  • Strengthening the regional identity

  • Focusing on the cultural and historic roots of BSR

  • Preserving the cultural heritage of the BSR on land and under water

  • Facilitating the management of the region's cultural heritage and promoting public interest in and access of these assests

Flagships wanted in particular in the following areas:

  • Cooperation in the course of cross-border infrastructure projects which would endanger the cultural heritage

  • Joint presentation of BSR cultural heritage / cultural heritage products (exhibitions, museums, touristic offers etc.)

  • Pooling and joint use of expert know-how

  • Raising awareness for the cultural, historic and political past / fostering mutual understanding for different views

  • Strengthening regional identity

 

Main tasks of PA Culture Flagship leaders:

  • Ensuring implementation of the flagship

  • Taking an active part in the PA Culture work (relevant meetings and conferences)

  • Regularly reporting on the progress of the project to the PA Culture Coordinators

  • Indicating substantial changes in the project alignment in content or partnership to PA Culture Coordinators

  • Ensuring communication and visibility of the project and its results (including the use of the PA Culture logo on websites and publications)