New research project of the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO, Croatia)

The “KEEP ON: Effective Policies for Durable and Self-sustainable Projects in the Cultural Heritage Sector” is an Interreg Europe Project financed within its European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Program. The lead project partner is the Institute for Economic Development of Ourense Province (INORDE) from Spain. IRMO participates as the one of the six project partners from different EU countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Poland). The KEEP ON project will be implemented between the 1st of June 2018 and 31 May 2023. The main aim of the project is to improve public policies in the cultural heritage sector in terms of delivering high quality projects that allow results to remain sustainable with reasonable public funding and have long-lasting impact on regional development.

The project addresses questions such as: When the public funding is over, how do institutions sustain their work for the future? How do they get funds for their future functioning? How can public policies support beneficiaries in the self-sustainability of their projects? The KEEP ON project idea is in line with the principle of sustainable growth under Europe 2020 strategy, the EU’s agenda for growth and jobs for the current decade. In total 6 policy instruments (3 structural funds programmes, 3 local/regional strategies) will be improved through interregional learning process. The KEEP ON project intends to provide a valuable input to all EU stakeholders with special focus on the forthcoming post-2020 cohesion policy.

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