Cultural operators from Italy submitted last year 130 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme (accounting for 17% of all submitted applications), putting them on the very top of the list of submissions.
22 of these applications were successful (of a total of 256).
Moreover, 66 Italian organisations across the country were partners in other European projects.
Even though Italy recorded the highest submission of applications and ranked second in retaining most granted projects (8%), the country saw only a 17% success rate. In comparison, France retained most granted projects (11%) with a 40% success rate. It ranked second in number of submissions (with 72 applications).
In 2008, 189 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted by Italian cultural operators, putting them on the very top of the list of submissions (23% applications came from Italy alone). 33 of these applications were successful (of a total of 264), involving 96 organisations across the country. No other country had as many successful applications as Italy in 2008.
Did you know that…
Italian author, Mr Daniele Del Giudice, was one of the recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 with Orizzonte mobile (2009) (Movable Horizon), published by Giulio Einaudi editore?
Mr Del Giudice received his prize together with the other prize winners on 28 September 2009 during the award ceremony in Brussels, attended by the President for the European Commission Mr Barroso and the Patron of the 2009 prize Henning Mankell.
The Prize consists of an award to an emerging talent from each of the participating countries in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2010 the following countries will participate: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. Read more about EUs Prize for Literature and stay tuned for more information
about this year's award ceremony
The following Italian-led project was presented at the 2009 Culture in Motion Conference:
Sector: performing arts
"Finding common ground: how ancient folk festivals and carnival rituals unite Europe"