By the deadline 5 May 2010, 60 applications had been submitted from 30 participating countries for projects involving third country partners in fields such as visual arts, cultural heritage, performing arts, literature, books and reading, architecture, design and applied arts, multi-media and new technologies and interdisciplinary areas. The eligible third countries for 2010 were: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, occupied Palestinian Territory, Tunisia and Ukraine. Azerbaijan and Ukraine were added as from 1 March 2010 in light of their ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in early 2010. Each year the Special Action for Third Countries enables one or more countries to be the subject of a call for proposals. The call enables grants to be given for cooperation projects, which correspond to the objectives of the Culture Programme. To be eligible, projects must have a duration of not more than 24 months;
- involve a minimum of three co-organisers drawn from three different countries taking part in the Programme; - involve cultural cooperation with at least one partner from the selected Third Country (at least 50% of the project output should come from that country) and be the subject of an application requesting a grant of no less than EUR 50 000 and no more than EUR 200 000. Read all about the 2010 selection results here!Results for the Special Action for Third CountriesFor 2011, the United States of Mexico has been selected the eligible Third Country. The application deadline is 3 May 2011.
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