Culture has always been an important factor for economic development and local attractiveness in European regions and cities.
However, the many ways in which culture has been integrated within the framework of the EU cohesion and regional policy are still largely unknown. The forthcoming study is called to address this gap.
The study will concentrate on the analysis of selected culture projects supported through the structural funds in 2000-2006 and will analyse the ways in which the cultural dimension has been incorporated into regional development strategies for the period 2007-2013.
Relevant information, including technical specifications and a model contract, may be found at : http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/about/procurement/2008/05/call_en.htm