Eligibility Criteria and Profiles

The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project has launched a call for experts in view of building a pool of multi-disciplinary EU-wide expertise. The desired experts profiles sought are described below. Please read carefully the eligibility criteria for each field of expertise as your application will be evaluated against these criteria. You may apply for several profiles at once.


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Eligibility criteria

  • At least 4 years of professional experience (except if otherwise specified) in the cultural and/or social sectors, in multicultural contexts, and
  • At least 1 year of professional experience as service provider in consultancy and/or training activities/programmes (except for those who have directly worked in an ECOC delivery team for at least 1 year).
  • Work experience in an ECOC- delivery team is not mandatory, but will be appreciated.

 

Management experts

  • Design and implementation of multicultural and inclusive cultural projects (>5 years)
  • Programming and management of ECOC and/or other big cultural events including contingency planning  (>2 years)
  • Policy planning and drafting mid/long term strategies, including connecting cultural programmes with other relevant political and social issues
  • Financial planning, budget management and fundraising
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Team management and HR
  • Institutional relations and relations with artistic players (>3 years)

 

Communications experts

  • Design and implementation of efficient communication and social media strategies for multicultural and inclusive cultural projects (>2 years)
  • Audience development and/or community engagement (>1 year)
  • Digital platforms and databases management, big data analysis (>2 years)
  • Experience in working with media (reaching out, writing press releases and pitches) Marketing and PR
  • Strategic communication and fundraising
  • Knowledge management and documentation methodologies

 

Artistic and programme experts

  • Design and implementation of multicultural and inclusive cultural projects, including financial management (>2 years)
  • Community engagement, also of artistic communities (>1 year)
  • Contemporary European and/or artistic practices
  • High-quality programming and defining a clear artistic vision as well as in developing and connecting parallel artistic programmes
  • Audience development and engagement practices
  • Design of long-term legacy and sustainability strategies both for the cultural content and for the local artistic community
  • Experience in presenting artistic contents to other stakeholders
  • Project Monitoring and evaluation
  • IP rights and licensing agreements

 

Production and technical coordination experts

  • Managing complex artistic productions, including setting objectives, monitoring and evaluation of results
  • Problem-solving and creative thinking
  • Team management
  • Sustainable production and technical coordination (reusing materials)
  • Budget management

 

Community and network coordination experts

  • Project planning based on cultural inclusiveness to reach diverse multicultural populations
  • Empowerment and engagement of local communities and diverse collectives and collaborations as well as community management on European level
  • Design and implementation of programmes for volunteers
  • Sustainability and community development, including long-term goal and objective setting
  • Audience development and engagement strategies
  • Participatory processes, partnership building, networking and sustainable volunteer engagement
  • International cooperation projects with cultural, education and social components and stakeholders

 

International relations coordination experts

  • Design and implementation of European cultural collaborative projects
  • European cultural and social networks
  • Defining and pursuing a clear and bespoke European dimension and familiarity with upscaling local initiatives to European level
  • Organisation of public debates European debates and with cultural diplomacy
  • Institutional relations at European and international level, including with culture and foreign affairs ministries
  • Mobility programmes for cultural professionals and artists
  • Goal and objective setting and attention to legacy considerations
  • Communications, marketing and PR

 

Audience development experts

  • Audience development and engagement
  • Reaching out to and addressing target audiences (including diverse communities) both digitally and offline and ensuring their active engagement
  • Design and implementation of education and training programmes and of participatory processes
  • Impact measurement, monitoring and evaluation

 

Conflict resolution experts

  • Conflict resolution and mediation, participatory processes (>2 years)
  • Excellent active listening and communication skills, root cause identification, and problem-solving skills
  • International and multicultural projects
  • Ability to generate trust, maintain confidentiality, identify social and psychological needs where necessary
  • Gender issues and policies, including LGBTQ, race and minorities policies

 

Change management experts

  • Applying the Theory of Change within cultural projects
  • Project management, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Training and coaching project teams
  • Identifying key stakeholders and identifying/managing anticipated resistance
  • Impact analyses, including assessment of change readiness and risk-mitigation tactics
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Political approaches and strategies, with a holistic approach

 

Legal experts in the cultural field with experience in IP rights and all licensing agreements

  • Licensing, including open licensing (copyleft, creative commons, share alike etc.)
  • Copyright and international law, applied to artists’ rights
  • Artistic freedom and fundamental rights
  • European labour law and regulations for cultural professionals and artists (contracts, social security, taxation, mobility etc.)

 

Monitoring and Evaluation experts in the field of culture

  • Designing monitoring and evaluation targeted and efficient/cost-effective processes for cultural projects, including baseline qualitative and quantitative data, indicators and longitudinal evaluations  
  • Devising appropriate evaluation and data-gathering principles, also for big data
  • Developing standardizing data capture systems and methodologies for documentation
  • Designing and delivering training in project management, monitoring and/or evaluation
  • Longitudinal evaluation on ECOCs (social and economic efficiency of ECOC public spending, gathering and analysing “big data” relating to the programme).

 

Health and Safety Advisors for Event and Cultural Production

  • Harmonising emerging health and safety standards for both small and large-scale public events
  • Developing “quick response” strategies for public health challenges
  • Coordinating with other public authorities to adapt cohesive approaches to unexpected safety challenges
  • Capacity building for volunteers and technical support teams, to guarantee the safe implementation of cultural programs

 

Digital Extension Strategists

  • Designing digital dissemination tools for online cultural participation
  • Connecting live, people-to-people events with a broader online user base, for increased cultural consumption
  • Stimulating new forms of compensation for work done by artists, through digital interaction
  • New forms of co-creation and citizen participation through digital means

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