The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Icelandic Centre for Research announces on 10. 12. 2019 Open Call for proposals of projects focusing on revitalization of Czech cultural heritage.
The call is open to all who are planning a restoration of a registered cultural monument and its revitalization. The programme aims is to support projects combining the preservation and restoration with modern and innovative use. The use shall be sustainable in the long term and it shall contribute to regional development and life of the local communities. We are looking for unique projects with vision about the future purpose of the restored monument. Projects based on a network of owners, administrators, managers, local communities, private sector and local and regional governments allowing the restored monument to function after the end of the project.
Projects can also benefit from expert assistance and inspiration from donor states thanks to the partnership cooperation. Educational activities, not only in restoration or preservation but also in cultural heritage management and cultural entrepreneurship will be strongly supported.
Necessary prerequisite for submission of the application is its preparation (including project documentation and a valid building permit) until 31. 3.2020. The start of supported projects is expected in autumn 2020 with their implementation until 30. 4. 2024.
Allocation: 482 252 918 Kč / EUR 18 764 705
Deadline for submission of applications: 31. 3. 2020 (12:00 p.m.)
Applications can be submitted only electronically in the information system CEDR. The information system will be open for receipt of applications min. 2 months before the deadline - 15. 1. 2020.
All important information about the open call, eligibility of applicants, partners and activities and evaluation of applications are included in the text of the open call.
For preparation of applications, the applicants shall use the Guideline for Applicants with its annexes including a Checklist for pre-check of project intention eligibility and readiness for submission of the application.
The text of the open call and the Guideline for Applicants are available for download bellow. Frequently asked questions and answers will be continuously published.
With regards to a high interest a 10% success rate and 6 month long selection process is expected. It is therefore recommended to the applicants to duly evaluate the compliance of their project´s aim with the focus, objectives and selection criteria of the open call.
Seminar for Applicants
The seminar for applicants in the support area of cultural herigage will be held in Prague (Ministry of Culture, Maltézské nám. 1 - Konírna) on 15. 1. 2020 in Czech language. The seminar will introduce the open call and conditions for submission of applications. Due to the high interest the registration has been already closed. A recording from the seminar will be published on this website including the FAQ. In case of remaining high interest, another seminar will be organized in February 2020 (email queries please direct at firstname.lastname@example.org).
In case of general questions that should be mentioned and answered at the seminar (or any other suggestion regarding the seminar), can be filled in the question form (the form will be available until 6. 1. 2020).
Questions regarding the content of the application and queries for project intent consultations can be directed by e-mail at email@example.com managed by the Ministry of Culture as the expert partner of the programme.
Technical questions (e.g. eligibility of expenditures, co-financing, indicators, etc.) can be directed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org managed by the Ministry of Finance – the programme operator.