EU National Institutes for Culture - EUNIC


Call for proposals: Fair Collaboration Toolkit

EUNIC is commissioning a Toolkit for Fair Collaboration and is therefore looking for a team of authors. The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, 28 March 2021.

To assure mutually beneficial outcomes of international cultural relations - such as better understanding, greater connectivity and enhanced sustainable dialogue between people and cultures instead of one-sided processes often harming local structures or practices - relations based on fair international collaboration are crucial. But what does fair collaboration mean? And what does fair collaboration in cultural relations look like for EUNIC members working with local partner organisations worldwide?

In order to give practical answers to these questions, EUNIC is commissioning a Toolkit for Fair Collaboration that shall provide concrete ideas, recommendations and instruments for working in the field of cultural relations with partners in local settings in a fair way.

The Toolkit should be a practical and comprehensive guide for colleagues working globally in EUNIC members, offering innovative and applicable ways of raising awareness of the topic and of engaging with the target audience to adapt existing practices of cultural relations towards fair collaboration. It should examine how successful fair collaboration can be defined internationally when working in line with the principles of cultural relations, which aim to build fair partnerships by practising mutual listening and learning and engaging in dialogue, co-creation, and joint capacity building. Those principles, in line with the EU strategy for international cultural relations, form the basis of EUNIC’s work.

Therefore, EUNIC is looking for a team of authors with international experience in the field of cultural relations. The authors should have good knowledge of the work of cultural institutes – including in the global South – as well as of EUNIC and its members.

The final Toolkit should be submitted by October 2021.

Find the Terms of Reference here.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, 28 March 2021. Please email your proposals to: research@eunicglobal.eu.

Contact research@eunicglobal.eu should you have any questions.



  • Cultural relations
  • Policy