EU National Institutes for Culture - EUNIC

EUNIC Cluster Guidelines: new version available

What is a EUNIC cluster, how is it related to EUNIC’s vision and objectives, and how to establish and run a cluster? An updated version of the EUNIC Cluster Guidelines including the latest developments of EUNIC is now available, compiling all relevant key information regarding the EUNIC network and its clusters.

The cluster guidelines are EUNIC’s main document to guide colleagues worldwide to establish and run clusters. Comprehensive yet easily understandable, they are binding and answer in detail questions such as how EUNIC members operate through their diverse networks worldwide, how to set up a new cluster, how to include new members to an existing cluster, how to effectively manage a cluster, how to communicate about EUNIC projects and which funding opportunities are available to clusters.

The guidelines have been updated with the latest developments of EUNIC and to make them more comprehensive and easily understandable. Changes include information about new EUNIC Full Members and changes in membership such as the recently adopted status of British Council as first Associate Member at global level. They also include new templates for cluster applications, the cluster charter and the four-year cluster strategy.

Find the updated cluster guidelines here.

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EUNIC clusters are the network's branches, established where at least three EUNIC members are represented. Engaging in cultural relations and co-creating activities with partner organisations on the ground, they are the backbone of the EUNIC network to fulfil it's idea of sharing good practices, promoting cultural diversity and mutual understanding across cultures. Through this, they contribute to EUNIC’s strategic vision of becoming a delivery partner of cultural relations projects of the EU. Currently, EUNIC members join together in 132 clusters in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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