Creative Force Eastern Europe and Turkey supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratisation and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.
Creative Force Eastern Europe and Turkey is part of Sweden’s Reform cooperation programme for the region, the aim of which is stronger democracy, equitable and sustainable development and closer ties with the EU and its fundamental values.
Details of previous and current projects which have been granted funding from the programme are available in the Creative Force database.
The primary target group for Creative Force are agents of change and opinion-makers who, through culture or the media, work with creative processes to strengthen democratisation and human rights. These can be organisations and groups of cultural actors and journalists, other actors within media organisations as well as human rights defenders and political activists, women’s rights groups, youth organisations or other relevant actors who work to increase democratisation and freedom of expression.
The final beneficiaries of Creative Force initiatives are groups and/or individuals who are directly positively influenced by the project outcomes, especially vulnerable groups in the programme countries and regions: women, children and youth as well as minority groups in especially vulnerable positions such as LGBTQ individuals or people with disabilities.
For more information, please contact:
Judith Black, Programme Manager Eastern Europe and Turkey