The call for bilateral initiatives Timișoara European Capital of Culture 2021 is suspended for a period of 3 months

Published: Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

As of today, 24.03.2020, the open call is suspended for a period of 3 calendar months. This decision comes as a result of the uncertainty and risks related to the implementation of bilateral initiatives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon relaunch, the deadline for the submission of applications will be extended accordingly.


The total budget is 1 mil euro, financing rate - 100%.

Date of closing of the call: 30 September 2020, 16:00 hours the latest (Romanian time) or until funds depletion.

Applications under this call shall be submitted via the web-module developed on the website, managed by the National Focal Point, available at  

This call will finance the organisation of events, workshops, conferences, seminars, campaigns, festivals, artistic productions, exhibitions, fairs, aiming at the sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practice.

All these events should be connected with Timișoara European Capital of Culture 2021 and in partnership with similar entities from the Donor States – Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Any public or private entity, as well as non-governmental organisations, established as a legal person either in the Donor States or Romania are considered eligible promoters and partners.

The applicants can submit questions or clarifications at:

The text of the call and the support documents can be found at the following links.

The instructions on how to upload the applications are available in the Call text and on the web-module