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Support for cross-border projects

In order to stimulate synergies and promote long-term relationships between participants, a prize rewards projects involving cooperation between the people of Nantes and Europeans. Funding of € 5,000 max. allows young people who have taken part in the Forum to set up and implement a joint project.


The NCG Cooperation Award
Each year, Nantes Métropole and the City of Nantes launch the NCG Cooperation Award. Allocated in the form of a subsidy to project holders who participated in the NCG Forum since 2009, it encourages the creation and implementation of a joint project by young people from the Nantes areas and several European countries. A panel in Nantes select three joint projects which will respectively receive 5.000 Euros maximum per project.

Who can apply?
Non-profit associations or groups of young people who have taken part in a Forum since 2009 and whose project includes:

– At least one non-profit association or group of young people from Nantes.
– At least two non-profit associations or groups of young people from two other European countries.

Participants must be aged between 18 and 30. The Nantes associations that took part in the organization of the Forum are also included

And project proposals?
The proposed project must involve a specific activity which strengthen the concept of citizenship and “living together”, which promotes civil European society, citizenship and cohabitation within countries. The project must be particularly creative and innovative, regardless of the field: for example, artistic or cultural, media, sustainable development, social, active citizenship, European openness. It must be suitable for presentation at the next Forum with audiovisual supports (photos, video, etc.).

When should the project be implemented?
The project should be put in action before the end of September in order to be presented at the next NCG Forum in October.

Who is responsible for the project?
The organisation responsible for the project must be a Nantes organisation although the idea for the project may have been put forward by an organisation or group from another European country in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 or 2015.

When and how to submit your project?
The project holders must fill in the following application form and send it by email to ncg@nantesmetropole.fr before December 5th. It is possible to apply in French or English language.

When and how the projects is selected?
The three joint projects will be selected by the panel in January. The panel will consist of members of the NCG Steering committee. Project holders will be notified by the end of January. The subsidy will be paid to the Nantes organisation responsible for the joint project in April.

 

Awarded projects

> NCG Cooperation awards  2016-17

  • PHOTO BOOB
  • ARTISTIC BIALOWIEZA FOREST
  • PROJECT FOUNTAIN
>  NCG Cooperation awards 2015-16
  • NANTES SOUND
  • FESTIVALS AND ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL
  • SPRUCE UP BUCHAREST

> NCG Cooperation award 2014-15


  • SOLINGUA 
  • CROSSROADS

> NCG Cooperation award 2013-14


  • "GRAINE DE JARDIN"

Actions to promote involvement and citizenship in the public space in Nantes through the implementation of a collaborative garden made with seeds from all over Europe, provided by network Forum participants NCG . Workshops on micro -volunteering , animations and original events surrounding the involvement of residents in their area.

  • CONFLUENTS

Creating cooperation and production of a drama to be performed in social structures, medical and educational institutions, cultural events, etc. Artist residency from 3 countries and representations in the city of Nantes (Silent theater).

  • ART BRIDGES EUROPE

Making a reportage/photo trip between Nantes and Tbilisi, integrating exhibitions and theater workshops Forum. Main goals : to question and debate the notion of borders, walls, freedom. project made by a group of French, German and Georgian young people. 

> NCG Cooperation Award 2012

  • ECO R’HOME

Production and broadcast of a short film on the process of building environmentally friendly social housing for the Roma community in Kojatice/Slovakia. This audiovisual project offers an unusual insight into social inclusion and sustainable development.

> NCG Cooperation Award 2011

  • ART ROCKET

A mobile arts project which transforms the public space into a virtual workshop and suggestion box. Using pop-up installations, artists explore the potential of urban sites and take visitors on imaginary journeys.