Facilitation of citizens energy consumption behavioral change in BS cities and municipalities

“Switch on Kauguri!” Open Call in Latvia

02 May 2024
Technical details

The “CCI4Change” project, led by the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) Secretariat, aims to find new, creative perspectives for changing energy consumption habits in Latvia, Finland and Sweden. The NDPC believes that the arts, culture and creative industries can make a significant contribution to a more sustainable future.

The open call is organised by the Northern Dimension Cultural Partnership and Jūrmala Municipality.

The pilot project “Switch on Kauguri!” invites creative and cultural professionals to submit proposals that would answer the following questions:

  • How can the inhabitants of Jurmala change their energy consumption habits?
  • How can creative skills help to find innovative approaches to promote this change?

Are you a theatre director, photographer, playwright, composer, sculptor, new media artist or any other creative professional? Want to know how you can get involved in sustainable development? This is the opportunity for you!

Funding available for proposals: 9900 EUR.

Application deadline: 31.05.2024.

The full open call (in Latvian): here

More about the project

In the CCI4Change project, public authorities and Culture and Creative sector practitioners and entrepreneurs work together to better engage with citizens and encourage them to reduce energy consumption. In May 2024 the 3 innovation seed money open calls are to be announced in Latvia, Finland and Sweden. Through the practical pilots the culture and creative practitioners will be invited to collaboratively tackle energy-consumption related challenges of the local authorities. To help CCI practitioners build cross-innovation skills and create clear proposals for the calls, partners are organising 3 parallel capacity building programmes in all three surroundings.

80% of “CCI4Change: Facilitation of Citizens Energy Consumption Behavioural Change in BS Cities and Municipalities” budget is Interreg BSR co-funded with the remaining 20% coming from the project partners.

Project is implemented by Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (lead partner, the Secretariat located in Latvia); Jurmala Local Government Administration (Latvia); the City of Kotka (Finland); Scania Region (Sweden); Cursor Oy: Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company (Finland); Föreningen Stapelbädden/STPLN (Sweden) and South- Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Xamk) (Finland).

Read more about the project here.

Stay tuned as we update you about the Open Calls in Sweden and Finland as well!