Regions of Europe sharing solutions, knowledge and experience.
TOOL QUIZ was a pioneer project of interregional cultural cooperation, directed to regional and local authorities. The main goal of this long term strategic process was defining political recommendations and analizing good practices in culture and creativeness, assuming that human capital is the driving force of the regional development.
For the last three years the partners of this project have focused on the potential, new ways of looking at the regional development model — issues in terms of human capital and employability in economy based on knowledge. The participants explored the ability of development and transformation through focusing on man, which consequently leads to transformation of territories and society.
The main goal of this project was shaping a better model of European and regional strategies, by investing in culture, creativeness and human/ sustainable development. Representing the Silesian Voivodeship, the Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis was one of the partners of this project.
The initiative of regional cooperation
Project TOOL QUIZ was a result of a long term strategic process of interregional cultural cooperation which began in 2000. It gathered 13 partners from across Europe:
- 7 regional authorities from: Belgium ( Flemish Community and French Community), France (Nord-Pas de Calais), Norway (Rogaland), Poland (Silesian Voivodeship), Spain (Castilla-La Mancha) and Great Britain (Wales)
- 7 expert institutions, including: 1 political expert (Relais Culture Europe in Paris), 2 science experts (University in Bangor and University in Venice), 4 European cultural institutions (Simetrias Foundation from Castilla-La Mancha, Technocité ASBL from Walloon, Museum Dr. Guislain from Gent, Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris from Silesia)
Main partner: Nord-Pas de Calais
Budget — 1 586 380.60 €
Subsidized by EFRR — 1 436 380.60 €
Subsidized by Norway Grants — 75 000 €
Program INTERREG IVC
TOOL QUIZ was a project financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by interregional cooperation program INTERREG IVC. The program was initiated in 2007, it lasted till 2012. It was directed to the public authorities (especially regional and local authorities) and public law entities of all 27 Member States, as well as Switzerland and Norway.
Throughout an exchange of experiences, knowledge and good practices the program INTERREG IVC improved the effectiveness of regional policies and instruments, and also contributed to the economic modernization of European Union.
The program provided an initiation of two priority projects: environment and risk prevention or innovation and the knowledge economy, as well as the matters of employment, human capital and education.