Cultural Training and Activation Initiative CULTA

ENPI Karelia

Vastuullinen yksikkö


Hankkeen kesto

10.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

Hankkeen kotisivu 

Culta project improves entrepreneurial skills of cultural stakeholders by arranging workshops and other events to its target groups. The project encourages target groups to cross-border business and gives tools to make it easier.


CULTA activities provide:

1. Improvement of skills and capacities of cultural stakeholders
2. Knowledge sharing, transferring of best practices through all its activities
3. Start-ups will be able to provide better services and products for visitors of target areas
4. Targeted support services for cultural actors improves
5. Curriculum and mediator skills are recognized, including policy recommendations
6. Co-learning is in central role in training activities eg. seminars, workshops, mentoring, cross-border teamworking.

Hankkeen toteutus


CULTA (KA 3004) is a three-year cultural training and activation initiative between Russian Karelian and Finnish Northern Ostrobothnia regions. It focuses on developing the program area's cultural service concepts produced by and for start-ups, businesses and other relevant actors. As a result, high-quality cultural services will be more available to both local inhabitants as well as tourists. In order to secure sustainability of the project's results, it also fosters the development of support services (including mediator, management and production skills) as well as a positive development of the operating environment through raising awareness of the challenges and possibilities of cultural CBC.



1. Project provides availability for locals and tourists (service attractiveness development), through multi-disciplinary actions between creative industry actors as well as those within media, tourism/travel and festival management especially.
2. Creates a base for support services for mediators, management event production professionals and r&d activities.
3. Raises awareness of challenges and possibilities within cultural cross-border area. Increases the diversity of cultural services and activities in the region also from an international perspective and in the long term furthers the number of international tourists to the area.
4. Focuses horizontally and as part of concrete activities to further sustainable solutions to business and cultural exchange in the region.

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