Project based work is central to Association of European Royal Residences members’ activities. When a project develops into a joint cooperation between several European members, ARRE encourages and supports it, both logistically and financially. Since 1997, the projects of the Network have been regularly supported by the programme of the European Commission: Raphael programme (1997 and 1999) and Culture programme (2002-2004 and 2009-2011). Thus, and also due to its experience in this field, ARRE is in an advantageous position to submit project proposals for funding via the programmes of the European Commission.
The first project Heritage and History (2002-2004), supported by the European Commission Culture 2000 programme, gave the members of the Association the opportunity to get to know one another better, to create synergies and to identify their common goals.
Since 2008, the ARRE members have been carrying out a professional mobility project Sharing Skills in Europe (SSE) supported by the European Leonardo da Vinci programme. This project gives royal residence staff members the possibility of working in another palace-museum belonging to the ARRE.
A current project Discovering European Heritage in Royal Residences (DEHRR) supported by the European Commission Culture programme has been launched in October 2009 for two years (September 2011). The project’s aims are to develop co-operation between the educational departments of the ARRE members’ institutions and to promote European Cultural Heritage for European young people and the general public.
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