Tandem is a cultural collaboration programme that strengthens civil society in Europe and its neighbouring regions. There are currently nine Tandem programmes (Tandem Al Emarat, Tandem Community & Participation (C&P), Tandem Cultural Capitals, Tandem Europe, Tandem Fryslân, Tandem Shaml, Tandem Turkey, Tandem Ukraine, Tandem Western Balkans), which focus on different regions and topics.

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Within each Tandem programme, participants form cross-national partnerships of two, aka tandems. These Tandem partners organize working visits to each other’s cities or regions and develop a joint pilot project which serves as a space for mutual learning and engagement.


The programme acts on different levels, offering professional development to individuals, as well as supporting organizational change processes and creating a space to experiment with innovative ideas.


Tandem’s vision is to see networks of creative communities emerge from the programme, and support the impact of their ongoing efforts.

Who is it for?

Individuals, culture professionals and artists from non-profit organizations, organizations and public institutions.


Depends on each Tandem programme.

Duration of stay

Depends on the programme.

Financing amounts

Depends on the programme.

Source of funding

Each programme round is implemented with regional partners and supported by various funders.

Type of activity

Mobility, Training

Type of sector

Arts, Interdisciplinary art practices