Creative Ecology is a partnership project between arts schools and cultural players in Southern England and Northern France, including the arts school ESADHaR with campuses in Le Havre and Rouen. Together we are aiming to stimulate the growth of the creative and cultural industries in the South and East England Coastal region and Par-de-Calais, Normandy and Brittany regions.
The European cross-border programme Interreg IVA France (Channel) - England covers a wide geographical area reaching from Cornwall to Norfolk in England, and from “Finistère” to “Pas-de-Calais” in France.
These territories share a common maritime border: the Channel. Therefore, the Interreg IVA France (Channel) - England programme aims to encourage - between the French and English parties - the emergence of:
With a financial budget of 161 million Euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the programme currently funds nearly 150
co-operation projects between France and England, which involve some 550 different organisations on both sides of the Channel.
These projects deal with a wide range of cooperation topics that are supported by the programme: economic development, environment, culture, tourism, social inclusion, but also maritime cooperation.
Projects receive an ERDF grant of a maximum of 50% of the total project budget. As regards the micro-project procedure – available only to private organisations such as charities and/or SMEs - the funding rate can reach up to 75%.
This programme is managed by the Région Haute-Normandie.