The project – CUBES – Cultural administration Boosting with the Engagement of Sustainability for local communities– is financed by the European Commission, through funds granted by the National Erasmus + Education and Training Key Action 2 (KA2) – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education) with reference number 2019-1-LT01-KA204-060716-927555420.

Cultural administration and sustainable development constitute one of the priorities in EU 2020 Agenda, UN 2030 Agenda, SDGs and UNESCOs Conventions. CUBES derives from the need to create and disseminate know-how regarding the sustainable administration of tangible and intangible cultural resources in order to really empower all sectors of society to own and administer their cultural resources in sustainable ways, aiming at both cultural democracy and cultural sustainability. The empowerment and actual involvement of different sectors in the governance of culture is still largely undeveloped; one reason for this is the lack of know-how that would enable the more active and knowledgeable involvement of local communities members in the sustainable administration of their heritage and cultural resources. This kind of empowerment of various sectors of society could further foster grassroots ownership of cultural assets, gradually enabling the administration of cultural heritage within a sustainability framework.


The project aims to:

  1. a) Empower local communities in the participating countries with knowledge and awareness on significant aspects of cultural administration and sustainable development
  2. b) Provide target groups with all the necessary knowledge so that they can act as access point-role mentors in the local communities, taking up the responsibility of informing, guiding, mentoring (as Boosters, now) the other members of the communities in a series of cultural management & sustainability framework
  3. c) Give the chance to youth & women of these local communities to be in the leading and take the opportunity to be also these ‘boosters’ in their communities
  4. d) Take advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT and digitize the quality of learning content as a driver for systematic change in cultural administration & sustainability and for an increase in the quality of training
  5. e) Create and deliver innovative products and training digital tools- as tailored needs learning resources – based on differentiation methodologies and adult education approaches

XWHY – Agency of Understanding (Lithuania) –



MINDSHIFT Talent Advisory (Portugal) –





Sarajevo Meeting of Culture – SMOC (Bosnia Herzegovina) –





Xenios Polis, Culture, Science & Action – XPCSA (Greece) –




Center for Social Innovation – CSI (Cyprus) –




GRIPEN Europe S.R.L. (Romania) –





NGO Support Center – NGOSC (Cyprus) –




University of Peloponnese, Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management-UOP (Greece) –





AER – Assembly of European Regions (France) –


Project Duration: 24 Months

Project Start: 01/10/2019

Project End: 30-09-2021

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2018-1-AT01-KA204-039210.