The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme, provides first aid to stabilize cultural heritage in an emergency situation until a longer-term solution can be found. CER supports quick actions to rescue cultural heritage, aims to prevent further damage and carries out basic repairs. CER implements its cultural emergency relief actions in direct cooperation with local partners in the affected communities.

The Prince Claus Fund invites project proposals focusing on providing first aid to heritage or cultural goods that have been damaged by natural disaster or conflict in the year 2012. Also eligible for funding under this call are measures to protect cultural heritage that is under imminent threat of destruction.

The deadline for the submission of projects is the 1st of October 2012. Proposals received after this date shall be processed in 2013. Given the emergency character of the work, proposals should be sent as soon as possible.

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