Ministry for Foreign affairs of Finland has granted altogether 188 000 euros to 15 different development projects in the field of culture of which 25 000 euros to KOMITU and CVS.
Ministry for Foreign affairs gives out grants to projects which promote cooperation between cultural actors in developing countries and Finland. In the evaluation process of this year's applications the principals of the Development Policy of Finland were taken into consideration. The principals emphasize poverty reduction, promotion of equity and human rights and environmental issues. Special attention was given to enhancing educational possibilities, supporting the culture and cultural identity of the developing countries and creating permanent cooperation networks.