Matera 2019

Europe is its citizens, philosophical thought, arts, literary vibrancy, scientific discoveries, poetry, music, law”.

On 20th December 2019, during our Closing Ceremony in Matera, Mr. David Sassoli, the greatly missed President of the European Parliament, called on Europe to become an increasing praesidium of peace, freedom and democracy leveraging cultural participation.

On this basis and in the European year of Youth, together with Open Design School, in partnership with European Capital of Culture GO!2025 (Nova Gorica-Gorizia) and European Capital of Youth  Tirana EYC 2022 and under the patronage of European Capitals of Culture Esch 2022, Kaunas 2022 and Novi Sad 2022, we call upon European and Mediterranean creatives to design and produce four residencies in Basilicata (IT), centred around the above-mentioned principles, through co-creation with local communities.


#together and #openfuture have been the keywords for our vision and our forward-looking path. 

2022 is the European Year of Youth: Europe calls on young people to become active citizens and actors of positive change.
Europe needs the vision, the engagement and the participation of all young people to build a better future based on equality, inclusion and sustainability leveraging participation of local communities, especially those with fewer opportunities, from disadvantaged backgrounds, from rural or remote areas.

We want to invite young creatives, from Europe and the Mediterranean area, to work with local communities of Basilicata, investigating a new idea of Europe shaped around those principles and which embraces the Mediterranean area as a key place to shape the future.


We will select four European and Mediterranean young creatives (individuals and collectives, aged under 40) for a three weeks residency in a village of Basilicata region (Italy) during November 2022.

Invited creatives will develop and deliver their proposal through a co-creation process with the local community and a local creative or cultural company, that will participate in the development of the project.


September 2nd, 2022



Concept, Inspirations, Keywords and Values, Disciplines /Artform included, Deadline, Duration, Fee, Application information and Requirements, Selection procedure, Contact


Download and read the call, download the application form and send it via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 02nd 2022. Subject: Creative Communities

 pdf 16x16 Open Call “Euro-Mediterranean co-creation residency programme (in memory of David Sassoli)” (EN)
word 16x16  Application form (EN)