Aims and Objectives:

DEN-CuPID designs and develops high quality and innovative tools and training courses for coaching municipalities’ employees, as well as local and civil society actors involved or interested in cultural management projects and ventures. It involves three main piers of action:


  • It offers a comprehensive course on cultural/heritage values and methodologies for effective management.
  • It familiarizes the participants with  financial instruments and  funding opportunities.

Fostering new ideas

  • It supports local actors in establishing cultural management as a tool for sustainable development.
  • It stimulates  entrepreneurial, creative and innovation skills, and the capacity to conceptualize and implement  original projects and sustainable business plans.


  • It encourages partnership and collaborative development between  local authorities, local communities, and research/educational institutions.
  • It offers the opportunity  of international networking and exchange of good practices.