The purpose of travel bursaries is to support members and their associates to attend EDN activities.
We invite and encourage all members to involve their associated artists and members of staff in attending EDN activities.
Firstly, we set aside 40 travel bursaries each year for members to attend the yearly strategic planning meeting, i.e. the “Think-In”. This is to support the members’ engagement in the network’s strategic development, research and advocacy efforts. Each member is eligible for one such bursary a year.
Secondly, to work towards greater equity within the network, while reducing our travel costs connected to unsustainable transport, the EDNext project will also provide equity travel bursaries to help facilitate members’ participation in other physical activities, such as the Atelier workshops and Carte Blanche exchanges. Each year, 13 such bursaries will be available: on average 3 bursaries per activity.
Generally, two kinds of travel support are available in the 2022-2024 period:
1.) Reimbursement of unit costs, calculated on the basis of distance bands with the EU Commission calculator (link).
2.) EDNext travel bursaries fixed at 300€
In some cases, the reimbursement of unit costs (1.) will not cover the total cost of your travel. When this causes financial difficulties, requesting the travel bursary (2.) might be a better option.