International Resource Office at Trans Europe Halles – Lund, Sweden Trans Europe Halles is looking…
Published on Jan. 28, 2019

International Resource Office at Trans Europe Halles – Lund, Sweden

Trans Europe Halles is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic project manager (0,8 FTE) to join our international team in Lund, Sweden. The manager will facilitate the capacity development and take the lead in the execution of the International Resource Office (IRO), a project granted by the Region of Skåne that TEH coordinates. The project manager will report to the managing director and works closely together with finances and communications, with Skåne based cultural and public players and with all Trans Europe Halles team members.

Submit your application today and join us in Lund from 1 March 2019 till 31 December 2019.

Your Role

Execution of our Skåne project “International Resource Office” with cultural stakeholders in the cultural sector over Skåne in connection with European players, including the reporting procedures already in place and the production of the relevant documentation.
You connect and liaise.
You build the capacity of Skåne cultural players to apply for EU-funding programmes (Creative Europe, H2020, Interreg, Erasmus+) in order to increase the number of applications in the region.
You are knowledgeable about EU-project funding mechanisms and their application procedures.
You will co-create the strategic and conceptual planning of the project with TEH team.
You work closely with all regional partners, and beyond those, within Europe and assure the smooth process and progress of the project.
You work closely together with the finance, community & communication manager and TEH-team to achieve all outputs.
You will be actively involved in most of Trans Europe Halles’ funding applications.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Project reporting and application

  • Document all the activities related to the programme, collect data and information and produce content to be used in online publications throughout the whole project
  • Write applications and activity reports to funders and stakeholders. This entails funding applications and reports to Lunds Kommun, Region Skåne, Kulturrådet, Nordic Council, Swedish Institution, Creative Europe and Erasmus+

Project Planning

  • Co-design the International Resource Office project with TEH team, with cultural operators within Skåne and with the expertise within TEH network
  • Develop formats, work with target groups, selecting trainers, consultants, and participants
  • Event and activity planning to build capacities in the region.

Project Implementation

  • Ensure that the delivery of the project’s activities meet TEH’s quality standards and that they contribute to the long-term development strategy of Trans Europe Halles
  • Connecting with cultural stakeholders and identifying their needs
  • Work in collaboration with the community and communications manager to brand and market the different events and training during the project
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of the external consultants involved in the project activities
  • Monitor the costs of the project in collaboration with the Financial Manager.


  • Strategic thinking and a hands-on attitude
  • Language skills: the more, the better! But for this time are we looking for a Swedish native speaker with high professional fluency in English. Other European languages are an asset
  • You are an excellent stakeholder manager, liaising between different partners in the region and over Europe. You are able to (inter)connect independent cultural organisations with research institutions and with policymakers
  • You are a proactive thinker and an attentive listener
  • You believe in a sustainable world, a place with respect, spontaneity and connection
  • You are both a team player and are able to work autonomously, taking ownership of the project within the framework of Trans Europe Halles.

Application procedure

The position of project manager is 0,8 FTE on a gross salary of 22.400 SEK per month and is to start as soon as possible.
Submit your application via e-mail to, including:
1) Your CV in English.
2) Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page) describing how your experiences relate to what is required of the position.
Deadline for the applications: 24 February 2019 at midnight
Skype interviews: 1 March 2019
On-site interviews in our office in Lund are expected to take place between 4 and 7 March
For inquiries, contact Giorgio Berardi at

About IRO 

In 2015 TEH was granted support from the Region of Skåne for a pilot project to set up the International Resource Office (IRO). IRO brings the regional and international spheres closer together for the benefit of creating a stronger culture sector in Skåne, connected to other European players.
The aim was two-fold:
1. To strengthen the internationalisation of the culture sector in Skåne, by helping the regionally active cultural actors reach out to and collaborate with European players.
2. To further establish TEH as an expert network of international collaboration based in Skåne. Trans Europe Halles is the only major international cultural network located in Scandinavia and its international operations have a positive spillover effect both locally and regionally.
In 2017 the grant was transformed into an operational grant. IRO argues for the glocal value of sharing knowledge and expertise with the culture sector at large, thus further establishing the network’s authority on international collaboration as well as its value as a gatekeeper of independent culture in Europe and beyond. In the long-term IRO is a prototype of how knowledge contained in the network can be used to building partnerships with other cultural actors and organisations, and to strengthen the presence of the network and its members regionally. The IRO project manager is the spill between the regional operations and the international outreach of TEH.
Read more here.

Trans Europe Halles

Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a Europe based network of independent cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists with 109 members and associates in 33 countries.
TEH has been at the forefront of repurposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. Our mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of non-governmental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives by connecting, supporting and promoting them.
We facilitate international cooperation and provide opportunities for learning and sharing. To achieve this, we organise two international meetings every year, coordinate international projects, run professional development trainings, support members in times of troubles and actively influence cultural policies. For TEH, the power of culture is in inspirational, transformative experiences that have the capacity to change people, perceptions and societies.