Project coordinator – culture


Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a project coordinator to work on the European Heritage Hub project.

The candidate would ideally start on 2 May 2023.

Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.


As project coordinator, you will be responsible for all Eurocities activities under the European Heritage Hub project. Gathering diverse expertise and pooling resources to mobilise and strengthen a cultural heritage-driven movement in Europe, the European Heritage Hub project, co-financed by the European Commission, will strengthen the cultural heritage-driven movement in Europe.

The European Heritage Hub will be a knowledge-sharing, networking, training and capacity-building as well as advocacy platform for cultural heritage stakeholders at European, national and regional levels.

The hub will also drive policy analysis and advocacy, build connections with existing EU-level initiatives, and develop awareness-raising campaigns on safeguarding cultural heritage.

As project coordinator, you will work as part of the culture team.  In this role, you will:

  • Manage Eurocities’ activities and responsibilities in the framework of the project. This includes: identifying and sharing local innovative practices; assessing cities’ specific learning needs; organising knowledge-sharing activities, both online and onsite; providing policy recommendations
  • Deliver high-quality project deliverables
  • Ensure smooth cooperation with the organisation leading the project and with project partners
  • Promote activities results internally and externally
  • Disseminate information on the project outcomes in cooperation with the communications team
  • Manage the project budget within Eurocities’ responsibility
  • Prepare required deliverables, technical reports, and cost statements
  • Ensure strong links with our policy work and relevant EU platforms and initiatives
  • Stimulate and support project development in the domain of culture and cultural heritage in cooperation with the head of culture & knowledge-sharing director.


You are an experienced professional full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented.

The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:

  • a successful track record of five years’ work experience
  • in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on cultural policies, in particular at local level
  • work experience and background in culture and/or cultural heritage
  • strong experience working in EU projects and initiatives
  • previous experience in project implementation, communication activities and organisation of events
  • full proficiency in English and ability to write clear and concise reports in English
  • experience translating project work into policy recommendations
  • good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
  • experience in coordinating work with multiple stakeholders at transnational level
  • excellent relationship management, negotiating, coordination, planning and communications skills
  • excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • excellent IT skills (MS Office, Teams, Zoom, Miro)


  • experience in working with local and city governments
  • knowledge of EU projects and initiatives focusing on culture and cultural heritage
  • experience in policy work
  • previous experience working with public entities
  • experience in writing policy recommendations and publications
  • other languages

We are looking for candidates who fulfil most of these criteria, but do not hesitate to apply if you think that you could be a good fit for the position.

We offer

  • a fixed-term contract linked to the length of the project (2 years), starting in May 2023
  • a part-time contract (80%) as employee, under Belgian legislation. The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address).
  • The selected candidate must have the legal right to live and work in Belgium, and will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address).
  • €2,500 – €2,880  monthly gross salary for 80% work regime, according to profile and experience


Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, €90 net per month of teleworking allowance, training opportunities.

Some other benefit examples are:

  • training opportunities and access to online training
  • a dynamic international team
  • a pleasant working environment
  • flexible working hours
  • part-time teleworking

Eurocities promotes the importance of a work-life balance.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, in one page maximum, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by 12:00 on Wednesday 15 March 2023 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at

Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project coordinator Heritage’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be in person in Brussels on 31 March 2023.

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