About IRO

The International Resource Office (IRO) is a regional initiative aiming to assist Skåne’s cultural actors with support, tips and tailor-made advice on international cultural cooperation and EU support. The office is run by Trans Europe Halles with financial support from Region Skåne.

Starting in October 2015, Region Skåne has allocated SEK 500,000 to a regional resource that will encourage cultural actors to participate more widely in EU-funded cooperation projects.

Trans Europe Halles was awarded the contribution for efforts such as skills development, project development, international networking and support in the writing of applications for EU-funding.

There are several reasons for encouraging Skåne cultural actors to participate more widely in EU-funded cooperation projects. In part, such co-operation generally has a competence-enhancing and an operational development effect and, on the other hand, it leads to a larger proportion of EU-funds contributing to the development of Skåne. The initiative is a result of a dialogue between Kultur Skåne and a number of representatives of Skåne’s cultural life.

Trans Europe Halles’ unique position as an internationally active network with local and regional connection gives the resource office the opportunity to draw knowledge and expertise from a broad spectrum, as well as communicate international contacts and create new partnerships for Skåne’s cultural life.

IRO offers a variety of services, such as strategic planning, networking and partnership creation, advice on administrative procedures and practical tools for successful EU applications and project management.

We turn to those who:

  • Are developing an application and need guidance up until deadline
  • Are thinking about applying for EU-funds and want help in writing a good application
  • Have an idea that you want to develop but need assistance
  • Are seeking potential partners for international cooperation
  • Want to learn more about the different programmes and funding schemes available and how to best set up a strategy and develop a project

Under consultation you can read more about how we work and what services we offer.

IRO has received continued funding for 2019 from Region Skåne.

Our team

Our team helps Skåne-based cultural operators develop transnational projects, network internationally and access European funding opportunities.

IRO was established to build the capacities of the arts & culture operators to grow and work internationally: we are committed to provide methodologies, guidance and advice to help you develop your projects. We organize training, one-to-one consultation and info sessions to equip you with tools and knowledge. Whether you look at expanding your circle of partners or improve your project management skills, develop your understanding of EU funding schemes or already look at delivering strong application, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Hanna Olsson – Project Manager

Hanna Olsson is a producer and production manager and has worked several years within the performing arts field in Skåne. As a production manager within the independent performing arts, she had a wide professional role including funding, staff management, economy, planning, coordination and marketing. Hanna has been engaged with several projects aiming for arts to be accessible to everyone, both as a practitioner and as a consumer. She believes that arts play a key role in the work for equality, democracy and human rights. hanna[a]teh.net