The first partners meeting within the framework of the project ‘Culture at Work Africa’ – a project co-funded by the European Union – was held from the 5th to the 7th of March at Interarts headquarters in Barcelona. The meetings allowed the consortium to agree on the working strategy that will be followed. Participants from Interarts, Arterial Network, BOZAR, Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique, Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG, Culture Fund of Zimbabwe, Culture et Développement, and the International Music Council, got together for 3 days to work on the planning and development of the four-year project. Through various activities, the partners successfully agreed on the way the project will be implemented; to talk about the relevant local, national and international ongoing projects that may propel ‘Culture at Work Africa’ through synergy; and on the important role that each organisation will play along the way. The process also allowed creating the steering committee, which will select and guide the sub-grantees during the implementation process. ‘Culture at Work Africa’ targets 15 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Its aim is to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in urban and peri-urban areas in Africa as drivers for social inclusion and sustainable human development. And in addition to the aforementioned organizations, also International Music Council – IMC implements this project, together with these associated partners: Africa Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town, Economic Community of West African States – ECOWAS, and the Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies through Oral Tradition – CELHTO.