It is my great pleasure to inform you that the Creative Europe Desk Serbia has commenced its operation within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The Desk’s mission is to promote the Creative Europe 2014-2020 programme and to provide support to domestic cultural institutions and organisations in the process of applying for funding by the Creative Europe programme.
We hope that we will use the six years ahead of us to achieve joint objectives, which are: developing capacities of domestic cultural institutions and organisations, creating relevant programmes and projects of exceptional quality, including a greater audience in cultural programmes, financial sustainability and stability of organisations, promoting regional and international cultural cooperation – objectives which represent the development of culture and art in Serbia and its contribution to the creation of a progressive, free, and creative society.
With the aim to realize this ambitious vision, the Creative Europe Desk Serbia will be organising numerous activities and projects through which it will connect different stakeholders in the fields of culture and art: public, private, and civil institutions and organisations, networks, groups, and individuals from Serbia, the region, and Europe. In this way, the Desk will support the transfer of knowledge and skills and promote further cooperation, mobility, exchange of opinions and ideas, development of professional standards and ethics, innovations, participation, and openness. We invite you to get involved in the Creative Europe Desk Serbia’s activities, as well as in the processes of public dialogue and joint efforts at directing the cultural system in Serbia.
We believe that before us is an exciting period of cooperation, and we are very much looking forward to it!