Monthly Archives: December 2014

Desk in CC Požega: Creative Europe Programme or Why is a Good Idea the Most Important


Within the project Demythologization of EU programmes, whose responsible leader is the organization Forca from Forca Poežga, on Friday 26th December in the Gallery of the Cultural centre Požega, representatives of the Desk creative Europe Serbia spoke about the Creative Europe Programme and all important questions related to the application process: which competitions are open and to whom they are intended; how and where to find partners; what are the priorities of the Programme and how to design a project in accordance with them; which projects gained support and why.

In accordance with the subject of the project, the representatives of the Desk Creative Europe showed that designing a good project is a much more important and difficult task than administering the project and the actual application, so the presentation was intended to all who work in the cultural field in Požega and the surrounding places: institutions, organizations and individuals, no matter the previous experience in applying for the European support programmes, with the aim to demystify the competition procedures and encouraging everyone interested to find partners and apply for the Creative Europe Programme.

Desk Creative Europe Serbia in the Theatre club Zeleno zvono in Zrenjanin


Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize an info day about the Programme Creative Europe on 12th December 2014 in the Theatre club “Zeleno zvono“ in Zrenjanin.

The info day, whose aim is animating the biggest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe Programme, is dedicated to representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Zrenjanin and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, organizations of the civil society dealing with culture, educational, scientific and researching institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

The subject of the info day will be the ability of institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme, so we will speak about key questions related to applying: in what way the project ideas should be shaped, how and with whom you should establish a partnership, which documents are necessary for the applications and how to manage a project.

Programme of the info day

Friday 12th December 2014

10.00 – 10.20

  • Presentation of the Desk and Antenna Creative Europe – Luka Kulić, Antenna of the Desk CE

10.20 – 11.00

  • Presentation of the Creative Europe Programme – Jovana Kanazir, Antenna of the Desk CE

11.00 – 12.30

  • Overview of required documents – Dragana Srećkov, Antenna of the Desk CE

12.30 – 13.00

  • Coffe break

13.00 – 14.00


As of January 2015 Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia Starts Work in Novi Sad


Based on the Agreement on participation of Serbia in the Creative Europe Program signed by the Minister of Culture and Information, Ivan Tasovac and European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Andrula Vasiliu on 19th June, there is an anticipation of forming an implementation body which would be an integral part of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia.

Having regard to this, on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Information an Agreement on forming the Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been signed based on which the conditions for a comprehensive implementation of the Creative Europe program shall be created, regarding the territory of AP of Vojvodina.

Agreement on forming the Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been signed by the assistant of the minister for international cooperation and European integrations, Asja Drača Muntean and the director of the European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Siniša Lazić, on Friday, 14th November 2014 at the Gallery of Matica srpska in Novi Sad.

Besides providing support to Desk Creative Europe Serbia in terms of enforcing the Creative Europe Program, the mission of the Antenna would be to take care of specific needs related to the AP of Vojvodina – strengthening the programmatic and organizational capacities of the cultural institutions and organizations active at the level of the AP of Vojvodina, protection of the cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and internationalization.

Open competitions for literary translations and European platforms


Within the Programme Creative Europe, on 4th December 2014 two competitions were open: the competition for literary translations (deadline for applications 4th February) and the competition for European platforms (deadline for applications 25th February). The conditions of the competitions but also instructions for applying can be found on the following web pages:

– The competition for literary translations –

– The competition for European platforms –

The evaluation of applications concerning projects of literary translation will last four months, and the assessment of applications concerning projects of European platforms was allocated the period of 5 months.


Training in MCAV (Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina) about applying to the projects of European cooperation


Dear colleagues,

We announce that the Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize a training concerning applications to the open competition of the Programme Creative Europe supporting projects of European cooperation on 16th and 17th December 2014 in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, 37 Dunavska St, Novi Sad.

The training is dedicated to representatives of all institutions and organizations preparing to apply for the competition supporting projects of European cooperation (

The training will assume the basic level of knowledge and experiences necessary to apply for the programme and it will encompass presenting the Creative Europe programme, overview of conditions and documents necessary for applying, shaping the idea and the concept of the project and financial management of the project.
We are kindly asking all interested applicants to send their applications for participating in the training to the email address and to indicate the name of the institution or organization, but also the first and last names of the representatives of the institution/organization in the email. It is possible to register two participants maximum per institution/organization. The total number of participants is limited to 50, whereas the applications of the first 50 applicants will be accepted. The deadline for applications is 15th December at 12 p.m.

We are sending the kindest regards and expecting you in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad!

Desk Creative Europe Serbia

Training programme

TUESDAY 16th December 2014.

10.00  – 10.30
• Presentation of the Desk and Antenna Creative Europe – Dimitrije Tadić, Desk CE and Luka Kulić, Antenna of the Desk CE

10.30 – 11.30
• Presentation of the Programme of cross-border cooperation and Horizon 2020– Andrija Aleksić, Fond

11.30 – 12.00
• Presentation of the programme of CE– Jovana, Antenna of Desk CE

12.00 – 12.30
• Coffee break

12.30 – 13.30
• Presentation of successful projects

13.30 – 14.30
• Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30
• Documents required for submitting a project proposition– Dragana Srećkov

15.30 – 16.30
• Overview of the application form – Dragana Srećkov

WEDNESDAY 17th December 2014.

10.00 – 10.30
• Presentation of successful projects

10.30 – 12.30
• Financial management of projects – Marija Popović

12.30 – 13.30
• Lunch break

13.30 – 16.00
• The idea and the concept of a project – Luka Kulić, Antenna Desk CE

16.00 – 17.00
• Discussion, questions and answers


A week devoted to literary translations – approaching the February contest


With regard to opening a new literary translation contest in early February 2015, Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been involved in two significant conferences gathered on the theme of providing support to the Creative Europe Program publishers. The first conference was held in Zagreb on 24th November at the initiative of Mladen Špehar, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Croatia, where the participants were the desk representatives from Bulgaria – Vesela Kondakova, Slovenia – Mateja Lazar and Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić, as well as the publishers from these countries, whose projects were supported by the resources of the Desk Creative Europe: Andrej Ilić from Slovenian publishing house ‘Mladinska knjiga Založba’, Nikolaj Gingijanov from the publishing house ‘Avangard Print Publishing’ Bulgaria, Nataša Barta from the publishing house ‘VBZ’, Croatia, as well as Nataša Đelošević, the representative of the publishing house ‘Clio’ from Serbia. There have been words on the occasion of these gatherings regarding the competition success of the countries from the region regarding literary translation, as well as on the propositions of the new contest and the announced project evaluation criteria changes. Within the Creative Europe Programme, a special emphasis will be put on the European Prize for Literature laureates, while the publishers will be required to submit the detailed project budget (without the linear translation costs accounting in terms of the number of pages), which shall anticipate diverse costs – starting with translation all the way to publishing, distribution and promotion of the literary piece of work. The changes of the criteria and contest participation conditions have for their aim the target group expansion, increasing project visibility, as well as encouraging book market development. Having regard to this, a significant novelty concerns the contest concept concerned with literary translations when compared to the previous program (Culture 2007-2013), having in mind that the contest applicants are expected to have a more innovative approach to designing their promotional activities.

The other gathering, hosted by Desk Creative Europe Serbia, was held on 28th November during the Book Fair in Niš and this was an opportunity for the publishers from Niš to get introduced with the literary translation contest of the Creative Europe Programme, as well as to discover the details on the successful domestic publishing projects. Furthermore, most common mistakes occurring in the literary translation contest applications have been stressed in both of the conferences, and these would be: indiscrimination of the terms ‘distribution’ (‘dissemination’) and ‘promotion’, unfamiliarity with the term ‘audience development’ and hiring translators with insufficient number of formal references.

Efforts of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia to promote this contest in a special light are also derived from the fact that Serbia is one of the most successful countries in this contest of the Creative Europe Programme. Serbia is, along with Italy, in the third place in Europe based on the number of successful applications (six out of 18 applications succeed), immediately after Bulgaria (26/9) and Spain (22/7). Macedonia and Hungary also contribute to the success of ourregion with 14 submitted and 5 successful applications, Albania (8/4), as well as Croatia and Slovenia, with 18 submitted and 3 successful applications. A small number of European countries have one or two successful applications, while most of the countries have none of the successful applications.