As a part of the seminar “Libraries as a key source of information about the EU“, intended for libraries from South East Serbia, the possibilities offered by the Creative Europe programme were presented. The seminar was held on 15th September 2015 in the National library “Stevan Sremac“ in Niš, organized by the EU info corner in Niš, with support of the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Serbia and the Office for European integration of the government of the Republic of Serbia.
In accordance with the topic of the seminar, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the procedures of the competition of the Creative Europe programme with emphasis on possibilities for libraries to include their activities in the wider European context, securing in this way significant financial assets, but also professional partnerships with European institutions and organizations. It was stressed once again that what is primarily necessary to participate in the Creative Europe programme is a good project idea and not knowledge of administering a project. Also, the visit of the Head of the Desk creative Europe Serbia on the local TV channel was used to encourage institutions and organizations from Niš to apply for participating in the Creative Europe programme.
On the seminar, activities of the offices of the EU info corner Niš and the EU info centre Belgrade, most sought after European publications and the use of the virtual library – EUBOOKSHOP were presented. In the same manner, attendees had an opportunity to get themselves familiar with ways to apply for assets from the IPA fund –cross-border programmes (Bulgaria-Serbia).