Presentation of the Creative Europe programme was held on 9th, 10th and 11th March 2016 in cooperation with the National Museum in Kruševac, the Student Cultural Centre in Kragujevac and the National Museum in Kragujevac.
We spoke with the representatives of the local cultural institutions and organizations about the possibilities of applying to the calls of the Creative Europe programme, but also about the importance of this programme for regions which do not have the access to the programmes of cross-border cooperation, subjects dealt with by the programme, what can be a good project idea and how important project administration is.
The importance of deepening the existing cooperation of the local cultural institutions with foreign partners was emphasizes, and there was also a discussion about diversifying the funding sources and different possibilities of co-financing successful projects within the Creative Europe programme – from the specialized competition of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia to financial support of the local government.
One of important aims of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia is contributing to demetropolization of Serbia, which is why a part of the Desk’s activities is taking place not only outside of Belgrade, but also outside of bigger city centres. At the same time, these activities of the Desk are aimed towards strengthening the capacity of domestic institutions and organizations in the area of international cooperation.