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Claske Vos in Belgrade: Why is EU investing in culture in candidate countries?


Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the EU Info Centre in Belgrade are organizing a lecture by Claske Vos, a European expert in European cultural policy and cultural heritage, with the topic of European integration and investing in culture on 21st July at 5 p.m. in the premises of the EU Info Centre in Belgrade.

Claske Vos will speak about why and in what way the European Union is investing in culture aiming to ease the process of European integration to countries, such as Serbia, which are in the accession phase. She will speak about what the current agenda of the EU is when it comes to financing cultural initiatives, in what ways these investments are organized and what the effects of these investments are on the functioning of cultural systems of candidate countries in the process of accession to the EU.

Claske Vos is a postdoctoral researcher in the organization ACCESS EUROPE and a lecturer at the European studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. Her research deals with questions of European cultural policy, relation between the EU and candidate countries, European cultural heritage and creation of European identity.

Creative Europe Programme is the main programme of the EU for financing cultural projects, so domestic cultural participants will be able to get more information about general guidelines of European cultural policy, but also about specific priorities of the Creative Europe Programme.

Results of the public call for participation in the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – Project Preparation”


Representatives of twelve institutions and organizations from Serbia will be given a chance to participate in the seminar dealing with preparing project propositions for the Creative Europe Programme, which will be organized in the Open-air Museum “Old village” (“Staro selo”) –Sirogojno.

Among them are four museums (National Museum from Kragujevac, Museum of Yugoslavian history, Theatre Museum of Vojvodina and National Museum from Valjevo), three libraries (National Library from Požega, Central library “Ljubomir Nenadović” from Valjevo and the Library “Stefan Prvovenčani” from Kraljevo), two cultural centres (the Roma Cultural Centre from Belgrade and the Cultural-educational Centre “Vuk Karadžić” from Plandište), two faculties and one school (Faculty of Applied Art from Belgrade, Faculty of Economics from Belgrade and the School of Animated Film from Vranje), one gallery (Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović“ from Čačak), and seven organizations of civil society (Academic initiative “Forum 10” from Novi Pazar, Association “Krokodil” from Belgrade, Association Eco Art & Theory, City Guerilla Belgrade, Citizen Association “Museum of Beer Brewing Đorđe Vajfert” from Pančevo, Group for Creative Economy, Citizen Association “Kudes” from and Belgrade Raw Collective).

The programme of the seminar includes presentations of the Creative Europe Programme (Dimitrije Tadić, Nina Mihaljinac, Milan Đorđević, Creative Europe Desk Serbia, and Luka Kulić, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina), lectures with the topic of contemporary artistic practices (Jovan Čekić, Faculty of Media and Communication), fundraising in culture (Virdžinija Đeković, “Communication Point” (“Tačka komunikacije”)), and the workshop programme – presentation, consultation and talks about project propositions.

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone for their interest, and to the seminar participants we wish successful work on project ideas, but also making long term professional connections at the seminar in Sirogojno!