In cooperation with the Office for Local Economic Development and the Government of the City of Užice, Culture Desk Creative Europe Serbia organised an info day in the Assembly of the City of Užice on 25th November 2016.
At the meeting in Užice, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia spoke about the programme with the aim of appropriate informing of the cultural public, but he also advised the interested parties about the competition procedure, i.e. how to secure financial assets from this programme in the easiest way.
Key factors in successfully applying for the Creative Europe programme are having a good project idea and being connected with relevant partners while the process of applying and managing a project is significantly less demanding. An important segment of presenting the programme is related to demystifying the notions of the inaccessibility of financing offered by EU programmes and the complexity of competition procedures.
The talks were attended by representatives of cultural institutions and organisations from the City of Užice and the surrounding area – management and other employees of museums, libraries, galleries and organisations of the civil society.
One of important aims of Creative Europe Desk Serbia is contributing to demetropolisation of Serbia which is why a part of the Desk’s activities in not only taking place outside of Belgrade, but also outside of bigger city centres. At the same time, these activities of the Desk are directed towards strengthening the capacity of domestic institutions and organisations in the field of international cooperation.