Monthly Archives: September 2018

Designing and Managing Networking and Capacity Building Activities for Sites with the European Heritage Label


Activities included in this call for participation should contribute to general aims of the European Heritage Label action to “strengthen the feeling of belonging to the Union in European citizens, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage, and also the respect for national and regional diversity, and encouraging intercultural dialogue”.
The aim of this call is selecting a coordinator (one legal person or a consortium of organisations) with the aim of initiating activities of networking, capacity building and exchange of best practices between EHL sites, and also activities related to this action concerning communication and promotions, in this way contributing to the following aims:

  • Promoting networking of EHL sites.
  • Encouraging sites to develop joint projects such as programme of youth exchange and volunteer programmes, staff mobility, joint curatorship activities, etc.
  • Raising capacities of sites to be active on the international level through training of site managers and exchange between staff of EHL sites.
  • Supporting the development of joint educational programmes and joint marketing and tourism products.
  • Increasing the visibility of this EU action and EHL sites.

Deadline: 03/01/2019 – 13:00 Brussels time

You can find more information here.

Public call for participating in the seminar “Creative Europe – project preparation”


The Antenna office of Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organizing the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – project preparation” from 22nd until 23rd October 2018 in Center for Economic and Technological Development CEPTOR, Andrevlje. The call is intended for all institutions and organizations from Serbia planning to apply for the Creative Europe programme.

The topics that will be covered by the seminar are contemporary practices and concepts in the international cultural cooperation, cultural heritage and contemporary art; management of international projects; European cultural policy and priorities of the Creative Europe programme.

Apart from the representatives of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, lecturers on the seminar are Nikola Krstović (Research assistant, Center for museology and heritology, Faculty of Phylosophy, University of Belgrade) and representative of Take over project and project MAPS, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme.

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is raising the quality and preparing projects to apply for the creative Europe programme, raising the programmatic – organizational capacities of institutions and organizations from Serbia, but also contributing to decentralization in the field of culture. Apart from this, the seminar will be organized for the sake of enhancing communication, cooperation and exchange of experiences of cultural institution and organization representatives from cities and counties of Serbia.


The main criteria for the selection of participants are the quality of project proposals and potential partnerships.The quality of project propositions is measured against: compliance with topics and priorities of the Creative Europe programme, innovative nature of the concept and its professional basis.

Conditions of the public call

1. The number of vacancies is limited to twenty five participants;

2. Up to two persons from a single institution or an organization can apply to participate in the seminar;

3. The Culture Desk Creative Europe Serbia and the Museum in the open “Staro selo“ will cover food and lodging expenses, however participants of the seminar will cover their travel expenses.

Submitting an application

You can find here the application form.

The application for the seminar should contain the following information (up to three pages:

– A short description of the project the institution or the organization wants to apply with for the Creative Europe programme or if they believe the project proposition has a potential to be used for applying;

– A list of potential partners on the project;

– A short description of the institution/organization (mission, aims, main activities);

– An indication of the position of the person or persons applying to participate in the seminar.

The application should be sent to the email address of the Culture Desk Serbia –

Deadline for applications

Applications can be submitted until 1st October 2018. (3 P.M.). Applications received after the defined deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Literary Translation in Creative Europe


In cooperation with the EU Info Centre and Serbial Literary Society, Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising a presentation of experiences gained through participation of Serbia at the competition for literary translation on Wednesday 26th September at 1 p.m. in the premises of Serbian Literary Society (7 Francuska St).

The event is taking place on the occasion of the European Day of Languages and the event programme will present projects of domestic publishing houses participating in the Creative Europe programme:

Marija Vukosavljević from the “Odiseja” publishing house will speak about the experience of applying for several years and the current project “Old Continent, New People: Finding Your Own Place”.

Nina Gugleta from the “Areté” publishing house will present the first literary translation project within the Creative Europe programme, and also new titles recently published through the project “European Literature Today: Universal Stories of Personal Revolutions”.

Ljubica Pupezin from the “Štrik” publishing house will present the project “Women’s Decameron: for a New Renaissance in European Literature”, which also received the support of the programme last year.

The discussion will be moderated by Nina Mihaljinac, Project Manager of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

Public-civil partnerships in culture


Creative Europe Desk Serbia in cooperation with the Alternative art space “Kvaka 22” will organise the event “Public-civil partnerships in culture” on Wednesday, 10th October at 2 p.m. in Kvaka 22 (39 Ruzveltova St, Belgrade).

The event is being organised with the aim of deeper familiarisation between representatives of the public and the civil sectors of culture in Serbia and the idea to recognise possibilities for new cooperation, mutual learning and joint endeavours during the meetings.

The majority of projects within Creative Europe includes partnerships between public and civil organisations. In Serbia this form of connecting is not common practice, hence Creative Europe is precisely a space that can be used to strengthen cooperation and join capacities. Partnerships between public and civil organisations can help both of them in a number of ways: public institutions have the infrastructure, rich archives, partly secured finances, while civil society organisations are in the situation to apply for financial means and think on the project basis while also having the knowledge of working with special groups of audiences.

The event is a unique opportunity to meet representatives of public and civil, smaller and bigger organisations, recently founded ones and the ones with tradition, those working in similar or completely different fields, those who want to obtain new knowledge and those who can transfer it, all in one place!

All cultural institutions and organisations wanting to establish new partnerships and apply for the Creative Europe programme are eligible to apply.

The number of participants is limited, and you can apply by filling out the application form by 3rd October at noon.

See you at Kvaka 22!


CED Serbia at Journées pour une Europe creative 2018


Cooperation with CED France took place within the event Journées pour une Europe creative – Édition 2018 in Paris 5th-6thSeptember 2018. The event focused on the co-operation practices that constitute common European cultural property, and that defend shared, free and open access. The organizers mentioned that our post-digital European societies must devise new ways to create the common resources necessary for our democratic lives, our legal space, as well as the source of European hospitality, conscious and confident in the world. CED Serbia participated in the #Conversations days with an aim to share analyses, experiences and projects.

Launched in 2015 in Paris by Relais Culture Europe, the Days for a Creative Europe are a resolutely European space for exchanges, debates, meetings, reflection and imagination of new practices. Thought for the cultural and creative actors, these Days are claiming, more and more, as a space co-built with the actors to confront realities, experiences and experiments on the cultural Europe of today and tomorrow. Ephemeral laboratory, this appointment wants to be a place where to make conversation, to create links and to open possibilities between actors in front of the upheavals of the sectors, the trades, but also the dailies.