Monthly Archives: April 2019

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital


Within the specific objective to foster policy development, innovation, creativity, audience development and new business and management models through support for transnational policy cooperation, the cross-sectoral strand of the Creative Europe Programme, shall provide support to:

– testing of new and cross-sectoral business approaches to funding, distributing and monetising creation

Support will be given to projects:

a) featuring new forms of creation at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including the audiovisual sector, and through the use of innovative technologies, including virtual reality,


b) fostering innovative cross sectoral approaches and tools to facilitate access, distribution, promotion and/or monetisation of culture and creativity, including cultural heritage. The results of the undertaken actions should be shared with stakeholders and policy makers through the organisation of a public workshop and assessment of the impact of the action.

Eligible activities:

Projects including an audiovisual and new digital technology aspect to be implemented in at least one of the following areas: museums, live performance and/or cultural heritage. Projects require at least 3 partners established in 3 countries participating in the Creative Europe programme.

The minimum contribution requested per project will be EUR 150.000, representing maximum 60% of the total eligible cost of the project. Projects requesting less than EUR 150.000 will not be considered eligible. The period of eligibility of costs will start on 01/01/2020 and will end on 30/06/2021 (18 months).


Proposals must be submitted not later than 20/06/2019 at 12.00 noon (midday Brussels time) using the online application form (eForm). No other method of submission of an application will be accepted.

Applicants shall ensure that all the documents requested and mentioned in the eForms are provided.

Please find more details here.

Results of the Open call EUROPE_20XX


We are pleased to inform you that six professionals in the field of cultural policy, who have gained experience and showed interest in the cultural cooperation of the region of Southeast Europe was chosen to participate in the first Residential gathering of cultural professionals EUROPE_20XX.

Here you can find the list of participants from Albania, Greece, Italy, Norway and Serbia who will have an opportunity to participate in the residency, organized in Sićevo, from 25th to 30th May.

Due to limited temporal and accommodation capacities we cannot accept all applications, so we invite cultural professionals who are not among this year’s participants to follow the future events of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia and UNESCO Chair in cultural policy and management.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone for their interest and applications, and to residential gathering participants we wish successful work and establishing long-term professional connections at the meeting in Sićevo!

Info Day about Creative Europe Programme in Kruševac


Desk Creative Europe Serbia in cooperation with the National Library Kruševac is organising an Info day about the Creative Europe programme on Thursday, 25th April at 2 p.m. in the premises of the library.

With the aim of adequate informing of cultural public about the programme and the competition procedure, i.e. how to secure financial support easily within the programme, the speaker will be Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

The presentation is intended for representatives of cultural institutions and organisations from Kruševac and other places in Serbia – managers and employees of museums, theatres, libraries, archives, cultural centres and other cultural institutions and civil society organisations.

We invite all interested parties from Kruševac and the surrounding area to use the opportunity to learn more about guidelines of competition calls currently open (Competition for translation of literary works and Competition for mobility of artists and cultural professionals), but also the ones that will be open throughout the year. There will be discussion about programme priorities, conditions in applying and specific questions related to past participation of Serbia in the programme.

At the same time, the event is also an opportunity to talk about potentials of project ideas of the presents institutions and organisations in establishing European cooperation within the Creative Europe programme.

Event programme:

14.00 – 15.00 Presentation of the Creative Europe programme,

Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.15 – 16.00 Questions and discussion

Creative Europe programme is the main programme of the European Union for culture and support to projects of cooperation between cultural institutions and organisations from different European countries. The programme also supports initiatives to translate and promote literary works of European authors within the European Union and beyond, establishing networks that enable competitiveness and international activity of the cultural and the creative sectors, and also establishing platforms for promotion of young talents, their works and projects. Creative Europe Desk Serbia is the implementing bogy of the Creative Europe programme, established within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The aim of the Desk is to offer support to cultural institutions and civil society organisations in the Republic of Serbia wanting to participate in the Creative Europe programme.

Workshop: PR of cultural institutions and organisations on social networks


EU Info Corner Novi Sad, Friday, 16th May at 4 p.m.

For whom is it intended?
Representatives of cultural institutions and organisations, parties interested in developing digital marketing and PR, and especially those who are already engaged in these positions within their organisations. The number of participants is limited to 15 people.

What kind of knowledge and skill do participants acquire?
How to wrap activities of cultural institutions and organisations into interesting packaging as a smart marketing brand and instigate bigger interest by the media and youth? What are the techniques and skill of public relations required to attract the audience and the media? How to create a successful social media campaign? These are just some of the questions you will receive an answer to if you apply for the workshop “PR of cultural institutions and organisations on social networks” which will be held for representatives of PR teams of cultural institutions and organisations on 16th May at the Archives of the City of Novi Sad from 4p.m. – 6 p.m. as a part of the Creative Europe Forum 2019.

Social networks are an inevitable tool in promoting cultural and artistic practices. However, algorithms that change by the date are a real headache, and this requires a relatively frequent review of the existing communication strategy and redefining goals. How to swim in the sea of possibilities offered by these algorithms, how to get inspired and create your own content that will primarily face the audience and how to use current trends in attracting new audiences, will be some of the main focusses of the workshop.

How to apply to participate?
Anyone interested in participating should send their application containing the first and last name of the participant, name of the institution/organisation they are representing, and also a reply of up to 300 words to the question of why you specifically need this workshop and why we should select precisely your institution/organisation. Applications are to be sent to the email address Application deadline is Sunday 12th May 2019. The selected participants will be notified about the participation details via email, at latest by Monday 13th May.

Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop will be led by Marija Stevuljević, social network advisor of the EU info centre in Belgrade. Marija je managed campaigns and communication strategies for networks and coalitions of organisations, startups, and institutions in the country and the region.

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Workshop: Project management in culture


Officers’ Club in Niš, Thursday, 30th May at 4 p.m.

For whom is it intended?
Students of arts and social sciences at the University of Niš, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Philosophy.
The aim of the workshop is for participants to share their ideas about projects in culture (exhibitions, festivals, concerts and the like) they would like to realise in their city, and to learn on those examples how to create a concept and articulate an idea, how to define the desired audience, realisation partners, how to find finances and in what way they should promote their event.
The number of places is limited to 20 participants who will work in 4 groups.

What kind of knowledge and skills will participants acquire?
The basics of project management in culture.

How to apply to participate?
Anyone interested in participating should send a short proposal description for the cultural project they would like to realise and develop in a group. Applications should be sent to Application deadline is Sunday, 19th May 2019.
The choice of participants will be made in cooperation with professors of the Faculty of Arts and the Association Young Ambassadors Niš.

Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop will be led by Nina Mihaljinac, project manager of the Culture Desk Serbia and docent on the course Management in Culture and Cultural Policy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and Milan Đorđević, project manager of the Culture Desk Serbia and a PhD candidate at the Department of Management and Cultural Policy of FDA.

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Workshop: New initiatives – the place of the publisher in projects of cultural cooperation


Startup Niš – Centre for innovative youth entrepreneurship, 31st of May, 16.15h

For whom is it intended?
Editors, owners of publishing houses and others employed in publishing (libraries, universities, fairs).

What kind of knowledge and skills do participants acquire?
Participants will acquire a grasp of the wider image of projects of European cooperation, and also general knowledge about cooperation models and possibilities offered by the Creative Europe programme.

How to apply for participation?
Applications should be sent to Application deadline is Sunday, 19th May 2019.

Who is leading the workshop?
Ana Pejović, coordinator of Association KROKODIL. Ana graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade. Between 2002 and 2008 she worked in the publishing house Rende as a proof reader, assistant editor and editor. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked in the Belgrade branch of the Croatian publishing house VBZ, as an assistant editor and editor. During the nine years of working in publishing, she edited more than two hundred books, mostly contemporary titles from the region and Europe. She translated several books from English, among which was also “The British Museum is Falling Down” by David Lodge. In 2009, together with Vladimir Arsenijević she founded Association Krokodil, where she works as a project manager and chief coordinator. She is actively participating in all business and activity field of Association Krokodil – festivals, guest appearances, with a special emphasis on KROKODIL’s Writers in Residence.

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Workshop: Visual identity of cultural institutions: modern approaches


Startup Niš – Centre for innovative youth entrepreneurship, Thursday, 30th May at 11 a.m.

For whom is it intended?
Students of the School in Niš, interested in the field of graphic design.
The aim of the workshop is for participants to learn how to create concepts of visual identities of cultural institutions and what the current trends in this field are through debate about examples of cultural institutions from Niš and other cities in Serbia and Europe

What kind of knowledge and which skills do participants acquire?
The basics of designing the visual identity of cultural institutions, new practices in graphic design.

How to apply to participate?
The number of places is limited to 25 attendees. The choices of students will be made in cooperation with teachers of the graphic departments of the School of Arts in Niš.

Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop will be led by Željko Lončar, graphic designer and teacher at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade and Jovana Bogdanović, graphic designer. They are the artists working on the development of the visual identity of Creative Europe Desk Serbia.
Our website and links to their profiles can be found here:
– Culture Desk Serbia
– DayDream Studio


Competition for Literary Translations 2019


The competition call for projects of translating literary works is open for category I and it lasts until 4th June 2019.

This competition offers and opportunity for publishing houses to translate literary works written by European authors from one into another officially recognised European language. The aim of it is to support cultural and linguistic diversity in Europe, promote transnational circulation of high-quality literature, and also improve access to literary works, so they can reach new audiences.

The allowed expenses include translation, production and promotion of European fiction, novels, short stories, children’s fiction, comic books/graphic novels, poetry and drama. Special support is extended to translation of books awarded with European Union Prize for Literature.

Category I encompasses two-year projects of translation of 3-10 works of fiction, and you can apply for support amounting to 100 000 euros (which is the maximum of 50% of allowed expenses).

If you are interested in applying and want to know more:

– read the competition call and the guidelines for proposals carefully;

– get acquainted with technical steps when applying, in order to successfully submit your competition application;

– take a look at projects which acquired support  previously;

– subscribe to our newsletter, in order to regularly receive information about the competition and invitations to workshops and trainings we organise;

– Culture Desk Serbia offers free advice and support to Publishing Houses from Serbia when applying. If you intend to apply, we can schedule a discussion about your application, or have a phone and Skype consultation.

Detailed information about the competition procedure and the required documents can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), governing the Creative Europe programme.


i-Portunus > Test of a new cultural mobility scheme in Creative Europe countries (visual and performing arts)


i-Portunus is a pilot project that will test different approaches to supporting short-term mobility of artists and culture professionals between European countries.

The European Commission is considering the launch of a large-scale initiative to help individual artists and culture professionals “take advantage of flexible and short-term result-oriented opportunities”: to move between European countries*, develop audiences and collaborations, find new inspiration and opportunities, and fully benefit from – and contribute to – Europe’s diverse cultural ecosystems.

Between April and September 2019, the consortium** in charge of testing this new scheme will issue three calls, evaluate the proposals received, and support the mobility of selected artists and culture professionals (visual arts and performing arts – theatre / dance).

The first call is out: Deadline: 15 May 2019

Please find more info here.

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Workshop: Walking/guided tours as a medium of presenting local cultural heritage


Gallery Synagoga, Friday, 31st May at 16.15h

For whom is it intended?
Everyone interested in developing tours inspired by local cultural heritage, regardless of whether they are associated with public institutions or civil society organisations in culture. The number of participants is limited to 10 people. Work will be carried out in pairs of participants coming from the same cities. The duration of the workshop will be 4 hours.
Reviving cultural heritage and digitalisation are among the priorities of the competition for European cooperation projects of the Creative Europe programme, and due to this, project proposals from these fields require innovative approaches and points of view of presenting and interpreting heritage. The processes of digitalisation result in an increase in the need for online visibility and accessibility, and also designing innovative IT solutions and platforms for presenting heritage.
Since the innovative quality of IT projects is unquestionable, there is the challenge of how to transform all the digitalised material into content and media being used in the actual city space. The aim of this workshop is to re-examine the way in which walking tours can be the innovative element of international cooperation projects.
During the workshop, following the step-by-step principle, we will create proposals of tours for participants’ local environments of origin. We will discuss tour proposals through three core areas and try to give answers to all sub-questions within them:
1. content of the tour – what is the topic of the tour? Does the tour fit, and in what way, the corpus of European cultural space values (European added value)? How do we map spots, people, feelings, events, buildings, etc?
2. interpretation – How do we tell our story? How do we connect the dots into a coherent story? What media are we using to illustrate sports and their stories? Which new media solutions are available to us, and which are adequate for the tour (digital/analogue storytelling)? How to activate participants of the walk? What new will the participants of the walk learn?
3. technical characteristics of a good walk – the number of people, the duration of the walk, the plan of the path through the city, technical-technological requirements, etc.
What king of knowledge and which skills do participants acquire?
Creating a walking tour, digital/ analogue storytelling, animation of local cultural heritage.

How to apply to participate?
Anyone interested in applying should prepare a draft of one tour which should contain:
– proposal for the name of the tour;
– a short description in a few sentences;
– a proposal of up to 5 spots and the description of each spot in a few sentences (without the path plan);
– each pair should have a laptop;
Applications should be sent in pairs to Application deadline is Sunday, 19th May 2019.

Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop will be led by Andrija Stojanović, born in Belgrade in 1984. He is a manager and producer for theatre, radio and culture who graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and also a senior student at the Faculty of Information Management of the University of Singidunum. He gained professional experience through work on various projects, manifestations and institutions (Bitef, Belef, Ilije M. Kolaraca Foundation, Joy of Europe, Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Cultural Centre Studentski Grad), and in 2011 he founded the Civil Association Point of Communication and through its activities he dealt with designing and producing projects from the field of cultural heritage, social history and the new media.

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Workshop: Art for everyone or how to include persons deprived of liberty and juvenile delinquents in cultural programmes in cultural programmes


Historical Archives of Novi Sad, 17th May at 4 p.m.

For whom is it intended?
This workshops is intended for professionals from cultural institutions, and also artists and activists from the non-governmental sector who rarely had or didn’t have a chance to include persons deprived of liberty and juvenile delinquents into their existing programmes or create some new programmes intended just for them.

What kind of knowledge and skills will participants acquire?
At the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to get familiar with the rich practice of ApsArt Centre for theatrical research, but also to open possibilities to create this kind of programmes within their institutions or organisations through the workshop-based approach.

Together we will exchange ideas, design, connect, emphasises challenges and attempt at the end of the workshop to reach several specific propositions encouraged for future realisation.

The duration of the workshop will be 3 hours.

How to apply to participate?
It is necessary to send an application containing the name of the participants, and also the name of the institutions/organisation being represented, to the email address Application deadline is Sunday, 12th May 2019. Selected participants will be notified about participation details via email at latest by Monday 13th May.

Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop is led by Aleksandra Jelić, theatre and film director and executive director of ApsArt Centre for theatrical research (


EU – Western Balkans Cultural Relations – Regional Consultation Meeting


The Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a Regional Consultation meeting on 8-9 April in Sarajevo. The meeting gathered 30 local cultural stakeholders from the 6 Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) as well as EU Institutions, cultural institutes and Member States representatives.

During two days, the participants could discuss the needs and challenges of the cultural sector in the Western Balkans in thematic group sessions facilitated by regional experts. The discussions lead to the a set of proposals which will later be gathered in a document by the experts.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


Managing European Cultural Projects


The event Managing European Cultural Projects, organised by Culture Desk Serbia in cooperation with the EU Info Centre in Belgrade is dedicated to the Creative Europe programme viewed from a practical perspective.

It is intended for cultural institutions and organisations new to the programme, and especially the ones that have the first leading projects. The main questions that will be discussed are concerned with organising work with the aim of successfully realising planned activities on the project, communication with partners and responsible bodies of the European Commission (solving programme questions, harmonising the plans of implementation, joint work on reporting), important specifics in project administration (public procurement, financial plans, transfers of financial assets, budgeting and sources of co-funding), potential unplanned challenges and how to overcome them, and most importantly, how to make the entire process simple!

The mentioned, but also other questions of attendees will be answered by Luka Kulić from the Gallery of Matica srpska in Novi Sad. He will present his experience in realising international projects (Digitalisation of ideas, Museum performance, Risk change and other) and experience in institutions where he was engaged recently (Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina and the Gallery of Matica srpska).

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th April at 5 p.m. in the premises of the EU Info Centre in Belgrade (7 Kralja Milana St). Applying to participate is mandatory. Please apply for your participation by 15th April 2019 by sending an email to:


Media and New Technologies: Peer-to-Peer Youth Training


If you are between 18 and 25 years old and passionately working with media and new technologies (journalism and criticism, online platforms, digital tools, media theory…) – we are inviting you to apply with the programme of your presentation or a workshop through which you would transfer your knowledge and skills to colleagues – your peers with similar interests!

The idea of peer-to-peer training is for young people of similar interests to mutually transfer skills and ideas that will be of use to them in the development of new initiatives, projects, careers… and get an opportunity to establish valuable professional connections!

How to apply?

Until 18th April 2018 send a document to with the following information:

1) Name of the lecturer or names of lecturing team members with short bios (up to 200 words) and content (online platforms, blog, website, etc);
2) The form of the training (lecture, presentation, workshop and the like);
3) Name of the training and the topic with a short description;
4) Specific knowledge and skills attendees will acquire;
5) Duration of the workshop;
6) Expected number of participants (and whether they are required to have some previous knowledge);
7) Which equipment is necessary to realise the workshop;
8) Your contacts.

Members of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the Novi Sad School of Journalism will assess applications and select up to 3 most interesting proposals. The notification about accepted proposals will be sent by 20th April when we will open a call to participants to apply!

Within the training, the Novi Sad School of Journalism will hold a workshop entitled Think critically about the media and recognise fake news.
Lecturers will be given priority in participating in other trainings.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

More about the Creative Europe Desk Serbia

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Programme “7 most endangered”


The programme Seven Most Endangered is locating the most endangered cultural monuments throughout Europe and it motivates public and private organisations on the local, national and the wider European level with the aim of the future preservation of cultural monuments.

The programme Seven Most Endangered was initiated in January 2013 by Europa Nostra in cooperation with the Institute of the European Investment Bank as a co-founder and the Council of European Research and Development Bank as a joint partner. The success of the similar project of the National Programme for Historical Preservation of the United States of America, inspired the creation of this programme. As such, the programme Seven Most Endangered is not a funding programme, but instead it serves as a catalyst for initiating similar actions.

Every year, Europa Nostra is tasked with submitting nominations for endangered cultural monuments throughout Serbia for the programme 7 Most Endangered. Together with us, all public, civil and private organisations active in the field of heritage preservation are welcome to submit their own proposals and arguments for monuments they consider relevant, and in this way help in nominating endangered heritage.

Applications can be submitted by members of Europa Nostra or partner organisations, state offices where Europa Nostra is active, or public and private organisations active in the field of heritology in states where Europa Nostra does not have offices.

Applications are then considered by the advisory board comprised of experts from throughout Europe and the field of evaluating end popularisation of heritage, and also representatives of the European Investment Bank, who select monuments in accordance with the following criteria: the connection of the monument with wider European culture, the level of endangerment of the monument and the readiness of the local governments for potential restoration and preservation of the monument. The Board of Europa Nostra reviews the list after which it is published publicly at the annual congress.

Cultural monuments nominated as the seven most endangered are secured publicity on the wider European level, while Europa Nostra with local partners organises missions of preservation and conservation of selected monuments with the aid of experts from around Europe. Results and suggestions of undertaken actions are summed up by experts into reports and specific propositions for each of the monuments.

The current call for nominations is open until 1st July 2019, and more information can be found on the official website.

So far, archeologic site Vinča was nominated for this programme among the 14 most endangered cultural monuments in 2013, while during 2014 Subotica synagogue was officially selected as one of 7 most endangered European monument for the current year.