Monthly Archives: September 2019

Results of the Call for Workshop Proposals


Dear colleagues and associates,

Firstly, we want to thank you for your interest and the very interesting workshop topics for cultural professionals that you proposed to realise jointly within the Creative Europe Forum 2019. We are glad the call was inspirational for you, which is attested to by the big number of received proposals from various fields (cultural heritage, cultural tourism, contemporary art, digitalisation, audience development).

The choice was not simple, and when making the selection priority was given to applications in which the working methodology was clearly explained and the topics of which were more suitable to the planned programme of this year’s Forum.

The selected teams which will lead the workshops are:

– Workshop “Digital tools in education and hetiage”, Rade Milić, Aleksandra Nikolić and Jovana Mijatović, Civil Association “Centre for Urban Development”, Belgrade,

– Workshop “The World of Art from a Personal Perspective”, Stevan Vuković, curator, Tijana Savatić, poet and Šejma Fere, visual artist

– Workshop “How to Create Your Own Live Set”, Nemanja Stojanović and Jelena Stanković, Civil Association “Šablon” Subotica

– Workshop “Literary Publishing”, Aleksandar Šurbatović and Tijana Petković, ”BLUM” Publishing, Belgrade

Teams and workshop ideas which were not selected this time will be taken into consideration for future events of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, which we will organise throughout the year.

Soon, calls to apply for workshops within the educational part of the programme of Creative Europe Forum 2019 will be published, so we invite everyone interested to follow announcements on our website and social media accounts!

Desk at the Indirekt Festival in Belgrade


During the Indirekt Festival in Belgrade, Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia will present current opportunities to acquire funding for projects in the field of music that can be applied for by production houses, music spaces and artists.

Apart from this, we will speak about the mission and priorities of the programme, and also specific advice that can help all interested organisations more easily access support of the Creative Europe programme.

Indirekt is an independent music and art festival with two home cities – Umag (Croatia) in June and Belgrade (Serbia) in October. This year Indirekt Showcase Beograd is happening for the fourth time in Belgrade, in four venues with 22 impressive performers and numerous brilliant lecturers and discussion participants from Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Austria and Hungary.

The session is dedicated to the Creative Europe programme and is taking place in Beogradski market (19 Žorža Klemansoa St), on 4th October at 4.45 p.m.

Desk at the OPENS FundCon 2019 in Novi Sad


OPENS FundCon is a fundraising congress taking place in Novi Sad from 20th to 22nd September. The congress organised by the European Youth Capital 2019 will gather socially responsible companies, foundations, embassies, representatives of EU funds and civil society organisations.

The agenda of the congress is designed to include the needs of the civil sector, encourage discussion and offer different points of view of the topic of sustainability. The first day of the Congress is dedicated to marketing strategies, the second day of the Congress is reserved for fundraising, and the third day is dedicated to human resources. The programme is comprised of workshops, masterclasses, sessions, panel and a resource café.

The event is primarily intended for representatives of civil society organisations from Serbia, youth offices, but also representatives of companies wanting to start socially responsible business practices, representatives of institutions and individuals dealing with project management, meaning that several people from one organisation can apply.
The participants will have an opportunity to gather knowledge, ideas and contacts, and also to hear more about different support programmes.

Representatives of the Culture Desk Serbia will present current competitions and future competitions within the Creative Europe programme. We invite representatives of cultural institutions and organisations to apply to participate in the workshop within which we will discuss project ideas for competitions of the Creative Europe programme.

You can find a detailed plan, programme, schedule and how to register on this link:

Trainings for Financial Management of European Projects in Culture


With the aim of achieving as good results as possible in competitions which will be opened in the following period, Creative Europe Desk Serbia in cooperation with the EU Info Centre in Belgrade is organising two trainings for financial management of international projects in culture on 8th and 9th October in Belgrade.

The reason to organise trainings is the need to demystify procedures of realising European projects in culture, because the ways of administering the legal framework and financial rules of international projects differ in relation to national projects which are familiar to the majority of domestic cultural professionals.

In the years long work in cultural institutions and organisations, we recognise the need for better understanding and cooperation between carriers of programme activities of the project from the one side, and financial managers from the other side, in creating and realising budgets of European projects, managing administration and compiling financial reports.

The programme of the training will be based on conditions of applying to the calls of the Creative Europe programme, and since the nature of administration and working in the public and civil sectors is in a certain sense different, the training will be split into two segments organised in two days:

– On Tuesday, 8th October at 2 p.m., a training intended for employees of public cultural institutions will take place – primarily, employees in financial departments of museums, theatres, galleries, cultural centre, institutes, universities and other, wishing to expand their knowledge and share their experiences in terms of financial management of European projects in culture;

– On Wednesday, 9th October at 2 p.m., a training intended for professionals in culture working in the civil sector will take place, more precisely intended for representatives of civil associations, foundations and endowments wishing to acquire or expand knowledge about financial planning and realisation of European projects. Also, freelance managers in culture interested in designing budgets of international projects are invited.

In order to apply to participate, it is necessary to send an application at latest by 30th September containing:

– First and last name of the person applying;
– Name of the institution /organisation in culture they represent;
– Whether they have experience in realising EU projects in culture;

Applications should be sent to the email, with the indication of which workshop you are applying for. We emphasise priority will be given to representatives of institutions and organisations which so far have no experience in realising European cultural projects, and also that only up to two representatives can apply per institution/organisation.

Trainings will be led by Kostić, expert associate for administering international projects at the Centre for the Promotion of Science. Marina Kostić acquired experience in terms of planning, monitoring and reporting on finances in European cultural projects, and she is currently engaged in 12 international projects of CPS withing different EU programmes: Creative Europe, Horizon2020, Erazmus+, COST, FP7, LLP Comenius and others.


Project of Village Gostuša Revitalisation Winner of European Heritage Stories 2019 Recognition


After the Grand Prize of Europa Nostra in 2016, the project of village Gostuša revitalisation has been awarded again, this time as one of the 10 projects which received the award of European Heritage Stories.

The initiative European Heritage Stories was started last year withing the marking of European Year of Cultural Heritage. The idea is that apart from European visibility of local cultural heritage, financial support should also be awarded.

Gostuša is a village near Pirot which is prominent due to its architecture, because in building the houses no binding material was used, as instead houses were composed by laying of stone and wood only. The focus of the project is on revival and development of communities and environments preserving natural and cultural heritage.

The study of protection of village Gostuša near Pirot received in 2016 an award by the European Commission and the pan-European network of civil society organisations in the field of heritage “Europa Nostra”.

More on the entire initiative and other winners this year can be found here.