Monthly Archives: January 2020

Regional conference on EU-Western Balkans cultural relations in Skopje


Creative Europe Desk North Macedonia invites you to be part of the two days promotional and networking event dedicated to ,,Creative Europe – Western Balkan’s Window Call and the Regional Cultural Cooperation’’ to be held in Skopje on 5 th and 6 th of February 2020 at European House in Skopje.

The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia (Creative Europe Desk Culture- Sub Programme) in cooperation with the European Commission (DG EAC), Delegation of European Union in Skopje, Creative Europe Desks and the cultural organizations from the respective Western Balkan’s and EU countries as follows: Republic of Albania, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Hellenic Republic, Kosovo* , Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia.

The main focus of the event will be pointed on the new EU Western Balkans Cooperation Call, together with the no less important view on the policy context of the regional and EU cultural cooperation in the process for supporting the capacity building of the cultural and creative sectors. 

We would be grateful if you could actively participate with your professional experience during the event.

Please find here the Agenda of the event.

Training for applying to the Western Balkans cooperation call for proposals


Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that Culture Desk Serbia will organize a training for applying to the new Creative Europe open call for support of cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans. The training will be held in Belgrade, February 13th, at the EU Info Center (Kralja Milana St. 7).

The training is intended for representatives of the organizations who are preparing the application for the Western Balkans cooperation call, as well as to all interested cultural professionals who wish to be informed in priorities of the Creative Europe program.

We kindly ask all interested to submit their registration by February 10th by completing a short questionnaire which can be accessed here: https: //

If you have a project proposal, you can send us a few days early, and we will select one project to follow as part of the training program. In this case, please fill out the form, which can be downloaded here and sent it to the following e-mail address: by the expiry of the registration deadline.

We warmly welcome you and look forward to seeing you at the EU Info Center!

Culture desk Serbia Team


Thursday, February 13, EU Info Center, Kralja Milana St. 7

13.45 – 14.00 Registration of participants

14.00 – 15.00 The Mission Creative Europe programme and priorities of the WB call
Dimitrije Tadic, head of Desk Creative Europe Serbia
Mirjana Zarkovic, Project Manager Culture Desk Serbia

15.00 – 16.00 Project design and evaluation
Milan Djordjevic, Project Manager Culture Desk Serbia
Mirjana Zarkovic, Project Manager Culture Desk Serbia

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break and brief consultation

16.30 – 17.30 Budgeting
Ana Cosic, MEDIA Desk Serbia Financial Coordinator

17.30 – 18.00 Discussion and questions

Two info days on the Call for Western Balkans cooperation projects


Culture Desk Serbia in cooperation with the EU Info Network is organizing two info days for a new call for proposals for the Creative Europe program, dedicated to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, namely:

– in Niš, on Wednesday, January 29 at 1pm at the EU Info Corner (Vozdova 5);

– in Novi Sad, on Friday, January 31 at 1 pm, at the amphitheater of the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad (Dr. Zoran Djindjic 1).

The info days are intended primarily for representatives of institutions and organizations preparing documentation for applying for the Western Balkans Competition, but also for all interested cultural professionals who wish to be informed in the priorities of the Creative Europe program.

We kindly ask all interested to submit their registrations by January 28th, by completing a short questionnaire which can be accessed here:

We warmly welcome you and expect you in Niš and Novi Sad!

Culture desk Serbia Team

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.

In its proposal for Creative Europe post-2020 the Commission proposed establishing a Creative Innovation Lab for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation. In this light, and drawing on the results of a recent workshop with stakeholders, pilot projects will be supported in 2020 which explore the potential for cross-sectoral collaboration in view of the Creative Innovation Lab, by supporting activities at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual), including through the use of innovative technologies.

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 focus should be on the following aspects:

– problem solving approach and addressing challenges for the cultural and creative sectors;

– audiences and the user experience are of paramount importance in scoping the problem;

– technology is an enabler in addressing key problems, rather than an objective on its own;

– support innovation as regards the creation, distribution and promotion of creative content,

– addressing cross-sectoral collaboration as well as the use of enabling technologies is also an objective

The proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least 3 legal entities coming from 3 different countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme and presenting a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.

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.

Guidelines, application and evaluation forms, model agreements:

GUIDELINES of the CALL for Proposals:




Deadline: May,14th 2020 17:00 (Brussels Time)

Please find more information here:


Register your organization in our database


Dear colleagues,

Due to the open call for cultural cooperation projects within the Western Balkans, a large number of organizations from the region and the European Union are in search of adequate partners from Serbia.

Organizations in all fields of culture and the arts, especially those in development, that do not have significant experience in international cooperation are sought.

In order to increase the visibility of our organizations and create new opportunities for networking, on our site we have created a database of organizations interested in participating in the Creative Europe program.

We invite you to register your organization by briefly presenting your organization’s area of ​​work and major projects. We will promote the database throughout the duration of the competition in all European countries participating in the program, so you can expect proposals for cooperation through the contact you provide when registering.

If you have any questions about registering or finding a partner, please email us at

Your Creative Europe Europe Desk team