Monthly Archives: February 2020

Info day about the Creative Europe Programme in Čačak

24/02/2020

Creative Europe Desk Serbia in cooperation with the Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović” is organising an info day about the Creative Europe programme and the currently open competition “Strengthening Cultural Cooperation and Competitiveness of Cultural and Creative Industries of the Western Balkans”, on Friday 28th February at 1 p.m. in the premises of the gallery (6 Cara Dušana St).

With the aim of adequate informing of the cultural public about the programme and the competition procedure, i.e. what he easiest way is to secure financial support within the programme, there will be a presentation delivered by Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

The presentation is intended to representatives of cultural institutions and organisations from Čačak and the surrounding places – managers and employees of museums, theatres, libraries, archives, cultural centres and other cultural institutions and civil society organisations.

There will be mention of programme priorities, applying conditions and specific questions related to past participation of Serbia in the programme. At the same time, the event is also an opportunity to discuss project ideas of institutions and organisations from Čačak.

Programme of the info day:

13.00 – 14.00 Presenting the Creative Europe programme and the Competition for Cultural Cooperation in the Western Balkans, Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia

14.00 – 14.15 Break

14.15 – 15.00 Discussion about project ideas, points awarding system and competition procedure


Results of the Call for Participation in Training in Andrevlje

20/02/2020

This year’s call for participation in training for project writing, organised by the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia received a big number of applications from all over the country. We thank everyone interested for their applications.

Due to limited time and accommodation capacities we are not able to accept all applications. The list of participants can be seen below. We are looking forward to working together in projects within workshops and lectures.

The topics the seminar will deal with are contemporary practices and concepts in international cultural cooperation; management of international projects; European cultural policy and priorities of the Creative Europe programme. Within the seminar programme, representatives of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia Dimitrije Tadić and Milan Đorđević will speak about the mission of the programme and current opportunities to apply, the representative of the project Troubadorurs2020 Dejan Vujinović will speak about the experience of applying and realising a project, and Jovana Rapajić, representative of the Antenna office of Culture Desk Serbia will speak about the competition procedure and important advice in applying.

List of participants

Seminar programme

We invite all those who are not among the selected participants to contact us and schedule a meeting to chat about applying possibilities, and also to follow the announcements of our future events we will organise with the aim of aiding project preparation of domestic cultural institutions and organisations.


Results of the Call for Participation in Training in Andrevlje

20/02/2020

This year’s call for participation in training for project writing, organised by the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia received a big number of applications from all over the country. We thank everyone interested for their applications.

Due to limited time and accommodation capacities we are not able to accept all applications. The list of participants can be seen below. We are looking forward to working together in projects within workshops and lectures.

The topics the seminar will deal with are contemporary practices and concepts in international cultural cooperation; management of international projects; European cultural policy and priorities of the Creative Europe programme. Within the seminar programme, representatives of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia Dimitrije Tadić and Milan Đorđević will speak about the mission of the programme and current opportunities to apply, the representative of the project Troubadorurs2020 Dejan Vujinović will speak about the experience of applying and realising a project, and Jovana Rapajić, representative of the Antenna office of Culture Desk Serbia will speak about the competition procedure and important advice in applying.

List of participants

Seminar programme

We invite all those who are not among the selected participants to contact us and schedule a meeting to chat about applying possibilities, and also to follow the announcements of our future events we will organise with the aim of aiding project preparation of domestic cultural institutions and organisations.


Desk Creative Europe Serbia at the regional conference in Skopje

11/02/2020

Regional conference dedicated to the topic of promotion and networking of cultural cooperation in the Western Balkans was held on 5th and 6th February 2020 in Skopje.
The main focus was the new call within the Creative Europe programme – Strengthening cultural cooperation and competitiveness of cultural and creative industries of the Western Balkans, with an emphasis on complex regional and European cultural policies, and also on strengthening capacities of cultural institutions and organisations.

Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, presented the opportunities to get connected with organisations from Serbia, as well as the regional research (Re)positioning the region of Southeast Europe through Culture conducted by the Desk in 2018. On the second day of the conference Aleksandar Popović, the President of the Managing Board of the Independent Cultural Scene spoke about cultural cooperation in the Balkans and the independent scene in Serbia.

This event was organised by the Creative Europe Desk North Macedonia in cooperation with the European Commission and the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje.
The two-day seminar participants, apart from representatives of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, also included representatives of Desks from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia and North Macedonia, as well as numerous representatives of the cultural sector from the area of the Western Balkans.


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Music Moves Europe: Music education and learning

07/02/2020

The general objective of this call – in the framework of the Prepartory Action “Music Moves Europe” – is to identify and support innovative approaches to foster of at least 8 innovative approaches to music education and learning through cooperation between the music and the education sector.

Music education can be beneficial in many ways; however, the scope of this call will be limited to projects that contribute to foster social inclusion, i.e. to allow children to have access to musical education and learning that would otherwise not have this opportunity. Social inclusion means in this context providing the necessary support to all learners according to their particular needs, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from a migrant background or those with special needs.

The objective is to test small-scale projects with a European dimension.

The Preparatory Action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” aims at paving the way towards the “sectorial support for music” as a new element for the next Creative Europe Programme post-2020.

Please find more information here.


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Training on project writing in Andrevlje

07/02/2020

Antenna office of Culture Desk Serbia is organizing training for applying to the new Creative Europe call for proposals „Support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, which will held on March 2 and 3, 2020 at the Center for Economic and Technological Development in Andrevlje.

The program of the training is intended primarily for representatives of institutions and organizations preparing documentation for applying for a Creative Europe program to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, as well as for all interested cultural professionals who wish to be informed and trained for the other cooperation calls.

The topics that the seminar will cover are: The mission of the Creative Europe program and the proposals for calls for proposals to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans; Financial planning and project management; Scoring and evaluation; Application procedure and tips.

The goal of the training

The aim of the training is to improve the quality and preparation of projects for applying for a Creative Europe program to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, to increase the program-organizational capacity of Serbian institutions and organizations, as well as to contribute to demetropolisation in the cultural field. In addition, training is organized to promote communication, cooperation and exchange of experience of representatives of cultural institutions and organizations from Serbian cities and municipalities.

Eligibility criteria

The basic criteria for the selection of seminar participants are the quality of project proposals and potential partnerships. The quality of project proposals is measured in relation to: consistency with the themes and priorities of the Creative Europe program to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, innovativeness and professional soundness of the concept.

Terms of public invitation

1. The number of places is limited to 25 participants;

2. Up to two persons from one institution / organization may apply for training;

3. Antenna Culture Desk Creative Europe Serbia covers the costs of accommodation and meals, and the seminar participants provide funding for their travel expenses.

Applying

Here you can download the application form.

The application form must contain the following information (up to three pages maximum):

– Brief description of the institution / organization (mission, goals, main activities);

– Indication of the workplace of the person (description of the workplace or assignment) or persons applying to attend the seminar.

– A brief description of the project with which the institution or organization wishes to apply for a Creative Europe program to support cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans or considers that the project proposal has the potential to compete;

– List of potential partners in the project;

The completed, signed and scanned application must be submitted to kreativnaevropa@vojvodinahouse.eu

Application deadline

Applications may be submitted by February 18th, 2020 at 3 p.m. Applications that arrive after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.


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Western Balkans Contest Info Days – New Cities

06/02/2020

In order to successfully prepare for the open call for cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, Culture Desk Serbia organizes info days in Kragujevac, Knjazevac and Pirot, as follows:

February 12th at 1pm in the premises of the University of Kragujevac

February 18th at 1pm in the premises of the Homeland Museum of Knjaževac

February 19th at 1pm in the premises of City Hall Pirot

The program of the info day is dedicated to presentation of the Creative Europe program mission and guidelines for the new open call for the Western Balkans cooperation projects, which will be presented by Dimitrije Tadic, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

We invite representatives of institutions and organizations preparing the application for the Western Balkans Cooperation call for proposals, as well as all interested cultural professionals who would like to be informed about funding opportunities within Creative Europe programme.

Culture Desk Serbia, as part of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, is the national office that implements in Serbia the EU’s main program for culture, Creative Europe. One of the important goals of Creative Europe Desk Serbia is to contribute to the demetropolisation of Serbia, which is why CEDs activities take place not only outside Belgrade, but also outside major city centers.

We warmly welcome you and look forward to the info days!

Culture desk Serbia Team


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