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European Commission presents the Creative Europe Monitoring report 2019

14/09/2020

The report highlights the achievements of the programme during 2019 and outlines the elements that will establish the next programme.

The Creative Europe programme aims to enhance the economic, social and international dimensions of the European culture and creative sector, to promote its diversity and boost its competitiveness.

The 2019 Monitoring Report describes the programme’s full deployment and highlights its main achievements. It shows that the value of the financial support provided by Creative Europe lies in the relationships and networks that make up our European cultural space, which can then fully bring European cultural diversity to all Europeans.

In its three sections, MEDIA, Culture and the Cross-sectorial strand, the programme has further developed specific measures in close dialogue with stakeholders in 2019. It also experimented with new forms of support in key areas:

– circulation of audiovisual content
– music diversity
– mobility of artists
– international cultural relations
– greening and
– gender equality

BRINGING CREATIVITY TO A WIDER AUDIENCE

To foster collaboration and cooperation in Europe, the Culture Sub-programme covers a wide diversity of sectors:
– performing arts
– books and publishing
– architecture
– design
– fashion
– visual arts
Thanks to its funding more than 3100 organisations worked together on 501 projects, leading to many co-creations and co-productions, and bringing European creativity and talents to a wider audience in 2019. It also contributed to further innovation in the digital field, to social integration and to inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

FINANCING CREATIVE PROJECTS WORTH A BILLION EUROS

Under the cross-sectorial strand, the programme brings about change through innovative and collaborative actions of different sectors.
Through the Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility, the programme strengthened access to finance. With the help of this new financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank, 1547 small and medium sized enterprises in the sector were able to secure loans worth EUR 1.08 billion.

SUPPORTING AWARD WINNING MOVIES

The MEDIA Sub-programme, focusing on the audiovisual sector, supports the scaling-up and promotion of cross-border distribution of films in Europe and beyond. Supported by Creative Europe, 21 films received 40 awards at the 7 most prestigious film festivals around the world in 2019.

IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE RECOVERY-PLAN

From 2021 to 2027, a new programme will follow the current one that ends in 2020.
The report outlines the key elements that will establish the future Creative Europe programme to face unprecedented challenges such as international competition, the digital transition and the Covid crisis.

Responding to the effects of the coronavirus the Commission has suggested that the Culture and Creative Sectors should become an essential part of the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed on 27 May 2020, identifying the sector as one of 14 priority ecosystems.


Implementing Steps to Develop and Promote European Music Export

17/07/2020

The purpose of this tender is to generate knowledge and spread understanding about as well as explore new approaches for the export of European music by piloting some actions of the strategy.

The results will inform possible future actions to implement the sectorial support for music and international dimension of the future Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027.

The implementation of the activities of this tender is expected to take place in a post-Covid-19 environment and therefore take into consideration the feasible options and potential limitations related to it.

Please find more info here.


Music Moves Europe – Innovative support scheme for a sustainable music ecosystem

14/07/2020

To implement the 2020 Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” (with a budget of €2.5 million) this call for proposals addresses the need to support the green, digital, just and resilient recovery and post-Covid-19-crisis development of the European music ecosystem to help it become more sustainable.

The European music ecosystem belongs to one of the cultural segments that were hit the most by the corona crisis – with an unprecedented impact on the sector’s entire value chain and massive losses incurred. The crisis’ significant short-term consequences for the sector have been addressed with emergency action and safety nets at different levels. Additional steps are needed to help the sector recover in a more sustainable way, adjust to new realities and newly emerging trends, and ultimately become more resilient.

The Commission will select one consortium that will design and manage an innovative and effective support scheme that redistributes grants to recipients in the music sector, based on a needs assessment. The Commission expects to select the consortium by November 2020, to ensure that the funds can reach the recipients as early as possible in 2021.
This Call complements other national and EU initiatives and schemes that help mitigate the negative impact of the Covid-19 crisis on culture in general and music in particular.

Please find more information here.


European Commission to support performing arts with €2,5 million for distribution

23/06/2020

A call for tenders has been published to support the cross-border circulation and digital distribution of performing arts works.

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the vulnerability of the performing arts sector as all hosting venues had to close down and most performances will only be able to resume after the summer break, under strict conditions. A new support scheme for the sector, focusing on theatre, dance, circus and street arts is therefore very timely.

The new call aims to support the cross-border circulation and digital distribution of performing arts works. This will help the sector recover and regain its European dimension, which is a clear added value of the Creative Europe programme.

The call for tenders worth 2,5 million euros should lead to the selection of a contractor or consortium in the fourth quarter of 2020 so that funds can reach the sector as soon as possible.

COMPLEMENTARITY BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION

The new support scheme will also address the following issues: the impact of mobility on the environment and the role of digital culture. The Commission will propose measures to mitigate the sector’s carbon footprint and will at the same time include a forward-looking reflection on the use of digital tools.

The live recording and streaming of the supported performances will be promoted as a complement to reach a broader audience and make touring more sustainable.

The call and its budget increase (from € 2 to 2,5 million) confirm the strong commitment of the European Commission to support the sector and help it build a more resilient and sustainable future.

Please find more info here.


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

22/06/2020

The Culture Desk Serbia in cooperation with the Cultural centre “Vuk Karadzic ” Loznica, will organize the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – project preparation” from 13th until 16th July 2020 in Tršić. 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.

The seminar will be held in accordance with the prescribed health care measures, respecting the precautionary recommendations in order to prevent all participants and safely maintain the program.

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.

Criteria

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;
2. Up to two persons from a single institution or an organization can apply to participate in the seminar;
3. The Culture Desk Serbia and the Cultural centre “Vuk Karadzic ” Loznica 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: kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs.

Deadline for applications

Applications can be submitted until 3rd July 2020. Applications received after the defined deadline will not be taken into consideration.


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Call for experts to support the European Capitals of Culture

17/06/2020

The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project is seeking professionals from a variety of disciplines to join its pool of experts. The expert group will help bridge gaps in skills in the implementing teams of European Capitals of Culture.

The project consortium is looking for experts in different fields to help meet key capacity building needs of the European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) action. Organising teams of each ECoC will be able to tap into this expert pool when searching for specific knowledge and skills.

In particular, experts are sought in the following areas:

• audience development

• conflict resolution

• change management

• legal (including intellectual property rights and licensing agreements for culture)

• monitoring and evaluation in the cultural sector

Experts in management, communications, coordination and international relations are also needed.

Please find more information here.


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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.


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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.


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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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Regional conference on EU-Western Balkans cultural relations in Skopje

29/01/2020

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.


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Training for applying to the Western Balkans cooperation call for proposals

23/01/2020

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: //forms.gle/7MMda3HeUmRAVrSo9.

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: kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs 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

AGENDA

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


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Two info days on the Call for Western Balkans cooperation projects

23/01/2020

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: https://forms.gle/pZAekqd9S7oaLLBW7

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

Culture desk Serbia Team


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Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

20/01/2020

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,
or

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: ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/crea/wp-call/call-fiche-eacea-28-2019_en.pdf

GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/crea/guide/crea-guide-applicants_en.pdf

VISUAL APPLICATION PACKAGE: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/crea/tpl/pt/pt-eacea-28-2019_en.pdf

MODEL GRANT AGREEMENT: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/eplus/mga/eplus_mga_en.pdf

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

Please find more information here: https://bit.ly/2TG38EB


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Register your organization in our database

09/01/2020

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 kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs.

Your Creative Europe Europe Desk team


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Series “Smart – Exciting – Creative Cities”

04/12/2019

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of Arts in Belgrade in cooperation with the Kolarac Foundation, OEBS Mission to Serbia and Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising the third staged discussion entitled “Creative Cities: European Perspective”.

The topic of the third staged discussion are experiences of leading organisations from Serbia dealing with public spaces and creativity on the European level: Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA), Nova Iskra and Novo kulturno naselje.

Their international experiences in working on projects dealing with creative cities will be presented and they are supported through the main EU programme for culture, Creative Europe, and the discussion is intended for cultural professionals wanting to deal with developing similar initiatives. The BINA project is dealing with creating the “shared” within public city spaces in Europe; Nova Iskra is working on developing cuisine as the new branch of local creative economies, and Novo kulturno naselje is working on internationalization of cities through cooperation with artists. Promotion and creation of a new European identity is the shared topic of all projects, and there will also be discussion with regards to the questions below:

– In what way do European cultural organisations really help people live in their cities?

– Which approaches are supported by the European Union?

– Which are specific experiences and learned lessions from Serbia?

– How is shared space defined in Europe? How is this space created?

– What is the relationship between the economic, social and cultural development of cities and communities living in them?

– What are problems and successful strategies and practices in working with local communities?

Participants of the discussion

Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić, Belgrade International Architecture Week, Belgrade

Shared cities

Relja Bobić, Nova Iskra, Belgrade

Food is Culture

Marko Jozić, Novo kulturno naselje, Novi Sad

Magic carpets

Moderator: Nina Mihaljinac, lecturer at the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management in Culture

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and speak with the leading experts and practitioners dealing with public spaces, creativity and managing international projects!

See you at Kolarac!


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Results of the Competition for Literary Translations 2019

26/11/2019

The results of the competition for literary translations 2019 have been published today. Publishing houses from Serbia are again at the top of the list of winners ̶ in the category of two-year projects five publishing houses have been supported.

These are the Publishing House IPC Media with the project Unifying Strength of Diversity: European Literature Through TimeGenres and Languages, Publishing House Urban Reads with the project Different is Okay – The Best of Urban Europe, Publishing House Zavet with the project 8 Books to Remind You that All Borders Are Fictional, Publishing House Odiseja with the project Perfect Reads for Generation Z and Publishing House Prometej with the project Literary Carousel – a Genre Ride.

Congratulations to everyone for their success, and we are very glad that there are new publishers among those who have received support of the Creative Europe programme. This year we received a record number of competition applications from Serbia, as many as 20 project proposals, which is double in comparison to other countries.

Apart from Serbia, among the most successful are also Slovenia with 6 supported projects, as well as Poland and North Macedonia with 4 supported projects each. The statistics of the total results of the competition shows that the majority of projects are translations of novels (42%), followed by children’s fiction (24%), short stories (11%), comic books (9%), poetry (7%) and drama (6%).

The total amount of awarded funds to publishing houses from Serbia is 251,275 €. More information about the results of the competition can be accessed on the website of the European Commission.


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Info Days about EU programmes – new cities

19/11/2019

The project “Support to participation in EU programmes”, funded by the European Union, in cooperation with the Development Agency of Serbia and the Regional Development Agency Southern Banat, is organising Info days about EU programmes (Creative Europe, HORIZON 2020, Europe for Citizens, EaSI, REC, Third Health Programme, COSME, EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Erasmus+, Customs 2020, Fiscalis 2020).

A team of experts with experience in applying and implementing projects funded by EU programmes will hold presentations about applying opportunities and ways to find adequate partners, and also suitability to apply with a specific project for a targeted programme. Presenters will also share useful links, and also source of information for each programme.

Info day is intended for representatives of companies, regional development agencies, business associations and organisations, local self-governments, faculties, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations and everyone else interested in applying to participate in some EU programme.

Apart from the earlier announced events in SuboticaPančevo and Požarevac, info days will take place in this order:

● Belgrade, 22nd November 2019 at 10 a.m., in the amphitheatre of the Academy of Hotel Management, the College of Hotel Management, 70 Knez Višeslava St;

● Belgrade, 26th November 2019 at 10 a.m., in the premises of the Commece Chamber of Serbia, 23 Terazije St, hall 1, 8th floor;

● Leskovac, 27th November 2019 at 11 a.m., in the premises of the College of Business Studies, 8 Vlade Jovanovića St;

● Vranje, 28th November 2019 at 11 a.m., the great hall of the City Parliament, 1 Kralja Milana St;

● Novi Sad, 2nd December 2019 at 10 a.m., in the premises of the American Corner, 2b Kej žrtava racije St;

● Niš, 3rd December 2019 at 11 a.m. in the premises of the Startup Centre at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, 14 Aleksandra Medvedeva St.

In the beginning of December, events in Zaječar and Kragujevac are also planned, and soon more information about them will be available.

Applications are to be delivered to the address a.sljivic@idi.ie, and all additional information can be obtained from Aleksandra Šljivić on 011/334 21 15 and 061/605 95 54 or by contacting her on the mentioned email address.


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Info Day about EU programmes in Požarevac

08/11/2019

The project “Support to participation in EU programmes”, funded by the European Union, in cooperation with the Development Agency of Serbia and the Regional Development Agency Southern Banat, is organising an Info day about EU programmes (HORIZON 2020, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, EaSI, REC, Third Health Programme, COSME, EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Erasmus+, Customs 2020, Fiscalis 2020).

A team of experts with experience in applying and implementing projects funded by EU programmes will hold presentations about applying opportunities and ways to find adequate partners, and also suitability to apply with a specific project for a targeted programme. Presenters will also share useful links, and also source of information for each programme.

Info day is intended for representatives of companies, regional development agencies, business associations and organisations, local self-governments, faculties, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations and everyone else interested in applying to participate in some EU programme.

The Info day will take place on Monday, 18th November 2019 at 10 a.m., in the Parliament hall of the City Government of Požarevac, 2 Drinska St.

Deadline for applications is 15th November 2019 by sending an email to a.sljivic@idi.ie, and for all additional information you can contact Aleksandra Šljivić on 011/334 21 15 and 061/605 95 54 or the mentioned email address.


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Info Day about EU programmes in Pančevo

28/10/2019

The project “Support to participation in EU programmes”, funded by the European Union, in cooperation with the Development Agency of Serbia and the Regional Development Agency Southern Banat is organising an Info Day about EU programmes (HORIZON 2020, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, EaSI, REC, Third Health Programme, COSME, EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Erasmus+, Customs 2020, Fiscalis 2020).

A team of experts with experience in applying and implementing projects funded by EU programmes will hold presentations about applying opportunities and ways to find adequate partners, and also suitability to apply with a specific project for a targeted programme. Presenters will also share useful links, and also source of information for each programme.

Info day is intended for representatives of companies, regional development agencies, business associations and organisations, local self-governments, faculties, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations and everyone else interested in applying to participate in some EU programme.

The Info day will take place on Friday, 12th November 2019 at 10 a.m., in the premises of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the South Banat county at 1a Zmaj Jovina St in Pančevo.

If you are interested in attending the Info day about EU programmes, please apply by Friday, 8th November 2019, by sending an email to a.sljivic@idi.ie. For all additional information, contact person is Aleksandra Šljivić, who can be reached at 011/334 21 08 and 061/605 95 54 or via the mentioned email address.
The programme of the Info day can be downloaded here.


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Info day about EU programmes in Subotica

28/10/2019

The project “Support to participation in EU programmes”, funded by the European Union, in cooperation with the Development Agency of Serbia and the Regional Development Agency “PANONREG” from Subotica, is organising an Info day about EU programmes (HORIZON 2020, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, EaSI, REC, Third Health Programme, COSME, EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Erasmus+, Customs 2020, Fiscalis 2020).

A team of experts with experience in applying and implementing projects funded by EU programmes will hold presentations about applying opportunities and ways to find adequate partners, and also suitability to apply with a specific project for a targeted programme. Presenters will also share useful links, and also source of information for each programme.

Info day is intended for representatives of companies, regional development agencies, business associations and organisations, local self-governments, faculties, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations and everyone else interested in applying to participate in some EU programme.

The Info day will take place on Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at 10 a.m., in the premises of the Open University Subotica in room 211 at 15 Trg cara Jovana Nenada St.

If you are interested in attending the Info day about EU programmes, it is required that you register by Friday, 8th November 2019, at the email a.sljivic@idi.ie. For all additional information, the contact person is Aleksandra Šljivić, who can be contacted on 011/334 21 08 and 061/605 95 54 or via the mentioned email.

The programme of the Info day can be downloaded here.


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Prepare to Apply with our Help

28/10/2019

The new call for European cooperation projects was opened this month, and there is four weeks left to prepare projects. Also, two competitions of the initiative Music Moves Europe have been opened – call for cooperation of small music spaces and call for promotion of music diversity and talent.

Teams of Culture Desk Serbia in Belgrade and the Antenna offices in Novi Sad can help you in clarifying the competition procedure, designing project ideas and finding partners. Apply for one the free events we will organise in the following period where we will prepare to apply.

In Novi Sad, Senta, Sombor and Subotica we will organise info days about the programme where you can hear more about the priorities of the competition, deadlines to apply and success stories experiences.

Within the Creative Europe Forum 2019 in Belgrade we will organise special preparatory programmes:

• Project writing workshop with Milena Dragićević Šešić (Kolarac, 7th November at 10 a.m.);

• Partner find session where desks of Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Georgia, Luxembourg, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine, France and Montenegro will present calls for partnerships and opportunities to cooperate with their countries of origin (Kolarac, Small Hall, 7th November at 2.30 p.m.);

• Public consultations about project ideas (Library at Kolarac, 7th November at 4.30 p.m.);

• Presentation of the competition for Western Balkans (Kolarac, Small Hall, 7th November at 10.30 a.m.);

• Discussion about opportunities to establish European and Regional cooperation (Kolarac, Small Hall, 7th November at 11.15 a.m.);

• Presentation of national, regional and EU sources for co-funding of international projects (EU Info Centre, 7th November at 5 p.m.).

In order to participate in the Forum it is required to apply. We invite you to take a look at the programme and also participate in other programmes within the Forum.

If you have questions or you need help, you can contact us via email, Facebook, Instagram, Skype or Twitter.


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Info Days in Vojvodina

25/10/2019

This year’s competition for projects of European cooperation is currently open, and there is a little more than a month left to prepare the competition application. Throughout the year the Desk and the Antenna Creative Europe Serbia are helping all institutions and organisations planning to apply, so we are inviting you to use all opportunities for help offered in order to prepare you projects as good as possible. 
 


Projects of European cooperation are an opportunity to acquire additional funds for the realisation of your ideas, to connect with key actors on the international scene and to build credibility of your organisation on the international plan. The competition supports projects of institutions and organisations active in the field of culture, and it assumes cooperation of at least two partner organisations from Europe with a focus on audience development, improving mobility or strengthening capacity for work. So far, several dozens of projects of European cooperation have been supported with over one hundred institutions and organisations from Serbia participating.
 


With the aim of good informing of all interested cultural professionals, the Antenna of the Culture Desk Creative Europe Serbia is organising three info days about the competition Projects of European Cooperation 2020 within the Creative Europe programme, which will take place in the following cities: 
 


29.10.2019 starting at 12 p.m. – CC “Laza Кostić”, Sombor

30.10.2019 starting at 12 p.m. – Institute for Culture of Vojvodina Hungarians, Senta

04.11.2019 starting at 12 p.m. – Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad 
 


The programme of the info days will include discussions about priorities and aims of the Creative Europe programme with a special reflection on the currently open call for projects of European cooperation, competition procedure, designing the project idea and concept, and also specific experiences and advice.
 


The call is for all institutions and organisations from Serbia planning to apply for the Creative Europe programme, regardless of whether they already participated in European cooperation projects or they are just planning their international activities within this one or the next competition calls.

The agenda can be downloaded here.


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Call for Volunteers at the Creative Europe Forum 2019

18/10/2019

After Niš and Novi Sad, Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising the 5th Creative Europe Forum in Belgrade, and the topic of this year’s event is: In what way can projects and models of organisation in culture encourage cooperation, fighting hate, stereotypes and different forms of social inequality. With the idea of the necessity of strengthening cooperation and networking, the Forum implies horizontal ways of learning, exchange, inclusion and connecting of domestic and foreign professionals in the domain of culture.

Creative Europe Forum 2019 is an international conference taking place on 7th and 8th of November in the Foundation of Ilija M. Kolarac, EU Info Centre, Nordeus Centre and Club DIM, a with the aim of more successful realisation of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia wanting to expand their team.

We invite young people, students of the faculties of art and social sciences who like to talk and speak English, participate or follow events in culture and art, and who are especially interested in international cooperation and meeting relevant cultural professionals, to send their short biography and statement of motivation to participate in the Creative Europe Forum 2019 to the email address kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs at latest by Wednesday 30th October at noon.

The programme of the Forum is organised in three blocks: Critical thinking and media literacy, Participatory management in culture, Horizontal knowledge, and in the application you can note which topic is of interest to you. The selected candidates will have an opportunity to get included into the tasks of: 1) promoting events (distributing promotional material and sending invitations, social media management, help with spatial branding and other), 2) organization of the Forum (technical and other support in relation to the programme of events), 3) communication with participants and giving information about the event programme (greeting guests and participants, information about special parts of the programme and other).

Participation in the Forum can bring you:

– professional experience in organisation of international events;

– spending time and the possibility of meeting cultural professionals from Serbia and Europe (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Georgia, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Ukraine, Montenegro);

– certificate of volunteer internship at the Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

Candidates selected based on applications will be invited for an interview on 1st November at noon in the premises of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia. For more information you can write to us at the listed email address, and if you wish to get familiar with our work, follow us on Instagram (@kreativnaevropa), Facebook (@kulturadesksrbija) or Twitter (@CEDSerbia).

Creative Europe Desk Serbia is the implementing body of the main programme of the EU for Culture Creative Europe which is comprised of two offices – Culture Desk Serbia, established within the Ministry of Culture and Information and MEDIA Desk Serbia, established within the Film Centre of Serbia. More info: kreativnaevropa.rs.


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Public Call to Submit European Cooperation Projects 2020

03/10/2019

The public call to submit projects within the competition European Cooperation Projects of the Creative Europe Programme is open. Within this call you can apply in two categories:

– European cooperation projects of smaller scale (category 1): minimum 3 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 200.000€, which represents 60% of allowed expenses;

– European cooperation projects of larger scale (category 2): minimum 6 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 2.000.000€, which represents 50% of allowed expenses;

In relation to past calls, an important novelty is that the minimum of partners per category must be comprised of legal entities active in the sector of culture. Moreover, soon a new competition for the Western Balkans will be published, so one should bear in mind a single project cannot be submitted for both competition calls.

In designing projects, project ideas should be aimed at one of the three goals of the competition:

– Strengthening capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to be active on the transnational and international levels, and also to promote transnational circulation of art works;

Transnational mobility of cultural professionals, and especially artists;

– Contribution to audience development through design of new and innovative ways of working with the audience, and also improving the availability of cultural programmes and content, with a special focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and marginalised groups of audience;

– Contribution to innovation and creativity in the field of culture through testing new business models and promotion of new influences on other sectors.
In order to achieve the listed goals, the competition defines the following priorities:

– Promoting transnational mobility of artists and professionals with the aim of establishing cooperation on the international level and internationalising their work;

– Work on audience development as means to improve access to European cultural and art works, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and also creating possibilities for better access to art works for children, youth, persons with disabilities and representatives of marginalised and socially sensitive groups;

– Support to building capacities of institutions, organisations and individuals through innovative approaches to creation, development and testing innovative models of generating revenue, management and marketing in the cultural sector, and especially in terms of using digital technologies and developing skills of professionals in the field of culture to utilise digital tools;

– Improving intercultural dialogue, promoting common values of the European cultural space and mutual understanding; respect for other cultures, thus contributing to social integration of migrants and refugees;

– As legacy of marking the European year of cultural heritage in 2018, one of the priorities remains raising awareness of shared history and values, and also strengthening the sense of belonging to common European space.

The competition is open until 27th November 2019 at noon, Brussels time.

Manual for applicants, all requirements and documents can be found here.

More information about the call can be accessed on the website of the European Commission.

If you have a prepared project idea, and you are looking for partners, we advise you to consider options we offer in the partner search section on our website. If you need help, please contact us. The list of countries participating in the programme can be found here.

Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia are at your disposal for help when applying. Contact us to schedule a meeting and together consider the possibilities to apply. We also invite you to follow announcement on our website about events we will organise in the following period, with the aim to allow as good as possible preparation of domestic institutions and organisations when applying. There are several more days left to apply to participate in the project writing seminar we are organising in Andrevlje near Novi Sad.


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Results of the Call for Workshop Proposals

26/09/2019

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!


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Desk at the Indirekt Festival in Belgrade

26/09/2019

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.


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Desk at the OPENS FundCon 2019 in Novi Sad

17/09/2019

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: https://fundcon.opens2019.rs/


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Trainings for Financial Management of European Projects in Culture

11/09/2019

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 kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs, 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.


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

03/09/2019

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.


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Annual Work Plan of Creative Europe Programme for 2020

23/08/2019

European Commission published the Annual Work Plan for 2020 where all important information can be found about the Creative Europe programme in the next year: planned competition calls, intersectoral cooperation and support priorities.

With this plan, the aim of the European Commission is to open a window for the implementation of the new Creative Europe programme 2020-2027 which will rely on the experience of the current cycle and its priorities.

After preparing guidelines for the next programme, one of the most important tasks in 2020 will be preparing competition calls which will be open in the fourth trimester of 2020.

Regards the sub-programme Culture, the most significant part of the budget in the following year will be support though calls for projects of European cooperation. Projects of literary translation, networks and platforms and special actions (EU prizes), European Capitals of Culture, European Heritage Label, cooperation with international organisations, support to music and cultural heritage will also be supported.

Apart from the listed actions, in accordance with priorities of the new Agenda for Culture and preparations of the programme that will continue on the current one, two new actions are also planned: “Circulation of European performing art” and “Sector support to the field of theatre”.

More information can be found in the annual work plan of the Creative Europe programme for 2020, which can be downloaded here.


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Third i-Portunus Mobility Contest

14/08/2019

The third i-Portunus call for mobility of artists and cultural professionals working in the field of visual and performing arts is open.

The pilot scheme i-Portunus is the first initiative by the European Commission in organising mobility for artists and culture professionals. The results of all projects will be taken into account by the European Commission in developing a permanent action under the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2017 dedicated to supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This is the third and the last call within i-Portunus scheme this year.

The conditions for applying are simple, and the applications can be submitted by private entity.

The main objective of the mobility application must be one of the following:

• International collaborations: For example, you are working on a cultural production, such as an exhibition, a performance, a theatre piece, with an international partner.

• Production-oriented residencies: For example, the result of your mobility will be a public presentation of a newly created body of work – an exhibition, a performance, a publication, etc.

• Professional development: For example, you will take part in auditions, network meetings, showcases, workshops, master classes, and other types of training outside of formal education.

More information on the required documentation is available on the I-Portunus website. The deadline for applications is September 5th at 2 pm.

Please note that i-Portunus grants allows you to travel to all countries participating in the Creative Europe program. Please find here the full list of Creative Europe participating countries.

If you are looking for residency programs and similar opportunities to develop artistic, curatorial or research projects and collaborations, we encourage you to look for calls on existing platforms such as: On The Move, ResArtis, TransArtist, Touring Artists, North Africa Cultural Mobility Map, Call for Curators, Fully Funded Residencies, Rivet.es, World Art Foundations, Residences and Workspaces Guide, Berlin Sessions, Panic.

Creative Europe Desk Serbia as well as other CEDs in all European countries can help you prepare your application and find a partner organization where you can implement your project. We can arrange a meeting in our or your office, or we can meet up at some of our upcoming events.


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Music Moves Europe – Cooperation of Small Music Venues

07/08/2019

Preparatory Action Music Moves Europe: Boosting European Music Diversity and Talent

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. The present call for proposals aims at promoting a sustainable live music distribution through cooperation between small- and medium sized music venues in order to stimulate innovative collaboration models and to enhance venues’ role and identity in the local community. The general objective of this call is to increase the music venues’ capacity to remain competitive in a fast changing market and regulatory environment.

Deadline: 15 November 2019 at 13:00 Brussels time

For admissibility, eligibility, selection, evaluation of award criteria and submission modalities, please refer to the relevant sections in the guidelines of the call for proposals EAC/S17/2019, which could be found here.


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Culture Desk Serbia at the Nišville Jazz Festival

02/08/2019

During its 36th International Jazz Festival Nišville, taking place from 2nd to 11th August at the Niš Fortress, more than 300 musicians from over twenty countries around the world will make an appearance, alongside the first gathering of partner organisations on the JAIN project supported by the Creative Europe programme.

On Friday, 9th August at 4 p.m. in the building of the Symphony Orchestra in Niš a staged discussion “Jazz and Interculturalism” will take place. The speakers in the discussion will include Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, who will speak about the support of the Creative Europe programme to the development of intercultural dialogue in Europe and the importance of European cooperation.

The project Jazz And Interculturalism (JAIN) has the aim of establishing a creative and open artistic exchange by connecting young jazz performers of different cultural, social, economic and geographic origin, in order to nurture intercultural dialogue, international cooperation and transnational mobility. The project connects Serbia (Nišville Foundation), Albania (Cultural Association Syri Blu) and Italy (Jana Project) in identifying their differences and similarities though learning and sharing, exchanging ideas and communication, mutual understanding and opening through mobility, workshops, residences, joint performances, meeting new people and discovering “new worlds”.

Since the 1st festival in 1995, Nišville has been promoting intercultural dialogue as an inevitable characteristic of contemporary jazz music. The concept of the festival is based on presenting “traditional” jazz forms and their connecting with the global music tradition, with the focus on the music of the Balkans.

The main programme of the festival will take place on two connected stages at the Niš Fortress, and in the Fortress and the city numerous free stages will be organised: River, Open, Film, Welcome, Youth and Jam Session Stage. Throughout the festival days more than one hundred thousand visitors will follow music performances, films and theatre, art exhibitions and book promotions.


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Participate in our Next Events Throughout Serbia

02/08/2019

Culture Desk Serbia and the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia re organising free seminars, workshops and info days all year long throughout Serbia, and we are also present in conferences, festivals and other important events. In order to be informed in a timely manner and in order to successfully prepare for current competitions and the ones that will be opened during the year, we want to divert your attention to some of our future activities.

Next week, after the seminar in Tršić we are organising from 5th to 8th August, we are coming to Niš, where within the Nišville Jazz Festival, together with representatives of the cultural sector from Niša we will participate in the staged discussion Jazz and interculturalism. At the same time, this will also be an opportunity to hear more about the new competition within the initative Music Moves Europe, supporting European music diversity and development of young musicians’ careers.

During the last week of August, after the opening of the third i-Portunus competition for mobility of individuals, on 26th August in Belgrade Eva Blaute will speak about applying conditions and how to best construct an application. Apply to participate and use the possibility to establish the contact.

In October we have another seminar for project writing we are organising in Andrevlje, and also Info Days of the Antenna of the Desk in Ruma (September), Vrbas (October) and Novi Sad.
After Niš and Novi Sad, Creative Europe Forum 2019 will be organised in Belgrade on 7th and 8th of November. The conference programme will be announced soon, and until then you can apply to participate in the programme as a workshop leader with the topic you choose on your won, which can be useful for other cultural professionals.

About the remaining activities of the Desk we will notify you through the newsletter, website and social media where we are present.

If by the end of the year, within your festival, conference or seminar, you intend to gather cultural professionals who might be interested in the Creative Europe programme, please contact us and we will gladly answer your call and present the competitions of the Creative Europe programme!


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Music moves Europe – Boosting European Music Diversity and Talent Call on Professionalisation and Training

01/08/2019

This call for proposals serves the implementation of the distinct activity “Professionalisation and Training” within the context of the Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” in accordance with the Commission decision C(2019)1819 of 12 March 2019 adopting the 2019 annual work programme for the implementation of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the area of education, youth, sport and culture .

The overall aim of this call is to identify and to support at least 10 innovative and sustainable pilot training programmes for young musicians and professionals in the music sector that have a European dimension.

The proposals should demonstrate their contribution to the general objective by covering at least two of the following specific objectives:

1. Address the professional development needs to gain individual and organisational professional expertise, e.g. business-related skills, in order to increase the capacity of the young musicians and music professionals to succeed in the music market;

2. Help young artists and other professionals in the music sector to get a better understanding of the value chain of the music industry, e.g. to get an insight into different sub-sectors, especially where potential for mutual learning or exchange of best practice would be beneficial;

3. Promote transnational exchange or transnational approaches to ensure knowledge transfer, also in terms of its relevance to European/international careers or to European cross-border music initiatives;

4. Fostering sustainable co-operations and creation of networks.

Lessons learnt from these pilot training proposals should improve the sector’s capacity and contribute to its professionalization. These findings should feed into an integrated strategy for music support for the next generation of EU funding programmes after 2020, which should foster European diversity and talent, the competitiveness of the sector as well as increased access of citizens to music in all its diversity.

Please find more info here.


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List of Participant of Tršić Seminar Published

25/07/2019

Representatives of twenty three institutions and organisations from Serbia will have an opportunity to participate in the seminar “Creative Europe Programme — Project Preparation” we are organising in cooperation with the Cultural Centre “Vuk Karadžić” in Tršić, from 5th to 8th August.

Among them there are seven public institutions: Intermunicipal Historical Archive in Šabac, National Theatre Niš, College of Vocational Studies Belgrade Polytechnic, Belgrade, Historical Archive Niš, National Museum Užice, Šabac Library, Šabac and Cultural Centre “Studentski grad”, Belgrade; and twenty civil society organisations: Publishing House “Arete”, Belgrade, Startup Centre, Niš, MASCOM EC ltd, Belgrade, Civil Association for the Protection of the Environment “Majdaneko”, Majdanpek, Civil Association “Ink Fest”, Novi Sad, Civil Association “Young Ambassadors”, Niš, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities of Serbia, Belgrade, Civil Association “ProArtOrg”, Belgrade, Civil Society “Kruna”, Belgrade, Youth Centre “CK13”, Novi Sad, Civil Association “Budi aktivan 16”, Preševo, Civil Association ”Centar 424”, Hartefakt Foundation, Association “Arslokacija”, Belgrade and two independent researchers in the field of architecture.

Here you can download the programme of the seminar i list of participants.

The open call for participation in the seminar received 41 application. Due to limited temporal and accommodation capacities we are not able to accept all applications, which is why we invite all representatives of institutions and organisations who were not among this year’s participants to follow future events of the Desk.

In October this year the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia will organise a seminar for project writing in Andrevlje near Novi Sad and this can be a new opportunity for everyone interested. Also, you can schedule a meeting with our project team in Belgrade – Culture Desk Serbia, and Novi Sad – Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia.

We thank everyone interested for their applications, and we wish successful work on project ideas to seminar participants, as well as establishing long-term professional connection at the seminar in Tršić!


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Call for applications for cultural professionals’ workshops

22/07/2019

In the spirit of the idea about the importance of horizontal learning, we want to dedicate the educational part of the programme of Creative Europe Forum 2019 in Belgrade (7th-8th November 2019) to raising capacities of cultural employees through direct and mutual exchange of knowledge and skills.

If as an individual or a team you possess general or specific knowledge and skills that could be beneficial for a larger number of cultural professionals, we invite you to propose a topic and a description of a workshop you would like to organise within the Creative Europe Forum. Workshops developing general knowledge and skills in culture (e.g. audience research and development, digital tools, marketing and PR, new cultural practices and concepts, new business models, methods of working with artists, financial management of projects…) or specific knowledge and skills (e.g. exhibition architecture, creating a cultural map, use of specific software, and the like) will be considered.

Application requirements are:

1) biography of the lecturer or team members, up to 200 words per person;

2) programme topic and description (workshop or some other form of training) up to 300 words;

3) list of projects within which you developed this specific knowledge;

4) expected profile and number of participants (this number should not exceed 30);

5) list of skills attendees will acquire;

7) approximate list of technical equipment needed to realise the programme.

The plan is the workshop consists of an introductory part lasting for an hour which will be used to familiarise workshop participants with the topic, with two working blocks each lasting two hours, between which there will be organised lunch (the first work block: workshop work on a task or tasks and the second work block: presentation and discussion about the completed task or tasks). Organisational specificities would be agreed on with each workshop leader (duration, application conditions, prior preparation of participants, etc.).

Remuneration for a lecturer or a group of lecturers is planned.

Applications should be delivered by September 15th by sending an email to kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs.

Priority will be given to individuals or teams who already participated in projects supported by European funds and organisations.

Information about the selected proposals will be published by September 25th on the website of Creative Europe Desk Serbia.


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Results of the Second i-Portunus Call

19/07/2019

In June 2019, i-Portunus initiated the second call for applications for short-term mobilities in the field of performing and visual arts. Through group and individual applications, 710 applications were received, encompassing 1.141 individuals. Each of the applications was evaluated by two independent evaluators, specialised for the relevant art field.

Support was awarded to six individuals from Serbia: Jovan Ćurčić (visual arts) traveling to Croatia, Igor Koruga (performing arts) traveling to the Netherlands, Iva Brdar, Ksenija Đurović and Ana Vuković (performing arts) traveling to France and Mirjana Dragosavljević (performing arts) traveling to Portugal.

With the support of the same fund, non-residential stay in Serbia was granted to Rita Góbi (performing arts) from Hungary, Mateja Smic (visual arts) from Ireland, Zulfikar Filandra (visual arts) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Seda Yıldız (visual arts) from Germany, Neza Knez (visual arts), Danilo Milovanovic (visual arts), Tone Poljanec (visual arts) and Luka Erdani (visual arts) from Slovenia!

Statistics of the last call and the complete list of supported artists and cultural professionals can be found on the official website of the i-Portunus competition.


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Presentation of the i-Portunus in Serbia

15/07/2019

Creative Creative Europe Serbia and the EU Info Center in Belgrade are organizing the presentation of the i-Portunus open call in Belgrade. The event will be held at the EU Info Center (Kralja Milana 7) on August 26 at 5 pm. Eva Blaute, a representative of the Gete Institute in Brussels and the i-Portunus team, will present a competition for mobility and answer questions related to the applications.

The i-Portunus call is a special initiative of the European Commission piloted by a team of European organizations led by the Geta Institute in Brussels, in order to test the model of supporting mobility projects for artists and cultural professionals across Europe. This is the first competition within the Creative Europe program where individuals (private entities) who work in the field of visual and performing arts can apply.

In addition to the presentation of the competition and the results so far, Eva Blaute will answer questions from the participants who are preparing for the competition in the third open call. Therefore, we invite all artists and professionals in the field of visual and performing arts to use the opportunity to get information about the competition, as well as representatives of residency programs and art colonies that can be the destination of many foreign artists who will be supported by this competition.

The next call for projects is scheduled for August 14th, with a deadline for applications by 5th September. More information about the competition can be found on the official website of the i-Portunus initiative.


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Mobility scheme for artists and/or cultural professionals

11/07/2019

Artistic and cultural mobility has increasing received policy attention both at European Union and national levels. Mobility has always been a policy priority under the European Agenda for Culture and a crucial component of the Creative Europe programme. More recently, Culture ministers have explicitly called upon the European Commission to investigate the possibility of setting up a specific mobility action for artists and culture professionals.

Some opportunities for the international mobility of artists and/or cultural professionals exist with the support of public institutions, private foundations and/or NGOs, at local, regional, national, European and international level. At national level the situation is quite varied and at EU level, several EU programmes and funding instruments offer various opportunities for cross-border mobility activities that may include the cultural and creative sectors. However, none are specifically focused on the needs of artists or cultural professionals but rather on formal education, entrepreneurship or volunteering. The Creative Europe programme supports the mobility of artists and/or cultural professionals but only within cooperation projects and platforms.

This Call for Proposals is the second initiative taken by the European Commission in organising mobility for artist, attempting to address these shortcomings and in line with the 2019 Annual Work Programme for the implementation of the Creative Europe Programme.

The first initiative is the pilot scheme i-Portunus, which is currently being implemented, following a Call for Tenders, by a consortium headed by the Goethe Institute. The beneficiaries selected under this Call for Proposals are requested to review the current i-Portunus projects and build upon it. In addition the beneficiaries will have access to the recommendations, electronic portal, electronic forms and other tools developed by the i-Portunus project, including the name and logo which will be delivered to the European Commission by the end of February 2020.

The general objective of this Call for Proposals is to develop and implement their own short-term individual mobility actions through the provision of financial support to artists and/or cultural professionals and produce recommendations to the Commission. The results of all projects will be taken into account by the European Commission in developing a permanent action under the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2017 dedicated to supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.

The two grant agreements envisaged in this Call will be for a maximum grant of 750,000 each. The duration of the projects shall be 16 months.

Please find more information here.


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Prepare for the Next European Cooperation Competition

05/07/2019

This year’s competition for European cooperation projects is expected to be open from the beginning of autumn, and the next few months are sufficient time to prepare to apply. Throughout the year, Creative Europe Desk Serbia helps all institutions and organisations planning to apply, so we invite you to use all opportunities for help we are offering in order to prepare your project as good as possible.

The competition supports projects od institutions and organisations active in the field of culture, which assume cooperation with at least two partner organisations from Europe with a focus on audience development, improving mobility or strengthening work capacity. So far 76 European projects of cooperation have been supported, in which 100 institutions and organisations from Serbia participate. If you wish to become a part of a European partnership, we would like to bring your attention to several important steps until autumn:

1. Research the so far supported projects on our website and in the browser of projects in order to gain insight into possibilities offered by the programme. Getting familiar with supported projects can help you design an authentic response to the competition priorities. Apart from this, it is useful to research the last year’s application guidelines.

2. If you have a project idea, devote sufficient time to searching for the right partners for your project idea; these do not have to be organisations similar to yours, it is important that you recognise their strengths, share values and that there is mutual trust between you. Only such partnerships are successful because they guarantee longevity. If so far you did not establish personal contacts with European organisations, partners can be found in the database of calls for partnerships or by creating your own call. Also, contact European networks you recognise as important for your work and the project you are preparing – perhaps among their members there are some who are interested in cooperating with you.

3. If you need help in defining the concept and financial plan of your project, contact us to help you or apply for participation in trainings we organise. From 5th-8th August in Tršić, a project writing seminar will take place, and during the end of summer, there will be another one in Vojvodina. Every work day, you can schedule a meeting with our team in offices in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

European cooperation projects are an opportunity to acquire additional funds to realise your ideas, to connect with key actors of the international scene and to build credibility of your organisation on the international plan.

We are at your disposal for all questions, contact us!


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Results of the European Cooperation Projects Competition 2019

02/07/2019

The results of the European cooperation projects competition 2019 have been published today where the total of 15 projects have been supported, in which 14 organisations from Serbia will participate. These are three leader projects: Stories Behind Cities (Novi Sad, Rijeka and Timisoara) led by Art Association Inbox, followed by BITE – Introduction of new business model into European contemporary art operators to generate new young audience, led by Civil Association Bum, in which the Cultural Centre Belgrade and the organisation Color Media Communication participate as partners, and the project Beyond Quantum Music, in which the Musicology Institute SASA participates as the leader, and the Centre for New Art as a partner.

Also, project partners will be:

• Children’s Cultural Centre in the project Young Theatre on the Move;

• Association KROKODIL in projects: Reading Balkans: Borders vs. Frontiers, The Ulysses’ Shelter: Building writers-in-residence network 2 and Connecting Emerging Literary Artists;

• EXIT Foundation in projects Hub for exchange of music innovation in Central and South-eastern Europe and MOST – The Complex Strategy to develop the Balkan World Music Scene;

• Foundation Novi Sad 2021 in the project European Outdoor Arts Academy: School of Participation

• Association Kulturanova in projects: TRAINART – Building new skills for innovative business models in the performing arts sector, Z Elements: Artistic experiences and exchanges to attract a younger audience through Transmedia co-creations,

• Theatre laboratory Blue Theatre in the project Inclusive Theater(S);

• Centre for promotion of healthy lifestyles in the project A New European Generation – Exploring Freedom and Identity through Creative Integration;

• Foundation Fond B92 in the project Paint the Change.

Congratulations on exceptional results to all institutions and organisation which worked hard and it paid off!

The list of remaining supported projects was published on the website of the European Commission.


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Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe

28/06/2019

Pilot project “Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe: Continuation of the mapping process, stakeholders’ involvement and awareness raising”.

On 12 March 2019, the European Commission adopted the Annual work programme for the implementation of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the area of education, youth, sport and culture. Building up on the previous pilot project Mapping the Jewish cemeteries of Europe (EAC/S10/2018), the current work programme foresees a pilot project aimed at:

• extending the mapping to cover additional cemeteries across Europe;

• identifying specific opportunities for stronger interactions between various stakeholders interested in the preservation of Jewish burial sites;

• raising awareness of the importance of Jewish cultural heritage and cultural diversity of Europe throughout history and utilising Jewish burial sites in showcasing this diversity in educational measures.

The current call is open to consortia of partners (at least two). The action shall further contribute to the objectives set up by the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, through dissemination and awareness raising of the European value of heritage and cultural diversity of Europe.

The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the project is estimated at 1,050,000 EUR. The action shall run for 18 months. It is expected that the action will start in December 2019.

Please find more information here.


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Pilot project for Cultural and Creative Industries

17/06/2019

This second phase of the pilot project for CCI is focusing on areas two (Learning) and three (Innovation).

One of the pillars of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, launched by the European Commission to ensure the legacy of the European Year beyond 2018, is “boosting skills in cultural heritage professions”. Actions should support the initial and continuing development of qualified professionals and the improvement in knowledge management and knowledge transfer in the cultural heritage sector, at the same time linking them to CCIs and regional policies.

The main objective of the FLIP for CCIs-2 project is to explore activities which aim to bridge the gap between on the one hand, cultural heritage education and skills development and on the other hand the labour market, and to encourage in particular connections with creative industries and ‘third places’ such as creative hubs, maker spaces, fablabs, cultural centers, community centers or other.
The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. The duration of the project shall be 28 months and is expected to start at the beginning of 2020.
Please find more information here.


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Desk on the We Inspire You! tour

15/06/2019

From 12th to 15th June, 35 professionals from the domains of science, education, art and the media, including a representative of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia participated in the We Inspire You Tour! Organised by the Centre for Promotion of Science.

The tour encompassed a visit to Linz and Ljubljana, and it gathered professionals from the domains of science, education, art and media, decision makers and key actors of the dialogue between science and society. The aim was to present and analyse models of professional activity of modern and innovative institutions, based on the junction of science, new technologies and art, as necessary constituents in essential establishing of science culture and literacy, critical thinking and public engagement.

The programme included a visit to Ars Electronica in Linz, globally one of the most prestigious institutions dealing with the blend of art, science and new technologies. Apart from the visit to the newly upgraded Ars Electronica Centre and the new permanent exhibition, there was also an organised visit to FutureLab, as the research and development centre of Ars Electronica. Talks were also held with management and representatives of the City of Linz in order to present the educational, economic and cultural significance of such an institution for the local community and Austria as a whole.

In Ljubljana there was an organised visit to the Kapelica Gallery, which is one of pioneer organisations developing art programmes and works at the cross-section of art and science. This avantgarde concept and space represents a platform for interaction between artists, experts and audience jointly exploring and developing new paradigms of art. Also, participants of the tour visited the House of experiments (Hiša eksperimentov), institution akin to the Centre for Promotion of Science when it comes to educational programmes and scientific content intended for children and youth. This compact science centre is focussed on developing curiosity and creativity and encouraging critical thinking through open dialogue, exploration and discovery.

The programme is realised within the project “European ARTificial Intelligence Lab – AI Lab”, funded through the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission. The project AI Lab gathers 13 European organisations connecting science and art in order to better understand the concepts of the future through joint activity and interdisciplinary cooperation, which will certainly be marked by artificial intelligence as key technology and the greatest social challenge ahead of us.

More than 200 various activities will be realised through the project, including open calls for artistic residencies, i.e. research stays of artists in prestigious scientific institutions throughout the world, productions of original works, exhibitions, educational workshops, conferences, debates and other. All partners are independently developing programmes in order to jointly realise original, unique events throughout Europe. Within the project AI Lab, the first programme activity of the Centre is planned for December of the current year under the name of art+neuroscience.


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Pilot project – Makers’ Mobility

12/06/2019

The 2019 Annual Work Programme for the implementation of the Pilot Project ‘A first step towards a European framework for the mobility of makers’ foresees the launch of a call for proposals funded under Budget Line 15 02 77 24, with a maximum amount of €350,000 allocated to the development of an action addressing this specific objective.

The general objective of this pilot project is to define and test policies and actions supporting mobility and the exchange of experience between the cultural and creative industries, creative hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs; formal and non-formal learning, and skills development systems in a cross-sectoral way. The pilot project is intended as a first step towards developing a European Framework aimed at boosting the mobility of makers, as well as exchange of good practices.

The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. The duration of the project shall be 18 months and will start at the beginning of 2020.

Please find more info here.


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The results of the first i-Portunus call for mobility

08/06/2019

In April 2019, i-Portunus launched the first call for Applications, for short-term mobilities in the fields of the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts. Over 1,200 valid applications were received. Each of the applications was assessed by two independent evaluators, specialised in the relevant artistic field.

The first i-Portunus Call resulted in a financial mobility support for 122 artists or culture professionals for the amount of 252.300,00 euros.

Support was also given to four artists from Serbia: Aleksandar Crnogorac, Benedikt Heigle, Gordana Zikic and Jasna Jovicevic.

The financial support for this first Call covers 31 % of Visual Arts projects and 69 % of Performing Arts projects of legal residents (36 % men, 63 % women and 1 % other) from Southern Europe (39 %), Northern Europe (33 %), Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (11 %) and Non-EU countries (17 %). The majority of selected applicants was between 25 and 34 years old, closely followed by applicants between 35 and 44 years old, although one selected person is between 18 and 24 years old and 2 selected applicants are between 65 and 74 years old. In this first call all sub-categories in Visual Arts and Performing Arts are represented, except fashion and opera.

The objectives which were most in demand were Production Oriented Residencies (39 %) and International Collaboration (35 %) followed by Professional Development (12 %), Cultural change (8 %) and Presentation (7 %).

The most popular destination countries for the mobility projects were Italy (16 %), Germany (13 %), Belgium (10 %), Serbia (9 %), France (7 %) and Ukraine (6 %). Other destination countries are Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia. Destination countries which are not in demand for this first Call are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Malta, Moldova, North-Macedonia and the United Kingdom.

The statistic report on the final selection of the first i-Portunus Call shows that 54,9 % of the selected applicants applied for the category 15 – 29 days, 24,6 % for the category 30 – 59 days, 10,07 % for the category 60 – 84 days and 9,8 % for 85 days.

Detailed information on these applications is available here.


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The Second I-Portunus Call for Mobility

03/06/2019

The second I-Portunus call for mobility of artists and cultural professionals working in the field of visual and performing arts is open until 24th June.

I-Portunus is a new initiative of the European Commission with regards to testing models of support to the development of mobility in culture throughout Europe. During 2019 three calls are expected, and starting from 2021, the competition will be a permanent component of the Creative Europe programme.

Conditions in applying are simple, and the competition is open for competition application of natural persons. More information about the required documents can be found on the I-Portunus website. Deadline for applications is 24th June at 2 p.m.

Bear in mind that I-Portunus grants can be used to travel in all countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. The complete list of countries can be found here.

If you are in search for residential programmes and similar opportunities for the development of artistic, curatorial or research projects and cooperation, we advise you to take a look at the calls on existing platforms, such as: On The MoveResArtisTransArtistTouring ArtistsNorth Africa Cultural Mobility MapCall for CuratorsFully Funded ResidenciesRivet.esWorld Art FoundationsResidences and Workspaces GuideBerlin SessionsPanic


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Resource Café in Zaječar: Creative Europe Programme

03/06/2019

OPENS 2019- Youth Capital of Europe Novi Sad and the Timok Youth Centre are organising a resource café on the Creative Europe programme in Zaječar, on 11th June at 6 p.m.
Creative Europe programme supports establishing European cooperation, initiatives of translation and promotion of literary works written by 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.

Within the event, Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, will speak about the competition for European cooperation projects and the competition for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, which are an opportunity for funding partner and individual projects of youth and youth organisations.

Creative Europe Desk Serbia is an implementation body of the Creative Europe programme, established within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The Desk offers support to cultural institutions and civil society organisations in the Republic of Serbia wishing to secure their participation in the Creative Europe programme.

In 2019 Novi Sad had the title of the Youth Capital of Europe, and OPENS as a union of associations executing activities within this initiative is organising activities encouraging active participation of youth in the society throughout the year.


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CREATOUR Portugal: Creative Tourism as the Catalyst of the Relationship between Culture and Tourism

03/06/2019

Presentation of the project Creatour, organised by the Creative Europe Desk Serbia – subprogramme Culture and the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. The lecture of Nancy Duxbury, a researcher on the project, will take place on 4th June at 6 p.m. in the premises of Nova Iskra (43 Gavrila Principa St) in Belgrade.

CREATOUR is a three-year-long research project linking culture, heritage, tourism and local development and examining the development of creative tourism in small cities and rural areas across Portugal, using a bottom up approach, ideas and experiments, and also knowledge acquired through networking.

The project is comprised of five research centres and forty pilot projects independently designed, implemented and conducted in four regions. Taking into consideration the limited knowledge about models of creative tourism in small communities and rural areas, these pilot projects are also research stations examining the possibilities in the development, approach and challenges of creative tourism. The lecture is an overview of implemented projects and lessons learned during the implementation.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

Admission is free of charge.

http://creatour.pt/en/


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Resource Café in Zaječar: Creative Europe Programme

03/06/2019

OPENS 2019- Youth Capital of Europe Novi Sad and the Timok Youth Centre are organising a resource café on the Creative Europe programme in Zaječar, on 11th June at 6 p.m.

Creative Europe programme supports establishing European cooperation, initiatives of translation and promotion of literary works written by 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.

Within the event, Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, will speak about the competition for European cooperation projects and the competition for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, which are an opportunity for funding partner and individual projects of youth and youth organisations.

Creative Europe Desk Serbia is an implementation body of the Creative Europe programme, established within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The Desk offers support to cultural institutions and civil society organisations in the Republic of Serbia wishing to secure their participation in the Creative Europe programme.

In 2019 Novi Sad had the title of the Youth Capital of Europe, and OPENS as a union of associations executing activities within this initiative is organising activities encouraging active participation of youth in the society throughout the year.


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How to Market Books in Big Foreign Markets?

16/05/2019

In relation to the recently opened competition for translation of literary works, and with the aim of successful design of projects to translate from Serbian into other European languages, Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the EU Info Centre are organising a round table with the topic of “How to Market Books in Big Foreign Markets? “.

The core aim of the competition is to improve the circulation of contemporary European literature within the European cultural space, where still the most comment and the most efficient way of achieving this is exactly through acquiring support for translation, promotion and distribution of works of foreign authors on the domestic market –where publishers have good contacts and the required experience.

However, in recent years the focus of the competition gradually shifted towards support translation from “small” into “big” European languages, and therefore publishing houses in Serbia are encouraged to apply for translation and marketing of books written by domestic authors outside of the country borders. This implies planning cross-border distribution and promotion of books, which frequently represents a demanding endeavour of penetrating (big) foreign book markets.

With the desire to initiate a joint discussion about possibilities and challenges of such projects and the intention to receive clear recommendations and guidelines, we invitie all interested parties to participate in the event which will take place on 22nd May at 3.30 p.m. in the premises of the EU Info Centre in Belgrade (7 Kralja Milana St).

The topic will be discussed by Mladen Vesković, independent advisor at the Ministry of Culture and Information who is engaged in works of co-funding and support to translation and marketing domestic literature in Europe and the rest of the world, Gojko Božović, editor in chief and director of the Publishing House Arhipelag and Aleksandar Drakulić, manager of the company MC Most withing which Knjizara.com is operating – the first and biggest Serbian internet bookstore.

The discussion will be moderated by Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

You can apply to participate until Tuesday 21st May, by sending an application to: kreativnaevropa@gmail.com.


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Festival of EUPL Laureates

16/05/2019

Publishing houses which have been winning the support of the EU through the Creative Europe programme for several years: Arete, Heliks, Kontrast, Odiseja and Štrik are organising a festival of EUPL laureates in Serbia for the first time.

The festival is designed as a series of promotions of books which won the prestigious prize of the European Union for literature, a place where we will meet some of their authors and where on a joint staged debate of EUPL winners we will try to respond to the question of how much we create Europe and how much Europe creates us.

Apart from foreign guests, festival participants also include translators, editors, theoreticians of literature and editors of cultural columns. The festival is organised by publishing houses Odiseja, Kontrast, Heliks, Arete and Štrik. During the festival, a mini book fair will also take place. More information about the festival and other activities within this initiative can be found on the Facebook page of EUPL publications in Serbia.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME:

SATURDAY, 18th May

16.15−17.00

Presentation of the collection of stories Dani (All Dag verstoppt en aneren) of Gast Groeber, Odiseja

Speakers:

Spomenka Krajčević, translator

Marija Vukosavljević, editor at Odiseja

17.15−18.00

Presentation of the book Ostrvo krah (Остров Крах) of Bulgarian author Ina Valchanova, Heliks

Speakers:

Ina Valchanova, author

Representative of the Embassy of Bulgaria

Jasmina Jovanović, translator

Katarina Ješić, editor at Heliks

18.15−19.00

Promotion of the novel Egzodus roda (L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji) of Walid Nabhan from Malta, Odiseja

Speakers:

Walid Nabhan, author

Marija Vukosavljević, editor at Odiseja

Moderator: Sandra Bakić Topalović, PR at Odiseja

19.15−20.00

Presentation of the novel Livro of José Luís Peixoto, a special guest from Portugal, Kontrast

Speakers:

José Luís Peixoto, author

Dejan Tiago Stanković, translator

Jelena Nidžović, editor at Kontrast

SUNDAY, 19th May

16.00−16.45

Presentation of the collection of poetry Stvarno i nestvarno postaje jedno telo (Rzeczywiste i nierzeczywiste staje się jednym ciałem.111 wierszy), of the Polish poet Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, Arete

Speakers:

Irina Markić, translator

Ana Marija Grbić, editor at Arete

16.50−17.35

Presentation of the book Dvostruko staklo (Tvöfalt gler) of Icelandic author Halldóra Thoroddsen, Heliks

Speakers:

Sanja Milić, literary critic and editor of Radio Belgrade

Sanja Stefanjesko, Scandinavian Corner

Katarina Ješić, editor at Heliks

17.40−18.25 Presentation of the novel Dendriti (Δενδρίτες) Kallia Papadaki, Štrik

Speakers:

Kallia Papadaki, author

Slavka Vlalukin, literary critic

Dragana Bošković Kovačević, editor, Radio Belgrade 2

18.30−19.15 Presentation of the novel Hodočašće (Palveränd) of Tiit Aleksejev and collection of short stories Lepe strankinje (Frumoasele străine) of Mircea Cărtărescu, Arete

Speakers:

Ileana Ursu Nenadić, translator

Jasmina Jovanović, translator

Moderator: Ana Marija Grbić, editor at Arete

19.20−20.30

Staged discussion: EUPL laureates in Belgrade

Participants:

Walid Nabhan, Malta

Kallia Papadaki, Greece

Darko Tuševljaković, Serbia

European Union Prize for Literature – EUPL was established by European Commission in 2008 with the aim to encourage cultural exchange on the European continent and initiate
intercultural dialogue by supporting translation of selected, representative works from member and candidate countries of the European Union. The prize is operating and financed within the Creative Europe programme (at the beginning within the Culture programme). European Commission tasked the consortium comprised of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), European Writers’ Council (EWC) and the Federation of European Publishers to organise national juries and awarding or prizes. Each year twelve prizes are awarded to authors of prose works (novels and sometimes short stories) from 36 countries currently participating in the Creative Europe programme. National juries choose a winner from their own country every third year, so during the three-year cycle one representative from 36 all 36 countries is awarded. EUPL is important because it encourages translation of literature from smaller countries whose languages are rarely translated into big world languages, it emphasises variety and creativity of modern literature from all corners of Europe, with the long- term aim of encouraging interest in readers for literature which was not written in their own language and comes from other European countries.


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Six Advices to Publishers Applying

06/05/2019

Dear colleagues,

Publishing houses from Serbia are among the most successful ones at the competition for literary translations for the fifth year in a row, and we would like to help continue this trend in the coming years!
This is why we are bringing your attention to specific guidelines and novelties in the competition.

1. Translate from Serbian into big European languages

Creative Europe programme is giving priority in support to translations done from “small” into “big” European languages. With a well thought-out strategy of promotion on the international market (fairs, bookstores, special events and online sales..) projects of translating domestic authors into one of the bigger EU languages have better chances of success.

2. Include works written in rarely translated languages

If you are translating into Serbian, there are languages from which literary works have rarely been translated. The competition is encouraging quality and diversity of offer on the book market, so take into consideration translating from Norwegian, Latvian, Irish, Lithuanian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Maltese, Icelandic, and also translations from small languages recognised by constitutions in countries participating in the programme: Basque (Spain), Arabic (Malta), Roma (Slovenia), Turkish (Cyprus), Catalan (Spain), Aranese (Spain), Occitan (Spain), Galician (Spain), Sami (Finland), Frisian (Netherlands), Welsh and Scottish Gaelic (United Kingdom), Old Greek and Latin …
In the case there is no translator available for these languages, using bridge translation is allowed i.e. using the existing (authorised) translations. We are emphasising it is important to check the status of selected languages because recognised translations include only the officially recognised languages in the countries of Creative Europe, where the source or language of translation must be an officially recognised EU/EFTA language.

3. Choose less frequent genres

Projects proposing translation of literary works of less common genres, such as literature for youth (children, adolescents and young adults) comic books/ graphic novels, short stories and poetry, are especially welcomed. Apart from the listed genres, it is possible to translate libretto operas, dramas and other literary works containing elements of fiction.

4. Choose an innovative topic

The topic that will frame the choice of publications you are translating is an important aspect of evaluating the relevance of the project proposal. Relevance of the topic is evaluated based on the following criteria: the existence of the so-called European dimension, i.e. importance and specific nature for various countries, cultures and people living on European soil (shared topics and questions for Europeans which help approximation and better understanding of people and different shared phenomena); how current it is (the topic is important from the position of current problems, debates, situations) or innovative (the topic is new, unexplored, unprocessed and can be linked on the European soil, in the field of European literature, art, critical thought).

5. Design a convincing promotion strategy

The project can be an opportunity to build a stronger relationship with your recurring reading audience in a new way – by introducing new ways of communication, expressing gratitude for their loyalty or including the audience in the process of preparing and promoting the publication (e.g. an invitation for a joint selection of the design of the publication cover). Also, the project can be an opportunity to address a new group of audience that you wish to win over – local community, people with special interests (athletes, fishing enthusiasts, gourmets …). In finding inspiration you can use the publication Audience Development in Serbia.
A convincing strategy of promotion implies designing a set of activities that will increase the visibility of the project, using innovative practices and tools, and especially alongside utilising digital technologies. The plan of promotion must be realistic – it is necessary to state and plan the required human, temporal and other resources.
You be creative here as well. For example, if your set of books is dealing with opera music in Europe, you can sell books together with opera tickets or in a set with a red lipstick and nail polish!

6. Secure automatic point with titles that won the EU Prize

The list of candidates has been published, and soon the name of the winners of the EU Prize for Literature will be known. Although numerous awarded works have already been translated into Serbian, bear in mind there are titles which have not yet been translated!

• Baştankara (Chickadee), Sine Ergün, Turkey

• Sekoj so svoeto ezero (Each with their own lake), Nenad Joldeski, North Macedonia

• Dak li l-Lejl Iħallik Tgħid (What the Night Lets You Say), Pierre J. Mejlak, Malta

• Man wortet sich die Orte selbst (Wording the Places Oneself), Iren Nigg, Lichtenstein

• Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos (Tonight I Shall Sleep by the Wall), Giedra Radvilaviciute, Lithuania

• Žuvys ir drakonai (Fishes and Dragons), Undinė Radzevičiūtė, Lithuania

• Amok. Eng Lëtzebuerger Liebeschronik (Amok. A Luxembourg love story), Tullio Forgiarini, Luxembourg

• Mierinājums Ādama kokam (A Solace for Adam’s Tree (a collection of stories)), Inga Zolude, Latvia

• Die dunkle Muse (The Dark Muse), Armin Öhri, Lichtenstein

Apart from this, the titles of domestic authors who won the EU Prize have so far been translated to:

• Quite Modest Gifts– Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Italian, Moldavian, Polish, Slovenian and Ukrainian.

• The Fairground Magician, Jelena Lengold – Albanian, Czech, Macedonian, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, German and English.

• The Chasm, Darko Tuševljaković – Albanian, Bulgarian, Italian and Polish.

We are at your disposal for all questions and we are keeping fingers crossed for you this year!

Kind regards,
Team of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia


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Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

30/04/2019

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,

or

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).

Deadline:

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.


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Results of the Open call EUROPE_20XX

25/04/2019

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!


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Info Day about Creative Europe Programme in Kruševac

24/04/2019

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.


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Competition for Literary Translations 2019

17/04/2019

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.


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

17/04/2019

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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EU – Western Balkans Cultural Relations – Regional Consultation Meeting

10/04/2019

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.


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Managing European Cultural Projects

09/04/2019

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: kreativnaevropa@gmail.com.


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

03/04/2019

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 valentina@novinarska-skola.org.rs 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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More about the Novi Sad School of Journalism
www.novinarska-skola.org.rs/sr/
www.facebook.com/novosadska.novinarskaskola/


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EUROPE_20XX Residential gathering of cultural policy professionals

13/03/2019

In cooperation with the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of Arts Belgrade and the Gallery of Contemporary Art Nis, Creative Europe Desk Serbia is launching a residence program for professionals in cultural policy in Europe named EUROPE_20XX. It will be held in Sićevo, Serbia from 25th to 30th of May, 2019 and we invite you to take part!

Every year EUROPE_20XX will deal with one of the key topics of Europe and cultural policy. The theme of the first edition will be strengthening cooperation of the region of Southeast Europe. Participants will have the task to use the results of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia research (Re)positioning the region of Southeast Europe through culture and define recommendations for further development of projects and programs of regional cooperation. Then, they will present their conclusions on 30th of May, within the Creative Europe Forum 2019, which will be held in Niš.

How to apply

The program will include 5 professionals in the field of cultural policy, who have gained experience and showed interest in the cultural cooperation of the region of Southeast Europe. We welcome participants from all European countries.

It is necessary for all interested professionals to send their biography and a one-page motivation letter to europe20xx@kreativnaevropa.rs by April 20th. Selected professionals will be notified of their participation by April 25th, and the assessment of the applications will be made by the professors of the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Policy and Management.

All travel and accommodation costs are covered.

We are at your disposal for all additional information. You can send an email to Ana Fotev, coordinator of the UNESCO Chair: coordinator@arts.bg.ac.rs.

We are looking forward to meeting you!
Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia


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Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and / or Culture Professionals

12/02/2019

In May 2018, the European Commission published its Communication on “A New European Agenda for Culture”. The New Agenda proposes more direct action in relation to the mobility of artists and culture professionals, and more specifically to “encourage the mobility of professionals in the cultural and creative sectors and remove obstacles to their mobility.”

It is in this context that Goethe-Institut, Institut français, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Izolyatsia will be launching a pilot mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals in April 2019. The Consortium partners are physically present in most of the countries concerned by this project, i.e. those eligible under the Creative Europe programme, including non-EU countries.

A pilot mobility platform will allow 500 artists and / or culture professionals to take part in this experimental program which will test different durations of mobility for different professional purposes over the course of six months. Between April 2019 and September 2019 candidates can apply for support to work abroad (within the countries mentioned under the Creative Europe programme).

More information on the project and the deadlines will follow on the mobility platform website in April 2019.

For more information, please send an email to: Eva.Blaute.extern@goethe.de

Before the test phase of the mobility fund is launched, the partners invite artists and culture professionals to complete a short survey to contribute to the planning. This will help the partners fine-tune the pilot cultural mobility fund to ensure it meets the needs of the sector.

The questions are written in English, but answers can also be provided in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish. The survey is available here. All answers are anonymised.

DEADLINE: 25 FEBRUARY 2019

Thank you for your contribution.


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Marketing and Publishing: How to Reach New Reading Audience?

29/01/2019

EU Info Centre Belgrade (7 Kralja Milana St)
26th February 12 – 14h

The event in the EU Info Centre is dedicated to the question troubling many dealing with fiction today: how to instigate a reading interest in an audience long-term in the time of quick distractions and easy fun, how to animate the youth, but also older people to regularly purchase and read high-quality contemporary literature?

The lack of interest in European literature in comparison to domestic publications and global best sellers is the reason why special attention is dedicated to evaluating book promotion and audience development strategies within the Creative Europe competition for literary translations. Precisely due to this Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising an event dedicated to this topic.

Domestic publishers will have the opportunity to attend the lecture of Uroš Vuković, Creative Director of the marketing agency Publicis, based on his more than a decade long experience of working in sectors of marketing and culture, but also including specific questions and dilemmas domestic publishers potentially have.
Please apply to attend the event until 15th February by:

1. sending basic information (first and last name, name of the publishing house) to our email address kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs

2. answering an anonymous questionnaire here.

Kind regards,

Team of Creative Europe Desk Serbia


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Happy Holidays!

21/12/2018

Dear colleagues, associates and friends,

We are ending the European Year of Cultural Heritage full of impressions from numerous events that followed this European initiative, but also new projects the participants of which included institutions and organisations from Serbia.

Publishing houses from our country are again among the best at the competition for literary translation – with as many as 5 successful projects worth 279,880.68 €! Great results were also achieved by domestic institutions and organisations in the competition for European cooperation projects – the total of 24 supported European cooperation projects!

Already at the beginning of the next year, in early spring, we have the next competition for translation of literary works, and until then we wish you that you get some rest and welcome the New Year, 2019, celebrating!

On the occasion of the successful 2018, and for a sweet beginning of the next year, we are sending you our best regards with the publication of Dessert Cookbook of the European Year of Cultural Heritage we edited in cooperation with the National Museum in Kruševac.

Cheers!

Your Team of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia


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Desk at the First National Fundraising Congress “OPENS FundCon”

29/11/2018

European Youth Capital 2019 and the Umbrella Youth Organisation of Serbia are organising the first national fundraising congress “OPENS FundCon” on Saturday 15th December in Novi Sad.

Representatives of youth organisations, youth offices, institutions dealing with youth and individuals dealing with fundraising wanting to obtain knowledge, ideas and contacts, and also hear more about different support programmes are welcome to apply for participation.

Congress partners are UNICEF, Tempus Foundation, UNDP, Creative Europe Desk Serbia, Regional Youth Cooperation Office of the Western Balkans – RYCO, Civil Society Cooperation Office (Europe for Citizens), Youth Office Novi Sad, Catalyst Balkans, Timok Youth Centre – Prostor za Pomak, Olof Palme International Center, Homepage, Color Press Group, Erste Bank, Petroleum Industry of Serbia, Univerexport.

More information on the congress, agenda and how to apply can be found on the website of the European Youth Capital NS 2019. Application deadline is 10th December 2018. Travel expenses for congress participants will be covered if necessary.

“OPENS FundCon” congress is organised with the support of the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Civil Society Cooperation Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

For additional questions you can send an email to: program@opens2019.rs


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Desk at Showcase 2018 Conference in Georgia

27/11/2018

The conference “Creative Europe Showcase 2018“will be organised by the Creative Europe Desk Georgia from 10th to 12th December in Tbilisi.

The conference will gather experts in the field of culture coming from different parts of Europe, some of which will be Mieke Renders from the European network Trans Europe Halles, Ganna Turlo from the Creative Europe Desk Ukraine, Natia Kalandarishvili from the Architecture Biennial Tbilisi, Lana Karaia, representative of the project Be Museumer, Keti Danelia from the SOFA School of Film Agents, but also numerous representatives of successful projects within the Creative Europe programme.

Attendees will debate the past results of project participation, but also opportunities to improve cooperation throughout Europe. Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, will present the experiences from the participation of Serbia in the Creative Europe programme, and also the basic potentials of the domestic art scene with the aim of establishing partnerships in the future.

Through this, Creative Europe Desk Serbia is continuing the successful cooperation with Desks from other European countries, and especially the ones which recently joined the programme. Georgia is one of the neighbouring countries which joined the Creative Europe programme in 2017. In the first year already, partnerships with two European projects the participants of which include organisations from Georgia and Serbia were established.


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Public Consultations – Last Check of Competition Applications

26/11/2018

In cooperation with the EU Info Centre, Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising public consultations about applying to the call for European cooperation projects 2019 of the Creative Europe programme on Monday 4th December at 2.30 p.m. in the EU Info Centre (7 Kralja Milana St, Belgrade).

The call is for all cultural institutions and organisations preparing applications for the current competition call, as leaders or partners in European cooperation projects. The programme of the event is comprised of a series of public consultations related to the questions about competition procedure (creating PIC number, ECAS account, and electronic form), documents (primarily, the content of responses in the competition form and the detailed description of the project), financial and legal matters (budget plan, authorisation letter, declaration on honour and cooperation agreement), using the examples of projects presented by attendees.

We invite all cultural institutions and organisations intending to apply this year to apply with projects propositions where they will participate either as a leader or as a partner organisation. The event is also open for all interested cultural professionals wanting to inform and train themselves in applying for the Creative Europe programme.

The programme of the event will be moderated by representatives of Creative Europe Desk Serbia: Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Desk, Nina Mihaljinac and Milan Đorđević, Project Managers.

We are kindly asking anyone interested to confirm their participation until 2nd December at midday by sending an application (name, institution/organisation name and contact details) to the address kreativnaevropa@gmail.com.

See you at the EU Info Centre!


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Desk at the 4th KreNI Conference in Niš

19/11/2018

KreNI conference of creative industries is a five-day conference taking place for the fourth time in Niš, from 29th November until 3rd December 2018 in the Officer’s Home. The topic of this year’s conference is “Digitalisation of Cultural Heritage”, and participants of the conference, in cooperation with the best international and domestic experts, will develop ideas concerning preservation of cultural heritage of Niš through utilisation of creative industries.

Some of the lecturers of #KreNI4 conference will be Adam Frampton, an architect from New York and a professor at the Columbia University, Francesco Rotondo, professor from the University of Bari, Magdaléna Lataillade, Manager in the cultural sector of the City of Arles and Project Manager of Museomix, Daniel Bernhardt, Director of multimedia studio “Grimmbabies Filmproduktion” in Austria and Ivan Bjelajac, the President of Serbian Blockchain Initiative, Predrag Babović, a digital marketing expert of Erste bank and Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

The host country of #KreNI4 is Austria and during the conference successful examples of cultural heritage digitalisation in Austria will be presented in the Austrian corner.

KreNI conference is organised by Young Ambassadors with the support of the Embassy of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum, the City of Niš, USA Embassy in Serbia, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, EU Info Corner, Erste bank, Embassy of France and French Institute in Niš, and Italian Institute for Culture in Belgrade.

KreNI conference is a part of the programme of marking the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

More information about the conference, lecturers, mentors and the accompanying programme can be found on the website of the conference.


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Desk at the International Book Fair in Belgrade

17/11/2018

Within the 63rd International Book Fair in Belgrade, on Monday 22nd October at 6:00 p.m. in the Ivo Andrić Hall, Culture Desk Serbia will organise a programme of presenting success stories from the competition for translation of literary works, and also the latest publications of the Desk.

The programme consists of two parts:

I Presentation of the competition for translation of literary works and success stories

Marie Pierre Renson, EACEA, European Commission

Publishing House Heliks

Kontrast Publishing

Publishing House Sezam Book

II Presentation of the publication (Re)positioning the Region of Southeast Europe through Culture

Anica Tucakov, researcher, Annonymous: said

Dimitrije Tadić, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia

Publication (Re)positioning the Region of Southeast Europe through Culture is a result of the research conducted by the Creative Europe Desk Serbia which had the topic of mapping regional cultural cooperation. The research was conducted in order to define recommendations for the development of the region of Southeast Europe through culture. The presence of artists from the region in relevant international manifestations, the most important projects and initiatives from the domain of regional cooperation, strategic documents and legal frameworks of regional cooperation, but also the content of promotional tourism campaigns were analysed. The results of the research indicate the state regional cooperation is in, and also representative successful and problematic spots in current practices.

Join us in discussion and get your own copy of the book!


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Cooperation between Desks of Macedonia and Serbia

16/11/2018

Creative Europe Desk Macedonia is organising a two-day event dedicated to promotion of European cooperation projects on Monday 20th November at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, and on Tuesday 21st November as a part of the European Festival of Literature the panel Literary translation and EUPL will take place.

During the event, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia will present experiences from participation of Serbia in the Creative Europe programme, opportunities to establish cooperation and development of joint projects.

The joint events of Creative Europe Desks of Serbia and Macedonia are realised with the idea of improving cooperation between cultural institutions and organisations in both countries with the aim of encouraging young actors to work together and develop European cooperation projects.

Event location: Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje

Session 1:

12.00 Introduction – Presentation of Creative Europe sub-programme Culture – European cooperation projects 2019
Biljana Prentoska, Creative Europe Desk Macedonia

12.30 Experience of Serbia with the sub-programme Culture (examples of good practices)
Dimitrije Tadić, Creative Europe Desk Serbia

13.00 Brunch

Session 2:

13.30 Workshop: How to successfully prepare a project application?
(advice and the e-form)
Dimitrije Tadić, Creative Europe Desk Serbia
Biljana Prentoska, Creative Europe Desk Macedonia

14.30 Questions and answers

15.00 Individual consulting meetings with speakers


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Info Day in Contemporary Art Gallery Subotica

16/11/2018

As the public call for projects within European Cooperation projects of Creative Europe is now open, the Antenna of the Culture Creative Europe Desk Serbia is organising an info day in Subotica on 19th November starting at 11 a.m. The Info day will take place in the premises of Contemporary Art Gallery in Subotica.

During the Info day, the Antenna will present priorities and aims of the programme, general characteristics and mandatory conditions in applying, the importance of this programme for cultural institutions and organisation from Serbia and specific possibilities when it comes to internationalisation of cultural activities and projects from Serbia. The Info day is intended for all representatives of cultural institutions and organisations from Subotica and the surrounding places public institutions of culture, civil society organisations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, and also independent artists, curators and cultural managers.

We invite you to attend and participate in the discussion in order to find out more about funding possibilities for cultural projects.

Info days are promotional events of Culture Creative Europe Desk Antenna where activities of the Antenna, Creative Europe programme and current competitions are presented.


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Info Day in Mokrin

16/11/2018

As the public call for projects within European Cooperation projects of Creative Europe is now open, the Antenna of the Culture Creative Europe Desk is organising an info day in Mokrin on 3rd December starting at 11 a.m. The info day will take place in the premises of Mokrin House.

Info days are promotional events of Culture Creative Europe Desk Antenna where activities of the Antenna, Creative Europe programme and current competitions are presented.

During the Info day, the Antenna will present priorities and aims of the programme, general characteristics and mandatory conditions in applying, the importance of this programme for cultural institutions and organisation from Serbia and specific possibilities when it comes to internationalisation of cultural activities and projects from Serbia. The Info day is intended for all representatives of cultural institutions and organisations from Kikinda and the surrounding places – public institutions of culture, civil society organisations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, and also independent artists, curators and cultural managers.

We invite you to attend and participate in the discussion in order to find out more about funding possibilities for cultural projects.


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European Projects ̶ from Idea to Realisation

06/11/2018

The Office for Cooperation with Civil Society RS and Creative Europe Desk Serbia in cooperation with the Association of Visual Artists Užice are organising an event entitled “European Projects – from Idea to Realisation” on Friday 23rd November at 12 p.m. in the Gallery Reflektor in Užice.

The event is an opportunity to discuss potentials of project ideas coming from institutions and organisations from Užice and the surrounding area to achieve international connectivity and cooperation through European programmes Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens. We are inviting you to apply to participate with project ideas you would like to realise and projects you are already implementing.

We are expecting representatives of civil society organisations, libraries, theatres, publishing houses, galleries, museums, local self-governments, archives and institutes from Užice, Požega, Bajina Bašta, Čačak, Novi Pazar, Prijepolje, Gornji Milanovac, Ivanjica and other interested parties.

The event is open for anyone interested and if you want to participate in the discussions, please fill in the application and send it to the email address: kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs at latest by 16th November at midday.

Event programme:

12.00 – 12.30 Presentation of the Europe for Citizens programme
Sanja Atanasković Opačić, Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Government of RS

12.30 – 13.00 Presentation of the Creative Europe programme,
Nina Mihaljinac and Milan Đorđević, Creative Europe Desk Serbia

13.00 – 14.30 Individual discussions about project ideas

The aim of the Europe for Citizens programme is to promote European identity and European citizenship, and also to strengthen the participation of citizens in all forms of community life. General aims of the programme contribute to better understanding of the European Union, its values, history and diversity, promotion of European citizenship and improvement of civil and democratic participation on the European level. The national contact point for the programme is the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Republic of Serbia promoting the programme, organising info sessions, workshops and conferences. The Office also offers support to anyone interested in preparing a project application and help in finding partners in other countries participating in the programme.

Creative Europe programme is the main programme of the European Union for culture and support to cooperation projects of cultural institutions and organisations from different European countries. The programme also supports initiatives to translate and promote literary work of European authors in European Union and beyond, establish networks enabling competitivity and international activity of cultural and creative sectors, and also establishing platforms for promotion of young talents, their work and projects. Creative Europe Desk Serbia is the implementing body of the Creative Europe programme, established as a part of 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 intending to secure participation in the Creative Europe programme.


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Desk at “art+science:makers” Conference

06/11/2018

On the occasion of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab project start, the Centre for the Promotion of Science is organising the “art+science:makers” conference in Belgrade, on 14th November at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (20 Bulevar umetnosti St).

More than twenty artists, scientists, makers and representatives of reputable organisations and institutions, such as Ars Electronica from Linz, universities in Vienna, Barcelona, Brussels and Bristol, and the most important domestic actors will present new insights and inspirational examples of inter-disciplinary cooperation between science and art. The very nature and various models of art+science collaboration, the question of audience development and blurring the border between disciplines, and also integration of innovative and creative practices in formal education processes will be considered under the umbrella of makers culture.

Within the opportunity making programme of the conference, Creative Europe Desk Serbia will present opportunities offered by the Creative Europe programme for the development of art&science projects.

Participation in the conference is free and it will be enabled only based on applications and a returned confirmation. More information on the conference and the way of applying can be found here.


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Desk at the Regional Innovation Forum UNLIMITED 2018

01/11/2018

During the panel discussion “EU Funds foster innovation? Tell me more!”, on Monday 5th November at the Kino Meeting Point in Sarajevo, Branko Vučijak, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BiH, Elona Goma, Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA) Albania, Darko Ivanović, Civic Alliance Montenegro and Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia will speak about securing funds that can be used to build and create innovation.

The panel will be focussed on national and regional stories about best practices coming directly from users and contractors who are either currently implementing or intend to implement EU projects in the future. A special emphasis will be on cross-sectoral cooperation, community development and youth entrepreneurship. The panel is laid out in the form of panel stories which will emphasise lesser-known stories from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region. Participants will be encouraged to tell their own success stories and practical information about the application process with a focus on EU funds promoting innovation.

The moderator of the discussion is Mirela Rajković, SEEYN from Montenegro.

You can find out more about the event here.


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BiH and Serbia – Establishing Cooperation Through Creative Europe Programme

01/11/2018

A workshop entitled “Preparation of Applications for Cooperation Projects 2019” is taking place on Monday, 5th November in Sarajevo, organised by Creative Europe Desk Bosnia and Herzegovina. The occasion for the event is the recently opened competition for European cooperation projects, inviting all representatives of institutions, organisations and companies in the field of culture from Bosnia and Herzegovina intending to apply.

Within the programme of the workshop, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia will present opportunities to establish cooperation with Serbian organisations within projects of European cooperation, previous results of participation of Serbia in the Creative Europe programme and support instruments implemented by Creative Europe Desk Serbia.

Workshop programme:

14:00-14:10 – Opening speech, Biljana Čamur- Veselinović, Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH

14:10-14:30 – Projects of European cooperation – general information, thematic priorities, directions for filling the electronic form, help in searching for partners – Aida Kalender, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk BiH

14:30-15:00 – Examples of positive practices: projects awarded in Creative Europe competitions in Serbia. Active search for partners in the Creative Europe competition in Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić, Advisor at the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia

15:00-16:00 – Practical advice for applicants on the competition for projects of cultural cooperation for 2019 – questions and discussion

Participants:

Nihad Kreševljaković, Director of JU Theatre Festival MESS, an institution awarded on this competition in 2018
Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Creative Europe Desk Serbia
Aida Kalender, Head of Creative Europe Desk BiH
The workshop is realised in cooperation with the EU Info Centre and the Creative Europe Desk Bosnia and Herzegovina, with support of the European Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH. Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to the email address: aida.kalender@kreativnaevropa.ba at latest by Friday, 2nd November 2018 at 5 p.m.


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Public Call for Projects of European Cooperation 2019

17/10/2018

A public call for projects within Creative Europe programme projects of European cooperation is open. Within this call you can apply in two categories:

– Smaller scale European cooperation projects (category 1): minimum 3 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 200,000€, which represents 60% of the total eligible budget;

– Larger scale European cooperation projects (category 2): minimum 6 partner organisations (one from the EU), up to 2,000,000€, which represents 50% of the total eligible budget;

In comparison to past calls, this year’s competition call is slightly different to the standard because priorities related to the marking of European Year of Cultural Heritage have been kept (more detail in the list of priorities below). Moreover, the new countries participating in the programme include Armenia and Kosovo*. The list of the participating countries can be accessed here.

In designing projects, the project idea should be directed towards one of the three aims of the competition:

– Strengthening capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to act transnationally and on the international level, and also promoting transnational circulation of art works; Transnational mobility of cultural professionals, especially artists;

– Contributing to audience development through designing new and innovative ways of working with the audience, and also improving the accessibility of cultural programmes and content, with a special focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and marginalised groups of audience;

– Contributing to innovation and creativity in the field of culture through testing of new business models and promotion of new influences on other sectors.

In order to achieve the mentioned aims, the competition defines the following priorities:

– Promoting transnational mobility of artists and professionals with the aim of establishing cooperation on the international level and internationalising their work;

– Working on audience development as means to improve access to European cultural and art works, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and also creating opportunities for better access to cultural works for children, youth, persons with disabilities and representatives of marginalised and socially sensitive groups;

– Supporting capacity building of institutions, organisations and individuals through innovative approaches to creating, developing and testing innovative revenue models, management and marketing in the cultural sector, and especially regards the utilisation of digital technologies and developing skills of professionals in the field of culture for the utilisation of digital tools;

– Improving intercultural dialogue, promoting shared values of European cultural space and mutual understanding; respecting other cultures, thus contributing to social integration of migrants and refugees;

– As the legacy of the marking of European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, one of the priorities remains raising awareness of shared history and values, and also strengthening the feeling of belonging to shared European space.

The competition is open until 11th December 2018 at noon, Brussels time.

The manual for applicants, all required conditions and documents can be accessed here.

More information on the call can be accessed on the European Commission website.

If you have a prepared project idea and you are in search for partners, we advise you to consider the options we offer in the partner search section of our website. If you need help please reach out to us.

Creative Europe Desk Serbia and the Antenna of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia are at your disposal for help in applying. Contact us to schedule a meeting and jointly discuss possibilities for applying. We invite you to follow announcements on our website about the events we will organise in the following period with the aim of as good a preparation for applying of domestic institutions and organisations as possible.

*All references to Kosovo, regardless of territory, institutions or population, should be understood in this text as being completely compliant with Resolution 1244 of the United Nations Security Council without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.


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Results of the Call for Participation in Andrevlje Training

17/10/2018

This year’s call for participation in the training for project writing, organised by the Antenna of the Culture Desk Serbia received a vast number of applications coming from around the country. We thank everyone for their interest and submitted applications.

Due to limited temporal and accommodation capacities we are not able to accept all applications. The list of participants can be accessed here. We are looking forward to working together on projects within workshops and lectures!

The topics seminar will cover include 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 Nina Mihaljinac and Milan Đorđević, Mina Radmilović Pjevac, Dragana Srećkov and Jovana Rapajić, will speak about the opportunities offered by the Creative Europe programme. Also, Marija Popović from the Student Cultural Centre Novi Sad and a representative of the projects Be SpectACTive! and Aerowaves, will speak about financial planning of projects, and Aleksandra Dobrin from the Cultural Centre “Mladost” Futog will present the experience of applying and leadership management of the project Make it new!, also supported by the Creative Europe programme.

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


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Results of the Competition for Literary Translation 2018

03/10/2018

The results of the Competition for Literary Translation in 2018 were published today. Publishing houses from Serbia are again at the top of the winners list ̶ in the category of two-year projects of cooperation the most numerous are the projects of domestic publishing houses.

These are the publishing houses Akademska knjiga with the project Modernity and tradition of European literature, Areté with the project Literary Migration: Spatial, Temporal and Spiritual Dislocation, Heliks with the project Creative Voyage: Destination Europe, Kontrast Publishing with the project Literary Translation: Two-way Street and Štrik with the project From Sewing Machine to Facebook: Two Centuries of European Women’s Literature. Congratulations to everyone for the results their results, which are expected after four consecutive successful years for Serbia on this competition!

Apart from Serbia, the most successful also include the United Kingdom, Romania and Croatia with 4 supported project each.

Domestic publishing houses did not apply for the category of several-years long translation projects. The total amount of grants awarded to publishing houses from Serbia in the category of two-year projects of literary translation amounts to 279.880,68€. More information on the results of the competition can be found on the European Commission website.


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

15/09/2018

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:

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

You can find more information here.


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

14/09/2018

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.

Criteria

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 – kreativnaevropa@vojvodinahouse.eu

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.


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Literary Translation in Creative Europe

13/09/2018

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.


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CED Serbia at Journées pour une Europe creative 2018

07/09/2018

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.


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We are Launching a YouTube channel: Partner Search Serbia

27/07/2018

Dear colleagues,

We want to increase the visibility of our organisations and create new opportunities for participation in the Creative Europe programme.

This is why we are launching a new YouTube channel for presentation of organisations from Serbia wanting to find partners to participate in Creative Europe.

We invite you to create your three-minute video containing:
1. A short presentation of your organisation and its most important projects
2. Cooperation proposition (a specific project or field in which you would like to develop your work)
3. With whom you would like to establish partner cooperation (countries, types of organisations …).

If it is easier for you – we can record the video in the office of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, you just have to prepare what you want say!

Please forward video materials to the email address  kreativnaevropa@gmail.com.

Your team of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia


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List of Seminar in Tršić Participants Published

25/07/2018

Representatives of twenty-four institutions and organisations will have an opportunity to participate in the seminar of project proposition preparation for the Creative Europe programme, organised in “Vuk Karadžić” Cultural Centre in Tršić, from 1st to 4th August.

Among them there are eleven public institutions:

Historical Archive in Pančevo; Musicology Institute SASA, Belgrade; National Library “Radislav Nikčević”, Jagodina; National Museum Toplice, Prokuplje; Youth Theatre, Novi Sad; Library “Dimitrije Tucović”, Lazarevac; National Museum Leskovac; the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade; Ethnography Museum, Belgrade; Local Economic Development Office, Loznica; Cultural Centre Šabac,

And twelve civil society organisations:

Civil Association “ARTYSH:LAB”, Belgrade; Civil Association “Budi aktivan 16”, Preševo; Civil Association “Inkluzivna mreža”, Belgrade; Civil Association “Da se zna!”, Belgrade; Civil Association “Valjevska kulturna mreža (Vakum)”, Valjevo; Civil Association “InArt”, Belrgade; the Belgrade Salon Theatre, Belgrade; Alternative Art Space “Kvaka 22”, Belgrade; Civil Association “Muzikon”, Belgrade; Theatre reading “Vladimir Jevtović”, Belgrade; Civil Association “World Music Association of Serbia”, Belgrade and publishing house “Evoluta”, Belgrade.

The call for participation in the seminar received 48 applications. Due to limited temporal and accommodation capacities we cannot accept all applications, so we invite representatives of institutions and organisations which are not among this year’s participants to follow the future events of the Desk. In October this year the Antenna of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia will organise a seminar for project writing and it can be a new opportunity for all interested parties.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone for their interest and applications, and to seminar participants we wish successful work on project ideas and establishing long-term professional connections at the seminar in Tršić!

You can access the programme of the seminar here and the list of participants here.


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Projects of European Cooperation Competition 2018 Results

20/07/2018

Good news arrived with the publishing of the results of European cooperation projects competition in 2018 – as many as 13 organisations from Serbia participate in 14 supported projects!

Organisation Turbo strip from Belgrade is entering the Creative Europe programme for the first time, as the project leader! In the following years, together with organisations from Belgium, Portugal and France they will realise the project TURBULATOR – generator of turbulent art brut practices.

13 cooperation projects will include the following organisations and institutions as partners:

– Point of communication from Belgrade in the project Parallel Traces “A new lens for Jewish Heritage”

– Serbian National Theatre from Novi Sad in the project CrossOpera. Otherness: fear and discovery

– Kuda.org from Novi Sad in the project Vectors of Collective Imagination

– Etnofest from Subotica in the project 2020 Troubadours

– Dah teatar from Belgrade in two projects MAUERSPRINGER (Jumping walls) New forms of artistic expression and participation in European street theatre i Rights4kids – Theatre Performances to promote the Convention on the Rights of the Child

– Kulturanova from Novi Sad, also in two projects Port of Dreamers and Play! MOBILE

– Mikser and Nova Iskra from Belgrade in the project MADE IN-Crafts and Design Narratives

– PerArt from Novi Sad in the project Europe beyond Access

– United Artist Labour in the project Create to Connect -> Create to Impact

– Centre for the Promotion of Science from Belgrade in the project European ARTificial Intelligence Lab

– Student Cultural Centre from Novi Sad in the project Be SpectACTive!

SCC Novi Sad received support of the programme within a special EYCH2018 as well, so this year’s total success of Serbia in the competition of European cooperation projects amounts to 4 leader and 19 partner projects! Congratulations on the remarkable results to all institutions and organisations investing hard work that pays off!

Lists with other supported projects will be published on the website of the European Commission.


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Mobility scheme for artists and/or culture professionals

01/07/2018

The main objective of the tender will be to prepare the ground for a mobility scheme in creative and cultural sectors, from 2021 onwards in the next generation of EU programmes. The specific objectives are:

1. to explore and analyse the conditions for setting up a successful and sustainable scheme allowing individuals to engage in a cross border mobility project,

2. propose and test a funding scheme for individual mobility of artists and /or culture professionals,

3. provide conclusions and recommendations.

Deadline for receipt of offers: 31/08/2018 12:00 CET, through eSubmission.

Please find more info here.


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Оpen Call – Tourism, Culture & Creativity

29/06/2018

COS-TOURSYN-2018-3-01: Supporting the development and promotion of transnational thematic tourism products—exploiting synergies between tourism and cultural and creative industries

This call for proposals seeks to support projects focusing on existing or new tourism experiences which build on the creative and innovation potential of CCIs to develop services and products.

The Commission wishes to support projects which are innovative in their approach, propose sustainable solutions and are based on the close cooperation with and involvement of tourism and CCIs-related SMEs and professionals.

The general objective of the action is to explore the spill-over effects of culture and creativity on tourism products and services in terms of: 

– revitalising tourism attractions and destinations, and diversifying transnational tourism experiences
– prolonging seasonality of EU destinations and/or enhancing sustainability of tourism offers
– boosting innovation across transnational tourism value chains.

The specific objectives of the action:

– developing innovative solutions or  management tools for tourism attractions or destinations through cooperation between tourism and CCI SMEs
– exploring new ways of engaging visitors, with the help of CCIs-related companies or professionals, to revitalise existing tourism products/services and/or create new ones
– creating solid public-private partnerships in the area of tourism and CCIs and ensuring the exchange of knowledge and experience within the partnerships

Taking the above into account, this call for proposals intends to co-fund projects which put a particular focus on transnational cooperation between tourism and CCIs-related SMEs to develop and promote innovative yet tangible tourism offers. Such tourism offers need to capitalise on the creative potential of CCIs to develop innovative services and products and/or use cultural and creative content to enhance existing or develop new tourism experiences.

Eligibility of applicants

Applicants must be legal entities and must correspond to the definition of at least one of the target organisations mentioned in Section 6 of the call that are active in the field of tourism, cultural and creative industry (CCIs).

Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible:

– EU Member States
– countries participating in the COSME programme pursuant to Article 6 of the COSME Regulation

For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 34.3.1(b) of the grant agreement.
Please also note that the consortium must gather a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 members/partners—different legal entities—covering at least 5 eligible countries—as listed in Section 6.

The consortium must be composed of at least:

1. four SMEs – Small and Medium Sized enterprises: 2 active in the tourism and 2 in the CCIs sector; and
2. one national or regional or local public authority
For more details, please consult the text of the call available below.

Submission of Proposals

The deadline for electronic submission is 19 July 2018 17.00 hours (Brussels time).
Access the Participant Portal to draft and submit proposals. 

Important Notice

For any technical problems encountered with the submission system, please contact the Service desk: EC-RESEARCH-IT-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu Tel: +32 (2) 29 92222 (during office hours).

The electronic submission reference for this call is COS-TOURSYN-2018-3-01.

Information event

A general “COSME Info Day: Opportunities to Participate in Calls for Proposals” took place on 11 June 2018 at the EASME offices in Brussels. Further information is available online

Partner and previous projects search

If you are looking for partners to apply to this call, you may wish to consider  using the Cordis database where you have the option to create partnership requests. For people who already have a Partner profile in Cordis database, they can select a specific COSME call when they create a partnership request. Each partnership request will then show up as being associated to the call to attract others interested in the same call.

In the case you do not have a profile, you can create one. Should you encounter any difficulties with the Cordis database, please contact the Cordis helpdesk.

You may also contact your nearest Enterprise Europe Network expert who could assist you in finding potential partners.

Another useful source of information on past and existing projects co-financed under COSME is also available through the COSME Hub.

Questions/Answers

Potential applicants should address questions related to the content of this call by e-mail to EASME-COSME-TOURSYN-2018@ec.europa.eu . Only questions sent to this functional mailbox will be answered.

Answers will be published periodically and within a reasonable period of time on this page. (Refer to FAQ below).

Deadline for submitting questions related to the content of this call: 12 July 2018.

Information to applicants on the results of the evaluation

EASME expects to be able to inform applicants on the outcome of the evaluations during the course of December 2018.


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European Heritage Awards

27/06/2018

The purpose of this call for proposals is to select an organisation/consortium capable of organising the European Heritage Awards for the Commission for the period 2019-2021 (as of the 2019 edition with preparatory work in 2018). The work entails the organisation of procedures for the selection of the award winners, the organisation of the award ceremony and the promotion of the awards and their winners. Emphasis should be given to a greater visibility of the awards through communication and network activities within the sector to exchange information and best practices.

The aim of this call for proposals is to ensure the continuation of the EU Prize for cultural heritage under the new name European Heritage Awards beyond the 2018 edition and to be coherent with the objectives of the EYCH.

Please find more information here.


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Call for Proposals – Organisation of the EU Prize for Literature (EUPL)

05/06/2018

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to select an organisation or consortium that can organise and implement the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) for the next three years 2019-2021.

The EUPL is a prize for literary talent, awarded annually to new and emerging European authors for recently published literary works of fiction. Launched by the European Commission in 2009, the Prize is open to countries participating in the Creative Europe programme.

The EUPL aims to:

•showcase and put a spotlight on Europe’s diverse wealth of contemporary fiction;
•raise the profile of winning authors outside their home country and help them cross borders and reach broader readership;
•raise general awareness and stimulate interest in the entire book sector about the literary diversity in Europe;
•promote actively the publishing, translation, selling and reading of books from other European countries;
•Encourage transnational circulation of literature, both in Europe and internationally.

The total budget for the co-financing for the 2019 edition of the EUPL is estimated at 500.000,00 EUR. The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80 %.

Deadline: 14/09/2018 19:00 CET

Read the call for proposals here.


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Workshop “Cultural Heritage in the Function of Cultural Tourism Development”

04/06/2018

Within the third day of the Creative Europe Forum 2018, on 22nd June in the space of Vuk’s Memorial Museum, 2 Kralja Milana St, starting at 10 a.m. a workshop entitled “Cultural Heritage in the Function of Cultural Tourism Development” will be held.

Cultural tourism is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism today with partaking with 40% in European tourism. Precisely cultural heritage frequently represents the axis of tourism development, while tourism can contribute to its preservation, revitalisation and promotion, and apart from the economic effect, it can improve the awareness and care for cultural resources.

The workshop is intended for representatives of cultural institutions and organisations and all parties interested in developing cultural tourism projects, and especially those preparing to apply for the Creative Europe programme.

The aim of the workshop is to encourage participants to think in the direction of interpreting and using cultural heritage to create new touristic content.

Workshop participants will be familiarised with the notion and meaning of cultural tourism, but also examples of projects in Serbia and Europe. The main part of the workshop will be dedicated to group work with the aim of designing and developing project activities and the manner of utilising cultural heritage for the purpose of tourism development, all on a specific example of a cultural resource in Serbia.

The workshop is led by Lana Gunjić, holder of a BA in Tourismology and an MA in Cultural Management.

In order to apply for participation in the workshop it is required to fill in the application that can be found on this link by Sunday 17th June at 17 p.m. The number of workshop participants is limited.

Lana Gunjić (Belgrade, 1991), holder of a BA in Tourismology and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management, graduated from the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade – Department of Tourismology (2014), and then completed interdisciplinary studies at the UNESCO Department of Cultural Policy and Management, a joint programme with the University Lyon 2, in France (2015). She is also the President of the Association “Mladi za turizam” (2015-) where she has been active since 2011 and worked on organising seminars, holding workshops and realising projects. She also works as an associate of the magazine “Turistički putokaz” (2011, 2012), as an intern at the Tourism Organisation of Belgrade (2013) and in the Cultural Centre of Serbia in Paris (2015). She was a coordinator of the Belgrade Irish Festival (2016). She is an associate in cultural and tourism projects, and she is currently engaged in the EU project “Supervision of works for rehabilitation of the Franciscan Monastery in Bač” as a junior tourism expert. She works as a coordinator in the Association Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia.


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Music Moves Europe open calls

31/05/2018

Music Moves Europe is the overarching name for the European Commission’s initiatives that support the European music sector.

There are two calls and two tenders as part of the Music Moves Europe pilot that together aim to test suitable actions with a view to more targeted EU support for music post-2020:

Call: Training Scheme for Young Music Professionals

To support up to 10 pilot training programmes for young professionals in the music sector testing small-scale models on how to improve the sector’s capacity and resilience and to contribute to its professionalisation.

Lessons learnt from these pilot training proposals should improve the sector’s understanding on about professionalisation.

Deadline: 27 August 2018

Call: Online and Offline Distribution

The general objective of this call is to support European music diversity by identifying and supporting existing innovative methods promoting online and offline distribution models, as well as newly generated ideas, through the selection of 10 grant proposals.

These proposals should enhance the cross-border circulation of music repertoire in order to overcome the existing barriers imposed by the international hits or other obstacles such as visibility, language and market fragmentation in the music sector.

Deadline: 10 September 2018

Tender: European Music Export Strategy

The general objective of this tender is to develop a proposal for a European Music Export Strategy that promotes Europe’s music diversity and talent and enhances the competitiveness of Europe’s music sector on the international market.

The Strategy should help policymakers to take more informed decisions about music exports and enable music decision-makers to align their choices accordingly.

Deadline: 29 June 2018

Tender: Observatory

The objective is to design a feasibility study for the establishment of a European Music Observatory, and undertake a gap analysis of funding needs for the music sector.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

The calls and tenders have different guidelines and different deadlines. Please find more info here.


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Results of the Competition for European Cooperation Projects EYCH2018

25/05/2018

Results of a special category of European Cooperation Projects Competition 2018 for support to projects related to the marking of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH2018) were published today.

The results of Serbia are a great success because the supported projects include as many as three lead projects from Serbia: Hartefakt Fund as the Future Epics project leader, Student Cultural Centre Novi Sad as the Someone from Home – in the sense of belonging to Europe project leader and Cultural Centre Futog as the Make it new! project leader.

Successful partner organisations include: Public Media Institution Radio-television of Serbia within the project Unearthing the Music, organisation Kulturni kod within the project Food is Culture, Homeland Museum Paraćin within the project Crafting Europe in the Bronze Age and Today, Centre for Urban Development within the project Heritage Hubs, Vojvodina Civil Centre within the project European Cultural Heritage Onstage and the Management of the Tourist Space Lepenski Vir within the project Journey to the Beginnings!

Congratulations to all successful organisations! We are very glad they include new programme participants, especially those we have seen and working with during the previous years.

Lists with other supported projects are available here.


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New European Agenda for Culture

22/05/2018

European Commission adopted the New Agenda for Culture today proposing to:

1) harness the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion and wellbeing, by promoting cultural participation, mobility of artists and protection of heritage;

2) support jobs and growth in the cultural and creative sectors, by promoting arts and culture in education, boosting relevant skills, and encouraging innovation in culture;

3) strengthen international cultural relations, by making the most of the potential of culture to foster sustainable development and peace.

Also, the Agenda includes actions within five dimensions:

Social dimension

New programme for mobility of artists within Creative Europe;

Activities related to social inclusion through culture, including activities intended for refugees and migrants;

A project for the development of cultural and creative spaces in cities across Europe;

Research about the impact of culture on health and well-being.

Economic dimension

Encouraging art education;

Master courses in creativity for interested universities;

Dialogue with the cultural and creative sectors, including music and audio-visual professions.

International dimension

Increased support to culture in the Western Balkans countries, Eastern partnership and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries;

Establishing European Houses of Culture in partner countries.

Cultural heritage dimension

Two new Action Plans: related to political heritage of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and combating illegal trafficking of cultural goods;

In future EU programmes, including cohesion policy, developing the quality principle in restoring and conserving cultural heritage.

Digital4Culture dimension

Establishing heritage digitalisation centres throughout the European Union;

New EU Film Weeks in order to make European films available in schools throughout Europe;

New pan-European network of Digital Creative Hubs;

Mentor programmes for professional in the audio-visual field, especially women.


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Desk at the European Capital of Culture Forum in Kaunas

18/05/2018

Participation in the conference European Capital of Culture Forum, organised in Kaunas in Lithuania was realised at the invitation of the Creative Europe Desk Lithuania.

Within the conference organised on the occasion of the project European Capital of Culture Kaunas 2022, and with the aim of presenting cultural landscapes of Europe, cultural scenes of attending representatives’ countries of origin were presented: Serbia, Croatia, France, Norway, Greece, Sweden, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovenia, Latvia, Iceland and the Czech Republic.

An important aim of these presentations is directed towards connecting organisations coming from the mentioned countries with Lithuanian organisations and improving the existing cooperation within the Creative Europe programme. Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, presented the work of umbrella organisations in Serbia, gathering numerous organisations active in the field of culture. Also, he presented the activities of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia that can serve as a unique guide through the cultural scene of Serbia – primarily, the publications “Audience Development in Serbia” and “Re-positioning the Region of Southeast Europe through Culture”. Both publications present numerous organisations and their projects concerning audience development and contemporary culture as important guidelines of the Creative Europe programme.


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Projects of Cultural and Creative Industries

08/05/2018

Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting for Cultural and Creative Industries

The importance of Cultural and Creative Industries has been acknowledged in different policy documents as well as by the European Parliament Resolution on a coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries of December 2016. The Parliament Resolution on CCIs stresses the importance of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the economy and job creation, in promoting and preserving cultural diversity, strengthening social cohesion and increasing Europe’s attractiveness internationally. CCIs play a key role in reindustrialising Europe and trigger innovation spill-overs in many other sectors, from manufacturing to education or social inclusion.

The 2018 Annual Work Programme for the implementation of the Pilot Project “Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting for Cultural and Creative Industries (FLIP for CCIs)” foresees the launch of a call for proposals funded under Budget Line 15 04 77 19, with EUR 1 million allocated to the development of an action addressing this specific objective.

The general objective of this pilot project is to define and test policies and actions for sustaining and developing cultural and creative industries and to generating cross-sectoral benefits and spill-overs in the different areas and sectors CCIs interface with.

The pilot project should cover in particular the following aspects concerning CCIs: Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting (FLIP):

Finance (Elaboration of guidelines, follow-up of EU CCI actions)
Learning (Support skills classification system, development of guidelines for CCI skills development, activities and dissemination)
Innovation (Guidelines for CCIs development, good practice cases and showcase events on innovative models, peer-to-peer hubs exchange)
Patenting (Analysis, case studies and recommendations)

The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. The purpose of this call is to select an organisation that will co-ordinate and organise different activities with cultural and creative professionals and entrepreneurs, in particular SMEs and micro-enterprises, as well as other stakeholders.

The duration of the project shall be 28 months. The planned starting date should be no later than 1 March 2019.


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Info Day within BINA

08/05/2018

An Info Day about the Creative Europe programme held by Culture Desk Serbia will take place as a part of the Belgrade International Architecture Week programme on Friday 11th May at the Faculty of Architecture (73 Bulevar kralja Aleksandra St) at 4 p.m.

We invite all interested representatives of cultural institutions and organisations to use the opportunity to find out more about the guidelines of current competition calls, and also the ones which will be open throughout next year, priorities of the programme, conditions in applying and specific questions related to the application process.

You can apply to participate by sending your application to the email address: office@bina.rs

Detailed programme of BINA can be accessed here.


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