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Results of the public call for participation in the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – Project Preparation”

04/07/2016

Representatives of twelve institutions and organizations from Serbia will be given a chance to participate in the seminar dealing with preparing project propositions for the Creative Europe Programme, which will be organized in the Open-air Museum “Old village” (“Staro selo”) –Sirogojno.

Among them are four museums (National Museum from Kragujevac, Museum of Yugoslavian history, Theatre Museum of Vojvodina and National Museum from Valjevo), three libraries (National Library from Požega, Central library “Ljubomir Nenadović” from Valjevo and the Library “Stefan Prvovenčani” from Kraljevo), two cultural centres (the Roma Cultural Centre from Belgrade and the Cultural-educational Centre “Vuk Karadžić” from Plandište), two faculties and one school (Faculty of Applied Art from Belgrade, Faculty of Economics from Belgrade and the School of Animated Film from Vranje), one gallery (Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović“ from Čačak), and seven organizations of civil society (Academic initiative “Forum 10” from Novi Pazar, Association “Krokodil” from Belgrade, Association Eco Art & Theory, City Guerilla Belgrade, Citizen Association “Museum of Beer Brewing Đorđe Vajfert” from Pančevo, Group for Creative Economy, Citizen Association “Kudes” from and Belgrade Raw Collective).

The programme of the seminar includes presentations of the Creative Europe Programme (Dimitrije Tadić, Nina Mihaljinac, Milan Đorđević, Creative Europe Desk Serbia, and Luka Kulić, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina), lectures with the topic of contemporary artistic practices (Jovan Čekić, Faculty of Media and Communication), fundraising in culture (Virdžinija Đeković, “Communication Point” (“Tačka komunikacije”)), and the workshop programme – presentation, consultation and talks about project propositions.

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone for their interest, and to the seminar participants we wish successful work on project ideas, but also making long term professional connections at the seminar in Sirogojno!


Europe recognised Gostuša, as much as we recognise our own cultural heritage

28/06/2016

A panel discussion under the name of “Europe recognised Gostuša, as much as we recognise our own cultural heritage” was held in the EU Info Corner in Niš. The inspiration of the gathering was the recently awarded prize of the European Union and Europa Nostra to the Institute for Protection of Monuments for their conservation of the village Gostuša on the Balkan Mountains.

The staged discussion was started with the presentation of the Creative Europe programme in Serbia. The Head of the Desk Creative Europe in Serbia, Dimitrije Tadić spoke about opportunities for new interpretations of cultural heritage offered by this programme, successful project from Serbia dealing with cultural heritage, as well as digital technologies and the importance of the need for cultural professionals to leave the passive role of guardians of heritage and transition to the role of those interpreting it and making it more interesting to the wider public.

General Secretary of Europa Nostra in Serbia, Višnja Kisić presented at the panel in the EU Info Corner some of the already awarded projects dealing with heritage throughout Europe. On this occasion, she also announced a competition which will be open until 30th September, and the awarding of the most prestigious recognition for heritage at the European level will take place next year in the Finnish city of Turku.

The Grand Prix that the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments in Niš received for their conservation of the village Gostuša is the first prize awarded by Europa Nostra to Serbia. During the presentation of the project, Director of the Institute, Elena Vasić-Petrović said that the jury emphasized as values of the project the active participation of students in it, high quality production of the documentation and the fact that with very modest financial assets we achieved serious results.

Architect – conservator Aleksandra Mirić emphasised at the panel how extremely important it is for Niš to be the first city in Serbia which accepted the methodology Qualicities as the core methodology in the processes of adopting and implementing decisions at the level of the City of Niš, institutions of culture, local institutions and foundations, local associations and city municipalities.

The talks at the panel also included the importance of cultural heritage at the local level. The founder of the Foundation “Za lepši Niš“Ivan Redi expressed his opinion that we shouldn’t rely on centennial projects, but instead take small steps of change. This was also the underlying idea when the arrangement of central streets of Niš, Balkanska and Davidova St, was initiated, in whose reconstruction students of architecture took active participation.


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

31/05/2016

The Culture Desk Creative Europe Serbia in cooperation with the Museum in the open “Staro selo“, Sirogojno will organize the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – project preparation” from 12th until 15th July 2016. 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 Jovan Čekić (University Singidunum, Faculty of media and comunications) and Virdžinija Đeković (Tačka komunikacije).

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

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 Creative Europe Serbia – kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs.

Deadline for applications

Applications can be submitted until 25th June 2016. Applications received after the defined deadline will not be taken into consideration.


The Forum Creative Europe 2016

17/04/2016

The Forum Creative Europe 2016 will take place on 25th and 26th of April in the Foundation of Ilija M. Kolarac organized by the Desk Creative Europe Serbia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. According to the ambitions, the Forum will overcome the importance of all previous activities of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, and it can be said it will answer the need which was not entirely satisfied and which is of essential importance for the development of culture in Serbia.

Namely, experts from eight areas of culture (audiovisual creation, visual arts, performance arts, music, science and theory of culture and art, literature, creative industries, cultural heritage) will gather in one place, both individual ones and the ones active within public, private and civil organizations. At the working desks the experts will conduct strategic analyses and give recommendations for developing international cooperation in particular areas. The results of the work will be presented and publically debated about on the second day of the Forum and they will be published in the Desk’s publication, but most importantly – they will be used in future management of international cultural cooperation in Serbia.

The topic of international cooperation and cultural policy was expanded with the content of other programmes of the Forum (“Stati(sti)cs of cultural policy“, a display of statistical data on international cooperation and the cultural system in Serbia, presentation of international and regional cooperation of The Association NKSS, Cultural policy: perspectives of future professionals – workshop of cultural policy for the young, a video conference with organizations-partners of Kolarac on the project Kolarac Take over)

The other aim is providing information about the Creative Europe programme and domestic iternational programmes and competitions supporting cultural projects. This is the reason the following will be presented:

• Successful projects supported by the Creative Europe programme in 2015 (literary translations: Heliks, Clio, Laguna, Zavet, Dereta; projects of European cooperation: Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Institute of Archeology in Belgrade and the Institute for Preservation of Cultural Monuments, Sremska Mitrovica, Kuda.org, Magnetic field B, No Borders Orchestra, Darkwood; European platforms: the Association of Belgrade Architects);

• Sub-programme MEDIA which Serbia recently joined and the sub-programme Culture: priorities, competitions and procedures (budget and administration)

• The European Prize for Cultural heritage and this year’s prize winner from Serbia, village Gostusha, Institute for Preservation of Cultural Monuments Nish

• Programmes Erasmus+, Horizon, Cosme, competitions of the Foundation Jelena Santic, A Guide through potential domestic and foreign sources of funding (Team for social inclusion and alleviating poverty).
Moreover, a series of consultations will be organized (lawyers and economists of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia), presentations and a workshop on the topic of fundraising and applying for the programmes encouraging international cooperation, mobility, audience development and creative industries (EU projects).

Cultural experts from Serbia – we expect the Forum 2016 to continue the tradition of dynamic cooperation! The admission to the Creative Europe Forum 2016 will be free of charge.

The program of the Forum is available here.


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Info day at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade

05/04/2016

Possibilities offered by the Creative Europe programme were presented at the Faculty of Applied Arts, on 5th of April 2016 as a part of the Info day.

The Head of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia spoke about competition procedures with the focus on possibilities for universities and faculties to include their activities in the wider European context, securing in this way important financial assets, but also professional partnerships with European institutions and organisations. It was once again emphasised that in order to participate in the Creative Europe programme, primarily a good idea is necessary rather than knowledge about administering a project.

The Faculty of Applied Arts recently established an office for international cooperation and writing projects, hence that was also an opportunity to speak with the staff about first steps towards participating in the programme – ways of connecting with potential partners at the international level and advantages universities might have in that part of preparing, but there were also talks about important questions encountered by organisations when applying.


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Info days in Čačak and Gornji Milanovac

02/04/2016

In the Art Gallery Nadežda Petrović in Čačak and the Cultural Centre of Gornji Milanovac Info-days were held which were attended by the representatives of the public and the civil organizations from Čačak and Gornji Milanovac. We spoke about the basics of the Creative Europe programme functioning, ways of connecting with partners from abroad, possibilities of co-financing successful projects and the position our country is in with regards to the support of the Creative Europe programme that it received in 2014 and 2015.

According to results related to successfulness of obtaining support of the Creative Europe programme up to now, Serbia is occupying the 10th place among 38 countries participating in the programme. Successful projects mostly include organizations from Belgrade and the Desk strives to encourage engagement and participation of institutions and organizations from the other cities and territories of Serbia through this kind of activities.

The Art Gallery Nadežda Petrović is one of this year’s applicants within projects of European cooperation, whose results we are expecting soon.


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Info days in Kruševac, Kragujevac and Kraljevo

01/04/2016

Presentation of the Creative Europe programme was held on 9th, 10th and 11th March 2016 in cooperation with the National Museum in Kruševac, the Student Cultural Centre in Kragujevac and the National Museum in Kragujevac.

We spoke with the representatives of the local cultural institutions and organizations about the possibilities of applying to the calls of the Creative Europe programme, but also about the importance of this programme for regions which do not have the access to the programmes of cross-border cooperation, subjects dealt with by the programme, what can be a good project idea and how important project administration is.

The importance of deepening the existing cooperation of the local cultural institutions with foreign partners was emphasizes, and there was also a discussion about diversifying the funding sources and different possibilities of co-financing successful projects within the Creative Europe programme – from the specialized competition of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia to financial support of the local government.

One of important aims of the Creative Europe Desk Serbia is contributing to demetropolization of Serbia, which is why a part of the Desk’s activities is taking place not only outside of Belgrade, but also outside of bigger city centres. At the same time, these activities of the Desk are aimed towards strengthening the capacity of domestic institutions and organizations in the area of international cooperation.


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Competition for literary translation projects is now open

09/03/2016

This year’s competition for literary translation projects was opened within the Creative Europe programme on March 7th 2016. The deadline for applying is April 27th 2016 and the competition is open to publishers who can apply with a proposal to translate a specific package of books to European languages.
Somewhat altered conditions and the procedure of the competition were published on the web page of the European Commission and modifications were concerned with assigning automatic points for translation of works which received the European Union Prize for literature. Instead of the 25 points that were assigned until now, these projects will be able to attain a maximum of 15 automatic points.

All interested publishers from Serbia can reach Creative Europe Desk Serbia with any questions through contacts indicated on the website.
Publishers can gather information on literary translation projects from Serbia supported by resources of the Creative Europe programme during 2015 and 2016 from the part of the website Successful Projects.

It should be especially emphasized that Serbia occupies the third place by success in the competition for literary translation projects within the Creative Europe programme which confirms great dedication and proactive approach of domestic publishers.


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Young Talent Architecture Award аnnounced

17/02/2016

A new part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has launched to support young architecture graduates at the beginning of their career.

For the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), a jury selects three master degree project winners out of nine finalists, chosen for their excellence, authenticity, sustainability and innovative nature. YTAA also acknowledges the professors and the universities committed to architectural quality. The first candidates are from the 2015-16 academic year and European schools of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture are invited to submit candidates until 15 July 2016.

The award aims to internationalise the careers of the winners and introduce them to the best European architecture companies that have been involved in the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award over the last 27 years. YTTA is in addition to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, which also celebrates a winner and an emerging architect winner every other year.

The prize highlights the contribution of European architects to the development of new ideas and technologies in contemporary urban development. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the Creative Europe and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the €60,000 prize is regarded as the most prestigious in European architecture.


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Happy holidays

29/12/2015

DESK-CESTITKA-2016
Dear friends and colleagues we sincerely wish to express our gratitude for the wonderful work and cooperation in 2015. We wish you a pleasant vacation and a happy New Year!!!


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Info day at the faculty of Pedagogy in Sombor

21/12/2015

Edifice of Preparandija, 30 Venac Radomira Putnika St, Sombor

Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia in cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogy from Sombor will organize an info day about the Creative Europe programme on 22nd December 2015 starting at 11 a.m.

Info days are promotional events of the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia during which activities of the Desk and the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia are presented, but also the Creative Europe programme and past successes of Serbia in competitions of the largest European programme for cultural projects.

Creative Europe is the largest European Union fund intended for projects from the field of culture taking place from 2014 to 2020 with the total budget of 1,46 billion Euros and it is accessible for institutions and organizations from Serbia in its entirety.

During the info day the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will present priorities and aims of the programme, basic characteristics and requirements for applying, the importance of this programme for cultural institutions and organizations from Serbia and specific possibilities regards internationalization of cultural projects from Serbia. The info day is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Sombor and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

We are extending an invitation to you to attend our info day, participate in discussions and find out more about cultural projects financing.

Programme of the info day:

11.00 – 11.45

Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna and past successful results from Serbia – Luka Kulić, coordinator of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

11.45 – 12.15

Presentation of the Creative Europe programme and documents required for applying – Dragana Srećkov, project manager of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

12.15 – 13.00

Questions and a discussion


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Conference of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Culture, concepts and managing changes“

08/12/2015

The conference of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Culture, concepts and managing changes“ will be held from 14th to 16th December in the Yugoslavian cinematheque in Belgrade with the idea to ask the domestic and European experts and actors in the cultural field the following questions: is artistic creativity today in crisis, are business and culture in love or at war, are new concepts in culture in crisis, the way creative cities are, and why is, in this respect the concept of audience development so important?

At the conference we wish to come to an answer to the question how culture can be developed in the modern society and the modern economic conditions; what we from culture can learn from the business sector and which messages we should convey to the business sector.

The programme of the conference consists of presentations of different models of established partnerships and cooperation between the business sector and cultural organizations: NELT and Gallery 12 HUB, Radix and Gallery Zvono, VIP mobile the Festival of dance, Nova iskra and their partners and others. On the third day examples of business initiatives in culture from the fields of gaming, fashion, the music industry and publishing will be presented.

The two leading European experts in the area cultural economics will hold the introductory speeches: Dominic Sago Divoro (GRANEM, University of Angers), Cultural Clusters versus Creative Cities: an Economic Approach and Pierre Luigi Sacco (ILUM University of Milano), Culture 3.0: beyond the creative industries.

Apart from thus panels will be organized in which domestic cultural professionals will participate: Culture and audience development, Controversies of creative industries, Cultural policy and its reflections on contemporary art, literary translations, international cooperation, audience development and the market.

Also, workshops for fundraising, applying for the Creative Europe programme and audience development of institutions of culture will be organized.

The accompanying programme will consist of promotion of the publication of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Audience development in Serbia” in which around fifty projects are presented dealing with cultural animation, followed by an exhibition of work of the artists Jovana Sudimac and Mića Stajčić, but also a performance of Igor Koruga. Moreover, in cooperation with Željko Lončar an exhibition of promotional materials of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia was organized whose authors are students of the College for design in Belgrade.

The programme of the conference can be downloaded here.


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Serbia joins the sub-programme Media of creative Europe

02/12/2015

The Republic of Serbia joined the sub-programme Media within the Creative Europe programme, which opened possibilities for accelerated development of the entire domestic audiovisual and multimedia sector, but also a more successful positioning of organizations and individuals from Serbia on the international scene.

In this way, Serbia with its earlier joining of the sub-programme Culture, as the first non-EU country, rounded up its participation in the Creative Europe programme and achieved access to the fund amounting to the total of 1, 46 billion Euros.

The fund of the sub-programme Media has at its disposal more than 800 million Euros and it is intended for supporting the film and television production, developing video games and professional training of individuals.

Participation in the Media sub-programme will influence the development of new professions, growth of employment in the field of culture and strengthening communication with new audiences.

The sub-programme Media is one of the most important European funds supporting production, distribution and promotion of feature films and documentaries, TV drams and new media.

The aim of the Media sub-programme is developing a common European market and encouraging competitiveness of European culture on the world market. As a part of this sub-programme, artists from Serbia will be able to distribute their work worldwide.

By establishing connections between the production and the distribution sectors, the Creative Europe programme enables access to new markets through exchange, increasing the visibility of works and enhancing their circulation.

According to the data of the Desk of the Creative Europe programme for Serbia, a large number of organizations and individuals from European countries is interested in Serbia’s participation in the sub-programme Media.

Considering the positive experiences of applying for the sub-programme Culture, it is expected that Serbia’s participation in the Media sub-programme will enable domestic originators important financial assets and access to new markets and audiences.


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Continuing cooperation with the Desk Creative Europe Romania

25/11/2015

Since audience development is one of the key topics of the creative Europe programme, the Desk creative Europe Romania organized an event entitled Focus on Audience Development: Theory and Practice Perspectives at European Level, on 20th and 21st November 2015 in the Impact hub Bucharest http://www.impacthub.ro/.

Representatives of the Creative Europe Desks United Kingdom (Christoph Jankowski), Bulgaria (Vesela Kontakova) and Serbia (Dimitrije Tadić), but also Romanian experts from the field of cultural policy and cultural professionals, among them Marian Popescu, expert in the field of performing arts, Raluca Bem Neamu, museologist and cultural manager and Raluca Iacob from the organization CubicMetre – Resources for Culture Association  spoke at the discussion about successful initiatives and projects and different experiences and perspectives of audience development on the European level.

“We wish to hear in which way do organizations attract, increase, diversify and include the audience in their long-term activities. Also, we wish to promote and develop an awareness of the audience development concept, specifically in its most complex and different meanings, but also the best innovative practices, so we could encourage the most successful participation of domestic operators and future applicants in the Creative Europe programme” –it was emphasized in the invitation letter of the event.

Apart from deepening the cooperation with the Desk creative Europe Romania, this event represented an important opportunity to present and promote the publication “Audience development in Serbia” for the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, which shows around fifty projects of audience development in Serbia, but also a series of texts of domestic authors on the given topic.


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Desk Creative Europe in Šabac Library

13/11/2015

Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize an info day about the Creative Europe programme in the Šabac Library from Šabac on 17th November at 1 p.m.

The aim of the info day is animating the largest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe programme. It is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Šabac and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

The topic of the info day is the possibility for institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme so the presentation will be about the key questions when applying: what is the form project ideas should have, how and with whom to establish a partnership, what are the documents necessary for applying and how to manage a project.

Representing the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, the speakers will be Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk and Nina Mihaljinac, project manager of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia.


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Info day in the Cultural centre Vršac

13/11/2015

19/11/2015
The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna in cooperation with the Cultural centre Vršac will organize and info day about the Creative Europe programme on 19th November 2015 starting at 11 a.m.

During the info day activities of the Desk and the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, the Creative Europe programme but also past successes of Serbia in competitions of the biggest European programme for cultural projects will be presented.
The aim of the info day is animating the largest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe programme. It is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Vršac and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

Creative Europe is a European Union programme intended for projects from the field of culture taking place from 2014 to 2020 with the total budget of 1,46 billion Euros and it is accessible for institutions and organizations from Serbia in its entirety.

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

Programme of the info day

11.00 – 11.45
Presenting the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna and past results from Serbia – Luka Kulić, coordinator of the Antenna of Desk CE Serbia

11.45 – 12.15
Presenting the Creative Europe programme and the documents necessary for applying – Dragana Srećkov, project manager of the Antenna of Desk CE Serbia

12.15 – 13.00
Questions and a discussion


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Desk Creative Europe in Novi Pazar

06/11/2015

On Friday 30th October in the Museum Ras in Novi Pazar, an info day was held attended by representatives of public and civil organizations from Novi Pazar and Sjenica. The Head of the Desk Dimitrije Tadić introduced them to the basics of functioning of Creative Europe programme, ways of connecting with foreign partners, possibilities of co-financing successful projects and the position our country occupies related to the support of the Creative Europe programme we achieved in 2014 and 2015.

The info day is one of the regular activities conducted by the Desk in cities Serbia-wide with the aim to demystify competition procedures and encourage everyone interested to find partners and apply for the Creative Europe programme, with no regard to their experience in European cooperation projects.


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia on the seminar “New generations of the young with new challenges –minority leaders in Sandžak and Southern Serbia“

06/11/2015

Answering the call of the Academic initiative Forum 10 from Novi Pazar, representatives of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the Creative Europe Serbia programme at the seminar/module “New generations of the young with new challenges –minority leaders in Sandžak and Southern Serbia“ in Bujanovac from 3rd – 5th October 2015.

Organized by Forum 10, the seminar considered possibilities for strengthening the capacity, activity and participation of youth in European projects and initiatives, ways of positioning national minorities, dialogue and cooperation on the local and the regional level.

Social integration, especially in the context of audience development, but also leadership as a concept marking readiness to adopt new knowledge and skills, finding new business models and innovation in culture are important aspects of the Creative Europe programme’s priorities.


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Change of the location of the Seminar for writing projects on 1st and 2nd October

28/09/2015

Dear colleagues,

We thank you for your applications for participating in the Seminar for writing projects for the competition of the Creative Europe programme – projects of European cooperation (applications can be submitted until 30th September at 12 p.m. and are done through sending an email to reg.kreativnaevropa@gmail.com) and we announce the seminar will be held in Kuća kulture, 34 Terazije St, Belgrade, instead of the initially planned Institute for cultural development research.

We are reminding you that participating in the seminar is free of charge and institutions and organizations can register up to two representatives.

Kindest regards,
Desk Creative Europe Serbia

Programme of the seminar for writing projects for the competition of the Creative Europe programme – projects of European cooperation

Kuća kulture, 34 Terazije St, Belgrade

1st and 2nd October 2015

Thursday 1st October

10:15-10:30 Participant registration
10:30-11:00 Seminar opening; overview of past results – participation of Serbian organizations in the Creative Europe programme, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Presentation of strategic documents of the European Commission and European positioning of Serbian organizations, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, questions and a discussion

12:15-12:30 Break
12:30-13:30 Conception and scoring of projects, Luka Kulić, coordinator of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna, questions and a discussion
13:30-14:15 Break, snacks
14:15-15:15 Competition procedure of the Creative Europe programme, Dragana Srećkov, project manager of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna, questions and a discussion

Friday 2nd October

10:30-12:30 Composition of the Creative Europe programme’s budget, Marija Popović, questions and a discussion
12:30-12:45 Break
12:45-13:30 Presentation of successful projects’ experiences: Quantum music, questions and a discussion
13:30-14:15 Presentation of successful projects’ experiences: Future architecture, questions and a discussion
14:15-15:00 Break, snacks
15:00-15:30 Workshop: compliance of project concept with priorities of the Creative Europe programme, Nina Mihaljinac, project manager of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia
15:30-16:30 Workshop: Presentation of seminar participants’ projects with a discussion
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-17:45 Workshop: Presentation of seminar participants’ projects with a discussion
17:45-18:15 Seminar closing and conclusions, Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia

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Public call of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna for submitting applications for participating in the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – cooperation projects“

31/08/2015

The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will organize the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – cooperation projects” on 16th and 17th September 2015. The exact location of the seminar will be announced on a later occasion.

The call is intended for all institutions and organizations from Serbia intending to apply for the Creative Europe programme.

On the seminar, participants will deal with project ideas and concepts, administrative and financial aspects of projects and participants’ project proposals will be actively analysed and improved.

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is raising the quality and preparing projects to apply for the Creative Europe programme and improving the programmatic and organizational capacity of institutions and organizations from Serbia. Apart from this, the seminar is organized for the sake of enhancing communication, cooperation and exchanging experiences of representatives of cultural institutions and organizations from cities and counties of Serbia.

Criteria

Apart from the basic criterion in seminar participants’ selection – the quality of project proposal and potential partnerships, priority will be given to representatives of institutions and organizations coming from cities and counties of AP Vojvodina. Representatives of other institutions and organizations will be able to participate in the seminar if there are vacant places left. The quality of project proposals is measured against: compliance with topics and priorities of the Creative Europe programme, innovativeness and professional basis of the concept.

Public call conditions

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 Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will cover food and lodging expenses, however participants of the seminar will cover their travel expenses.

Submitting an application

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 Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna–kreativnaevropa@vojvodinahouse.eu

Deadline for applications

Applications can be submitted until 11th September 2015. Applications received after the defined deadline will not be taken into consideration.


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Seminar “Programme Creative Europe – projects of cooperation” in the Centre for commercial and technological development of AP Vojvodina on Andrevlje

30/08/2015

25 representatives from seventeen institutions and organizations from Serbia participated in the seminar for preparation of project proposals for the Creative Europe programme, which was organized on 16th and 17th September 2015 in the Centre for commercial and technological development of AP Vojvodina on Andrevlje. Among them were representatives of the Art Academy of the University of Novi Sad, organization Druid grupa from Novi Sad, organization Flow&etc from Stara Pazova, organization ARTRUST from Subotica, Gallery of Matica Srpska from Novi Sad, Centre for producing knowledge and skills from Novi Sad, Paper theatre Kamisibaj from Vršac, Association Oktopus from Belgrade, Association Kikinda Short from Kikinda, Centre for promotion of human and minority rights and sustainable development “Human District“ from Belgrade, Centre for artistic education 122 Šumatovačka St from Belgrade, Theatre Ujvideki Szinhaz from Novi Sad, Civil association Obrazovni impuls from Bečej, City library from Pančevo, County national library “Veljko Petrović“ from Žabalj, Institute for culture of Vojvodina Rusyns from Novi Sad, Gallery Bel Art from Novi Sad and organization Etnofest from Subotica.

The programme of the seminar included presenting the Creative Europe programme with a special focus on the current competition for projects of European cooperation, presenting the competition procedure and the documents necessary for applying, developing the idea and the concept of a project where more was said about the international structure and the European dimension of projects, lectures on creative strategies – i.e. the ways of creating project ideas in culture and art, managing projects, financial planning and principles of budget defining. Participants of the seminar had an opportunity receive suggestions and specific advice through presenting their project proposals and active analysis and discussion with lecturers with the aim of developing and improving certain project elements so the proposed projects would answer the aims and priorities of the Creative Europe programme as successfully as possible.

The lecturers on the seminar were team members of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna, Dragana Srećkov, Jovana Rapajić, Luka Kulić, and also prof. dr Jovan Čekić from the Faculty for Media and Communication from Belgrade and Marija Popović.


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Training in the Institute for cultural development research

30/08/2015

Dear colleagues,

We announce that the Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize a training for applying for the open competition of the Creative Europe programme supporting projects of European cooperation on 1st and 2nd October 2015 in the Institute for cultural development research, 4 Rige od Fere St, Belgrade.

The training is intended for all the institutions/organizations preparing documents to apply for the completion supporting projects of European cooperation.

We kindly ask everyone interested to confirm their participation on the email address reg.kreativnaevropa@gmail.com and to indicate in the email the name of the institution/organization and the name of the representative of the institution/organization by 30th September at 12 p.m.

Institutions and organizations can register up to two representatives each.

Kindest regards and we are expecting you in Zaprokul!

Desk Creative Europe Serbia


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia at the seminar in the National library “Stevan Sremac“ in Niš

29/08/2015

As a part of the seminar “Libraries as a key source of information about the EU“, intended for libraries from South East Serbia, the possibilities offered by the Creative Europe programme were presented. The seminar was held on 15th September 2015 in the National library “Stevan Sremac“ in Niš, organized by the EU info corner in Niš, with support of the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Serbia and the Office for European integration of the government of the Republic of Serbia.

In accordance with the topic of the seminar, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the procedures of the competition of the Creative Europe programme with emphasis on possibilities for libraries to include their activities in the wider European context, securing in this way significant financial assets, but also professional partnerships with European institutions and organizations. It was stressed once again that what is primarily necessary to participate in the Creative Europe programme is a good project idea and not knowledge of administering a project. Also, the visit of the Head of the Desk creative Europe Serbia on the local TV channel was used to encourage institutions and organizations from Niš to apply for participating in the Creative Europe programme.

On the seminar, activities of the offices of the EU info corner Niš and the EU info centre Belgrade, most sought after European publications and the use of the virtual library – EUBOOKSHOP were presented. In the same manner, attendees had an opportunity to get themselves familiar with ways to apply for assets from the IPA fund –cross-border programmes (Bulgaria-Serbia).


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Presenting the Creative Europe programme at the closing event of the NEXT project, collaborative platform for creating a network between the business, institutional and academic community

27/08/2015

The regional agency for economic development of Šumadija and Pomoravlje marked the ending of the project NEXT – collaborative platform for creating a network between the business, institutional and academic community (Collaborative platform to support research and technology transfer), by organizing a workshop entitled “Creative industries – amalgamation of technology, creativity and innovation on the road of development”.

In the plenary part of the programme representatives of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the Creative Europe programme, ways to connect with potential partners on the international level and discussed important questions encountered by organizations when applying. Moreover, the programme included presenting UNESCO competitions and the Horizon 2020 programme.

The NEXT collaborative platform came into being as a part of the programme “Adriatic IPA Cross Border Cooperation 2007 – 2013“. The platform can be joined by anyone who wants to present their products, services, work processes and technologies, improve their position on the international market, come in contact with companies, research and development institutions, financial and governmental bodies and potential investors interested in cooperating, and to explore the available funding possibilities and inclusion in European projects.


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia in Cultural Centre Prijepolje

26/08/2015

Within the programme of the art colony Mileševa, in the new gallery of the Cultural Centre Prijepolje, Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the programme to the art colony participants and to local cultural operators. Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk, spoke about the Creative Europe programme and important questions about submitting projects. Also, in the informal part of the programme, there was a discussion with representatives of local cultural organizations about the development of their ideas and funding possibilities for cultural projects. With the aim to increase the number of participants from Serbia, encouraging participation and enhancing cooperation of organizations from smaller local areas, the Desk will continue to organize presentations, seminars, trainings and other educational activities through which knowledge and skills necessary to obtain support of the Creative Europe programme are transferred.


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Public call of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia for visual design and realisation of promo material –pieces of clothing and/or accessories

21/08/2015

Description and aim of the public call

One of the basic tasks of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia is promoting priorities of the Creative Europe programme – creative industry development, among others. In this sense the Desk with its activities aims to encourage development of creativity of domestic originators, to show diversity of creative practices in Serbia, but also to participate in the international affirmation and promotion of Serbian cultural creators.

Due to this reason, the Desk Creative Europe Serbia is opening a public call for visual design and realization of promo materials – pieces of clothing and/or accessories.

The result of the public call should be the choice of the most successful solution of promo materials of the Desk which will be produced, displayed in an exhibition and used in the following year for the purposes of the Desk as promotional materials.

Conditions of the public call

Applicants should design a visual solution for one or more pieces of clothing (hats, shawls, gloves, scarves, t-shirts, shirts, dresses etc.) amounting to 40,000 Dinars, and the condition is to use the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s logotype (pint, embroidery, patchwork and other techniques). No logo concept of the logotype is appropriate for designing authentic and different material patterns (through combination of logotype elements different visual solutions can be achieved):
“The identity of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia is conceived as a visualization of connectedness, energy, linguistic and diacritic symbols and cultural diversity which as a whole make a dynamic and atmospheric image of possibilities the Desk Creative Europe Serbia can offer as an organization. Lively and organic they give off a sense of a process, potential to make an idea reality, multimedial nature, art, design and communication, allowing their modular combining to build different shapes, therefore symbolizing new creation, inventiveness and authenticity.”

Within the given budget it is possible to propose making of several different objects, but also making of several visual solutions of the same object.

Five of the most successful solutions will receive monetary assets necessary for their realization and their authors will be promoted in presentations of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia (exhibition, FB, web site, publications and other).

Public call criteria

The public call can be answered by legal entities (fashion and design studios, civil associations, faculties, etc.).
Criteria for selecting visual solutions are:

1) Relatedness and appropriateness of the visual solution with the concept and the look of the visual identity of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia;
2) Innovativeness of the visual solution in comparison with the standard look of promotional materials – promo t-shirts, caps etc;
3) Quality of the proposed production (materials, sewing complexity);
4) Economical nature of the solution (relation quality-quantity of pieces of clothing).

Submitting an application

Propositions – visual solutions should be submitted by 30th September 2015 to the email address kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs, with the indication “For the public call of the Desk Creative Europe for visual design and realization of promotional materials – pieces of clothing and/or accessories”.

Necessary documentation:
1) A letter of application for the public call (free form) which must contain an explanation of the concept and an indication about the type of materials and dimensions (up to 1 page/500 words) and the number of pieces of clothing/accessories which could be realized within the given monetary assets, but also an indication about other relevant information;
2) Visual display of pieces of clothing (a draft, drawing, visual solutions realized in design software and other);
3) “ID“ of the applicant – a document containing the basic info about the institution/organization submitting the application;
4) Biography/biographies of the author (if it is a co-authorship of two or more authors it is necessary to submit a biography of each author).

Procedure

Elements of the Desk’s logotype in the printing resolution can be downloaded through this link.
After all applications have been received, the commission will select the best five proposals whose production will be financed with the total amount of 200,000.00 RSD, i.e. 40,000.00 per chosen proposal.

Based on one proposal realization, that is production assumes making one or a larger number of proposed pieces of clothing/accessories depending on the type of the piece of clothing/accessory and other relevant proposals.

Results of the public call will be announced on the web presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia. The produced pieces of clothing/accessories will be displayed at a special event of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia – the exhibition in November, and the Desk will use them in the following year for promotional purposes, that is as gifts for important associates from abroad.


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Meeting held in the local self-government of the City of Vranje

21/08/2015

During 4th World children’s festival of animated film “Zlatni puž“ in Vranje, following the invitation of the School of animated film’s Director, Snežana Trajković, on 12th August 2015 a meeting was held in the local self-government of the City of Vranje. Apart from representatives of the city government, the meeting was also attended by directors of cultural institutions so they could additionally inform themselves about possibilities of participating in the Creative Europe programme. At the meeting the importance of raising the current level of cooperation of cultural institutions with foreign partners was emphasized, however, the meeting also included topics of diversifying funding sources and different possibilities of co-financing of successful projects within the Creative Europe programme – from the specialized competition of the Ministry of culture and informing of the Republic of Serbia to financial support of the local self-government.

Since de-metropolisation in the field of culture is an important aspect of work of the Desk creative Europe Serbia, the main aim of the Head of the Desk’s visit was encouraging cultural institutions, but also civil society organizations from Vranje to participate in the Creative Europe programme. The intention of the Desk creative Europe Serbia is to point out the possibilities of development of programmatic, organizational and financial capacities of cultural organizations through establishing European partnerships within the Creative Europe programme. The development of the national cultural system is inseparably tied to the development of smaller cities and counties, and the Desk Creative Europe Serbia strives to actively contribute to the process.


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Public call for submitting projects within projects of European Cooperation

09/08/2015

A public call for submitting projects within projects of European Cooperation of the Creative Europe programme is now open. Deadline for submitting projects is Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 12 p.m.

Within this call you can apply in two categories:

The guide for applicants, all the requirements and documents can be found at:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/support-european-cooperation-projects-2016_en

The Desk Creative Europe Serbia and our Antenna are at your disposal for help when applying.


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Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia at the European Film Festival in Palić

03/08/2015

Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia organized, in collaboration with the Festival of European Film Palić, a promotion of the Creative Europe programme on 20th July 2015 starting at 10 a.m. as a part of the Festival during the accompanying daily events on the big terrace on Palić. The presentation was intended for all participants and visitors of the festival but also for the media following the happenings on the Festival.

In the lively festival atmosphere, visitors, participants and representatives of the media could get familiar with the Creative Europe programme and find out what are the possibilities of the public calls for submitting projects within the largest European fund for cultural projects.

As a part of his address to the media, Luka Kulić spoke with the moderator Ivana Aranđelović about the successful applications of candidates from Serbia on record and possibilities for financing cultural projects in the future open calls within the Creative Europe programme.

Presenting the Creative Europe programme at the info stands is a regular promotional activity of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna through which greater visibility of the Creative Europe programme and activities of the office is achieved but it also provides cooperation with important cultural manifestations in the country.

The info stand and the presentation of the Creative Europe programme were given by team members of the Antenna of the Desk CE Serbia – Luka Kulić, Jovana Rapajić and Dragana Srećkov. Promotional materials of the Creative Europe were disseminated and a discussion with individuals about funding possibilities for cultural projects.


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Info-day in Pančevo

17/07/2015

The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will organize an info day about the Creative Europe programme on 15th July 2015 at 11 a.m. in the small hall of the government of the City of Pančevo.

The info day is a regular promotional activity of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna through which greater visibility of the Creative Europe programme is achieved. During the info day core information about priorities and procedures of the Creative Europe programme will be presented.

We are extending our invitation to participate in the discussion!

Programme of the info day in Pančevo

11.00 – 11.30
• Presenting the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna – Luka Kulić, Coordinator of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

11.30 – 11.50
• Presentation of the Creative Europe programme – Jovana Rapajić, Project manager of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

11.50 – 12.20
• Overview of the documents required for applying – Dragana Srećkov, Project manager of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

12.20 – 13.30
• Open discussion


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Info stand at the film festival “Cinema City“

28/06/2015

Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia will, in cooperation with the film festival “Cinema City”, organize an Info stand on the opening of the festival on 29th June in Kineska četvrt (Chinatown) in Novi Sad beginning at 6 p.m.

The Info stand is a regular promotional activity of the Desk creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna through which greater visibility of the Creative Europe programme and activities of the office is achieved but it also provides cooperation with important cultural manifestations in the country. The festival “Cinema City“ is one of the most important film festivals in the country and with its international importance it is an important place for the promotion of the Creative Europe programme.

At the Info stand team members of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will distribute promotional materials of the Creative Europe programme and speak with individuals from the field of culture about possibilities for financing cultural projects.

Team members of the Antenna who will be at the Info stand – Luka Kulić, Jovana Rapajić and Dragana Srećkov.


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Creative Europe, making connections and establishing partnerships – Romania and Serbia

22/06/2015

The programme of presenting Romanian cultural scene and successful projects in which Romanian organizations participate within the Creative Europe programme, Institute for Cultural Development Research and Magacin on Kraljevića Marka St,  26th June 2015.

Guest of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia: Bianca Floarea, Head of the Desk Creative Europe Romania

Institute for Cultural Development Research, 4 Rige od Fere St, Belgrade

26th June 2015 at 12 p.m.

Magacin on Kraljevića Marka St, 4 Kraljevića Marka St, Belgrade

26th June 2015 at 3 p.m.

Programme Creative Europe is the main programme of the European Union financing projects in culture and enhancing European cultural cooperation. Therefore, one of the main conditions of the majority of competitions with the Creative Europe programme refers to establishing partnerships between organizations active in different European countries.

With the aim to encourage that cooperation and to enable easier access to foreign partners, the Desk Creative Europe Serbia is continuously organizing activities of presenting the international cultural scene. In that regard on 26th June 2015 presentation of the Romanian cultural scene and projects with participants from institutions and organizations from Romania that gained support of the Creative Europe programme.

The Head of the Desk Creative Europe Romania, Bianca Floarea will visit Belgrade and speak about priorities and possibilities of developing cooperation between cultural institutions and organizations from Romania and Serbia.

Programme schedule

Institute for Cultural Development Research

12.00 – 12.15 Presentation of the Creative Europe programme and the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, Dimitrije Tadić, Desk Creative Europe Serbia

12.15 – 13.45 Presentation of Romanian cultural scene and projects with participants from Romanian organizations that gained support of the Creative Europe programme, Bianca Floarea, Desk Creative Europe Romania

13.45 – 14.15 Questions and discussion

Magacin on Kraljevica Marka St.

15.00 – 15.45 Presentation of Romanian cultural scene and projects with participants from Romanian organizations that gained support of the Creative Europe programme, Bianca Floarea, Desk Creative Europe Romania

15.45 – 16.00 Questions and discussion


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Results of the public call for participating in the seminar “Creative Europe Programme –project preparation”

12/06/2015

Representatives of fourteen institutions and organizations from Serbia will have an opportunity to participate in the seminar about project preparation for the Creative Europe programme, organized in the Museum in the open “Staro Selo” – Sirogojno. Among them are five museums (the National Museum Čačak, the National Museum Kraljevo, the National Museum Kruševac, the National Museum Niš, The Museum of Rudnik-Takovo area Gornji Milanovac), two cultural centres (Cultural centre Požega, Cultural centre ”Vuk Karadžić” Loznica) and seven civil society organizations (Forca Požega, Mladi i talentovani Prijepolje, MillenniuM Kragujevac, Eufonija Šid-Kragujevac-Novi Sad, Matrijaršija Belgrade, Obrazovni krugovi Belgrade, KulturPark Belgrade).

The programme of the seminar consists of lectures with the topic of international cultural cooperation, contemporary art practices and cultural policy concepts (Milena Dragićević Šešić, Faculty of Dramatic Arts and Jovan Čekić, Faculty for media and communication), presenting the Creative Europe programme (Dimitrije Tadić, Nina Mihaljinac, Luka Kulić, Dragana Srećkov, Jovana Rapajić, Desk Creative Europe Serbia) and the workshop programme – presentations, consultations and discussion about project propositions.

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone for their interest, and to the participants of the seminar we wish successful work on project ideas and also establishing lasting professional connections on the seminar in Sirogojno!

Download the programme of the seminar and  the list of participants.

 


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Public call of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia for submitting applications for participating in the seminar “Creative Europe – project preparation”

26/05/2015

The Desk Creative Europe Serbia in cooperation with the Museum in the open “Staro selo“, Sirogojno will organize the seminar “Creative Europe Programme – project preparation” from 17th until 20th June 2015. 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 Milena Dragićević Šešić and Jovan Čekić.

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

Apart from the core criterion of seminar participant selection – quality of project proposition and potential partnerships, priority will be given to representatives of institutions and organization coming from smaller cities and counties of Central Serbia. Representatives of other institutions and organizations will be able to participate in the seminar if there are vacancies left. 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 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

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 Desk Creative Europe Serbia – kreativnaevropa@kultura.gov.rs.

Deadline for applications

Applications can be submitted until 7th June 2015. Applications received after the defined deadline will not be taken into consideration.


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The Creative Europe Forum 2015 at Kolarac

14/04/2015

With the aim to inform the wider cultural audience with the main programme of the EU for culture –Creative Europe, and with the aim to convey an important message that it is primarily necessary to have good will and a good idea to successfully obtain EU funding, the Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize the Creative Europe Forum on 27th and 28th April 2015 in the Kolarac Foundation.

The realisation of the Forum programme is aided by over one hundred representatives of institutions and organizations, but also individuals who work in the cultural field and the programme consists of presentations and discussions about projects that gained support of the programme, speed date meetings with cultural professionals, consultations with experts in Law/Economics/PR/Psychology, presentations about different sources of funding in culture, the work of foreign cultural centres in Serbia, European awards for architecture and literature, exhibitions, a cocktail and a concert.

The event will take place in the Kolarac Foundation since this institution is a participant of the Creative Europe Programme with the project Kolarac – Take over whose main goal is “the conquest of Kolarac” and audience development, so on this occasion Kolarac will open over twenty of its known, but also completely unknown spaces and host completely new and different groups of audience. The participants of the Creative Europe Forum will have an opportunity to be informed, educated, advised, to exchange ideas about new projects, to have fun and meet numerous colleagues and associates in culture.

The programme of the Forum can be downloaded here.

The publication of the Forum can be downloaded here.

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the Forum until 24th April by sending an email to reg.kreativnaevropa@gmail.com.

 


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Info day of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna in the Library of Matica srpska

16/03/2015

The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna in collaboration with the Library of Matica srpska, is organizing an info day about the Programme Creative Europe on 18th March 2015 in the Assembly Hall of Matica srpska starting at 10 a.m. The aim of the info day is the promotion of the Creative Europe Programme and presenting the possibilities for institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in open calls of Creative Europe sub-programmes. The info day is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, managers and other cultural workers.
The topic of the info day is the possibility for institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme and its sub programmes. The presentation will talk about the aims of the Programme and financing priorities, key questions about applying: what is the form project ideas should have, how and with whom to establish a partnership, what are the conditions and documents necessary for applying and how to manage a project.
The provincial Secretary for culture and informing – Slaviša Grujić, the Director of the “Evropski poslovi“ Foundation of the AP Vojvodina – Siniša Lazić, Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić and team members of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will address the attendees.

Info day programme
WEDNESDAY 18th March 2015

10.00 – 10.15
Address of the provincial Secretary for culture and informing Slaviša Grujić

10.15 – 10.30
Address of the Director of the “Evropski poslovi“ Foundation of the AP Vojvodina Siniša Lazić

10.30 – 10.45
Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić

10.45 – 11.00
Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna – Luka Kulić

11.00 – 11.15
Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45
Presentation of the Creative Europe Programme – Jovana Kanazir, Antenna of the office of the Desk CE Serbia

11.45 – 12.10
Overview of conditions and required documents – Dragana Srećkov, Antenna of the office of the Desk CE Serbia

12.10 – 13.00
Discussion


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EU award for literature: Discussion about the novel Quite Modest Gifts by Uglješa Šajtinac

06/03/2015

The discussion and signing of Uglješa Šajtinac’s book Quite Modest Gifts, which received the European award for literature in 2014, is scheduled for Monday 9th March 2015 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the bookstore Zepter Book World, 42 Knez Mihailova St., Publishing house Arhipelag stated about the book:

“An exceptional contemporary epistolary novel in which two brothers exchange emails in which they witness their American and Serbian, New York and Banat everyday life. A novel about Banat and New York. A family novel where destiny’s temptations of its members speak of the most challenging social questions of our time in an exciting and striking manner. Šajtinac wrote a moving and provocative chronicle of our days, a book in whose emails the last decade of our lives is given voice with an authentic strength. Intense and passionate, incorruptible and engaged.”

One of the most prominent contemporary writers from Serbia, Uglješa Šajtinac, received this significant European award in November 2014, together with 12 other European authors: Ben BLUSHI (Albania), Milen RUSKOV (Bulgaria), Jan NĚMEC (The Czech Republic ), Makis TSITAS (Greece), Oddný EIR (Island), Janis JONEVS (Latvia), Armin ÖHRI (Lichtenstein), Pierre J. MEJLAK (Malta), Ognjen SPAHIĆ (Montenegro), Marente DE MOOR (the Netherlands), Birgül OĞUZ (Turkey) and Evie WYLD (the United Kingdom).

The competition of the Creative Europe Programme especially supports translations of books which received the European award for literature, so we might expect the novel Quite Modest Gifts to be translated into numerous European languages.


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New call for projects within the Horizon 2020 programme

04/02/2015

Horizon 2020 is the core programme of the European Union for financing science and technological development. It is a new, integrated system of financing encompassing all programmes of research and innovation which were financed through the general programme for research and technological development, CIP programme and the programme of the European Institute for Innovation and technology. The key segments of this programme are Excellence in Science, Industrial Leadership and Social Challenges. The aim of the project is finding ways for economic advancement, especially through supporting small and medium enterprises with the potential of becoming leading companies on a global level in the future.

The programme is open to participation of all research groups from universities, research institutes, individual researchers, small and medium enterprises, big companies, but also other governmental, non-governmental and private organizations and institutions. The total budget until 2020 amounts to 80 billion Euros.

More information about the Horizon 2020 programme can be found in the official presentation of the programme: www.ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en, and also on the official portal of the programme for Serbia: www.horizont2020.rs. Moreover, the Computer centre of the University of Belgrade established a website with all the relevant information about this programme: www.h2020.rcub.bg.ac.rs.

The call for applications can be found at the following web page: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/ h2020-reflective-6-2015.html). The simplified rules for delivering project propositions and also for managing projects provide the applicants an easier way to participate in the programme. The practical instructions can be found on the following link: H2020 online manual. (https://ec.europa.eu/ research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/guide.html)


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Desk in CC Požega: Creative Europe Programme or Why is a Good Idea the Most Important

29/12/2014

Within the project Demythologization of EU programmes, whose responsible leader is the organization Forca from Forca Poežga, on Friday 26th December in the Gallery of the Cultural centre Požega, representatives of the Desk creative Europe Serbia spoke about the Creative Europe Programme and all important questions related to the application process: which competitions are open and to whom they are intended; how and where to find partners; what are the priorities of the Programme and how to design a project in accordance with them; which projects gained support and why.

In accordance with the subject of the project, the representatives of the Desk Creative Europe showed that designing a good project is a much more important and difficult task than administering the project and the actual application, so the presentation was intended to all who work in the cultural field in Požega and the surrounding places: institutions, organizations and individuals, no matter the previous experience in applying for the European support programmes, with the aim to demystify the competition procedures and encouraging everyone interested to find partners and apply for the Creative Europe Programme.


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia in the Theatre club Zeleno zvono in Zrenjanin

11/12/2014

Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize an info day about the Programme Creative Europe on 12th December 2014 in the Theatre club “Zeleno zvono“ in Zrenjanin.

The info day, whose aim is animating the biggest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe Programme, is dedicated to representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Zrenjanin and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, organizations of the civil society dealing with culture, educational, scientific and researching institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

The subject of the info day will be the ability of institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme, so we will speak about key questions related to applying: in what way the project ideas should be shaped, how and with whom you should establish a partnership, which documents are necessary for the applications and how to manage a project.

Programme of the info day

Friday 12th December 2014

10.00 – 10.20

10.20 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.30

12.30 – 13.00

13.00 – 14.00

Discussion


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As of January 2015 Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia Starts Work in Novi Sad

09/12/2014

Based on the Agreement on participation of Serbia in the Creative Europe Program signed by the Minister of Culture and Information, Ivan Tasovac and European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Andrula Vasiliu on 19th June, there is an anticipation of forming an implementation body which would be an integral part of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia.

Having regard to this, on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Information an Agreement on forming the Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been signed based on which the conditions for a comprehensive implementation of the Creative Europe program shall be created, regarding the territory of AP of Vojvodina.

Agreement on forming the Antenna of Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been signed by the assistant of the minister for international cooperation and European integrations, Asja Drača Muntean and the director of the European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Siniša Lazić, on Friday, 14th November 2014 at the Gallery of Matica srpska in Novi Sad.

Besides providing support to Desk Creative Europe Serbia in terms of enforcing the Creative Europe Program, the mission of the Antenna would be to take care of specific needs related to the AP of Vojvodina – strengthening the programmatic and organizational capacities of the cultural institutions and organizations active at the level of the AP of Vojvodina, protection of the cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and internationalization.


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Open competitions for literary translations and European platforms

09/12/2014

Within the Programme Creative Europe, on 4th December 2014 two competitions were open: the competition for literary translations (deadline for applications 4th February) and the competition for European platforms (deadline for applications 25th February). The conditions of the competitions but also instructions for applying can be found on the following web pages:

– The competition for literary translations – https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/documents/guidelines-call-for-proposals-eacea-46-2014-literary-translation.pdf

– The competition for European platforms – https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/documents/2-guildelines_platforms_dec_2015.pdf

The evaluation of applications concerning projects of literary translation will last four months, and the assessment of applications concerning projects of European platforms was allocated the period of 5 months.


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Training in MCAV (Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina) about applying to the projects of European cooperation

09/12/2014

Dear colleagues,

We announce that the Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize a training concerning applications to the open competition of the Programme Creative Europe supporting projects of European cooperation on 16th and 17th December 2014 in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, 37 Dunavska St, Novi Sad.

The training is dedicated to representatives of all institutions and organizations preparing to apply for the competition supporting projects of European cooperation (http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/cooperation-projects-2015_en).

The training will assume the basic level of knowledge and experiences necessary to apply for the programme and it will encompass presenting the Creative Europe programme, overview of conditions and documents necessary for applying, shaping the idea and the concept of the project and financial management of the project.
We are kindly asking all interested applicants to send their applications for participating in the training to the email address reg.kreativnaevropa@gmail.com and to indicate the name of the institution or organization, but also the first and last names of the representatives of the institution/organization in the email. It is possible to register two participants maximum per institution/organization. The total number of participants is limited to 50, whereas the applications of the first 50 applicants will be accepted. The deadline for applications is 15th December at 12 p.m.

We are sending the kindest regards and expecting you in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad!

Desk Creative Europe Serbia

Training programme

TUESDAY 16th December 2014.

10.00  – 10.30
• Presentation of the Desk and Antenna Creative Europe – Dimitrije Tadić, Desk CE and Luka Kulić, Antenna of the Desk CE

10.30 – 11.30
• Presentation of the Programme of cross-border cooperation and Horizon 2020– Andrija Aleksić, Fond

11.30 – 12.00
• Presentation of the programme of CE– Jovana, Antenna of Desk CE

12.00 – 12.30
• Coffee break

12.30 – 13.30
• Presentation of successful projects

13.30 – 14.30
• Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30
• Documents required for submitting a project proposition– Dragana Srećkov

15.30 – 16.30
• Overview of the application form – Dragana Srećkov

WEDNESDAY 17th December 2014.

10.00 – 10.30
• Presentation of successful projects

10.30 – 12.30
• Financial management of projects – Marija Popović

12.30 – 13.30
• Lunch break

13.30 – 16.00
• The idea and the concept of a project – Luka Kulić, Antenna Desk CE

16.00 – 17.00
• Discussion, questions and answers


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A week devoted to literary translations – approaching the February contest

07/12/2014

With regard to opening a new literary translation contest in early February 2015, Desk Creative Europe Serbia has been involved in two significant conferences gathered on the theme of providing support to the Creative Europe Program publishers. The first conference was held in Zagreb on 24th November at the initiative of Mladen Špehar, the Head of the Desk Creative Europe Croatia, where the participants were the desk representatives from Bulgaria – Vesela Kondakova, Slovenia – Mateja Lazar and Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić, as well as the publishers from these countries, whose projects were supported by the resources of the Desk Creative Europe: Andrej Ilić from Slovenian publishing house ‘Mladinska knjiga Založba’, Nikolaj Gingijanov from the publishing house ‘Avangard Print Publishing’ Bulgaria, Nataša Barta from the publishing house ‘VBZ’, Croatia, as well as Nataša Đelošević, the representative of the publishing house ‘Clio’ from Serbia. There have been words on the occasion of these gatherings regarding the competition success of the countries from the region regarding literary translation, as well as on the propositions of the new contest and the announced project evaluation criteria changes. Within the Creative Europe Programme, a special emphasis will be put on the European Prize for Literature laureates, while the publishers will be required to submit the detailed project budget (without the linear translation costs accounting in terms of the number of pages), which shall anticipate diverse costs – starting with translation all the way to publishing, distribution and promotion of the literary piece of work. The changes of the criteria and contest participation conditions have for their aim the target group expansion, increasing project visibility, as well as encouraging book market development. Having regard to this, a significant novelty concerns the contest concept concerned with literary translations when compared to the previous program (Culture 2007-2013), having in mind that the contest applicants are expected to have a more innovative approach to designing their promotional activities.

The other gathering, hosted by Desk Creative Europe Serbia, was held on 28th November during the Book Fair in Niš and this was an opportunity for the publishers from Niš to get introduced with the literary translation contest of the Creative Europe Programme, as well as to discover the details on the successful domestic publishing projects. Furthermore, most common mistakes occurring in the literary translation contest applications have been stressed in both of the conferences, and these would be: indiscrimination of the terms ‘distribution’ (‘dissemination’) and ‘promotion’, unfamiliarity with the term ‘audience development’ and hiring translators with insufficient number of formal references.

Efforts of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia to promote this contest in a special light are also derived from the fact that Serbia is one of the most successful countries in this contest of the Creative Europe Programme. Serbia is, along with Italy, in the third place in Europe based on the number of successful applications (six out of 18 applications succeed), immediately after Bulgaria (26/9) and Spain (22/7). Macedonia and Hungary also contribute to the success of ourregion with 14 submitted and 5 successful applications, Albania (8/4), as well as Croatia and Slovenia, with 18 submitted and 3 successful applications. A small number of European countries have one or two successful applications, while most of the countries have none of the successful applications.


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia on Yugoslav Theater Festival in Uzice on 10. November

03/11/2014

Yugoslav Theater Festival in Uzice and Desk Creative Europe Serbia organize the presentation of Creative Europe Program and discussion on the topic of European cultural cooperation and development of regional cultural and art scene, on 10. November in Small hall of National Theater of Uzice starting at 18 o’clock.

The presentation is dedicated to the representatives of all the institutions and organizations in culture from Uzice and places in the region – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, education, science and research institutions, as well as independent artists, curators and cultural managers.

Presentation and discussion topic will be the European cultural cooperation: how the ideas for projects should be formulated, how and with whom to establish a partnership, where to find the new audience, why is the cooperation important, are some of the issues that will be discussed.

Bearing in mind that the interview is organized on the occasion of the Yugoslav Theatre Festival, a special focus will be placed on the question of regional cooperation and strengthening the regional art scene, and one of the major objectives of presentation and discussion is related to the enhancement of the cooperation and debate of local and regional actors in the field of culture .

http://www.jpf.uzickopozoriste.rs/index.php/item/341-prateci-program-19-jugoslovenskog-pozorisnog-festivala-bez-prevoda


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Regular meeting of leaders of Desk Creative Europe

28/10/2014

The meeting of the representatives of Desk Creative Europe of all the countries participating in the program was held in Brussels from 20. to 22. October 2014. In addition to the representatives of the European Union countries, the meeting was attended by representatives of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, which have recently signed the agreement on participation in the program, as well as Georgia, the state that has yet to sign a contract of participation.

The meeting was organized to discuss the mutual strategy of action of Desks, reassess previous practices and the possibilities of development of new opportunities, but it was concerned about the relevant topics in the field of cultural policy and artistic production: the mobility of artists, audience development, creative industries and entrepreneurship in culture, advocacy and promotion of mutual European values.

In addition to having discussion on the priorities of the Creative Europe program, the meeting attendants touched other EU programs (COSME, Horizon), the subprogram Media with a particular focus on video games, competition procedures and the most common errors in applications of the organizations that are the applicants for financial assistance programs . There were also significant discussions about the development opportunities of projects related to cultural heritage, as well as the visibility of the supported projects. It was concluded that raising the public visibility of projects is of outstanding importance, and that, among other things, can be achieved by developing innovative approaches to audience.


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The training ˮApplying for the open competition invitation to the Creative Europe Program for supporting European cooperation projectsˮ was held in Rex on 15 and 16 September 2014

29/09/2014

Desk Creative Europe Serbia has organized training for competing in the Creative Europe Program – a subprogram intended for support to the European cooperation projects, held in the Cultural Center Rex in Belgrade, on 15 and 16 September 2014. The workshops Concept and objectives of the Creative Europe Program/Cooperation projects, Application process and required documents display and Budget, were managed by the Fund for European Affairs’ representatives from Novi Sad, and aside from this, the projects supported within the Culture Program 2007-2013 have also been presented (European Center for Culture and ˮThe Cityˮ debate) and the Creative Europe Program (Museum of Yugoslav History).

The two-day workshop was visited by around 150 representatives of domestic institutions and organizations working in fields of culture, while the focus was on presenting and discussing on the projects the institutions and organizations will compete with by 1 October. Aside from giving advice and basic guidelines for improving competition documentation and application contents, there has been a lot of word on the best ways for projects designing. This way the participants could gather important information regarding administrative, but also conceptual issues concerned with competing in the subprogram European Cooperation Projects. We are hoping that the domestic institutions and organizations will have a great success in this competition round.

Enclosure:

Creative Europe – budget

Creative Europe – about the program

Creative Europe – application form

The Project idea and concept

About Desk Creative Europe Serbia


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Desk Creative Europe Serbia organizes training for competing in the cooperation projects (deadline 1 October)

06/09/2014

Dear colleagues,

We are hereby informing you that the Desk Creative Europe Serbia shall organize application training for the open competition invitation of the Creative Europe Program for supporting the European cooperation projects, on 15 and 16 September 2014 in the Cultural Center Rex, Jevrejska 16, Belgrade.

The training is devoted to those institutions/organizations which are preparing documentation for applying on the competition invitation for supporting European cooperation projects
(http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/cooperation-projects-2015_en).

We are kindly inviting all the interested persons to register their participation until 11 September 12 o’clock on email address reg.kreativnaevropa@gmail.com and to include the name of the institution/organization, as well as the last name of the representative of the institution/organization. The institutions and organizations may register up to three representatives.

On this occasion we would like to announce that Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize several educational programs and activities in Belgrade and Serbia until the end of the year, which shall be adapted for various levels of the obtained experience of the domestic professionals when applying for the EU programs intended for supporting projects in culture, as well as for those without any experience whatsoever in applying for such competitions.

We are cordially greeting and expecting you in Rex!

Desk Creative Europe Serbia


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Published competition results

22/08/2014

The so far published competition results can be seen HERE.


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Serbia signed Creative Europe agreement

24/06/2014

The Minister of Culture and Information, Mr Ivan Tasovac, today in Brussels signed the Agreement on the Accession of Serbia to the Creative Europe Programme for assistance in the creative and cultural sectors. The total budget of the programme of EUR 1.46 billion is allocated to the period 2014-2020.

“Today is a great day for Serbian culture and art, because not only symbolically but also officially Serbia is becoming part of Creative Europe,” said Minister Tasovac at the signing of the Agreement and then added: “This is very good news for all our cultural institutions, for all our artists, and the complete civil sector, because through exchanging ideas and experience we will becoming more and more a part of this creative Europe that we have belonged to for a long time.”

“I am very happy that the signing of this agreement will allow Serbia to realize the benefits of this programme,” said the European Commissioner for Culture, Education and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, who signed the Agreement on behalf of the European Commission.

With its vibrant culture and specific Roman and early Byzantine architectural heritage, which is in part on the UNESCO’s list, its numerous museums, theatres, music festivals and literary tradition, Serbia enriches our common European space, Vassiliou added.

Serbia is the first country outside the European Union to sign the Agreement on participation in the new Creative Europe programme.

The Commission plans the signing of similar agreements with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey, Georgia, and Moldavia, and there are preliminary talks with several other countries.

The Minister stated that the Ministry of Culture and Information had already in February formed the Creative Europe Desk that would organise already at the end of June the first conference at which the leading experts from Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden) would exchange their experiences with cultural representatives from Serbia about how to apply for funding within the Creative Europe programme.

Serbia is also expected to join the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe after the alignment of legislation in the audiovisual field with the legislation of the European Union.


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Welcome to Creative Europe Desk Serbia

24/06/2014

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the Creative Europe Desk Serbia has commenced its operation within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The Desk’s mission is to promote the Creative Europe 2014-2020 programme and to provide support to domestic cultural institutions and organisations in the process of applying for funding by the Creative Europe programme.

We hope that we will use the six years ahead of us to achieve joint objectives, which are: developing capacities of domestic cultural institutions and organisations, creating relevant programmes and projects of exceptional quality, including a greater audience in cultural programmes, financial sustainability and stability of organisations, promoting regional and international cultural cooperation – objectives which represent the development of culture and art in Serbia and its contribution to the creation of a progressive, free, and creative society.

With the aim to realize this ambitious vision, the Creative Europe Desk Serbia will be organising numerous activities and projects through which it will connect different stakeholders in the fields of culture and art: public, private, and civil institutions and organisations, networks, groups, and individuals from Serbia, the region, and Europe.  In this way, the Desk will support the transfer of knowledge and skills and promote further cooperation, mobility, exchange of opinions and ideas, development of professional standards and ethics, innovations, participation, and openness. We invite you to get involved in the Creative Europe Desk Serbia’s activities, as well as in the processes of public dialogue and joint efforts at directing the cultural system in Serbia.

We believe that before us is an exciting period of cooperation, and we are very much looking forward to it!

 


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