Creative Europe Desk Serbia is an implementation body of the Creative Europe programme, formed within the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. The task of the Desk is to support cultural institutions and civil society organizations in Serbia which would like to participate in the Creative Europe programme. Creative Europe Desk Serbia implements the sub-programme Culture, which is part of the Creative Europe programme.
By signing the agreement on participation in Creative Europe, each country has committed to establish an implementation body (of the Creative Europe Programme), which operates at the national level. The Republic of Serbia signed the agreement in Brussels on June the 19th, 2014.
In order to increase the number of participants from Serbia, Creative Europe Desk Serbia will continuously organise seminars and training programmes to transfer knowledge related to the bidding procedure and financial support; give presentations of previously successful projects of organizations from Serbia as well as from the region and Europe; organise conferences on important issues of regional and international cooperation (the state and potential of the cultural system in Serbia, existing national and European cultural policy instruments which develop international cooperation, European cultural networks, modern concepts of international cooperation, etc.), as well as on topics in the field of cultural policy and management related to the priorities of Creative Europe (mobility of professionals in the field of culture, building audiences, creative industries and modern business models, etc.); organize training in cultural institutions through direct work with employees; and promote the importance of inter-sectoral cooperation.