Cultural
Cooperation

in the Western Balkans

19.05 21 _ 09:00
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architecture /

theatre /

dance /

music /

painting /

photography /

translation /

digital arts /

cultural heritage /

museum /

architecture /

theatre /

dance /

music /

painting /

photography /

translation /

digital arts /

cultural heritage /

museum /

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Join us to discover 13 new collaborative cultural projects, showcasing ground-breaking creativity and creating sustainable connections across the Western Balkans and the EU.

In 2019, Creative Europe launched the Call for proposals: Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans. The call aimed to increase cultural cooperation within the region and with EU Member States, and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans. This event marks the launch of the 13 projects selected by the European Commission out of 350 applications. The collaborative, creative and interdisciplinary projects cover a diverse range of sectors and contribute to the crosscutting objectives of the European Commission. The Cultural Relations Platform is supporting the visibility and maximising the results of these projects internationally.

Schedule

Introduction explaining the context and result of the Call and announcing the start of the 13 selected projects.

Cooperation programmes between the EU and the Western Balkans related to culture

Linking cultural policy with EU support and presenting the new Creative Europe programme

Speakers

Projects

(Non)Aligned Movements

Strengthening contemporary dance in the Western Balkans

(Non)Aligned Movements is boosting the creative and collaborative potential of contemporary dance practices in the Western Balkans. It reinforces the social impact of Balkan contemporary dance by raising its ...

Balkan Translations Collider

The Balkan Translations Collider project is born out of partners’ common commitment - as literary NGOs, associations, small publishing businesses, literary agents, book fairs/ festivals organisers ...

CAN for Balkans

Comics Alliance Networking for Balkans

Historical comics in the Balkans have a past marked by nationalist discourses and communist propaganda or simply do not have a past (the case of Albania). Unfortunately, in many cases, the sins of...

Immersive Storytelling

Driven Cooperation for Cultural Heritage Dissemination in the Western Balkans

Cultural heritage represents an incredible meeting point for collaboration of the cultural and creative sectors. Its value lays in the storytelling potential it offers. Visitors often lack engagem...

Manifesta 14 Prishtina

Co-Producing Common Space and Shaping Formations of Solidarity in the Western Balkans and Beyond

Prishtina has experienced major transformations in its landscape by unrestrained privatisation of open urban spaces ...

ReCulture

Re-branding of Cultural Institutions in the Western Balkans

The overall aim of the ReCulture project is establishing a basis for improved visibility and modernised appearance of Western Balkan cultural institutions by supporting the inter-sectoral linking ...

Regional Lab

New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration

In the past decade intensive bottom-up developments emerged in the region of the Western Balkans and South East Europe mostly among the civil sector in culture. The necessity of new models, ...

Re:play

Redesigning playscapes with children in the Western Balkans

The RE:PLAY project is engaged in rethinking play as a distinctly human capacity which is currently underrated by urban design. It highlights the significance of designing spaces with children and ...

Rise of Women in Culture

in the Western Balkans

The project will work on the development of a Western Balkans network of curators and regional virtual reality platform as a way to foster the creation of visual art.. ...

SCUB

Some Call Us Balkans

The project Some Call us Balkans (SCUB) creates a large consortium of partenrs and local NGOs as a interdisciplinary collective from different parts of Europe among artists and activists with the...

#Synergy

Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans

#Synergy aims to overcome the obstacles which at present threaten the art music sector in the Western Balkans, which are the consequences of small and fragmented art markets, of unequal economic ...

The Ways of the Heroes

Social apathy and absence of agency, especially in the Western Balkans, is a shared problem that all partners have recognised. The project will artistically examine this problem...

Translation in Motion

Translation in Motion is a cooperation between nine organisations (one European network, 4 literary organisations from the Western Balkans and 4 from the EU) and several associated partners ...