Creative Europe Forum 2019

The Forum Creative Europe 2019 was held for the first time in Novi Sad on 16th and 17th May 2019.
The forum was organized in cooperation with the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation and the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, since the Antenna Creative Europe Culture Desk Serbia is part of the Fund.

This year’s Forum was opened by Dimitrije Tadić, Head of Desk Creative Europe Serbia, followed by Vidosava Enderić, Director of the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina and Vuk Radulović, Novi Sad 2021 Foundation.

The question dealt with by this year’s Forum is: in what way projects and organisation models in culture can encourage cooperation, combatting hatred, stereotypes and different forms of social inequality. With the idea of the necessity to strengthen cooperation and connecting, the Forum is organised through partnerships in three cities (Novi Sad, Niš, Belgrade) and it includes horizontal learning methods, exchange, inclusion and connecting domestic and foreign professionals.
Otherwise, the seat of the Antenna Creative Europe Culture Desk Serbia is at European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, and it is the first time that the office of a European program has been part of a provincial institution. The representatives of the Antenna in the Fund are Mina Radmilović Pjevac, Dragan Srećkov and Jovan Rapajić.
The Interreg IPA cross-border cooperation programmes were presented by Mina Radmilović Pjevac, whereas Creative Europe – Culture by Dragan Srećkov, Jovan Rapajić and Dimitrije Tadić.
Most interesting panels, discussions and debates have marked this year’s Forum. The participants had the opportunity to hear the experiences of a guest from Sweden and of the representative of the Visegrad Fund, whereas an especially useful lecture on EU project co-financing was given by Mrs. Smiljka Jovanovićc, Provincial Secretary for Finance.