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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Culture - Media

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations

Regions: Balkans, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Western Balkan IPA II Beneficiaries: Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia

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Responsible: European Commission

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Amorce:

Creative Europe – Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans – 2019
Funds for: Strengthening cultural cooperation with and competiveness of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To foster reconciliation and good neighbourly relations in the Western Balkans through cultural cooperation and creation;
* To increase cultural cross-border cooperation within the Western Balkans region and the EU Member States;
* To strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the region

Priorities
* Priority 1:To increase the capacity of cultural and creative industries to operate transnationally and internationally;
– Sub priority 1: Promoting cooperation between cultural and creative industries within the Western Balkans and/or with EU Member States;
– Sub priority 2: Strengthening the capacities of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans; 
> Developing new skills and gaining professional experience and expertise;
> Promoting new models of revenue, management and marketing for the cultural and creative industries;
> Adapting to the digital shift;
 
* Priority 2: to increase transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players;

* Priority 3 : to enhance inter-cultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators as well as the general public

Among financed actions
* Priority 1:
– Formal learning at recognised institutions;
– Peer-to-peer learning strategy;
– Non-formal activities focused on artistic learning or on soft skills in the culture and art industries;
– Workshops; 
– Development and testing of new business models;
– Creation of co-working and co-creation spaces;
– Testing of new business and management approaches;
– Development of tools for digitisation of cultural content

* Priority 2: 
– Residencies, artistic research (leading to) co-creation, co-production between artists and/or cultural operators;
– Activities aimed at developing career opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from the Western Balkans

* Priority 3:
– Activities enabling the artists and cultural operators to generate intercultural and interfaith dialogue, respect for diverse cultures and cultural expressions;
– Activities strengthening the interaction between the cultural heritage sector and other cultural and artistic sectors

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: from 24 to 48 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be either: organisations or associations, working in the culture and creative sectors (excluding audio-visual), national Councils dealing with the cultural and creative sectors (excluding audiovisual) or public bodies at local, regional or central level involved in the cultural and creative sectors (excluding audio-visual);
– Be a legal entity fior at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission; 
– Be established in EU Member States or in Western Balkan IPA II Beneficiaries: Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia;
– Be a partnership composed of at least 5 organisations from countries participating in the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance: 
> At least 2 organisations must be established in at least 2 different Western Balkan IPA II beneficiaries; 
> At least 2 organisations of the partnership must be established in at least 2 different EU Member States