The Representation contributes to the Council for Creative Industries
The President of the Republic of Srpska, Mrs Zeljka Cvijanovic, held a meeting with representatives of cultural institutions, associations and artists of various profiles, welcoming their initiative to form the Council for Creative Industries of the Republic of Srpska, which will operate under the President's office.
The task of the future Council will be to map, propose measures, activities and initiatives of creative industries with an imperative to increase social, economic and international recognition of the Republic of Srpska.
In order to support the initiative, the Representation provided an EU project consultant from Brussels who had the opportunity to introduce everyone interested with the new "Creative Industries" methodology organized through a one day workshop.
Namely, the entire workshop was presented through three main topics:
- The EU general framework for Creative Industries;
- EU external international strategy for Culture and Creative Industries;
- General framework for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska.
In addition, all interested had the opportunity to get acquainted with examples of good practice, mechanisms and documents, project applications, as well as to receive better knowledge of all available related EU funds such as IPA III, cross-border cooperation, InterREg CBC, Creative Europe, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, Recovery Fund etc.
Creative Europe as one of the main EU programmes within the framework of Culture and Creative Industries connects associations and enterprises with similar organizations from all over Europe, thus strengthening the capacities of organizations to prepare quality applications in the face of large competition. It is necessary to network, have good partners from other countries and together develop ideas that will produce concrete results, innovative methods and competent people involved in implementation.
A part of the Creative Europe programme is preservation, development and promotion of European cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as European cultural heritage. Other aspects of the programme relate to support to cultural organisations for professional development, promotion of international artistic exchange, art works and cultural professionals, financial strengthening of small and medium enterprises, and support to international cultural policies that support innovations, increase audience reach and foster new business models in culture.
Creative Europe is the framework EU programme aimed at supporting and financing projects in the cultural and audio-visual sectors with an overall budget of 1.46 billion euros for the period 2021-2027.