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Dragan Klaic passed away

place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dragan Klaić (1950-2011) was a recognized authority in the fields of cultural policy and international cultural cooperation in Europe. He was also an analyst of contemporary cultural institutions and internationally honoured theatrologist.

Klaić lectured at Leiden University, the University of Bologna, the University of Belgrade, and Istanbul University. He was the creator and director of the European Festival Research Project, and an initiative devoted to cultural studies of European festivals and the ongoing ‘festivalization’ of life.

Dragan Klaić was born in Sarajevo in 1950. A graduate of theater studies and history, he was one of the founders of the European Theater Quarterly Euromaske, and the director of the Theater Instituut Nederland, the European Network of Information for the Performing Arts (IETM), and the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (currently Culture Action Europe).

He was the author of the report “Europe as a Cultural Project” as well as numerous articles and books. His latest published work is titled "Mobility of Imagination, a Companion Guide to International Cultural Cooperation", which will be published by the National Audiovisual Institute as part of the European Culture Congress.

(Source: www.culturecongress.eu)

(D.H., 31.08.2011)