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The 25 years of Interreg

In 2015, Interreg celebrates its 25th anniversary. A quarter of a century playing an active role in regional development and European cohesion, improving the life of people and supporting local economies.

First version of the HORIZON 2020 2016-2017 work programs are available

Welcomeurope has obtained most of the draft 2016-17 Work Programmes for the Horizon 2020 programme. The Draft Work Programmes contain detailed information on the specific challenge, scope and expected impact of each topic as well as identifying the type of topic.

Round table 'Perspectives of cultural policy development: access, cultural participation and new audiences'

Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) organizes a round table discussion as a part of the two-year project ‘Access to Culture: Policy Analysis’.
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Mobility Funding Guides for 49 countries of Asia and Europe

The latest Mobility Funding Guides for 49 countries of Asia and Europe by in collaboration with On the Move has been launched.
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Forum on artist-in-residence programs in Zagreb

The Forum will explore the practical examples of organizing and supporting artist-in-residence programs by questioning its role as a hub for local and intercultural exchange. The Forum will gather cultural professionals and artists from different fields of contemporary art, as well as policy makers and experts.

Croatia to designate European Capital of Culture 2020

European Union culture ministers on Friday agreed on the order in which the member states were to designate Capitals of Culture in the 2020-2033 period, and Croatia's turn comes in 2020.
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“Culture is an important part of European economy and stimulates the opening of new jobs”

At the forum The Future of Culture, the Future of Europe, organised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications, taking place 4 and 5 April at Chaillot National Theatre, European filmmakers and their open letter drew attention to the current condition in culture and all its possibilities in the digital age.

Foundation "Hrvatska kuća - Croatian House" joined EUNIC network

The newly established Foundation "Hrvatska kuća - Croatian House" with the aim of promoting Croatia's culture, language and cultural heritage abroad was selected yesterday for full membership during the annual general meeting of the network of the European national institutes for culture – EUNIC, which takes place from 11th to 13 December in Brussels.
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Guide to Funding opportunities for international cultural exchange in Asia

Initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)  through its online portal, these 20 mobility funding guides are a concrete output of the mapping of funding opportunities for international cultural exchange in 18 countries in Asia. The research was conducted with the cooperation of Korea Arts Management Service-KAMS, Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication-PARC, Tokyo Performing Arts Market-TPAM and Arts Network Asia-ANA.
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Conference Culture-Potentials for Development

The conference will include number of renown speakers from fields of cultural economic and cultural policy studies (e.g. Bruce A. Seaman, Bruno S. Frey, Michael J. Rushton, Francois Matarasso, Vesna Čopič and others).  The conference will take place at the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia from 21.-23. September 2012.

2020 – Croatia in order for the title of European Capital of Culture

On 20 July, the European Commission adopted a proposal for the continuation of the European Capitals of Culture initiative. The existing scheme runs until 2019 and the new proposal lists the order in which countries will nominate cities to hold the title, up to 2033.
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Scholarships for young cultural managers

Croatia's Ministry of Culture is aiming to build firmer and more productive liasons with the EU cultural market. Croatian Minister of Culture Andrea Zlatar-Violić, and the director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Georg-Christian Lack, are preparing to present the EUNIC scholarship program for young Croatian cultural managers.
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Terry Flew: The Creative Industries. Culture and Policy

The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused through new media technologies. 
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Croatian Culture in the European Union

An overview on recent  cultural policy tendencies in domestic and EU context titled 'Croatian Culture in the European Union' by  Biserka Cvjetičanin and Vjeran Katunarić is available for readers online.
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Croatia, Macedonia ink agreement on cultural cooperation

Croatian Culture Minister Andrea Zlatar Violic and her Macedonian counterpart Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska on Friday signed an agreement on bilateral cultural cooperation from 2012 to 2015, at their meeting organised in Zagreb on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Croatia and Macedonia.
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Statistics about reading habits in Croatia

Some 40 per cent of Croatians read one book per month, which is below the world average according to market research results presented at a press conference by the Library Block and Community of Publishers and Booksellers.

Croatia has a new Minister of Culture

After recently held parliament elections in Croatia, the Government has confirmed that a new Minister of Culture of the Republic Croatia is Professor Andrea Zlatar Violić.  Conductor Berislav Šipuš has been confirmed too as deputy minister of Andrea Zlatar Violić.
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Study 'Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector' available as pdf

Research study 'Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector' published by the Institute for International Relations (IMO) from Zagreb, has been launched and it's available for download.
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Book 'Cultural Identity Politics in the (Post-)Transitional Societies' available online

The book 'Cultural Identity Politics in the (Post-)Transitional Societies', edited by Aldo Milohnić and Nada Švob-Đokić has been launched by IMO as a Culturelink Joint Publications Series; no. 13.
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Publication Exit Europe - New Geographies of Culture now available online

Exit Europe - New Geographies of Culture is a book which sets activities of the independent cultural scene in the region of former Yugoslavia within the broader cultural and social context. Inside you can find reviews of the independent cultural scenes in 5 different countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia) as well as a broad overview of the development of regional cultural cooperation among independent organizations. 
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Culture minister attends round table discussion in Belgrade

Croatian Culture Minister Jasen Mesic said at a round table discussion in Belgrade on Thursday that the Croatian and Serbian culture ministries would have to tackle the job of restoring cultural artefacts taken away during the 1990s wars, and that there were 36,000 such artefacts.
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Dragan Klaic passed away

 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.
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The Art of Difference | From Europe as a cultural project to EU policies for culture

Gottfried Wagner, former Director of the European Cultural Foundation, has written a new publication looking at Europe as a cultural project and the development of EU policies for culture.  
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Croatian, Macedonian ministers signed cultural cooperation agreement

Croatian Culture Minister Jasen Mesic and his Macedonian counterpart Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska on Sunday signed the fifth bilateral programme on cultural cooperation between their countries in the next four years.  
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Networks: The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century

With this book, edited by Biserka Cvjeticanin, Culturelink marks twenty years of its continuous networking and research activities in cultural development, cultural policies, intercultural communication and international cultural cooperation. 
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European Expert Network on Culture

European Commission has created the European expert network for culture (EETS), which held on 11 April in Brussels the first meeting with the representatives of the Directorate for Education, Arts and Culture. EETS is consisted of 18 experts on various issues of cultural policy, cultural management and cultural development; among them are representatives for South East Europe - from Croatia Aleksandra Uzelac, Vesna Copic from Slovenia and Milena Dragicevic Sesic from Serbia.
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Culture Minister Mesic chairman of the UNESCO Convention

Minister of Culture of the Republic Croatia, Jasen Mesic has been elected for the second time as the chairman of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.
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Croatia and Georgia sign agreement on cultural cooperation

Croatian Culture Minister Bozo Biskupic on Thursday received a Georgian delegation, led by Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.
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Curators in Think! Think! Think!

Curators Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago from the Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic from Zagreb have contributed to the book ‘Think! Think! Think! Expanding the present, launching the future’ published by press to exit project space / Idealist in Macedonia.

Japan-Croatia Friendship House Project

On March 5, 2010 in the city of Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture on the central Japanese island of Honshu, organized by the city of Tokamachi, the launching of the Japan-Croatia Friendship House Project was introduced to the public.

Independent Culture Centers in Slovenia

Center for Independent Culture and Youth from Zagreb and Molekula from Rijeka partake at the moment at the international conference New Times / New Models – Governance Models of Independent Cultural Centers in Maribor.

Rijeka in the Reseau Art Nouveau Network

The city of Rijeka has been selected for the Reseau Art Nouveau Network. Rijeka is the first Croatian city which was admitted into the membership of this international network that brings together cities of rich Secession heritage.
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Croatia and Russia sign programme regulating cultural cooperation

Croatian Culture Minister Bozo Biskupic and Russian Ambassador to Croatia Mikhail Konarovskiy on Wednesday signed a programme regulating cooperation in culture for the 2009-2011 periods.
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Pula - Pecs sign protocol on cultural cooperation

Pecs Deputy Mayor Bertalan Toth and Pula Mayor Boris Miletic signed a protocol on cultural cooperation between the two cities in the northern Adriatic seaport of Pula on Wednesday.

Launch of an innovative and creative initiative: the EFA FestLab - FestFlash

FestFlash on Creativity and Innovation – the FestLab for Creativity and Innovation brought to life! What is the innovative in the framework of a festival? What can a festival do to foster creative and innovative talents? Why do festivals play an important role in our modern societies?
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New book ‘A New Agenda? - The European Union and Cultural Policy’ by Hans Erik Naess

A new book by Hans Erik Naess entitled ‘A New Agenda? - The European Union and Cultural Policy’ has been launched by Alliance Publishing Trust.