Creative Europe Cultural Cooperation Projects for 2017: Phenomenal Results for Slovenia!

Amidst fierce competition, 66 smaller scale cooperation projects and 15 larger scale cooperation projects were awarded on the most recent call. From among over 500 eligible applications, sent from 23 different countries, 81 projects were selected. Among those selected are even seven smaller scale projects with a Slovenian project leader, which represents 10% of all awarded projects in that category!

The REPORT on how we connected the cultural and creative sectors beyond horizons

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During five-day study study visit to Slovenia, 23 representatives of the cultural sector from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine got to know more than 60 Slovenian organisations and visited 21 cultural spaces or venues. In addition to the capital city, the guests were also introduced to the cultural scenes in the eastern (Maribor) and western (Vipava, Nova Gorica, Šempas and Osek) parts of Slovenia.

What do publishers from Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Hungary have to say?

Creative Europe provides funding for translating European literature and also ensures a fair payment to translators. However, the downside is primarily the “bureaucratic part” of the programme along with the call's yearly change of focus and the confusion in determining the guidelines. Lesser-used languages have a difficult time competing with English. Publishers facing a small market are mainly rescued by having a strong social network of readers. The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is good for authors, but not so great for publishers.