The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced on May 15, 2018, by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. Plečnik House, Slovenia wins in Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising. Congratulations!
The Motovila (CED Slovenia) team will enjoy the summer break from July 26 to August 16.
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!
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.
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.