PROJECT: Regional Lab: New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration
Coordinator: Kooperativa – regionalna platforma za kulturu (HR)
Partners: Alliance Operation City (HR), ANIBAR (XK), Asocijacija nezavisna kulturna scena Srbije (RS), Društvo Asociacija (SI), Jadro – Association of the independent culture scene Skopje (MK), Udruzenje gradjana omladinski kulturni centar Abrasevic (BA)
EU support: 424.010 EUR
Project duration: 15 January 2021–15 January 2024
Project area: Capacity building, advocacy in exchange
The project builds on the previous experience of networking within Kooperativa and is further developing cooperation on the regional and European level. The aim of the project is to strengthen regional cooperation between creators and cultural producers through the exchange of experiences, developing new models of participatory action, strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to operate at regional and European level, and increasing the visibility of cooperations.
Asociacija will participate in the project mainly as an organizer and coordinator of thematic publications (Source book) on the topic of networking, space management, cooperation and exchange. For this purpose practices will be mapped out and a manual will be created, which will serve as a guide for further and needed advocacy activities. In the project we will also participate in the preparation of peer-to-peer trainings and be more actively involved in advocacy visits – exchanges between individual stakeholders – which means intervening in cases where a specific, project-related issues will be more present. The project will also include organization of summer school, carrying out various thematic meetings and other activities.