REPORT from Creative Cooperation to the European Capital of Culture
Motovila (CED Slovenia) held the Creative Europe seminar in the EU House on October 18, 2018, that was dedicated to the European Capital of Culture and the cooperation projects scheme. Both are undoubtedly among the best-known measures supported by the EU Creative Europe programme.
Slovenia will be hosting the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) again in 2025, and the selection procedure is set to begin in 2019.
Therefore, the first part of the seminar entitled “From Creative Cooperation to the European Capital of Culture” was dedicated to the ECOC. We heard the success story of Linz ECOC 2009 by Simon Lachner. Urška Zupanec from the Ministry of Culture presented the procedure and the timeline of the competition for the Slovenian ECOC 2025 title. The session concluded with the moderated talk by Mr Lachner with representatives of future ECOC 2025 candidate cities Ljubljana (Mateja Demšič), Nova Gorica (Neda Rusjan Bric), Lendava (Dejan Süč) and Kranj (Toni Cahunek).
Part two was dedicated to Culture sub-programme cooperation projects scheme that has brought above-average results to Slovenia. Alma R. Selimović (Bunker Institute), Tanja Hladnik (Otok Institute), Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) and Peter Purg (School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica) shared their experiences.
– European cooperation projects call 2019 (EACEA 34/2018). Deadline: Tuesday, 11/12/2018 at 12.00 (Brussels time).
– ECOC at the European Commission website (EAC).
– Creative Stories.
The event was part of the study visit “Beyond horizons; In Focus: Ukraine”, which is being implemented by Motovila within the Culture Bridges programme.