The EU and the Western Balkans share a history, deep cultural roots and a common future. In July 2019, the European Commission decided to reinforce cultural cooperation in the Western Balkans as an engine for reconciliation and good neighbourly relations. A specific call built on the Creative Europe programme and funded by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) was launched and applicants were encouraged to propose a consortium with a majority of partners from the Western Balkans in order to strengthen ties within the region and maximise local impact.
Amongst 350 proposals, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency selected 13 projects with 91 partners. The selected projects cover a diverse range of sectors and contribute to the cross-cutting objectives of the European Commission. The current brochure presents the selected projects. It has been conceived as a dynamic and multimedia publication with many resources about the projects and the involved organisations, including: project descriptions; pictures; and videos; as well as all relevant links to project partners; relevant sites; and social media accounts.
Access the Cultural Cooperation in the Western Balkans website and read the complete brochure here.