Mila Pavicevic, recipient of the EU Prize for Literature 2009. Copyright: The European Commission
Croatian cultural operators submitted in 2009 – in their country's second year of participation - 7 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme of which 3 were successful (of a total of 256). 10 organisations across the country were active as partners in these and other European projects.
In 2008, 7 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted of which 2 were successful (of a total of 264). 24 organisations across the country participated as partners in these and other European projects. Croatia joined the programme in 2008.
Croatian author, Mrs Mila Pavicevic, was one of the recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 with Djevojčica od leda i druge bajke (2006) (Ice Girl and Other Fairy-tales) published by Naklada Bošković?
Mrs Pavicevic received her prize together with the other prize winners on 28 September 2009 during the award ceremony in Brussels, attended by the President for the European Commission Mr Barroso and the Patron of the 2009 prize Henning Mankell.
The Prize consists of an award to an emerging talent from each of the participating countries in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2010 the following countries will participate: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.
Read more about EUs Prize for Literature and stay tuned for more information about this year's award ceremony
The following Croatian-led project was presented at the 2009 Culture in Motion Conference:
Indian children’s book in Europe: three European children’s books in India
"European and Indian children make friends through a love of literature"