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Serbia signs Creative Europe Agreement

Serbia is the first non-European Union country to sign up and participate in the new Creative Europe programme.


Minister for Culture and Information Ivan Tasovac signed an agreement in Brussels today with European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou for the country to join the scheme, which provides grants for transnational cooperation projects involving organisations in the cultural and creative sectors.

Today's agreement means that Serbian organisations will be able to benefit from funding under the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe. They will, for example, be able to apply for grants for:

  • multiannual cooperation projects,
  • book translations,
  • setting up cultural networks or establishing multinational cultural platforms.

Serbia is also expected to join Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme after bringing its audiovisual legislation in line with EU law.