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Croatia/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.4 Direct professional co-operation

Some important multilateral co-operation projects, coordinated or supported by the Ministry of Culture, include:

  • the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe (RPSEE), a joint activity of the Council of Europe and Southeastern European governments;
  • "Ljubljana Process II – Rehabilitating our Common Heritage", supported by the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
  • Vukovar-Vuńćedol-Ilok: Research, Reconstruction, Revitalisation (Ministry of Culture / Council of Europe Development Bank);
  • Cooperation within the Adriatic Ionian Basin (Project on Cultural Routes);
  • Cooperation within the Alps-Adriatic Working Community;
  • participation in the TRADUKI Network – European Network for the Promotion of Literature and Books; and
  • participation in Roberto Cimetta Fund dedicated to mobility of artists and cultural managers.

The interest of cultural operators and artists for participation in various international networks is ever growing and ever more visible. Several Croatian theatres are members of the European Theatre Convention. Croatian artists participated in platforms and networks supported by the Culture and by the Creative Europeprogramme. Croatian cultural institutions, NGOs, experts and centres / sections (Croatian national committee ICOM, Croatian sections of AICA, UNIMA, ASSITEJ, IDEA, DACI, C.I.O.F.F., Croatian centre PEN, ITI etc.) are active participants of international NGOs in the field of culture and the arts. Following the election of the Croatian delegate as the Secretary General of ASSITEJ International in 2008, Zagreb became the headquarters of ASSITEJ International, an important organisation promoting the work of theatre for children and youth. After the elections in 2014, the headquarters of ASSITEJ now moved to Mexico. In 2012, the IETM-international network for contemporary performing arts, in cooperation with the NGOs "Drugo more" and "Domino", held its meeting in Rijeka and Zagreb. While it is still difficult to obtain extra-budgetary funds for cultural cooperation projects and networking in Croatia, financial support is mostly provided by the Ministry of Culture and local communities.

Additional resources:

Mobility trends and case studies

Examples of mobility schemes for artists and cultural professionals in Croatia

Chapter published: 04-05-2017

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