In mid-July 2015, was held a meeting of the independent cultural scene organizations from the South East Europe countries within the Assembly of Kooperativa - Regional platform for culture. On that occasion, representative of EXPEDITIO, Tatjana Rajic, was elected for the Board member of Kooperativa, while among the organizations that participated in the meeting of independent cultural scene, our representative was Biljana Gligoric. Below you can find the news about the Adoption of a pilot model for program cooperation and exchange in the region, which was the theme of the meeting in Zagreb.
The news and photo are taken from the website Kooperativa - Regional platform for culture:: http://platforma-kooperativa.org/hr/article/pilot-model-program-cooperation-and-exchange-regio/
A gathering of South-East European independent cultural organizations was held last week in Zagreb, as Kooperativa - Regional Platform for Culture, had its Assembly. Representatives of cultural organizations that participated in the program came to Zagreb from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Monte Negro and Kosovo. The aim of the gathering of these organizations was to debate and adopt a pilot-model for program cooperation and exchange in the Region.
The program cooperation and exchange in the Region of South-East Europe is a program that will start its implementation at the end of this year, and is a first step in ensuring a stabile framework for a long-term and sustainable project cooperation and program exchange between civil society actors in the field of culture in the Region.
The Assembly also saw new organizations become members of Kooperativa, and they are:
Jadro from Macedonia - a platform of cultural organizations which aims to strenghten the independent cultural sector and its impact on the creation and implementation of cultural policies;
Kurziv from Croatia which, as a longtime strategic partner to organizations from Croatia and other regional organizations, was seen as a valuable partner that could contribute with its work to enhanced visibility of Kooperativa platform and its program cooperation and exchange;
finally, Seecult.org from Serbia - a portal for South-East European culture is, the same as Kurziv, recognized as an important partner in strengthening the visibility of the regional program cooperation and exchange.
The next step for the Kooperativa platform is the implementation of a pilot-cycle of program cooperation and exchange for its member organizations, which will be launched at the end of 2015.