Presentation seminars for EU Culture programme and Anna Lindh Foundation programme
MMC Kibla and Cultural Contact point Slovenia (SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana), presentation seminars for the European Union Culture Programme (2007-2013) and the Euro-Mediterranean Anna Lindh Foundation Programme taking place in MMC Kibla (Ul. kneza Koclja 9, Maribor) on Tuesday, 10th March at 10 am.
Presentation seminars were also executed in Ljubljana on Thursday, 12th March at 10 am in Center Evropa (Dalmatinova 4).
Mateja Lazar, Head of Cultural Contact point Slovenia, presented the opportunities for project co-funding within Culture Programme calls for application and results of calls in 2008, which were extremely successful for Slovenia. Specific emphasis was put on presenting the call for co-funding cultural cooperation projects with third countries, the deadline for which is 1st May 2009. Within this call, the cultural projects supported should last no longer than two years (2009-2011) and integrate at least three cultural operators from Member states and at least one partner from the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, occupied Palestinian territories and Tunisia.
The presentation included an example of good practice in cooperation with third countries: the Hallerstein project, which is being implemented by ACE Kibla with partners from China. In Maribor, the project was presented by Peter Tomaž Dobrila, and in Ljubljana by Maja Vuksanović.
ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION
Also presented was Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), a Euro-Mediterranean foundation for intercultural dialogue, integrating 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries. The foundation is based in Alexandria. Igor Brlek, national coordinator of Slovenian ALF Network in 2009, presented the operation and activity of the Slovenian network, and Dušan Dovč, head of ALF contact point in Slovenia (2008-2010), presented the call for application for 2009, supporting annual (deadline: 30th April 2009) and triannual projects (deadline: 30th May 2009).
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COPPERATION
In Ljubljana the presentation was also attended by Helena Drnovšek Zorko, who presented activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regard to international cultural cooperation.
Maribor, MMC Kibla, 10.3.2009
Ljubljana, Center Evropa, 12.3.2009