Launch of Western Balkans Cultural Cooperation Projects

On 19 May, Commissioner Gabriel took part in the official launch of 13 cultural cooperation projects between the EU and the Western Balkans, where she was joined by Commissioner Várhely. Selected under a special Call and supported by €5 million from DG NEAR, these projects play an important role in strengthening cultural cooperation between the EU Member States and the Western Balkans.

Tackling cross-cutting issues, from gender equality to the environment and migration, they will bring together diverse cultures and create lasting change. Commissioner Gabriel was happy to extend the cultural cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans.

The new Creative Europe programme will promote European cultural heritage and support cultural sectors in the region to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. On a political level, the Western Balkans Agenda on Innovation, Research, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will provide a forum to discuss the region’s needs and priorities. The cultural sphere is key to bringing people together and enhancing our mutual understanding, and these projects are a crucial step in this process.

Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

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Modified on June 10, 2021