EU Call for proposals for cooperation projects in the Western Balkans 2019

by Lorena Aldana-Ortega (, European Policy Coordinator, Europa Nostra

What is it about?

  • Call for Proposals funded by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) of the EU. It aims at increasing cultural cross-border cooperation within the Western Balkans region and the EU Member States and to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the region, including cultural heritage.


  • In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, this Call focuses on the following priorities:
  • Increase the capacity of cultural and creative industries to operate transnationally and internationally
  • Increase transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players
  • Enhance inter-cultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators as well as the general public

Eligibility criteria

  • Proposals must be submitted by a partnership composed of at least 5 organisations (project leader and partners) from countries participating in the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance: EU Member States, Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia.


  • The total budget for this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 5 000 000.

Looking for a partner or have questions on the call?

  • Contact the Creative Europe Desk in your country! Here you can find the full list of Desks:
  • We kindly invite anyone interested in applying to this call, who is looking for a partner organisation from the Republic of Serbia, to check out this database of organisations by the Creative Europe Desk in Serbia: If you need any other kind of help regarding making partnership with organisations from Serbia, do not hesitate to contact the Creative Europe Desk Serbia team:

Apply and disseminate!

Best regards from the Alliance Coordination team in the Europa Nostra Brussels Office,
Lorena Aldana

European Policy Coordinator
EUROPA NOSTRA | +32 (0) 2486 25 26 | | |

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Archaeology Days across Europe 2020

by Pascal Ratier (

The 2020 Archaeology Days across Europe will be held on 19, 20 and 21 June 2020. The 2019 Archaeology Days across Europe were a great success, with events at more than 1,130 sites in 18 European countries, as well as participation by 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We invite you to participate in the 2020 Archaeology Days across Europe. Participation is completely free of charge. Registration is done through the website of the event Each country has a page, and an organiser space in which organisers can register and publish their programme.

In addition, organisers can download communication tools to promote their event. We provide trailers, posters, flyers, press kits, and press releases, which organisers can adapt to their event, and to their own graphics systems.

Registration on the website will take place in mid-February 2020. We will inform you as soon as registration is open. In addition, a new graphic charter will also be available for the 2020 edition.

The objective of the event is to reach as many people as possible. Therefore, proposed activity(ies) should aim to attract an audience that does not usually visit places dedicated to archaeology. To do this, making the venues free and at the same time offering exceptional activities should attract new audiences and mobilize the media. In addition, a specific and festive event aimed at both adults and families should attract members of the public who are not necessarily accustomed to visiting archaeology-themed events or places.

For example, making exceptions by opening spaces traditionally closed to the public can encourage people. Opening a preventive archaeology site, a restoration workshop or archaeological reserves is a good way to bring archaeology professionals together with the public. People appreciates being able to meet professionals, and to see and understand how they work. This also shows that archaeology is an operational sequence that does not stop at the excavation site alone.

For more information about Archaeology Days across Europe, contact Pascal Ratier, Chargé des événements et des colloquies, Direction du développement culturel et de la communication, Inrap.

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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh in London

Hailed by Egyptian authorities as the last world tour the famed Pharaoh’s funerary objects, this will be the final exhibition of these items in Europe. Organised to mark the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, the exhibit includes 150 objects, 60 of which have never been seen outside of Egypt. When the tour concludes, the collection will join thousands of other artefacts at the Grand Egyptian Museum, a new museum near the Giza Pyramids. The new museum will be the final resting place of the Tutankhamen collection. The travelling exhibit will be at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 3 May 2020. See the exhibition website for tickets and times.

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