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Cultural Transitions in Southeastern Europe -
The Creative City: Crossing Visions and New Realities in the Region

Organized by the Institute for International Relations, Zagreb
Supported by the European Cultural Foundation, ECF, Amsterdam

Dubrovnik, 8-14 May 2006

Partner Organizations

  • UNESCO Chair Program at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka, Croatia
  • Department for Visual Communication Design, Arts Academy University of Split, Croatia
  • Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia

About the Project

The seminar aims to provide information and education on impacts of creative industries on urban cultural development models and cultural policies, and on regeneration of cities in SEE region. The programme of the seminar is based on lectures, presentations, workshops and discussions of the following issues:

  • Models/approaches to creative industries and urban cultural development (e.g., creative industries mapping, creative city model, Kulturstadt model, cultural regeneration model, etc.) that are being applied in the region, or are suggested as a basis for further urban cultural development
  • Case studies of the cities in the region (Belgrade, Budapest, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Rijeka, Split, Sofia, Zagreb, etc.)
  • Urban cultural policies and their implementation
  • Position of civil society organizations in the urban cultural development
  • Urban cultures: new technologies and the urban cultural concentration

The seminar aims to provide recommendations for practical action, including possible paths of investments in creative industries as motors of urban regeneration and cultural development. The intent is to produce policy recommendations, based on the interaction of academic research, policy and practice.

Target Participants

This interactive seminar is aimed at postgraduate students, experts in urban cultural development, local decision makers, journalists and professors interested in cultural development from the region. The organizers are aiming at a maximum of thirty-five participants.


The deadline for applications is 20 March 2006. For programme details and for applications to the Seminar, please see the contact information below.

Contact Address

Jaka Primorac, Institute for International Relations, Lj.F. Vukotinovića 2/II, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; Phone: +385 1 4877471, Fax: +385 1 4828361; E-Mail: jaka@irmo.hr

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