Official title of the project

Serbia and Kosovo*: Intercultural icebreakers

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2013 Theme 3: Support to the Cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo
Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

132,280.79 EUR

Implementation period
2014. Nov - 2015. Nov
Expected results
  1. Support implementation of Belgrade-Pristina Agreement, primarily in the sphere of culture and inter-cultural cooperation. Educational activities for 100 youth from Serbia and Kosovo will be organised on the topics of human rights, non-conflict resolution, inter-cultural cooperation and 4 joint actions will be financially supported. It is expected that around 24,000 people will be targeted by 4 joint actions. 
  2. Break down of stereotypes and promote joint activities of young people, academic community, media and civil society from Kosovo and Serbia; two large events “Months of intercultural exchange” will be organised in Belgrade and Pristina including rock concerts, exhibitions, public discussions etc.
  3. To support positive media reporting in Serbia and Kosovo, project activities will include strong cooperation with journalists from Serbia and Kosovo and stimulate the exchange of information, study visits and publishing of the supplements about the culture in Serbia and Kosovo in daily supplements. It is expected that approximately 50.000 members of wider audience on national level will be reach by media campaign.
Beneficiary

Young people, artists, civil society, media and wider community in Serbia and Kosovo, whose capacity for intercultural dialogue will be raised.

Summary of the project

The project supports the cooperation between Kosovar and Serbian artists, cultural workers and culture-related state institutions, contributing to the formation of solid, self-sustaining and long-term connections between the two communities. A joint Serb-Albanian art and cultural product – a theatre production based on the famous Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, will be created and played in Belgrade and Pristina.

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute in renewing the old and creating new ties between young people, the academic and artistic community, media, and civil society representatives from Belgrade and Priština, by promoting intercultural dialogue, reconciliation and normalization processes. In order to achieve this, the project will stimulate an intercultural dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo to: 1) support the implementation of the Brussels Agreement (April 2013); 2) promote joint activities of young people, the academic community, media and civil society from Kosovo and Serbia; and 3) break down stereotypes on both sides by using art, culture, debate and youth exchanges in Kosovo and Serbia.