EU funded projects in BiH

Cross-bordering by the book

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2007
Value €48,131
Periods of implementation 2011
Locations TREBINJE, SARAJEVO-CENTAR, FOČA

Results

Cooperation in the literary circles in the area covered by the project was established through the interaction of cultural scenes in the cities which participated in the program. Along with the interaction of stakeholders, the public in both countries is familiar with the cross-border production. Book market is extended to the population of cross-border areas where book fairs were held; The idea of cross-border cultural co-operation has been promoted via media in both countries

SUMMARY

The disappearance of common cultural space following the 90s, followed by administrative problems in the attempts to recover cultural and literature contacts, endangered the status of books, writers and other artists, as well as the rights of citizens from both sides of the border, the public and private cultural institutions and civil initiatives to access public information, public goods and to have the right of education and information. The specific aim of the project is the renewal of cultural, educational and commercial bounds between south-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and north- western part of Montenegro, which implies improving the status of books and writers in both countries, with the focus on the over-border area by organizing 6 mini book fairs (3 towns in Montenegro and 3 in Bosnia and Herzegovina). The project will renew or establish relations between local cultural institutions in two countries, between civil initiatives in the region on both sides of the border, as well as between writers and artists. It will enable public and private institutions on both sides of the border, in the towns involved in this project, to start cooperation with a framework and a model which would be applicable in the future period as well.

RESULTS

Cooperation in the literary circles in the area covered by the project was established through the interaction of cultural scenes in the cities which participated in the program. Along with the interaction of stakeholders, the public in both countries is familiar with the cross-border production. Book market is extended to the population of cross-border areas where book fairs were held; The idea of cross-border cultural co-operation has been promoted via media in both countries