The Ljubljana Festival is a partner in a project entitled #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans,that was chosen based on the European Education and Culture Executive Agency’s call for proposals EACEA 39/2019, which covers cultural cooperation projects in the Western Balkans.
The lead partner, the Don Branko Sbutega Foundation (Kotor, Montenegro), stood as candidate with the project #synergy and obtained EU funds from the transnational EU programme Creative Europe, which is the flagship and the only instrument of the European Union to support the European cultural and creative sectors.
Project #synergy unites six important artistic festivals in the Western Balkans and the EU – the DBS Foundation (Montenegro), the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), the Belgrade Summer Festival (Serbia), the Ljubljana Festival (Slovenia), Festival Vox Baroque (Albania), and the Kosovo Chopin Association (Republic of Kosovo), and runs from 1 March 2021 to 31 December 2023. Its aim is to increase the capacity of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans by operating transnationally and internationally, and by creating opportunities for cultural professionals, composers, and performers to develop new skills and gain professional experience and expertise. #synergy highlights the need for cooperation between the Western Balkans and EU states in contemporary classical music, which will result in greater recognition of this important peripheral CCI sector at the EU level.
You are welcome to learn more about the project and its activities on the project website.