Kooperativa representatives held a one-day consultative meeting yesterday with representatives of Slovenian independent cultural organizations. The meeting was held in Ljubljana and was hosted by Asociacija - Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers, a network that has been informally operating since 1992, and that is today a professionally coordinated network which joins around a hundred organizations and individuals.

The meeting was a place of exchanging information about Kooperativa’s activities, as well as advocacy efforts that are being made by both Kooperativa and Asocijacija, in the context of developing a stable, long-term institutional framework of support for independent cultural organizations in Southeast Europe.

Furthermore, an important subject of the meeting was public spaces management, i.e. new management models in socio-cultural infrastructure. Since the subject of public spaces management , or, socio-cultural centers, is a current and vibrant issue in almost every country of the region, and having in mind that there are numerous (national and local) initiatives dealing with this issues, it was agreed that Kooperativa and Asocijacija will work towards finding a space of cooperation in this field of interest.

Finally, conversations at the meeting also tackled the following issues: development and sustainability of cultural policies in Croatia and Slovenia, exchange of experiences regarding participation in the processes of creating cultural policies, sustainability and developmental perspectives of independent culture in the region, as well as exchange of information concerning joint advocacy efforts to establish a regional fund that would support organizations working in SEE.

Predstavnici Kooperative jučer su održali cjelodnevni konzultativan sastanak s predstavnicima i predstavnicama organizacija nezavisne kulture u Sloveniji. Sastanak se održao u Ljubljani u prostorijama Asocijacije - društva nevladnih organizacij in samostojnih ustvarjalcev na področju kulture in umetnosti.

Na sastanku su se razmijenile informacije o tijeku aktivnosti Kooperative i njenih članica, kao i o zagovaračkim naporima koje poduzimaju organizacije nezavisne kulture u Sloveniji, prvenstveno nacionalna mreža Asocijacija te Kooperativa u sklopu svog zagovaračkog djelovanja za izgradnju dugoročnog i stabilnog institucionalnog okvira podrške za organizacije nezavisne kulture u Jugoistočnoj Europi.

Također, važna tema razgovora je bila i upravljanje javnim prostorima, odnosno, novi modeli upravljanja, a koji uključuju organizacije civilnog društva. Budući da je tema upravljanja javnim prostorima, odnosno, tema društveno-kulturnih centara, aktualna i vrlo živa u gotovo svim zemljama regije, te da postoje brojne inicijative za bavljenje ovom temom, kako na nacionalnima, tako i na lokalnim razinama, dogovoreno je kako će Kooperativa i Asocijacija raditi na otvaranju prostora međusobne suradnje u ovom području djelovanja.

Konačno, teme razgovora su bile i: razvoj i održivost kulturnih politika u Hrvatskoj i Sloveniji, razmjena iskustava u participaciji u kreiranju kulturnih politika, održivost i perspektive razvoja nezavisne kulture u regiji te razmjena informacija oko zagovaranja za regionalni fond podrške organizacijama u regiji.