A gathering of South-East European independent cultural organizations was held last week in Zagreb, as Kooperativa - Regional Platform for Culture, had its Assembly. Representatives of cultural organizations that participated in the program came to Zagreb from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Monte Negro and Kosovo.  The aim of the gathering of these organizations was to debate and adopt a pilot-model for program cooperation and exchange in the Region.

The program cooperation and exchange in the Region of South-East Europe is a program that will start its implementation at the end of this year, and is a first step in ensuring a stabile framework for a long-term and sustainable project cooperation and program exchange between civil society actors in the field of culture in the Region.

The Assembly also saw new organizations become members of Kooperativa, and they are:

Jadro from Macedonia - a platform of cultural organizations which aims to strenghten the independent cultural sector and its impact on the creation and implementation of cultural policies;

Kurziv from Croatia which, as a longtime strategic partner to organizations from Croatia and other regional organizations, was seen as a valuable partner that could contribute with its work to enhanced visibility of Kooperativa platform and its program cooperation and exchange;

finally, Seecult.org from Serbia - a portal for South-East European culture is, the same as Kurziv, recognized as an important partner in strengthening the visibility of the regional program cooperation and exchange.

The next step for the Kooperativa platform is the implementation of a pilot-cycle of program cooperation and exchange for its member organizations, which will be launched at the end of 2015. 

Proteklog se tjedna u Zagrebu održalo okupljanje organizacija nezavisne kulturne scene iz zemalja Jugoistočne Europe u sklopu Skupštine Kooperative - Regionalne platforme za kulturu. Predstavnici organizacija koji su sudjelovali na programu su u Zagreb došli iz Srbije, Bosne i Hercegovine, Makedonije, Slovenije, Hrvatske, Crne Gore i Kosova s ciljem debatiranja i usvajanja pilot-modela za programsku razmjenu i suradnju u Regiji.

Programska razmjena i suradnja u regiji Jugoistočne Europe je program koji će započeti sa svojom provedbom krajem ove godine, a predstavlja prvi korak ka osiguravanju stabilnog okvira za dugoročnu i održivu projektnu suradnju i programsku razmjenu između aktera civilnoga društva u kulturi u Regiji.

Na Skupštini su primljene i nove organizacije u članstvo Kooperative: Jadro iz Makedonije, platforma kulturnih organizacija koja ima za cilj ojačavanje nezavisnog kulturnog sektora i njegov utjecaj na kreiranje i provedbu kulturnih politika, a kako bi se potakli procesi demokratizacije u kulturi i šire u civilnom društvu; Kurziv iz Hrvatske koji je, kao dugogodišnji strateški partner organizacija iz Hrvatske, a i mnogih regionalnih organizacija, prepoznat kao vrijedan partner i organizacija koja bi svojim radom mogla pridonijeti jačanju vidljivosti Kooperative te programske razmjene i suradnje u Regiji te Seecult.org  iz Srbije - Portal za kulturu Jugoistočne Evrope, koji je, kao i Kurziv, prepoznat kao nezaobilazan partner u jačanju vidljivosti regionalne programske razmjene i suradnje.

Sljedeći korak naše platforme je provedba pilot ciklusa programske razmjene i suradnje za naše članice, a koji će započeti krajem 2015. godine.