We are happy to inform you that we've kickstarted our Regional Lab: New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration (REG.lab) project.

Coordinated by the Kooperativa platform, the project brings together networks and cultural centres from six countries of the ex-Yugoslav region: Anibar (Kosovo), Društvo Asociacija (Slovenia), Jadro Association (North Macedonia), Operacija grad (Croatia), Asocijacija NKSS (Serbia) and OKC Abrašević (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Drawing on the innovative practices developed on the independent cultural scenes, our aim is to offer a framework and infrastructure for exchanging, strengthening and advocating new, democratic and participatory models of governance, as well as for region-wide activity and mutual support of independent cultural actors.

During a three-year period, we will implement various activities, including discursive and educational programs, advocacy and publishing. Through this intensive collaboration we will attempt to offer a regional, solidary response to the crisis of not only our cultural sectors, but also the wider democratic processes in our societies.

Further updates on our activities will be coming soon.

The project is co-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe programme, as part of the open call aimed at strengthening cultural cooperation and competetiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans.

S veseljem vas obavještavamo da je s provedbom započeo naš projekt Regional Lab: New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration – skraćeno: REG.lab.

Projekt okuplja mreže i kulturne centre iz šest zemalja regije: Anibar (Kosovo), Društvo Asociacija (Slovenija), Jadro Asocijacija (Sjeverna Makedonija), Operacija grad (Hrvatska), Asocijacija NKSS (Srbija) i OKC Abrašević (BiH). Nadovezujući se na inovativne prakse koje se razvijaju na pojedinim nezavisnim scenama, cilj nam je ponuditi okvir i infrastrukturu za razmjenu, osnaživanje i zagovaranje novih, demokratičnih i participativnih modela upravljanja, kao i za regionalno povezivanje i djelovanje nezavisnokulturnih aktera.

Tijekom trogodišnjeg perioda provodit ćemo niz raznovrsnih aktivnosti, uključujući diskurzivne, edukacijske, zagovaračke i izdavačke. Takvom intenzivnom suradnjom nastojat ćemo dati regionalni, solidaran odgovor na krizu ne samo kulturnih sektora na ovim prostorima, nego i širih demokratskih procesa u našim društvima.

Detalje o našim aktivnostima očekujte uskoro.

Projekt je sufinanciran sredstvima Europske unije, u sklopu natječaja namijenjenog jačanju kulturne suradnje i konkurentnosti kulturnih i kreativnih industrija na zapadnom Balkanu, raspisanog u okviru programa Kreativna Europa.