Media Desk Balkan Regional Meeting

Balkan Regional Media Desks Meeting
October 2017
October 2, 2017 at HOTEL PLAZA TIRANA

In the context of Balkan cooperation in the field of creative industries, as an exigency not only of the Creative Europe Media Sub Program, but also as an internal need of sectors professionals in the Balkans, in the perspective of a growing and interacting cooperation in the region, Media Desk Albania with the support of the European Commission, the EACEA Agency that administers the Creative Europe Program, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, the Albanian National Centre of Cinematography and its counterparts in the Balkans, organizes a multi-dimensional Meeting of the Creative Europe Program Media Desks of the western Balkans.

This meeting, which will be attended by representatives of the audiovisual and cinematographic sectors of the Balkans and Albania, will be held in several discussion panels throughout the day, offering to sector professionals a broader picture of the opportunities offered by the Creative Europe Program for the film and audiovisual sector, including the Balkans, as an important part of this sector.

At this meeting will participate the Heads of Media Desk Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Greece, Italy, together with the Heads of the National Cinematographic Centers of the above-nominated countries, and the representative of the European Commission, Mrs. Åse Meyer, Policy officer in Creative Europe MEDIA Sub programme, DG CNECT (Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology.).

This one day meeting, will focus on some important issues on the Creative Europe Program as well as in the perspectives of the creative and film industry sector in the western Balkans: regional cooperation, finding new opportunities for partnerships, the Albanian and Balkans applicants opinion regarding the Creative Europe Media Calls for Proposal criteria, successes and failures of Balkan applicants in the CE program, EU policies related to cinematographic and audiovisual development in the Balkans and Albania, the sector’s expectations from the Creative Europe program until its end in 2020 and suggestions for improving this program. The meeting will also offer debates – questions and answers with all participants in the panels, pointing out any worries of sector’s professionals, as well as highlighting the different realities of creative and film industry in the Balkan region.