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Cultural Cooperation in Southeastern Europe - Managing Cultural Transitions in Southeastern Europe: The Impact of Creative Industries

Institute for International Relations, Zagreb
Inter-University Center for Post Graduate Studies, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, 9-15 May 2005

Course Directors

Nada Švob-Đokić, Institute for International Relations, Zagreb
Milena Dragićević-Šešić, University of Arts, Belgrade
Jirina Šmejkalova, University of Lincoln, Lincoln


Maja Breznik, Sanjin Dragojević, Milena Dragičević Šešić, Dona Kolar-Panov, Marina Kovačević, Aldo Milohnić, Delia Mucica, Nina Obuljen, Jaka Primorac, Corina Suteu, Jirina Šmejkalova, Nada Švob-Đokić, Slaven Tolj, Lidia Varbanova

Background and Objectives

This is the fifth in the series of courses organized by the Department of Culture and Communication of the Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb. The courses have been held at Inter University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik continuously from the year 2000. The first course was devoted to the Multicultural Contexts of the Central European and Mediterranean Regions, and it was followed in 2001 by the course that dealt with the Redefinition of Cultural Identities in Southeastern Europe. The impact of third course entitled Cultural Industries and Technological Convergence concentrated on cultural industries, technological convergence, cultural consumption and on cultural identities in the Southeastern European and Central European countries in transition. In the year 2004 the focus switched to Managing Cultural Transitions: Southeastern Europe.

This year the organizers have decided to merge two classical forms of work: conference and postgraduate course. The intention was to get prominent and expert speakers interested in the regional developments and to stimulate discussion on the issues pertinent for regional cultural development by involving young interested students as much as possible. The course shall focus on the impact of creative industries in the region of SEE. Its objectives are to:

  • provide an analytical insight into theoretical and conceptual issues of cultural transitions,
  • examine cultural policies in the context of cultural transitions and the EU integration, and
  • examine the cultural economics and cultural communication in the area of SEE.

A special stress shall be given to analytical insight into practical and conceptual issues of the contemporary cultural cooperation in Southeastern Europe.

Target Participants

Cultural practitioners and postgraduate students interested in the above-mentioned topics.


Please send a short CV and a letter of motivation.

Contact Address

Jaka Primorac
Institute for International Relations
Lj.F. Vukotinovića 2/II
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: +385 1 4877471
Fax: +385 1 4828361

IUC Inter–University Centre Dubrovnik
Don Frana Bulića 4
HR-20000 Dubrovnik

Phone: +385 20 413626, 413627
Fax: +385 20 413628

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