Initiative for Improving Cooperation of Cultural Institutions from the Danube Basin Regions

December 14, 2021
10:00 - 12:00 CEST/CET

The panel conference is conceived as a meeting of heads of cultural institutions from the countries of the Danube basin, members of the Working Community of the Danube Regions, within the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Presidency of the Working Community of the Danube Regions 2021-2022. The panel is organised with a view to improving the cooperation of cultural institutions, additional networking through joint projects, and the creation of lasting value that is promoted through this initiative, in line with the realisation of the title Novi Sad- European Capital of Culture 2022.

The conference should facilitate improvement of cooperation between cultural institutions, initiation of guest appearances and exchanges of artists from partnering regions, thematic exhibitions, cooperation improvement in the cultural heritage context and exchange of experiences in the field, organisation of literary evenings, guest theatres and music ensembles performances of cultural workers, co-production within the area of contemporary creation and many other segments of culture. Through the panel presentation of positive examples from the rich practice from the previous period, as well as the exchange of ideas, directors of the cultural institutions would be additionally encouraged to engage stronger in this type of interregional cooperation during the AP Vojvodina presidency of the Working Community of the Danube Regions and realisation of the title Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022.

Due to the current pandemic situation the conference will take place in a hybrid format.

Please send your registrations to the following email addresses: and
You will get a Zoom-link on Monday 13th December 2021.


Introductory speeches

10:00 – 10:05 Ms. Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria, video message
10:05 – 10:15 Ms. Vidosava Enderić, President of the Working Group for the AP Vojvodina Presidency of the Working Community of the Danube Regions 2021-2022
10:15 – 10:25 Ms. Dragana Milošević, Provincial Secretary for Culture, Information and Relations with Religious Communities

Welcoming Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022

10:25 -10:35 Mr. Nemanja Milenković, Director of the Foundation “Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture”
10:35 -10:45 Ms. Zorica Šijak, Head of Department for Culture of the City of Novi Sad

Opportunities for Improving Cooperation of Cultural Institutions between the Regions from the Danube Basin

10:45 – 10:55 Dr. Zoran Djeric, Director of the Serbian National Theater
10:55 – 11:05 Ms. Tijana Stanković Pešterac, Director of the Museum of Vojvodina
11:05 – 11:10 Katka Krejcova, International relations in the Department of Art and Culture in the Office of the Lower Austrian Government
11:10 – 11:15 Michaela Hahn/Veronika Larsen, Music and Art schools in Lower Austria
11:15 – 11:20 Mona Jas, artistic director of the KinderKunstLabor St. Pölten, Lower Austria
11:20 – 11:25 Penka Angelova, International Elias Canetti society, Ruse Bulgaria
11: 25 Discussion and closing of the conference


  • Beginn: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 10:00 Uhr
  • Ende: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 12:00 Uhr
  • Ort: Vojvodina Chamber of Commerce
  • Adresse: Novi Sad, AP Vojvodina, The Republic of Serbia
  • Auskunft: Daniel Martinek
  • Auskunft E-Mail: