Motovila oversees the successful operation of the Creative Europe Desk, the national information office for the promotion of the EU Creative Europe programme for the cultural and creative sectors. Since 2014, more than 130 Slovenian organizations have participated in the EU programme, some of which have received support multiple times. Between 2014 and 2020, Slovenian coordinators received over 24 million EUR in support funds.
We are proud to have contributed to this development through our work. Since 2014, we have organized more than 185 events, which featured 290 domestic and foreign experts, and more than 8,900 participants.
At the end of a successful year 2020 and an incredible seven-year period, Motovila (CED Slovenia) underlined Slovenia’s exceptional results in the EU programme Creative Europe. On the map of 41 European countries that participated in the Culture and MEDIA subprogrammes and the Cross-Sectoral strand, Slovenia is among the most successful!
Creative Europe (2014–2020) has brought to Slovenia …
… 135Slovenian organisations, both private NGOs and public institutions, that were successful on the calls from 2014 to 2020.
… 575supported international projects, which Slovenian coordinators and partners carried out in the fields of film, literature, dance, theatre, architecture and design, cultural heritage, visual and new media arts and other creative sectors.
… 24,3 million EUR support from the EU for projects led by Slovenian coordinators. That amounts to almost 3,5 million EUR a year!
… an amazing 1070connections, created by Slovenian organisations with partners from 41 countries.
… the ranking of Ljubljana in 2nd place among European cultural capitals, both by the number of supported projects and by the amount of EU funding.
… the European Heritage Label bestowed upon Prešeren’s Zdravljica, the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca and the Franja Partisan Hospital.
… the Europa Nostra European Heritage Award given to the Pavilion for the Presentation of Archaeological Remains in Celje and Plečnik House in Ljubljana.
… the EU Prize for Literature EUPL to Jasmin B. Frelih for his novel In/Half.
… the LUX Film Prize to God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya.
As part of CED Slovenia’s 2014–2020 activities, we provided comprehensive support to the domestic sector: from professional support in all phases of tender procedures, to intensive promotion of supported organizations and projects both at home and abroad. In addition, we offered individuals and organizations in the cultural and creative sectors, including the audio-visual sector, the relevant knowledge and competencies without which Slovenian applicants participating in the extremely competitive European system would not be as successful in drawing EU funds and implementing complex international projects.
In December 2018, Mateja Demšič, Head of the Department of Culture of the City of Ljubljana, congratulated the representatives of Motovila and several other successful organizations at a City Hall reception. We were pleased to receive the acknowledgment that “Motovila has achieved more in five years than any other support organization.” Ms Demšič also emphasized that the City’s cooperation with the sector and Motovila was key to establishing a mechanism for co-financing projects with the support of Creative Europe.
It was in fact in 2018 that the City of Ljubljana first issued a call for Ljubljana-based organizations that received the support of Creative Europe, which has also been a part of the City’s cultural development strategy.
Activities implemented by CED Slovenia are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) as well as the Directorate General for the Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission.