On 25th March, the Motovila Institute (CED Slovenia) issued a call for the representatives of the Slovenian organizations supported by the Creative Europe programme to submit information on the current and expected issues in the implementation of the supported international projects caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and to propose measures to alleviate its negative effects.
In a matter of days, we received a response from 44 organizations from various cultural and creative sectors, including the audiovisual sector that are currently implementing 57 Creative Europe projects as leaders or partners (43 supported by Culture, and 14 by MEDIA). Although it is currently not possible to anticipate or predict the extent of the ramifications, the beneficiaries implementing European projects have already encountered the key issues they will have to contend with in the future. Flexibility on the part of decision makers and relevant authorities and a constant level of support on both European and national level will therefore be indispensable.
– The publishing sector, cinemas and distributors among the most affected.
– Concerns over too many autumn events for a critically reduced audience.
– Cash flow expected to be problematic in the following months.