Mirjana Rikalo, researcher at GKE participated in the ICESoS 2013 (International Conference on Economic and Social Studies), held in Sarajevo on 10 and 11 May 2013. The conference was organized by the International Burch University, Sarajevo, BiH. The conference presented new research results obtained within the project “Creative Serbia”.
M. Rikalo as a co-author presented “Towards regional market of creative industries and” creativisation “of Western Balkans economy” that has emerged from the project Creative Economy Serbia 2020 and deals with the economic potential of creative industries for socio-economic development of the Western Balkans and its further improvement through regional cooperation. The work was met with positive reactions and comments, especially because of the results of the development contribution of creative industries in the Western Balkans which were presented for the first time. The results gave comparative macroeconomic indicators on the basis of which to monitor the trends and dynamics of the development of creative industries in this area. The work represents the first step towards intensifying research activities of GKE in developmental potentials in the Western Balkans.