10.12.2013.

UNESCO assessed the project „Creative Serbia 2020“ as a global example of an innovative practice for development of cultural industries

At the 7th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for protection and promotion of cultural expressions held from 10th to 13th December 2013, the official report on evaluation and assessment of instruments, measures and programme for development of cultural industries in UN member countries, the project “Creative Serbia 2020” was valued as a successful example of innovative practice for development of cultural industries in Serbia. The project was one of 200 other programs and was put in the 25 chosen projects of good practice.

The report was assembled by UNESCO’s external experts, Yudhishthir Raj Isar (India), David Throsby (Australia). The report one evaluation and conclusions were accepted by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the protection and promotion of cultural diversity during the 7h Session held in Paris (CE/13/7.IGC/5 Rev. Paris, 18 November 2013).

The project “Creative Serbia 2020” was formed in 2010 as a proposal programme for development of creative industries written by member of the Creative Economy Group which were from 2010-2012 participated as members of the Working group for development of creative industries of the Ministry of culture and information of Serbia, resolution no. 119-01-26/2011-6.

The three-year report on projects results were published in november 2013, and for the first time presented in Zagreb at the conference “Cultural Diversity, Civil Society and Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”  held in May 2013. From November 2013 the project entered its second phase called “Creative Economy Serbia” that has the aim to value creative sector as an  inclusional and smart factor for regional and local development in Serbia and strengthen creative industries on the local level.