European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)

Incubator+ 2023

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Incubator, our flagship capacity-building programme on European project writing, was back in 2023 with a brand new format.

In this programme, the usual consultancy retreat was completed by a project fair designed to give participants the chance to find partners on the spot. We called this new, improved format Incubator+. The 24 selected project leaders were invited to attend a 4-day project fair and intensive retreat in October 2023 in Novi Sad, Serbia, to get the chance to refine their projects with the guidance of a very experienced team of experts. The event was also an opportunity to network, exchange experiences and project ideas, and develop joint proposals with professionals representing socio-cultural organisations from all over Europe. An important element of Incubator+ was the opportunity to establish contacts with organisations from the Vojvodina region in Serbia and learn from their experience in European cooperation.

This year’s host, ENCC member Kulturanova, provided a space for discussion, reflection, and exchange on some of the most burning topics in European cultural cooperation. High-level local and international experts shared their expertise and experience, creating a fertile ground for learning and experimentation.

The programme included keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations, consulting sessions with experts on EU projects, as well as many informal moments of networking, sharing, and leisure, such as study visits to local socio-cultural projects Šok Zadruga and SKCNS Fabrika.

  • Watch the Incubator+ wrap-up video on our Peer Tube channel

  • View the photo gallery here