Incubator, our flagship capacity-building programme on European project writing, was back this year in a brand new format. 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+.
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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.
View the Incubator+ photo gallery here
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 a number of informal moments of networking, sharing and leisure, such as study visits to local socio-cultural projects Šok Zadruga and SKCNS Fabrika.