Austria and Serbia improve cultural cooperation

A new cultural agenda for the years 2015-2019 is signed

Belgrade, 12 May 2015 - In the framework of the “Year of Culture 2015 Austria-Serbia” concluding the Austrian-Serbian cultural commission in Belgrade a new cultural agenda for the years 2015-2019 was signed today. “I am very happy, that we will be able to further deepen the cultural and scientific cooperation between both our countries with a new and future-oriented agenda in the “Year of Culture 2015 Austria-Serbia”, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz declared.

The agenda running from 2015-2019 encompasses a diverse range of collective activities in the areas culture, sports, language and education. Special importance is laid upon the regional education-cooperation within the Central European Cooperation in Education and Training (CECE). Important stakeholders of this cooperation are the Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) in Belgrade, the two Austria Libraries in Belgrade and Novi Sad, “KulturKontakt Austria”, the education representative for Serbia as well as the Serbian Embassy in Vienna.

On the occasion of the Year of Culture 2015 on 16 May 2015 Austria finds herself in the spotlight of the “Long night of the museums” in Belgrade and 60 other Serbian cities. The ACF Belgrade organises the exhibitions “Getting Things Done” on contemporary architecture in Vorarlberg, and “Tracks and Traces”, the artistic encounter of an Austrian and a Serb artist as well as the “Onedaymuseum”, an interactive exhibition specific to a certain location lasting for just one day. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz closed: “The many projects undertaken together bear witness in an impressive manner, how encompassing and cordial the relations between Austria and Serbia truly are.”