Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia 
Cultural Management School in Bucharest: September 14th – 19th 2021   

Projects Incubator in Belgrade: November 3rd-7th 2021

Open call for participation | Deadline: August 11th, 2021  

EUNIC Romania, in partnership with EUNIC Serbia and EUNIC Moldova and with the support of EUNIC Global is pleased to announce an open call for participation in the New Regional Cultural Cooperation 2021 (NRCC) programme: Together, we matter, that follows the guidelines established by Cultural Management Academy (CMA) in the previous four regional editions, this time focusing on the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Serbia. 

New Regional Cultural Collaboration 2021 (NRCC) is designed to support the cultural operators in the region to develop an environment of sustainability of the cultural field and explore the paths for a quick recovery after the pandemic, encouraging the resilience of the sector by supporting the development of co-created transversal projects and generating cross-sectorial innovation, connecting culture with different related fields like creative industries, digital technologies, humanities, sciences etc. 

NRCC will focus on bringing together cultural operators from the independent and public sector in order to find the best solutions for sustainability of the cultural field. 

About New Regional Cultural Cooperation  

NRCC 2021 is a professional programme designed to improve capacity building and find solutions for the cultural sector, by stimulating exchange and regional cooperation in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Its main goal is to strengthen a weakened cultural sector and to increase the competences of the cultural operators in the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Serbia. The EUNIC Cluster in Romania organises the programme, with the support of the EUNIC Clusters in Serbia and the Republic of Moldova. 

The New Regional Cultural Cooperation (NRCC) 2021 is continuing the efforts started, in 2015, by the Cultural Management Academy, which aimed to increase the capacity building and stimulate the exchange and collaboration in the Balkans and South-Eastern Europe, with a post-graduate programme for cultural managers. The Cultural Management Academy was founded in Sofia and, throughout the years, it developed into an international programme run by the Goethe-Institutes in Sofia, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, and Sarajevo.   

Organizers and partners

New Regional Cultural Cooperation is a project by EUNIC Romania in partnership with EUNIC Serbia and EUNIC Moldova. EUNIC — European Union National Institutes for Culture — is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes and organisations, with 36 members from all 28 EU member states.

EUNIC Cluster Romania
Goethe-Institut, French Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Polish Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, Czech Centre, Delegation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Hungarian Cultural Institute.

EUNIC Cluster Moldova
Austrian Embassy in Chisinau 

EUNIC Cluster Serbia
Collegium Hungaricum, Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, French Institute

Local partners
University of Bucharest – Faculty of Political Science & Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies, Colectiv A Association Cluj-Napoca, Rezidența BRD Scena9 and the project Where Art Thou?

Thematic focus 2021 

Together, we matter 

The recent global health crisis has generated many changes that our society is struggling to cope with. Different fields of economy were deeply affected, among them, the cultural field that, in this region, is not considered essential for sustainable development of the economy. Many of the cultural operators had to cancel their activities and many of those acting in the independent cultural sector had to close their businesses with no possibility of relaunching them in the near future. In some cases, instead of bringing us together, the pandemic surfaced xenophobic and egocentric approaches. For this reason, NRCC programme aims to build a climate of solidarity between professionals from Romania, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova in an effort to launch a debate, involving independent cultural operators as well as public cultural institutions, to discuss and find solutions to common problems in order to ensure a sustainable development of the cultural sector in the region and to promote culture as a pillar in education and social inclusion.  

Through lecturers, workshops, discussions, and presentations NRCC aims to find  answers to questions like: what is the understanding of sustainability in the cultural field and how does it contribute to sustainable development?; What is solidarity today, how, and why it matters?; How can other fields like digital technologies, sciences etc. can contribute to the sustainable development of the cultural sector?); How to make projects relevant to different communities?; How we can address an issue to get the best possible results? 

NRCC is offering the opportunity to learn from international trainers and develop new skills, to share ideas through transversal networking with the aim of developing cross-sectoral innovation that will contribute to the sustainable development of the cultural sector.  

Whom is the NRCC program for?  

If you are from/ living in Romania, Serbia or the Republic of Moldova and you 
   – are a cultural manager, PR manager, cultural producer, artist, cultural journalist or art critic with min. two years of experience  

– work independently, or in a public or private cultural organisation   

– want to build your own and your organisation’s capacity   

– are curious about changes in the world, solution oriented in the field and want to change your working environment for good  

–           are currently in the process of rethinking your activity and want to share your perspective and learn from trainers and peers   

– want to find like-minded people and develop new ideas and solutions together  

…then, the NRCC is the right place for you!    

Participants will need to provide proof of Covid 19 related testing /vaccination /recovery from illness!

Format, events, and dates  

The NRCC 2021 offers the opportunity to be part of the Cultural Management School – an intensive six-day seminar in Bucharest, and a Project Incubator taking place in Belgrade as it follows:

1. Cultural Management School in Bucharest | 14th – 19st of September  

The programme offers the opportunity to participate in an intensive six-day seminar, which will include lectures, workshops, interactive exercises, collective and individual sessions, and other capacity building formats dealing with the topic of the NRCC 2021. We want to create a framework in which various creators and operators within the cultural field can attend a professional week-long seminar held by international trainers, so that they can deal with the new challenges facing this sector. The seminar is planned to take place onsite, in compliance with all measures issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus, at Pavilion 32 at the Goethe-Institut Bucharest.

The seminar‘s programme is curated by EUNIC Romania Cluster and is built upon the specifics and challenges of the regional cultural scene. Here is a list of topics and modules for the NRCC 2021: 

  • Building sustainable ways of cooperation between public and private sectors
  •   Cross-sectoral innovation
  •  Art&STS – Science, Technology, Society  
  • Ethics and values of solidarity
  • Artistic research: linking management and research
  • Cancel culture

Trainers and speakers in the seminars will be local and international professionals from the field:  

  • Klaus Obermaier (AT) 
  • Denisa Kera (CZ)
  • Veit Stratmann (DE)
  • Delia Mucică (RO)
  • Raluca Iacob (RO) TBC
  • Corina Bucea (RO)

…and more to be announced! 

During the seminar, side activities will be organised, such as guided tour for foreign participants and guests; outdoor networking events; indoor bonding events; speed dating between participants and local cultural institutions and other activities that will be announced after the selection process. 

Public talks  | 14th, 15 th and 17st of September

Apart from the six-day Cultural Management School dedicated exclusively to the participants selected after the open call for cultural managers, the NRCC will also host three public talks. International and national renowned cultural managers will engage in a dialogue about encouraging the resilience of the sector by supporting the development of co-created transversal projects and generating cross-sectorial innovation. The discussions will be open to the general public.

2. Project incubator in Belgrade | 3rd – 7st of November

Apart from the six-day seminar, through NRCC it will also be organized a Project Incubator in Belgrade. All participants in this year´s edition of the NRCC will gather to network and reflect on the topics of the program. The incubator will encourage sharing, collaboration and exchange and will create a space for developing new project ideas.

3. Funding possibilities 

Throughout this call, 15 participants from Romania, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova will be selected. To support the capacity building process, the program offers funding possibilities for collaborative projects/ cross-border initiatives, relevant for the regional context, that will provide new and innovative solutions for the cultural sector through EUNIC funding. 
The aim of the NRCC Project Fund is to provide participants with more space to develop new ideas and collaborate with other managers from their and other countries in the region. In this way the NRCC is aiming to establish a capacity building model based on theory, practice, creativity and collaboration.  

In 2021, the NRCC Project Fund offers the following funding opportunities to participants in the program:  

·       Closed call (November): Up to 2 of the projects developed at the Project Incubator in Belgrade will be provided up to 4.000 euro. 

4. Networking  

As it was for previous regional editions of CMA, networking is a fundamental element of the NRCC 2021. For its past editions, CMA established a network of nearly 250 cultural managers from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and 70 established professionals from all these five countries, Germany, UK, France, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Portugal, who took part in the project as trainers and speakers.  

This years’ edition of NRCC is aiming to further develop the network focusing on cultural professionals from Romania, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova, working both in private or public organizations. 

Participation in the NRCC offers access to develop your professional international network and future connections with the cultural institutes from the EUNIC cluster.   

!! Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, the seminar can also be organised online in order to ensure both participants’ and trainers’ safety. 


The working language of the NRCC is English.   

 Contribution fee  

The fee for participation*** in the NRCC is 100 Euro. We require your full-time engagement in the project during the Cultural Management School and the Project Incubator. Full participation in the programme is the only way to receive a certification for the NRCC, attested by the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science (ECTS), and to have the opportunity to win micro-subsidies for your ideas. 

The participation fee includes:  

  • participation in all NRCC activities and access to apply for the NRCC Project Fund 
  • accommodation and travel costs from your city of residence to Bucharest for the Cultural Management School 
  • accommodation and travel costs from your city of residence to Belgrade for the project incubator 
  • lunch and coffee breaks during all events (no further per diem is provided) 
  • materials  
  • access to online learning materials  
  • mentoring during and after the NRCC 

*** We will consider applications for scholarships, based on the motivation (see application form).  


Please, submit your application until 11th  August 2021  here

The selection`s results will be published on August 16th 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Grădina de vară Cinemascop s-a redeschis


☀️🌊Grădina de vară Cinemascop vă așteaptă cu proiecții de film, expoziții, ateliere și alte activități educative și culturale până pe 12 septembrie 2021.

În urmă cu trei ani, la început de august, grădina de vară din Eforie Sud a fost redeschisă publicului pentru festivalul Cinemascop. Patru ani mai târziu, grădina revine la scopul inițial – anume acela de a funcționa pe toată perioada sezonului estival. Această reușită a fost sărbătorită pe 3 iulie alături de organizatorii galei de redeschidere – Centrul Ceh, împreună cu Asociația Forumul Artelor Vizuale – organizatorul proiectului Eforie Colorat. Vara continuă cu tot felul de surprize.

Proiecțiile de film încep de la ora 21.00 🎫 În zilele de luni, marți, miercuri și sâmbătă, intrarea la proiecțiile de film este gratuită. Pentru filmele din zilele de joi, vineri și duminică, biletul de intrare costă 10 lei (adulți) și 5 lei (copii). Biletele se pot achiziționa de pe platforma Eventbook ( și de la casieria grădinii de vară. Țineți aproape pe pagina Eforie Colorat pentru programul evenimentelor și a proiecțiilor de film

Organizator: Asociația Forumul Artelor VizualeCo-organizatori: Centrul Ceh, Radef Romania Film, Primăria Eforie

Sponsor principal: Kaufland România

Partener media principal: Radio Guerrilla

Sponsori: Music Gear, Diesel Mecanica, Benq, Savana, Pattern Media, Loop Virtual Reality Solutions, Magic 5, Viva Ads.

Parteneri: EUNIC România, Reprezentanța Comisiei Europene în România, Ambasada Spaniei, Ambasada Suediei, Ambasada Olandei, British Council România, Forumul Cultural Austriac, Institutul Polonez, Institutul Yunus Emre Constanta, Biblioteca Județeană Constanța, TIFF, Anim’est, Short Film Breaks, Educab, Caravana filmului românesc, Asociația Cinecultura, F-sides Cineclub, Frame Film, Asociația Istoria Artei, Aici A Stat, Asociația D3M, E T A J Artist Run Space, E T A J on wheels, Salt Sonic, Virginia’s Dolls, Casa cu smochin, Partipipal Events.Parteneri Media: AGERPRES, Revista Zeppelin, Igloo media, Samizdat Revista, Etaj TV, Etaj Magazine, Revista ARTA, Eforie Online.



Între 25 și 27 iunie va avea loc ediția pilot a JAZZUNIQUE – Jazzin’ Europe
Un festival internațional, inițiat de EUNIC-Romania (European Union of National Institutes for Culture) în parteneriat cu Green Hours, cel mai vechi și mai inovativ club de jazz din România.

Sub deviza ”emerging excellency”, pe binecunoscuta scenă din grădina Green, vor avea loc concerte abracadabrante din țări membre EUNIC.
Așadar, Germania, Franța, Austria, Cehia, Ungaria, Belgia sau România vor prezenta proiecte dintre cele mai provocatoare pentru publicul avid de evenimente live.

Într-o lume plină de ”copies conformes” ne dorim să aducem un strop de elitism decadent în lumina reflectoarelor. Iar dacă fascinanții ”roaring 20s” ne-au învățat ceva, e că jazzul merge perfect cu șampania.

Vă așteptăm la Green Hours alături de muzicieni de excepție:

⏰25 iunie – 18.00

🎷𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐨 𝐈𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐫𝐞 [DE/CDI]

”Desert Pulse”

Hans Lüdemann – piano / virtual piano
Aly Keita – balafon / mbira
Christian Thomé – drums / percussion

𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐏𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞 : VAAGUE [BE]

⏰26 iunie – 18.00

🎷𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐮 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐨 [RO/FR]

Toma Dimitriu – piano
Gabriel Midon – double bass
Jean-Baptiste Pinet – drums

🎷𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐞́𝐥𝐲/𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐡 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐭 [HU]

Borbély Mihály – saxophone, tárogató, bass clarinet, pipe
Dresch Mihály – saxophone, fuhun
Horváth Balázs – double bass
G. Szabó Hunor – drums

🎷𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐢́𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐢́𝐨 [ES]

Lucía Rey Castillo – piano
José Antonio Miguel Artigas – double bass
Michael Olivera García – drums

⏰27 iunie – 18.00


Štefan Szabó – electric guitar
Jakub Švejnar – drums & percussion

🎷𝐒𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐭 [AT]

Andi Tausch – guitar
Leonhard Skorupa – saxophone, clarinet, synth, samples
Daniel Moser – bass clarinet, FX
Konstantin Kräutler – drums

🎫 Biletele se pot cumpăra de pe 


Între 8-18 iunie vă invităm la festivalul de film Cinefemina, la Grădina cu filme – Piața Alexandru Lahovari nr.7.

Cinefemina este un omagiu adus femeilor din industria cinematografică (regizoare, scenariste, producătoare) care au contribuit prin munca lor la transformarea industriei 🎥 într-un loc mai egal din punct de vedere al genului.
Femeile s-au implicat în film încă din perioada filmului mut, deși multe dintre ele sunt acum uitate, în ciuda contribuției importante din acel timp. Industria cinematografică globală rămâne dominată de bărbați. Când vine vorba de
egalitatea de gen în film, există încă mult spațiu de îmbunătățit.
De aceea, 🎥Cinefemina își propune să contribuie la răspândirea conștientizării cu privire la egalitatea de gen și la evidențierea modelelor feminine atunci când vine vorba de industriile dominate de bărbați.
Festivalul are loc între 8-18 iunie la Grădina cu filme și aduce 8 filme în prim plan:

⏰Marți, 8 iunie / 21.30
🎥Un joc serios / A serious game (Den allvarsamma leken)
Dramă, Romantic / 2016 / Suedia
Durată: 1h 55 min
Regizor: Pernilla August
Actori: Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes

⏰Miercuri, 9 iunie /21.30
🎥Vaci mai sunt fetele mele / These daughters of mine ( Moje córki krowy)
Comedie, Dramă / 2015 / Polonia
Durată: 1h 28 min
Regizor: Kinga Dębska
Actori: Marian Dziędziel, Gabriela Muskała, Agata Kulesza, Marcin Dorociński

⏰Joi, 10 iunie / 21.30
🎥Mataharis (Mataharis)
Comedie, Dramă / 2007 / Spania
Durată: 1h 35 min
Regizor: Icíar Bollaín
Actori: Najwa Nimri, Tristán Ulloa, María Vázquez, Diego Martín, Nuria González, Antonio de La Torre

⏰Vineri, 11 iunie / 21.30
🎥Cei visați / The Dreamed Ones (Die Geträumten)
Dramă /2016 /Austria
Durată: 1h 29 min
Regizor: Ruth Beckermann
Actori: Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp

⏰Marți, 15 iunie / 21.30
🎥Case de vacanță/ The Garden (Sommerhäuser)
Dramă /2017 / Germania
Durată: 1h 37 min
Regizor: Sonja Kröner
Actori: Laura Tonke, Mavie Hörbiger, Ursula Werner, Günther Maria Halmer, Thomas Loibl, Johannes Silberschneider, Inge Maux

⏰Marți, 15 iunie /18.30
📕 Romanian Cinema Inside out – Lansare de carte – în prezența coordonatoarei și editoarei Irina Trocan și o parte a autorilor textelor incluse in volum.

⏰Miercuri, 16 iunie /21.30
🎥Ore de liniște / False Alarm (Ores koinis isyhias)
Dramă, Romantic / 2006 / Grecia
Durată: 1h 26 min
Regizor: Katerina Evanghelakou
Actori: Ivonni Maltezou, Errikos Litsis, Angeliki Papathemeli

⏰Joi, 17 iunie / 21.30
🎥Lemonade (Lemonade)
Dramă / 2018 România/Germania/Canada/Suedia
Durată: 1h 28 min
Regizor: Ioana Uricaru
Actori: Mãlina Manovici, Dylan Smith, Steve Bacic, Milan Hurduc

⏰Vineri, 18 iunie/ 21.30
🎥Singură la nunta mea / Alone at my wedding (Seule à mon mariage)
Dramă / 2018 / Belgium (Wallonie-Bruxelles)
Durată: 2h 1 min
Regizor: Marta Bergman
Actori: Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir, Rebeca Anghel

Cinefemina este realizat cu participarea a 9 membri EUNIC:
✨Ambasada Spaniei,
✨Ambasada Suediei,
✨Delegația Wallonie – Bruxelles,
✨Forumul Cultural Austriac,
✨Fundația Culturală Greacă,
✨Institutul Cervantes,
✨Institutul Cultural Român,
✨Institutul Goethe
✨Institutul Polonez
⚡cu sprijinul Creart.

Biletele sunt disponibile pe Eventbook.

EUNIC Mixers. On Sustainable Fashion

Join us on the 27th May, from 19.00 hours (RO time) for our new Eunic Mixers event, live on our Facebook page.

We continue our series of online debates on Sustainable Europe with a conversation on Sustainable Fashion, exploring the impact of the fashion industry on our planet along with new creative practices that can lead us to a more sustainable future in fashion.

Fashion is an industry that undoubtedly impacts the environment – from pollution to deforestation to landfills piling up with clothes, Fast Fashion and the rise of consumerism have transformed global purchasing patterns and given rise to behaviours and practices that pose a threat to our planet. And for consumers, it’s still difficult to find information about the working conditions and environmental impacts behind what they buy.
These issues underline the need for a drastic rethink of the whole system – and sustainable fashion is part of the solution.
‘Sustainable’ fashion refers to garments that have been made in a way that is mindful of the great environmental impact of the fashion industry, taking into account:
⚠️ Chemical usage (fertilisers and pesticides used in the production of raw materials like cotton)
🔋Energy emissions (high use of energy in the production of synthetic fabrics for example, as well as in the washing, drying and ironing of our clothes)
💧Water consumption and contamination (in production and washing)
🗑️ Waste generation (the amounts of textiles that are incinerated or sent to landfill are enormous)
In this EUNIC Mixers, we will discuss Sustainable Fashion from an inter-disciplinary perspective, exploring new sustainable processes and systems in fashion and design, along with circularity as a tool to devise sustainable models for the design and fashion community.
For this EUNIC Mixers, we have invited two specialists:
✨Parvinder Marwaha, Design Programme Manager, Architecture Design Fashion, British Council
✨Ebba Asplind, CEO Assistant at Swedish Fashion Council
EUNIC MIXERS is a series of live, online discussions about how the cultural sector has adapted to the changes brought about by the pandemic. The discussions involve guests from European countries – representatives of the cultural institutes in the EUNIC Romania network, as well as Romanian cultural practitioners.

Event organised by EUNIC Romania

FFE – Industria Filmului în Uniunea Europeană

În preajma Zilei Europei, Festivalul Filmului European a fost invitat de Comisia Europeană în România să dezbată rolul UE în industria cinematografică, ce s-a schimbat în producția de film românesc de la momentul aderării României la UE până în prezent, cum s-a dezvoltat distribuția de film european, dar și cum contribuie filmele la prezervarea identității culturale a unui stat.

Invitatele evenimentului sunt: Ada Solomon (producător de film și singurul român care a câștigat doi Urși de Aur la Berlinale), Monica Lazurean Gorgan (producător și regizor de film documentar) și Monica Felea (co-fondator Bad Unicorn, distribuitor de filme de artă în România). Discuția va fi moderată de jurnalista Alexandra Tanasescu, fondatoarea platformei de jurnalism independent Cultura la dubă.

Discutia poate fi urmărită pe 7 mai, de la 17:00, pe pagina de facebook Comisia Europeană în România.

EUNIC Book Club #5

Pe 22 aprilie ne întâlnim la EUNIC Book Club #5, ca să discutăm despre volumul „Americana” de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (în traducerea lui Radu Șorop, apărut în 2018 la editura Black Button Books).

„Americana”, de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, este povestea de dragoste dintre Ifemelu și Obinze, marcată de regimul militar din Nigeria anilor ’90 și de problemele rasiale din Statele Unite ale Americii și Marea Britanie.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s‑a născut în Nigeria și a studiat Comunicare și Științe Politice în Statele Unite. Opera ei a apărut în publicații ca The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Financial Times și Zoetrope și a fost tradusă în peste treizeci de limbi. Este autoarea romanelor „Hibiscus purpuriu” (rao, 2011), „Jumătate de soare galben” (rao, 2008), care a câștigat Orange Prize și a fost finalist la National Book Critics Circle Award, și „Americana”, care a primit National Book Critics Circle Award în 2013, a fost inclus pe lista scurtă la Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction în 2014 și în The New York Times Top Ten Best Books 2013. De asemenea, este autoarea eseurilor „Feminist(ă), feminişti” (Black Button Books 2016), bazat pe discursul TED din 2012 We Should All Be Feminists, și „Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” (2017).

EUNIC Book Club propune spre dezbatere, sub formă lunară, un roman din literatura Europeană contemporană tradus în limba română.Participarea este gratuită. Vă rugăm să vă înscrieți la următoarea adresă: Cu o săptămînă înainte veți primi linkul de conectare pentru platforma Zoom.Eveniment organizat în parteneriat cu British Council Romania.
Partener: Cărturești.

Studying abroad in pandemic times: Czech Republic & Poland

The third EUNIC MIXERS discussion on studying in the EU opportunities, in times of pandemic and post-Brexit, invites two experts from Czech Republic and Poland. They will analyse the situation in their respective countries and suggest concrete solutions for all of you who intend to study abroad.This EUNIC MIXERS discussion will take place on April 15, at 7 p.m.Guests:
🔸 Jakub Tesař, Head of Higher Education Department, Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS);
🔹 Carlos Panek – working for the The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Departament of Communication and Promotion);
👉 Moderator: Andreea Archip, journalist from Scoala9 MIXERS is a series of live, online discussions about the adaptations of the cultural sector to the changes during the pandemic, with guests from European countries, represented by the cultural institutes from the EUNIC Romania network, together with Romanian cultural practitioners.
Event organized by EUNIC Romania in collaboration with Czech Centre and Polish Institute.