New Award for Culture Journalists Announced

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Annual ward will add new element to the BICCED project, which opened last Thursday.

The advisory board for the BICCED project has decided to establish an annual award for journalists working in the field of culture. The decision was announced at the annual Advisory Board meeting held on January 28.

Details of the competition will soon be published in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia.

The annual award will add a new element to the Balkans’ Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development, BICCED project, which kicked off for the third time last Thursday in Belgrade, gathering journalists from the region at a three-day event consisting of training, study visits and round table on cultural policy.

The project aims is to ensure a supply of objective, balanced and accurate reports on aspects of cultural policy and related themes, in order to provide policymakers in the country and abroad with a better basis from which to formulate policies that expedite the region’s European-oriented transition.

The project also aims to give cultural organisations and experts better insight into the state of cultural policies and practice in the region, as well as to exchange opinions, practices and experiences in the field of policy.

The BICCED project is implemented by the Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network, BIRN, and is funded by the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans.