Project duration: 7/2013 – 12/2014

Team leader: Mira Mileusnić Škrtić, M. Sc.

Coodrinator: Karolina Horvatinčić

Project is funded by EU

Institute for Development and International Relations IRMO is leading the project “Film Festivals with Creative Documentaries about First Hand Experience from EU Funded Projects – ClosE_Up”. The overall objective of the action is to increase through creative film festivals, workshops and on-line tutorials, the general understanding of EU programmes, benefits of EU assistance in Croatia and to strengthen PM (project management) capacities and skills among existing and potential recipients of EU funds.

There are three specific objective of the action are:

    • Firstly, the project will promote at film festivals Croatian examples of projects with concrete results of EU assistance and its benefits with having those projects’ representatives as festival guests
    •  5 one-day film festivals will be held in 5 different regions in Croatia: Dubrovnik-Neretva, Split-Dalmatia, Brod-Posavina, Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb.
      Secondly, the project aims to inform and educate potential beneficiaries about EU Structural, Cohesion funds and other EU programmes focusing on project preparation and PM cycle at workshops held within festivals and lectures held in high schools
    • 20 Intro to EU and PM lectures will be organised and 5 PM workshops.

And the last specific objective is to strengthen project management (PM) capacities and skills in Croatia by providing multimedia on-line tutorials and on-line consultancy support via ClosE_Up web site to existing beneficiaries and potential recipients of EU funds

    • 20 on-line multimedia PM tutorials will be published on the Project website and on-line PM consultancy support will be provided for EU funds applicants.

Target groups are film festival visitors: citizens in regions with lower level of knowledge on EU issues and lower level of support for accession to the EU: Dalmatia, Slavonia, south and north Croatia and Zagreb county, – wide population: employed and unemployed citizens, elderly, youth, students. IRMO’s partner is the Media Factory (Medijska tvornica), organization of young people wanting to contribute to the development of civil society, by promoting, developing and increasing level of knowledge and information of civil society and human rights protection combining it with new media technology and audio-visual arts.

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