Maria Paula Erizanu, born in 1992, currently lives between Chisinau, Bucharest and London, where she works as a freelance journalist and writer.
Romanian producer Ada Solomon, born in Bucharest in 1968, is the winner of the CEI Award (3.000 EUR) at the Trieste Film Festival.
Art curators, artists, architects and relevant exerts gathered in Trieste, on 28 October, to resume the topics of the CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators and present the “Harbour for Cultures H/C” project to the citizens of Trieste.
The Ukrainian poet, writer and essayist Andriy Lyubka was born in Riga in 1987. He completed his degrees in Ukrainian Philology at the Uzhhorod University (2009) and in Balkan Studies at the University of Warsaw (2014).
The Forum was organised in Venice on 12 May at the premises of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee.
This year's CEI Award at the Trieste Film Festival has been bestowed upon the Romanian film director and screenwriter Cristi Puiu. The award (3.000 EUR) - traditionally assigned to an artist who best interprets the contemporary reality of Europe and dialogue among cultures - was presented by CEI Deputy Secretary General, Erik Csernovitz, on 26 January.
More than 300 participants - editors-in-chief, leading journalists, business professionals, civil society and academia as well as policy makers - attended this year’s South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) in Belgrade on 21-22 November.
The 31st Vilenica International Literary Festival, organised by the Slovene Writers’ Association and the Vilenica Cultural Association from Sežana, took place on 6-11 September 2016, in various locations (Ljubljana, Sežana, Lipica, Maribor, Celje, Koper, Trboljve, Štanjel, Bilje, Lokev, Trieste, and the Vilenica Cave).
Tanja Bakić, born in 1981, is a Montenegrin poet, literary scholar and translator who writes on music. She graduated with an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Montenegro. She is a member of Bloomsbury, one of the UK’s leading publishing houses. She was a speaker at the William Blake Colloquium at the world-renowned Tate Britain gallery in London, where she also held a poetry performance.
The official opening of the Mittelfest Festival - scheduled from 16 to 24 July - took place in Cividale del Friuli (Udine/Italy) on Saturday, 16 July 2016.
Curators from Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Trieste on 23-24 October to discuss the key topic on public funding for research and experimental production in contemporary art. The event “Before Numbers. Issues and Activities”, was organised by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, as a follow-up of the CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators held in Venice at the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum in May 2015.
Poet, writer and translator Kateryna Kalytko was born in 1982 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Her poems have been included in numerous anthologies of Ukrainian literature, and her works have been translated into English, Polish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Armenian, Italian and Serbian. She translates literature from Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. She has received several important national awards for her literary work as well as an award for her translation of works by Miljenko Jergović. Kalytko is also the founder of the Intermezzo Short Story Festival, the first of its kind in Ukraine.
The ways and modalities to support research, experimental artistic production and curatorial practice were debated during the CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators on 8 May at the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, attended by qualified professionals, experts and artists from the CEI region.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2015 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. The Call is divided into two categories: “Professional journalists” (4.000 EUR) and “Young professional journalists” (1.000 EUR).
Tiha K. Gudac, born in Zagreb in 1982, was awarded for the documentary film Goli (Naked Island) which, as underlined by the jury, “denounces how a nation’s past can haunt its present”. The CEI Award (3.000 EUR) was presented by Alternate Secretary General, Amb. Margit Waestfelt, on the occasion of the awarding ceremony in Trieste on 22 January.
The theme of this year's South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) held in Skopje on 16-17 October 2014 - Media in South East Europe: Not enough or too much information? - offered the opportunity for comprehensive and active discussions covering key topics such as the right to information access, journalism data, privacy and the protection of sources, self-regulation and quality-reporting standards. A session was also devoted to opinion making in times of conflict and lessons of the media war in Ukraine.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), have announced the winners of the “CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism” 2014: Brankica Stanković in the section “Professional Journalists”, Sadeta Fišić, Jovana Kljajić and Maida Salkanović in the section “Young Professional Journalists”.
The Serbian designer Ivana Sovilj, born in 1977, is the winner of the CEI Award presented in the framework of the International Design Competition “Trieste Contemporanea”.
Born in Mostar in 1982, Mirko Božič writes poetry, prose, columns and essays. His poems have been published in literary anthologies and numerous literary magazines in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. As emphasised in the laudation by the international jury “Mirko Božić's literary project is a unique reading of the history of his motherland written on the basis of uncommon material tightly related to his family and personal life.
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