For the 2nd International gathering of the CLINK Project, Cultural Heritage Linking Diversities in Europe, the project partners traveled to Serbia on the 12th and 13th September 2019. In the city of Knjazevac located in the eastern part of the country, they had the opportunity to explore traditional crafts and to discover innovative stories.
The two days’ event started with a project team meeting in order to discuss the progress of the local activities and the implementation of the pop-up galleries. Further, a walking tour for the participants was organized that one may discover Knjazevac and its cultural heritage.A best practice fair was organised in the Archaeo-Ethno Park complex in the village of Ravna. More than 80 state and non-state cultural actors have visited the fair and took part in the presentation of using traditional craftwork for economic development. The cultural heritage as a source of urban regeneration: comeback of the craft-making culture was the main topic of the event. Arts and crafts can be enjoyed by anyone.
The different artistic skills can turn the free time into a productive and enjoyable asset, or into a career. The event brought together state and non-state cultural actors, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, young designers and civil society organisations from 10 different countries and communities to share and exchange practices of creative and sustainable use of cultural heritage for social and economic development of communities.
The project CLINK is implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.