This project, which seeks to strengthen the cultural sector in Kosovo, has been very busy throughout August. Two capacity-building sessions on animation and film production were carried out: the first (15-20 August) was aimed at producers, directors and other film professionals in Kosovo and was led by Barcelonan producer Toni Marin Vila. The second, given by Barcelonan film director and graphic designer Juan Carlos Concha, was attended by school students from Kosovo who made an animated documentary. Both sessions were organised with the support of and in the context of the ANIBAR Festival, held yearly in Peja, Kosovo. On another note, on 21 August, Michael Wimmer and Aleksandra Uzelak, European experts in charge of analysing the current state of arts education in Kosovo, went to Pristina to meet local education and culture professionals. It was their third mission in the country and the outcome of these meetings will constitute the study on the role of culture and art in the education system in Kosovo. European expert Alessandro Bollo also took part in the visit. As part of the Culture for all – Phase III he is assisting the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in drafting the country’s culture strategy. The month wound up with a study visit from the Kosovo National Ballet Company from 31 August to 4 September to Internationale Tanzmesse, an international contemporary dance meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event gave the Kosovo company the opportunity to meet other dance and ballet professionals and forge new partnerships. As part of this meeting, on 3 September Dominique Thiange, head of the ‘Culture for all-Phase III’ team, presented the project to the Tanzmesse audience. Interarts, ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe carry out this project for the European Union Office in Kosovo.

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