Text topic: Studies
Text author: Јелена Михајлов
The progress of renewing different forms of cooperation in the Southeast Europe region, especially as a part of European integrations, has instigated ideas for this project. The project analyses the cultural cooperation among the Southeast Europe countries, and the focus is on analyzing the cultural connections and cooperation among the countries of former Yugoslavia. The target of the project is to analyze the mechanisms of establishing the cooperation in this region, which represents the specific cultural unit within Europe, and to indicate whether the cooperation in this region differs from the cooperation among the other countries out of this region, and to what extent, i.e. to specify the differences of connections established in this region. The notion of Southeast Europe is not used in purely geographical sense in this project: it matches the geographical territory of Southeast Europe, but also refers to the countries that were chosen on the basis of their cultural connections. That way they form cultural relatively defined, distinctive region. Therefore, the specificity of this cooperation was crucial for this choice. Additionally, the project analyses to what extent the existence of mutual cultural identity in this region can be discussed.