Text topic: Creative Sector - Outlines of a New Model of Development
Text author: Стеван Деветаковић
Due to a long-term neglect of the regional development in Serbia the transition process emphasized the development discrepancies in the territory of the Republic.
Regionalization is an effective instrument of managing a state, a method of a faster development of the region and a powerful control instrument striking a balance among regional development disparities. In addition, regionalization is the EU method to strengthen the integration process and the creation of “new Europe“. In the developed countries much more importance is given to development incentives coming from the social infrastructure, and for the past two decades, a special attention is given to the creative sector. Therefore, we feel justified to point to the existing territorial arrangement of the whole social infrastructure and the lack of adequate statistical material as critical for further analysis of this aspect in Serbia. We commented on the recent statistical regionalization of the country and pointed out the implications the current solution will have in Serbia as a small country, indicating that we are committed to national statistics which adequately covers the territorial distribution of social infrastructure, and especially its creative sector in order to adequately engage it in a strategy of regional and local development.