Creative City Forum 2023

DIGITCRESHE, an EU-funded project focused on digital literacy and empowerment, celebrated a significant achievement at its latest event hosted by Universiteti Barleti in collaboration with Mediterranean University of Albania and Center for Comparative and International Studies #CCIS. The event took place in conjunction with the Creative City Forum—an annual gathering of professionals in the Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS) on 13 December.
The Creative City Forum brought together professionals from the Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS), including “Mikser Ballkan” Founder, Maja Lalic, who shared the speaker stage with Mika Cimolini from “Centre for Creativity”, Fation Dragoshi from “Aftësi për Punë S4J”, and Jonid Jorgji from “Creative Industry Agency”, Tirana Municipality.
This collaborative exchange featured discussions on our organizations’ visions and rich experiences in nurturing talents and developing the creative scene in the Balkans.
The three day event started with Creative City Forum, followed by a managers meeting at Mediterranean University of Albania, emphasizing the role of education and empowerment in the Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS). Attendees engaged in presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions.
DIGITCRESHE is a European collaboration involving 16 institutions across Europe, part of the ERASMUS+ Projects under the Albanian Erasmus+ Office. The project aims to improve the quality of the Higher Education programmes for the Creative Industries in the Western Balkan countries.
For more information about DIGITCRESHE and its initiatives, please visit
Funded by the European Union

“Youth Participation in Digital Democracy: From Digital Skills to Digital Rights of Youth with Fewer Opportunities in the Western Balkans”

New project!
New challenges!
New partnership!
Thank you Scidev!
We are thrilled to share with you our newest endeavor in enhancing digital rights in Albania, Montenegro,
Serbia and Spain: “Youth Participation in Digital Democracy: From Digital Skills to Digital Rights of Youth
with Fewer Opportunities in the Western Balkans” #EYDR.
#EYDR will engage, connect and empower young people in the digital world, through developing their
digital skills and raising awareness about their digital rights with an approach that balances protection
and participation so they can fully participate in the digital democracy.
The project will foster national and regional innovative alliances with media and youth, universities and
public authorities to raise awareness, network, and encourage policy dialogue.
#EYDR is led by Scidev in partnership with:
Belgrade Center For Human Rights
Center for Comparative and Internationa Studies CCIS
Erasmus Student Network AL
Agjencia Kombetare e Rinise
UZOR Association for Responsible and Sustainable Development
Share Foundation
EYDR is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the Europian Union
Stay tuned for updates!


Exciting news from our recent meeting! 🚀 CCIS partnering in a new Erasmus+ project🏆 The DIGITCRESHE project is making strides to enhance the quality of Higher Education programs for the Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS) in the Western Balkans. The focus is on ensuring student satisfaction, boosting graduates’ competitiveness in the job market, and implementing digital transformation through innovative educational tools. The project will analyze current CCS higher education status, industry trends, required skills, technology usage, and more. 🎓🌐 Let’s empower our creative minds and shape the future of the cultural and creative industries together!
Curious about how it all begins? 🤔 The baseline analysis is the key! 🗝️ It involves collecting data on the current state of the creative and cultural industries and higher education in CCS. This one-month initiative, combining desk research and 10 online interviews with experts, academics, students, and professionals, will provide a solid foundation for the project. The resulting national report, featuring an executive summary, detailed findings, analysis, and conclusions, will guide us toward achieving meaningful goals in the realm of education and creativity. 📊📚 Let’s build a brighter future together!