06.10.2023: Alps-Adriatic-Alliance Conference "Creative Synergies"

1st Alps-Adriatic-Alliance Culture-Conference

06.10.2023, 09:00 Uhr
06.10.2023, 12:30 Uhr
Anmeldung ist erforderlich bis 05.10.2023, 18:00
The registration is necessary until the 5th October 2023, 6 pm.
Demon Radio - venue of steirscher herbst ’23
Hilmteichstraße 113
8043  Graz
Publicly accessible with tram line 1, stop Mariagrün
Creative Synergies Conference
Creative Synergies Conference© Foto-Studio D

At this cultural conference - to which you are warmly invited - steirischer herbst and the Alps-Adriatic Alliance will focus on promoting creative cooperation, networking and future partnerships in the Alps-Adriatic region through Creative Europe projects. "Creative Synergies" is a programme that will bring together representatives of cultural organisations from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to share best practices and present successful cooperation in cultural projects.

The conference will be held in English. Admission is free and includes a free guided tour of steirischer herbst. All those working in the cultural sector who wish to network and exchange internationally are welcome. 

The conference is hosted by  steirischer herbst and is organised in co-operation with the Amt des Landes Steiermark, Abteilung 9 Kultur, Europa, Sport and the  Alps Adriatic Alliance.



09:00 a.m.


Meeting Point:
Demon Radio, Hilmteichstraße 113, 8043 Graz,
Publicly accessible with tram line 1, stop Mariagrün

09:30 a.m.

Video message
Christopher Drexler, Governor of Styria

09:35 a.m.

Welcoming speech
Ekaterina Degot, Director and Chief Curator steirischer herbst festival gmbh

09:50 a.m.


10:05 a.m.

Introduction of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance
Thomas Pseiner, Generalsecretary of the  Alps-Adriatic-Alliance
Sandra Kocuvan,  Head of the Thematically Coordination Point Alps-Adriatic-Alliance; Land Steiermark, Department 9 Culture, Europe, Foreign Relations

10:25 a.m.
Live-Stream from Brussels

Heidemarie Meissnitzer, Diplomatic Council
 Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
(Art and Culture)

Insights into Kulturstrategie 2030 - Land Steiermark
Gerlinde Schiestl-Reif
, Land Steiermark, Department 9 Culture, Europe, Foreign Relations

Heidrun Primas, independent consultant for the Cultural Strategy 2030 of the Province of Styria 

11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

11:25 a.m.

Best Practice Projects
(financial support: Creative Europe Culture, Culture Moves Europe, Alps Adriatic Alliance)

Sanja Popov Leban;  Sajeta Art & Music Festival

Zahra Mani & Karin Schorm,  Klanghaus Association (Styria) and  Mani d.o.o. (Istria); Cross-border cooperation within the framework of European cultural projects

Pauline Riesel-Soumaré & Lidija Krienzer-Radojević,  GKP- Steirische Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik together with  IG Kultur Steiermark; Fair & Female*

Jelena Božić,  Kulturanova

Michaela Zingerle,  Styrian Summer Art

12:30 a.m.

Light meal, snacks (pay on your own)


Guided steirischer herbst '23 program

Exhibition tour
 Demon RadioHilmteichstraße 113, 8043 Graz

Exhibition tour
 Villa Perpetuum Mobile
Forum Stadtpark, Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz

For more informations please contact Michaela Zingerle: +43 664 540 4289

The current Corona regulations apply.

We take the liberty of pointing out that by participating in the event, you give your consent for photo, sound and film recordings that are made in the course of the event.

As part of our public relations activities, recordings will be published on our websites, social media and print media.

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