On June 26, at the Media Center in Belgrade, press conference was held on the occasion of announcement of the first festival under temporary name "Mirëdita, dobar dan!", which has been initiated by Civic Initiatives, Center for Practical Policy from Belgrade, and Integra from Pristina, together with partnership support of ForumZFD for Western Balkans and the Foundation for Open Society from Pristina. The Festival will annually initiate meetings and cultural exchange between scenes of Belgrade and Pristina, in order to improve social, political and cultural relationships between Belgrade and Pristina. After the press conference, a round table was held regarding intended contributions of the Festival regarding improvement of mutual cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo, as well as the following steps which are to be taken in establishment of an essentially new and quality relationship. Maja Stojanovic, Executive Director at Civic Initiatives, pointed out that this festival is primarily organized in order to extend the cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo outside individual, isolated initiatives of a narrow circle of people and the civil sector.
The festival was held for the first time from 19-21 September 2014 in Belgrade, with additional four events to be held during the following year, of which two will be held in Serbia, and two in Kosovo. The festival is further planned to be held every year in June.
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