Sem Fabrizi

The European Union is Serbia’s n°1 supporter: main political and economic partner, largest trade actor, first investor and biggest donor.

This is also true for creative industries, which are essential for our economy and society. In Serbia, they have the potential to boost competitiveness, productivity, employment and sustainable economic growth, enabling Serbian entrepreneurs to participate in a growing global economy.

Creative industries are also used to promote social integration, social values, and cultural promotion. With its diverse and multidisciplinary cultural offer, the Belgrade Irish festival aims to promote these values, while reinforcing our sense of belonging to a common European space.

The European Union Delegation to Serbia is delighted to continue supporting the Belgrade Irish Festival – this year in its eighth edition.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all!

Sem Fabrizi
Head of Delegation
of the European Union
to the Republic of Serbia

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TONIGHT BELGRADE IS GREEN.

BELGRADE IRISH FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH ONLINE SCREENING AND OUTDOOR PROGRAM!

The fascinating exhibition of The Great Book of Ireland is held on the beautiful Savamala Promenade, while Belgrade joins the world's metropolises in Greening tonight - next to New York, London, Boston, Sydney and Moscow and our capital will shine green in honor of the celebration St. Patrick's Day!
 

PHOTO COMPETITION

Wherever you are in Serbia, this year we’d like to see your pictures on the themes of 
1. GREENING IT UP - What does greening say to you this Spring?
2. CELTIC CONNECTIONS - Share your photo that illustrates Celtic connections between Serbia and Ireland.

ALL BELGRADE IRISH FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENTS CANCELED THIS WEEKEND

DUE TO NEW COVID -19 WEEKEND MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM, ALL BELGRADE IRISH FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR THIS WEEKEND ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

NEW DATES OF THE EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE

THE GREAT BOOK OF IRELAND

The Great Book of Ireland – Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, is a vellum manuscript and modern illuminated book, produced in Dublin between 1989 and 1991.  It incorporates the work of Irish poets (144), artists (121) and composers (9). All the contributors worked directly onto the large (handmade) vellum pages and their work was unified by calligrapher Denis Brown.
 

The European Union is Serbia’s n°1 supporter: main political and economic partner, largest trade actor, first investor and biggest donor.
This is also true for creative industries, which are essential for our economy and society. In Serbia, they have the potential to boost competitiveness, productivity, employment and sustainable economic growth, enabling Serbian entrepreneurs to participate in a growing global economy.

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I am delighted to introduce and support the Belgrade Irish Festival on behalf of the Embassy of Ireland. This has been an exceptionally strange, difficult, and sometimes sad year. The crisis has had a particularly harsh impact on the arts and on creative artists, with long periods when audiences were unable to gather. But this year has also made us value art and performance all the more, as a comfort and an inspiration, a welcome distraction from our fears, and as a way to help us understand the experiences we have been through.

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