Malý Berlín organizes an online meeting for cultural workers and academics from Slovakia and Ukraine.

Together with speakers we will explore how international funding works, how to look for partners and establish partnerships, what to look for when writing a grant, what pitfalls await when filling out applications, and how to find the best grant for your project.
We would talk about how to joint grant applications for Erasmus+, Creative Europe and Horizon programs.

Please, register for the event via the following link.
On the day of the event, all the registered participants will receive a ZOOM link to the event.

Denisa Karabová
is a chairwoman of the European Dialogue, a civic association promoting active citizenship, professional media and art, quality youth work, and media literacy in Slovakia and abroad. She works as a project manager, youth worker, facilitator, and researcher involved in several long-term international projects. In 2018, she completed her PhD studies in the European Studies program and has a vast experience in formal education as a lecturer specialising mostly on Europeanization changes and the political system of the EU. Within non-formal education, she is focused and most passionate about the topics of media literacy and active participation, which she considers as crucial for functional democratic society.

Mykhailo Glubokyi
is the development director of IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives. The organization was founded on a territory of abandoned factory fo insulation materials in Donetsk, Ukraine, but was relocated to Kyiv when the Russian invasion started in 2014. Mykhailo has been a part of the foundation since 2011, implementing site-specific, participatory, community-oriented cultural projects and turning various industrial places into vibrant cultural spaces. Since 2019, he has focused on collaboration with local communities, capacity building for rural areas, support for cultural decentralization and international collaborations, programs, and exchanges, especially in the East of Ukraine and Eastern and Central European regions.

Doc. Ing. Katarína Melichová, PhD.
works at the Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra as a university lecturer and researcher in the field of regional and local development, with an emphasis on the community and institutional dimension.

Mgr. Jana Kuffová Popovicsová, PhD.
is a cultural manager who works in Nitra as a programme director, project manager and dramaturge of the cultural and community centre Hidepark Nitra.
Their professional paths crossed for the first time during Nitra’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2026. They are currently in their fourth year of working on the H2020 IN-HABIT project, Katarína as coordinator for the Nitra team and Janka as community activator.

The event is part of Common Futures: SK – UA Connection project which was supported by the Open Society Foundation and the Pontis Foundation from the donation of the Taipei Representative Office in Slovakia. The aim of the project is to support the development of bilateral relations between Slovak and Ukrainian actors from the fields of culture, education and the non-governmental sector.