Application Deadline: April 30 2015
The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries not yet part of the European Union. The fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate.
The fellowship winner will be guest of the 30th Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 2 to 6 September 2015 at various locations in Slovenia.
The fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the end of August, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the opening ceremony of the festival.
The candidate is eligible for the fellowship from 2 September 2015 until 2 September 2016. Within 60 days after completion of the residency, the candidate must submit a written report.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union, other interested public institutions or private and non-governmental organisations, as well as
international and regional organisations.
In order to offer a solid contribution to European integration the CEI combines multilateral diplomacy and project management, both as donor and recipient, while also bridging European macro-regions.
The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from non-EU CEI countries (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). The winner will receive a cash award of 5,000 EUR for a three-month residence in any CEI Member State of the candidate’s choice. During this period, the selected author will work on the literary project he or she proposed in his/her application.
Eligible applicants: writers under 35 years of age.
he winner will be a guest of the 30th Vilenica International Literary Festival
, taking place from 2 to 6 September at various locations in Slovenia.
Since 2006, the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence has been presented by the CEI in cooperation with the Slovene’s Writers Association as part of the Vilenica International Festival.
2006 Goce Smilevski from Macedonia
2007 Marianna Kiyanovska from Ukraine
2008 Ivana Sajko from Croatia
2009 Dragan Radovancevic from Serbia
2010 Maja Hrgović from Croatia
2011 Ognjen Spahić from Montenegro
2012 Ajla Terzić from Bosnia and Herzegovina
2013 Artem Chapeye from Ukraine
2014 Mirko Božić from Serbia
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