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Centenary of Diplomatic Relations between Denmark and Serbia

In 2017 Denmark and Serbia celebrated 100 years’ anniversary of diplomatic relations. 100 years where the two countries have cooperated in various areas, in particular, in the last decade.

Check this page out to learn about public events which marked this great Centenary!

Feel free to download this overview for more information: Denmark and Serbia - 100 years English

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"BELGRADE - COPENHAGEN, A HUNDRED YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS 1917 - 2017"

The final event of the Centenary celebration was the exhibition of diplomatic documents, photographs and treaties, organized jointly with the Archives of Yugoslavia.

The exhibition was on display from December 11th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018.

The special guest of honour was professor Per Jacobsen, honorary member of the Serbian Science and Arts Academy, the founder of the Serbo-Croatian Department at the University of Copenhagen and a prolific translator of Yugoslav literature to the Danish language.

''THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK - FROM COPENHAGEN TO THE ARCTIC''

An exhibition organized by the Danish Embassy in Belgrade and the Belgrade Fortress was open to the public eye on Kalemegdan until the 6th of November.

The exhibition was made out of two parts, one being “Copenhagen Solutions” and the other “Our Arctic Future”. The exhibition showed how much Danes, Greenlanders and Faroese loved their Kingdom, and how they tried to take good care of it. From smart city solutions developed by Danish companies, through fast growing Copenhagen to sustainable exploration and resource utilization in Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Arctic. Throughout this year, the Embassy in Belgrade hosted numerous culture projects – from films to exhibitions.

The exhibition “Copenhagen Solutions” was produced by the Danish Architecture Center for “Copenhagen Solutions”, private-public partnership of the City of Copenhagen and Realdania.

The exhibition “Our Arctic Future” was produced by the Natural History Museum of Denmark in for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in close collaboration with the Governments of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

The Embassy thanks Novo Nordisk, Grundfos and NIRAS, Danish companies activelly operating in Serbia, for their contribution, both with organising this exhibition and their general support and cooperation with the Embassy.

Photo: Marko Markovic

SERBIAN MEDIA VISIT TO DENMARK

As part of the EU Delegation to Serbia's project "Media Trips to EU", the Embassy of Denmark supported the visit of a group of Serbian journalists to Denmark at the beginning of September. 

Under the umbrella of the Centenary of Diplomatic Relations between Denmark and Serbia, the journalists investigated various topics. Below is the list of articles and media pieces resulting from their visit to Denmark.

Vek diplomatskih odnosa sa Danskom - Delegacija Evropske unije u Republici Srbiji

Danski istoričar Fledelius za 'Nedeljnik'

Prilog RTVKV Diplomatski odnosi Srbije i Danske

Danski zadrugari - Novosti

Edukacija obolelih od dijabetesa - Politika

Danska poljoprivredni džin - Danas

Danska i biciklizam - RTS

Šta nakon poplava? - TV Kraljevo

Vakcinacija i EU - Politika

Akademik Jakobsen: Uvek se iznenadim koliko je Andrić ovde i dalje izazovan - Nedeljnik

Briga o starim licima u Danskoj i Švedskoj, N1 ''Sjaj i beda trećeg doba''

DANISH CLASSICS at the "DAYS OF THE NORDIC FILM"

Nordic films were screened in cities throughout Serbia, as well as Montenegro.
First movie festival started on September 12th in Podgorica, and the last one took place in Bar, Montenegro December 12th. To see all the cities and the full programme, please click here.

PETER JUSTESEN CELEBRATED 20 YEARS OF OPERATING IN SERBIA

The Danish duty-free company for diplomats - Peter Justesen, celebrated their 20 years of successfully operating in Serbia. The event was full of wine tasting, friendly atmosphere and took place at the Danish residence in Belgrade on September 7th. We were also celebrating our Centenary, so it was a pleasure to bring these two wonderful occasions into one great event! 


DENMARK AS GUEST COUNTRY AT VRŠAC SUMMER OF CULTURE

As part of the Centenary Celebrations, the Embassy of Denmark partnered with the Vršac Center of Culture to be the guest country at their annual event "Vršac Summer of Culture", from August 14 to 20.

The programme included displaying of "Copenhagen Solutions" exhibition and screening of contemporary Danish movies, with the support of the Danish Film Institute.

The full programme (in Serbian) can be found here.

EMBASSY CELEBRATED THE CENTENARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH SERBIA

On the occasion of the Danish Constitution Day, June 5th, the Embassy of Denmark in Belgrade organized a celebration of the Centenary of Diplomatic Relations with Serbia, in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Defence.

The central celebration took part at the House of Army, with the special performances by ‘Prince’s Military Orchestra’ from Denmark and ‘Stanislav Binički’ military orchestra from Serbia. The two orchestras also threw a spontaneous pop-up performance at Belgrade Fortress the day before on Sunday, June 4th.

The Embassy of Denmark would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the event:

You can read the entire news here.

"DAYS OF DANISH CINEMA" AT YUGOSLAV FILM ARCHIVES

From May 31 to June 5, the Yugoslav Film Archives organized the "Days of Danish Cinema" in its premises.

The audiences had an opportunity to see movies from the 1930s as well as some more modern classics.

For more information about the program in Serbian, please click here.

"DAYS OF CONTEMPORARY DANISH CINEMA" IN BELGRADE!

The Embassy of Denmark proudly presented the Days of Contemporary Danish Cinema!

On the occasion of the Centenary of diplomatic relations between Serbia and Denmark, we partnered with the Danish Film Institute and Belgrade Cultural Centre to bring the latest pearls of the Danish Cinema.

 

Contemporary Danish cinema has been enjoying international acclaims via realist depictions of everyday situations and people.

Brave and very often provocative, Danish cinema has risen to fame thanks to the works of Lars Von Trier and Susanne Bier, acting of Mads Mikkelsen and Trine Dyrholm, through to Danish TV series such as ‘Borgen’ and ‘The Killing’.

 

For more information, feel free to download the official program and the movie synopsis.

 

The event took place from April 20 to 24th at the premises of the Belgrade Cultural Centre.

DANISH CHOIR IN SERBIA!

We were pleased to announce that a Danish choir - Vokalkompagniet - visited Serbia from April 8 to 14.

They visited several towns in Serbia, but the peak of their visit was a performance in Mikser House on April 10, in cooperation with the Belgrade City Choir (Gradski hor).

The entrance to the concert was free!

NORDIC GLASS EXHIBITION - A TOUCH OF GLASS!

The first event to mark the celebration of the Centenary was a joint Nordic exhibition of the modern glass.

The four Nordic Embassies in Belgrade joined their forces to bring the best glass items to Belgrade and Novi Sad, in cooperation with the Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade (09.02 -15.03) and Museum of Vojvodina in Novi Sad (21.03 - 20.04).

A total of 80 items was on display, originating from 13 famous Nordic glass factories and design studios, under the guidance of some of the best Nordic artists, architects and designers.

From Denmark, the exhibition showed the works of Holmegaard, Architectmade and Lene Bjerre glass factories.

The general sponsors of the exhibition were Wiener Städtische and I&F McCann Grupa, while other friends were Tikveš Winery, EuroCons Group, Elopak, Finlandia, Volvo, SpotCooler, Q-Free, Tetra Pak, Ericsson, Masferg Agro, Securitas, Novo Nordisk, Peter Justesen, Medicon, Iittala, Fosdalen, Velux and Norway House.

You can find more information in Serbian on the following links: https://www.mpu.rs/ and www.muzejvojvodine.org.rs.