From its foundation, Association KROKODIL has been actively participating, organizing and co-organizing some of the most important literary and other events in Europe and the Middle East. Therefore, we have established strong ties with our international partners with whom we execute various joint programs throughout the year, focusing on mutual goals and objectives.
Over the unsettling times when the UK had been fractured from the EU, LGBTQ rights had increasingly been threatened and the world came to terms with the COVID pandemic, The Coast is Queer festival was pleased to welcome Festival Krokodil as a defiant rejection of physical and symbolic borders between Brighton and Belgrade, Britain and Europe, the ‘East’ and the ‘West’. The panel “Queer Writers form the Post-Yugoslav Region” showcased some of the best queer writing from the post-Yugoslav region and launched a new collaboration between KROKODIL, New Writing South and the University of Brighton.
Culturescapes is a multidisciplinary Swiss arts festival devoted to inter-cultural exchange. The festival, which takes place in autumn, showcases the cultural landscape of a different region, nation or city every year.
The cooperation between the most distinctive literary festival in Sweden – Littfest – located in the northernmost city of Umea and Festival KROKODIL from Belgrade, Serbia, initiated in cooperation with the Swedish Institute from Stockholm resulted in the joint project entitled “Centers of Periphery” and the participation of Festival Krokodil at Littfest as well as the return visit and participation of Littfest at Festival KROKODIL in 2015.
The first time that Festival KROKODIL had a guest appearance in the Croatian capital Zagreb was in June, 2012 in the well known VIP club in the very center of the city. Organized as the first evening of the three day festival event (the other two were executed in Belgrade) we presented a sound selection of regional and international participants and the music
KROKODIL joined forces with the pan-European CROWD literary conference and their project, OMNIBUS-READING TOUR, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe EU program. As a part of this program, KROKODIL hosted and presente 16 international authors in Belgrade and Niš (Serbia) in June 2016.