EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme launched in Moldova for next two years
18:32 | 10.12.2015 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 10 December /MOLDPRES/ - The European Union - Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme unveiled its activities regarding the culture and creativity sectors for the next two years in Chisinau today.
Attending the event were acting Culture Minister, Monica Babuc, European Union Ambassador to Moldova Pirkka Tapiola, Head of the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture&Creativity Programme Tim Williams, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Chisinau, as well as of Moldovan culture institutions.
In his greeting message, EU Ambassador to Moldova Pirkka Tapiola stressed the importance of the aforementioned programme for Moldova. "Thanks to this programme, you will participate in actions that will modernise the Moldovan society, in order to turn it creative, sustainable, for a better future of the state," Pirkka Tapiola said.
For her part, acting Culture Minister Monica Babuc said the institutional and managerial development was a key moment of the programme. "Next year, we will set up an institute of continuous training of employees from culture institutions. Culture can represent an important factor for our country's development," Babuc said.
According to Head of the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture&Creativity Programme Tim Williams, culture is an expression of the society in its daily life. Culture and creative industries will configure the education, finances, public health, labour and information in the 21st century," Tim Williams said.
The European Union - Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme, that started in last February, is financed by EU with a budget worth 4.29 million euros. The programme's purpose is to support cultural and creative sectors' contribution to sustainable humanitarian, social and economic development in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
(Reporter N. Roibu, editor M. Jantovan)