EU4Culture conference: Three cities from Armenia joined “EU4Culture Cities Network”
On May 19-20, 2022, in Tbilisi, Georgia, EU4Culture organised the 1st Regional Network Conference, where the project established “EU4Culture Cities Network”.
“EU4Culture Cities Network” will serve as the platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration between the 14 selected cities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine that have received the EU funding to prepare Cultural Development Strategies. From Armenia Charentsavan, Ijevan and Sevan joined the network.
“EU4Culture Cities Network offers a unique opportunity to the cities in the Eastern Partnership countries to create a trusted and long-lasting cooperation platform that will enable open sharing of best practices and experiences in culture and creative sector, creation of common initiatives and cultural programmes, facilitate public-private dialogue also on inter-regional level.” – Said Dr Anatoli Beifert, Team Leader of the EU4Culture project
Mayors and other representatives of the selected cities, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Representatives of the Ministry of Culture Sport and Youth of Georgia, together with the experts and relevant stakeholders attended the event.
At the conference, private stakeholders, experts and donor organisations also presented funding possibilities to the cities and introduced best practices in public and private partnerships. On the second day of the conference, the project organised workshops on policymaking and regulatory framework for the city officials.
EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union to support the culture and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership Countries. The project is implemented by the Goethe Institut (lead), Institut Francais Georgie, Danish Cultural Institute and Czech Centers.