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April 29, 2018

The joint meeting of experts in the field of culture on both banks of the Dniester River Conferences

On 28th of April, 2018, in Chisinau, at the National Art Museum, took place the joint meeting of experts in the field of culture on both banks of the Dniester River took place.

This event was organized in the framework of the Platform “Culture”. This project is implemented within the framework of the program “Strengthening Confidence Building Measures“, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program.

This intellectual array will serve as basis for conducting the pilot study aimed at studying the status of the 8 branches of the culture sector of both banks of the Dniester River. Within the framework of this expert group, specialists working in pairs will conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of sectors, identify interesting ideas for joint projects, common and unique problems for each region and type of cultural institution, offer their solutions and recommendations.

The conducted joint meeting was the starting point in the practical implementation of the study, refinement of its methodology, improvement of the toolkit. At the meeting the experts got acquainted with the history of the work of the Platform, its current results and tasks. Ideas and objectives of the study were warmly received by the expert group, which was actively involved in the research process, which once again emphasized the relevance of this work.

This work will serve as background for the general document that will be made available to the public through public hearings, working groups and presented at the final conference of the Platform. The received document will become the main background document for programs of strategic development of branches of the cultural sector of both banks, the implementation of relevant local and regional joint cultural projects aimed at developing and addressing the most pressing problems identified in the study. Apart from the foregoing, this study will be the starting point in measuring the dynamics of the development of the entire cultural sector, which undoubtedly requests a greater responsibility on both organizers and experts.

The team of the Platform “Culture” will inform all interested parties about the progress and results of the study within an open and professional dialogue.