The Regional Conference of the CIS countries with participation of international experts “Cultural Policy and Policy for Culture: Towards a New Cultural Policy Profile”
The Regional Conference of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with participation of international experts “Cultural Policy and Policy for Culture: Towards a New Cultural Policy Profile” will be held from 5 till 8 November 2009 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.
The Conference is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia with support of the UNESCO Moscow Office for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation, Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (IFESCCO) and in partnership with the Armenian Linguistic University "Interlingua" and the Russian Institute for Cultural Research.
The event aims to promote the exchange of ideas in support of policy for culture and to strengthen state cultural policy strategies with a view to bridging the gap between the new challenges and institutional responses. The role of the state in defining strategy, purposes and priorities of policy for culture and the measure of public understanding of the value of culture depend on a general conceptualizing of the cultural sector and cultural policies. That is why the central task for discussions and debates during the Conference is to define new priorities of cultural policy as policy for culture.
The participation of UNESCO will assist CIS countries in the formulation, revision and updating of their cultural policies, taking into account an integrated approach to cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and sustainable development, while reinforcing institutional, including legislative capacities and those of policy-makers and culture professionals with a view to developing the cultural sector and integrating culture into all other development policies; ensuring that the principles of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue are taken into account in joint UN programming in the cluster countries.
Official website of the Conference: www.policyforculture.org
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