10.06.2010 -

MDG-F invests in cultural operators in Bosnia and Herzegovina

© UNESCO/A. TerzimehicCapacity building workshop for cultural operators

The UNESCO Venice Office - Antenna Office in Sarajevo and the Chambre des Beaux Arts de Méditerranée held a workshop on “Capacities Building for Cultural Operators” in Sarajevo, from 18 to 20 May 2010. The workshop is part of the Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) Joint Programme on Improving Cultural Understanding in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aimed at strengthening cultural industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this workshop focused on European and international cultural cooperation programmes. 30 cultural administrators and managers of local organizations including representatives of 23 municipalities from different regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the workshop. Personnel involved in the implementation of the Programme Culture for Development and project applications that were highly rated during the Programme’s selection process also attended the workshop.

Mrs Biljana Camur, Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs, present at the opening, along with Mr Sinisa Sesum, UNESCO Senior Programme Officer, Ms Renata Radeka, Coordinator of MDG-F JP and Mrs Amila Terzimehic, UNESCO Assistant to the Programme Officer, underscored the importance of the Programme itself and of the workshops as part of the implementation process. Mrs Biljana Camur underlined the continuous need for transferring cultural knowledge and skills of development, while pointing out that a specific strategy was most needed. She also informed the participants on the ongoing negotiations of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s eligibility for the EC Programme Culture 2007-2013. As a result of the workshop, Ms Radeka hopes that more project proposals identifying EU cultural programme opportunities related to enhancing cultural industries in Bosnia will be elaborated.

related news/source:
MDG-F Programme Culture for Development Organized Workshop in Sarajevo (5/20/2010)
Capacities Building for Cultural Operators Workshop

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