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Albania/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports (MTCYS) is responsible for international cultural cooperation. Except for cultural heritage and film production the Ministry has no strategy on international cultural co-operation.

There has been no significant change in international cultural co-operation in recent years. Unfortunately, culture itself was not a topic of the programme of the previous left-wing government and is not a topic of the current right-wing government's programme either. Even the "word" culture is missing in these documents. In this context, the Albanian government fails to fulfil obligations imposed by international agreements and conventions to which it adheres.

Intercultural projects are proposed and funded by international or foreign agencies.

Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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