3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends
In recent years, the Republic of Bulgaria's international cultural policy has been characterised by openness, dialogue, and emphasis on integration into international cultural structures and organisations. Bulgaria is open to European and world culture, and encourages the promotion of the top achievements of national culture abroad in various ways. The following are the main priorities of Bulgaria's international cultural policy:
For more information see the official web site of the Ministry of Culture http://www.mc.government.bg/.
Up to January 1st 2007 Bulgarian international cultural policy has been focused on improving the legal framework and active preparation to for full participation in the cultural matters at the EU level. Since 2007, as an EU member, Bulgaria has been playing an important role in mainstream political and cultural initiatives of the governments of the SEE countries.