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Bulgaria/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.6 Other relevant issues

A special policy under the Ministry of Culture is directed towards the Bulgarian diaspora in Serbia (Western Outskirts), Ukraine, Moldova and Kosovo. Donations of books and materials in the Bulgarian language are provided. Theatre performances, exhibitions and other cultural activities are organised.

Large scale international events - such as festivals, competitions and other cultural manifestations - are held in the majority of the big cities in Bulgaria. They are all included in the National Cultural Calendar, published annually by the Ministry of Culture on their website: Most of the cultural events are organised by the local / regional authorities, in close cooperation with NGOs and agencies. The organisers apply for project subsidies to the Ministry of Culture, but the largest part of their budgets comes from local sources (municipalities, districts and private funding). International participation in events is supported and facilitated, to a great extent, by embassies and foreign cultural services.

Chapter published: 20-01-2011

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