3.4.6 Other relevant issues
In the period 1-3 September 2014, the VI Congress of Moldovan Diaspora was held in Chisinau, which was attended by 145 participants, representatives from more than 28 countries. The Congress offered a good opportunity for dialogue and for preparing new projects for diaspora organisations which promote the cultural image of the Republic of Moldova. In the frames of the Congress the Strategy of the Government of the Republic of Moldova on the Diaspora - ”Diaspora 2025”- was presented.
In the period 2009-2013, the Ministry of Culture partially supported several large international cultural events: the International Festival of Music "Martisor", the International Opera Festival "Maria Biesu Invites", the International Biennial of "Eugene Ionesco" Theatre, the "Days of New Music", International Festival of Documentary Film "CRONOGRAF", two international festivals (for children's folk-dance groups and pop music formations) organised in Cahul, as well as other international festivals held annually. Artists from 30 countries in Europe and CIS participated in these events.
The International Festival of Theatre and Film Schools "ClassFest" is a unique international artistic action for students and youth from the Republic of Moldova, which was held in the period 11-16 April 2014. The aim of the Festival is to promote values of contemporary art and to develop intercultural dialogue and exchanges between the theatre and film schools in the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Germany and Poland.