3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends
With regard to international cooperation, the Principality has signed bilateral agreements namely joint declarations on cultural cooperation with Russia, on 11th July 2001 and with Panama, on 25th July 2003.
In the sphere of education, there are many exchanges between secondary school pupils of Monaco and other countries designed to improve knowledge of cultural diversity.
In addition, the government occasionally grants loans to enable artists to exhibit or perform in other countries. Support is also provided for organisations, such as the Ballet of Monte Carlo or the Philharmonic Orchestra, to tour abroad.
Conversely, cultural activities from other countries receive a major welcome in the Principality which results in a large number of exhibitions and concerts given by foreign artists and performers.