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Moldova/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

A "National Strategy for the Development of Culture of the Republic of Moldova / Culture 2020" was completed in 2014, providing general directions and objectives for the medium and long term.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

A Public Policy on Increasing efficiency and modernizing museum activity was developed and approved in July 2014.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

A set of priority actions for culture and the cultural industries is to help creating better conditions for entrepreneurial development, in order to raise the share of culture to 3% of GDP in 2020.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

The advertising market in the Republic of Moldova is developing at a dynamic pace, increasing each year by 25-40%.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

In November 2014, a policy document was drafted to help guarantee the creation of a platform for sustainable development of the cultural industries.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

A new National Cinematography Centre has been proposed to operate the National Film Archive, with the objective to promote and preserve the national cinematography heritage.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.7 Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

In 2014 the Government of Moldova proposed developing the National Strategy "Diaspora – 2025".

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

Goals for participation foresee a progressive increase in citizens' participation in cultural activities. Plans envisage, by 2020, a participation rate of at least 40% of the population.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector

The Law on Artists and Artists' Unions, July 2014, aims to create legal safeguards for ensuring social rights of artists in the field of literature, art and journalism, and to regulate the founding and activities of the artists' unions.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector

The government has increased salaries in the cultural, sports and youth activities sector by 17.6% in 2014 as current rates are below minimum subsistence basket rates.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

A national programme aims at a 75% share of digitised tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova by 2020.

5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.3 Cultural heritage

The Law on protection of historical monuments  is currently being amended.

Moldova/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

The Law on Cinematography 2014 governs activities to support the development of the film industry and the national cinema heritage.

8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers

8.1.3 Grants, awards, scholarships

A draft law introduces a monthly state allowance for artists over 60 years with outstanding achievements and notorious activities.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1 Trends and figures

The number of visits to national museums increased by 11.6% in 2013 compared to 2012.