Public cultural institutions: trends and strategies
Heads of Government at the Central European Initiative met in Tirana on 23 November 2006 and approved the Plan of Action for 2007-2009, which includes cultural cooperation. Since 1995, Albania is one of the members of this inter-regional initiative which aims to promote regional cooperation. The key elements of CEI cultural cooperation in the next years will be the development of projects related to intercultural dialogue and the preservation of cultural diversity in Central Europe, as well as the promotion of activities aiming at the conservation of cultural heritage, jointly with the transfer of know-how in cultural management. Additional activities aimed at advancing the ability of governments and civil society as a whole in the preparation, financing and implementation of cultural projects could be implemented, especially in the following areas: support to cultural policies as a contribution to socio-economic development (cultural industries’ development; cultural tourism; sponsorship and donations to the arts), sponsoring cross-border cooperation in the field of arts, including the mobility of individuals and groups.
The Mosaic Programme35 (2010) of the Council of Europe helped in the process of formulating principles for national cultural strategies.