All major cultural organisations have established, over the years, direct professional cooperation relations with their counterparts in other countries. They have developed a large variety of projects fostering the participation of professionals and supporting their mobility and permanent exchange of views and transfer of knowledge.
Specialists’ mobility and exchanges are also supported through the funding schemes for subsidies and grants of the Romanian Cultural Institute that cover a large array of fields from literary translations to architecture, philosophy etc.
Cultural professionals’ mobility and cooperation was supported by the Ministry of Culture in the period 2005-2010 via dedicated funds for residence programmes or scholarships as well as for tours abroad of organisations of performing arts, exhibitions of contemporary art and heritage abroad, network of cultural residences (cultural centres), etc.
In recent years, local authorities have diversified, although on an ad-hoc basis, their support programmes for cultural events by including artistic residences and creative camps with local, national or international participation of culture professionals.
Romanian culture professionals participate either as individual members or institutional members in international non-governmental organisations and networks such as: Informal European Theatre Meeting – IETM, European Network on Cultural Management and Policy – ENCATC (its 2018 Congress “Beyond EYCH 2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations” took place in Bucharest, hosted by the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training), Culture Action Europe (its 2018 conference – “Beyond the Obvious” took place in Timișoara), International Council of Museums – ICOM, International Council on Monuments and Sites – ICOMOS, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA, International Council on Archives – ICA, International Union of Architects – IUA, Network of European Museum Organizations – NEMO, Organization of World Heritage Cities (The city of Sighișoara is a member), The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage -TICCIH, Europa Nostra (six Romanian organizations are members and three are associate members), Trans Europe Halles etc.