Participatory cultural policies: a new model of governance in culture

In the next 3 months the Association for culture and development of culture industries  KULT – TRANZEN will work to improve the decision-making processes for strategic planning of cultural policy through the participation of all relevant stakeholders. Public discussions will be organized in each of the eight regions in the country to provide inputs into the National Cultural Strategy (2018-2022) and the Annual Plan on Culture. The project is funded by USAID Civic Engagement Programe implemented by USAID’s Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia and the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI).

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the cultural development at national level through planning of cultural policies and programs and capacity building leading to the creation of better cultural policy in the country. The achievement of the overall objective will contribute towards encouraging dialogue, fostering cooperation, sharing information and experience between the key stakeholders that directly contributes for the improving of the governance in culture. In addition, this project will contribute towards stronger communities and increasing their activeness and civic responsibility in planning and strategy making.  

In November were organized eight public debate towards the proposed National Cultural Strategy 2018-2022 in eight cities in Macedonia (Strumica, Kumanovo, Shtip, Skopje, Prilep, Kavadarci, Struga and Tetovo). The public debates were visited from various representatives from cultural sectors, who gave different suggestions towards improvement of the document and cultural development for the next five years. 





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