Moldova Joins the Creative Europe Programme


    BRUSSELS: Moldova has joined the Creative Europe Programme as Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Monica Babuc, the Moldovan Minister of Culture, signed an agreement to participate in the EU programme for the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors.

    Moldova has been playing an important role in deepening cultural cooperation within the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the European Union, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

    It has done so both as part of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme and as part of the Eastern Partnership Contacts Between People platform. Moldova is the second neighbourhood country to join the programme after Georgia, which joined Creative Europe on 24 February 2015. Moldovan cultural and creative organisations will be able to collaborate with their European counterparts and access funding for cultural cooperation projects, subscribe to literary translation schemes and join European cultural networks.

    Ukraine could be the next neighbourhood country to join Creative Europe.