Participatory cultural policy: a new model of governance in culture

Short summary

The overall objective: Strengthen cultural development at the national level through planning of cultural policies and programs and capacity building – leading to the creation of a better cultural policy in the country.

The specific objectives of the project: to increase the participation of civil society in the concept of democratization and decentralization of culture leading to the improvement of the decision-making procedures for strategic planning of cultural policy through the participation of all relevant stakeholders and to improve the dialogue between institutional and non- institutional stakeholders in the process of creating cultural policies in the country.

Activities:

In the frames of the project, eight public debates / discussions on the Draft Cultural Development Strategy 2018-2022 were planned to be held in eight regions (Strumica, Prilep, Kumanovo, Stip, Struga, Tetovo, Kavadarci and Skopje). Public debates planned to be realized in close cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the members of the working group who drafted the strategy, and all public debates were realized in the institutions that were under the authority of the Ministry of Culture.

The project is funded by USAID and implemented by Association for Culture and Development of Creative Industries Kult-Transen from Strumica, and Creative&Active is a local partner for Struga in implementation of the project and the period of implementation is year 2017-2018.