Presenting ALDA’s project CHOICE in Chisinau, Moldova
On September 30th 2015, 3 p.m. at the premises of National Art Museum of Moldova the official launching of the project CHOICE - Cultural Heritage: Opportunity for Improving Civic Engagement took place.
The project will be implemented in Republic of Moldova by the Public Organization National Committee ICOM Moldova in partnership with the Association of Local Democracy Agencies ALDA (France), International Non-governmental Organization “EuroBelarus” (with the head office in Vilnius, Lithuania), Centre for Cultural Management (Lviv, Ukraine), Millenium Foundation (Yerevan, Armenia), Public Organization “Centre of Cultural Innovations” (Minsk, Belarus).
The project is financed by the European Union within the Eastern Partnership Program and will last two years. During this period the small grants program “CHOICE-Moldova: Heritage and Modernity” will be launched, for projects directed towards the actualization of the cultural heritage. In the framework of the official presentation, the ICOM Moldova Chair Mrs. Valeria Suruceanu announced the open call for participation in the contest for the selection of the cultural projects. Mr. Fabien Schaeffer, Attaché and Project Manager of the European Union Delegation in Republic of Moldova, who was invited for a welcoming speech, encouraged the participation in the contest of those interested in the protection and re-thinking of the cultural heritage. The experts of the project Mrs. Svetlana Pociumban, Chief consultant at the Direction for Cultural Heritage within the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Moldova together with Mr. Sergiu Musteață, Dean of History and Ethnopedagogy Faculty at the State Pedagogical University “Ion Creangă” organized a training session regarding the application in the contest for more than 50 representatives of non-governmental organizations and state institutions, specialists in the field of cultural heritage who were present at the event.
The participants found out which are the participation conditions, how the project concept notes may be submitted, eligibility criteria and addressed questions to the experts.
The information regarding the launching of the project can be found accessing the following links.