Georgia Joins Creative Europe - photo courtesy Ministry of Culture

Georgia joins the Creative Europe Programme

Following an agreement signed by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Mikheil Giorgadze, Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection, on 24 February 2015, Georgia has become the first neighbourhood country to join Creative Europe.

This agreements means that cultural and creative organisations from Georgia can collaborate with partners from all over Europe to apply funding for cultural cooperation projects, literary translation schemes, and cultural networks and platforms ias part of Creative Europe's sub-programme. Georgian organisations can also take part in audiovisual training events and festivals, under the MEDIA sub-programme, as of this year.

Navracsics said: 

"It is a great pleasure for me to welcome Georgia to the Creative Europe Programme. Welcoming a country with its own unique, 2000-year old alphabet and language, a strong literary tradition, beautiful Orthodox religious art and, more recently, a film sector recognised with an Oscar nomination for the 'Tangerines' film, will be enriching for the Programme and all cultural players involved."

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