On February 20, 2015 the consecutive meeting of EaP CSF Armenian National Platform took place in the office of Eurasia Partnership Foundation. More than 40 members of the Platform took part in the event.
ANP facilitator Mikayel Hovhannisyan presented the results of the last Steering committee meeting which took place on February 4-5 in Brussels. He also briefed the ANP members on the activities of the Civil Society Forum amid the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, this May.
The strategy of activating ANP work along with the future activities of ANP working groups were discussed during the meeting.
The participants deliberated the upcoming conference “EU-ARMENIA COOPERATION: PERSPECTIVE IN THE ACTUAL POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT” on February 25, organized jointly by ANP and EU Delegation to Armenia, and necessity to properly prepare for it.
The last issue on the agenda concerned the amendments to the ANP organizational principles. In order to have a more productive and inclusive discussion, the participants decided to circulate the draft amendments with the mailing list of the ANP delegates and discuss it online.
Georgia to be first EaP country to join Creative Europe programme
New opportunities for Georgia artists, and a boost to the creative economy – all this will be possible in the framework of the EU programme Creative Europe, which Georgia will join on February 24 with the signature of an agreement by Georgian Culture Minister Mikheil Giorgadze and European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics.
Georgia is the first Eastern Partnership country to join the programme, which has a total budget of €1.46 billion over 6 years (2014-2020). Creative Europe aims to support European culture, audio-visual, performing and visual arts, publishing, film, television, music, interdisciplinary arts, cultural heritage and the videogame industry.
Georgian cultural organizations can participate by submitting projects in the field of culture and multimedia, enabling them to work across Europe, present themselves to new audiences, and implement joint projects with European partners.(EU Neighbourhood Info)