Cultural Cooperation (multilateral and regional)

The Kiev Initiative

The Kiev Initiative is a regional and transversal programme created by the council of Europe to promote the intercultural dialogue and democratic stability in:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

The Programme was announced in Kiev, on 5 September 2005 and launched in Bucharest, on 15 December 2006, at the Romanian Ministry of Culture. The Programme includes the activities carried out by the Council of Europe in the area, assimilating the projects already implemented (the CoE Programme for Heritage in South Eastern Europe).

The Kiev Initiative regional programme reflects the sustainable development philosophy promoted by the CoE, which addresses regional cooperation in a trans-disciplinary approach of cultural management, cultural and natural heritage, environment protection and urban planning.

The Programme Objectives: multilateral cooperation and transversal approach for a sustainable development, consolidation of national policies, improvement of institutional capacities and of the instruments for the management and development of partnerships. Romania coordinates and co-finances this Programme.