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The First Partnership Meeting on BASACA project in Komotini

Monday, 14 October 2013

On October 10th – 11th, 2013 in Komotini, Greece was held the first partnership meeting on the project "Black Sea Areal for Culture and Art" (BASACA), funded by the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013, regulated by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of the EU. The project addresses priority 3: Supporting cultural and educational initiatives for the establishment of a common cultural environment in the Basin Measure 3.1 Promoting cultural networking and educational exchange in the Black Sea Basin communities. The total project budget is 297 288,88 euro.

Platform AGORA – branch Burgas is the Bulgarian project partner and the Grant beneficiary is the Municipality of Komotini, Greece. The other project partners are Municipality of Chorlu, Turkey and Agency for Support of Cultural Initiatives "KusiCreaVision""KusiCreaVision", Ukraine, Odessa. The overall project objective is the mobilization of local resources for creation of a common cultural environment for the Black Sea Basin communities.

The project activities started in July 2013 and will be implemented within 18 months as this is the project duration period. A Regional Network for Cooperation in the Culture sphere will be established with its own web site, where cultural and art organizations and individual artists will be able to register and to use its services.

An on-line training will be organized and held in two modules "Management and Marketing of Culture" and "Increased Capacity for Culture Product Management in a Multicultural Environment" for a total of 80 representatives of cultural organizations and institutions from the partner countries. The publicity of the project is related with dissemination of information on the project activities and results as well as the organization and holding of cultural events at the project partner countries within the Black Sea Areal for Culture and Art. The events will be held in the period April – November 2014 as follows:

  • Musical Happening "Water Songs" in the town of Chorlu, Turkey
  • International Theatre Festival "Myths and Legends of the Black Sea Communities", Komotini, Greece
  • Creative Workshop for Children "Wonders from the Sea", Burgas, Bulgaria
  • International Folklore Fair of the Traditions of Black Sea Communities, Odessa, Ukraine
  • International Creative Art Workshop "Black Sea Palette", Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Culinary Exhibition with Workshop, town of Chorlu, Turkey

Within the two days, the partners discussed practical issues related with the organization of the project activities and management, the necessary procedures, reporting documentation and deadlines, the project action plan was updated.

Each partner presented their organizations' activities and the regions where they operate. Platform AGORA – branch Burgas shared the rich cultural life in Burgas focusing not only on the traditional celebrations, festivals and contests but also pointing out the innovative cultural events like Spirit of Burgas, Burgas Sand Fest, Festival "Include the City", etc. The partners received materials for the promotion of Burgas as a Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019. The materials were kindly provided by Burgas Municipality. The video clip for the candidacy in You Tube was viewed by the project participants.

More information about the project progress and the forthcoming activities could be found at www.agora-bg.org

The project is co-financed by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of the EU.  
            
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