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Our country was represented at international cultural policy events organized in Malta

The Republic of Azerbaijan was represented by Yashar Huseynli, Deputy Director of the Strategic Development and Project Management Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and expert of the Compendium Association for the Republic of Azerbaijan at the 6th General Assembly of the Compendium Association, Assembly of Compendium Experts, International Cultural Policy Conference and Symposium organized by the Compendium Association of Cultural Policy and Trends in cooperation with the Arts Council of Malta on October 5-7 of the current year in Valletta, Republic of Malta.
Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, Terje Hovland, Chairman of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage, and Landscape (CDCPP), Association of Compendium of Cultural Policy and Trends, Arts Council of Malta, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), European Institute for Comparative Cultural Researchers (ERICarts), International Network for Contemporary Performing arts  (IETM), Culture Action Europe (CAE), other influential international organizations in the field of cultural policy, and leading European specialists participated at the International Cultural Policy Conference organized under the title "Right to Culture". What are the roles of government, civil society, and the cultural sector in promoting and strengthening creative freedom, and cultural policies to ensure cultural diversity and equal opportunities and what should be done by civil society, the ways to enable individuals and communities to actively participate in cultural activities, governance, and shaping decision-making processes were discussed in the panel discussions of the International Conference on "Creative Freedom", "Cultural Diversity and Accessibility" and "Cultural Democracy".
Albania, Germany, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Lithuania, Experts from Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, founding and permanent members of the European Council of the Compendium Association and ERICarts, and representatives of the organizing member countries participated in the 6th General Assembly of the Compendium Association of Cultural Policy and Trends and Assembly of Compendium Experts. The annual activity report for 2022-2023 of the Cultural Policy and Trends Compendium Association, financial statements, project audience, new social media formats, other organizational issues, and future perspectives were discussed. During the event, the representative of Armenia resorted to provocation and tried to confuse the audience of the international event, noting that the Azerbaijani side faced difficulties in settling the population that migrated to Armenia as a result of the 24-hour anti-terrorist operation. This provocation attempt was resolutely prevented by the Azerbaijani expert and the real essence of the issue was brought to the attention of the participants of the event.
Within the framework of the 2nd Malta National International Symposium entitled "Current State of Art" with the participation of prominent representatives of the Maltese cultural community and Compendium experts, panel discussions were held on "Contextualization of Culture Law in Malta", "Arts Council of Malta", "Autism Advisory Council", "Unfinished Art Space" and related projects of other Maltese organizations were presented. During the visit to the University of Malta, presentations were made on cultural topics such as "Art for Health and Well-being", "Gestalt Approach to Expressive arts and Community", "Using Artificial Intelligence in Cultural Policy and Cultural Participation" and so on.
For your information, the Compendium of Cultural Policy and Trends is the leading international platform for comparative analysis in the field of cultural policy. According to the compendium methodology, the national reports regularly prepared by European countries are posted on the relevant web portal and are widely used as an authoritative reference source by cultural politicians, researchers, and the cultural community. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been actively participating in this platform since 1999 and is currently an organizing member of the Compendium of Culture Policy and Trends Association.


05.02.2024 13:57
Exhibition Motherland of Mine is held at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
23.01.2024 08:46
Meeting Held to Discuss the Activities of Theater, Performance, and Concert Institutions
22.01.2024 08:45
Ministry of Culture Establishes Expert Council to Evaluate Annual Repertoires and State-Ordered Performances in Theater and Performance Institutions
09.01.2024 15:13
The Appeals Commission Holds the First Meeting Regarding the Results of the ARKA Film Project Competition
09.01.2024 11:30
Meeting of Appeals Commission Reaches Conclusion
08.01.2024 18:32
Honored artist Aygun Baylar sent off on her last journey
25.12.2023 17:53
The Results of the Publication Procurement Competition determined
22.12.2023 11:48
OIC Delegation Visits the Ministry of Culture
22.12.2023 11:30
"e-Culture" Digital Development Strategy (2024-2026) of the Ministry of Culture Gets the Green Light
20.12.2023 13:08
A Comprehensive Overview of the First Cultural Heritage Forum in Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 18:04
The Cultural Heritage Forum ended
19.12.2023 14:46
The 5th panel is devoted to the topic "Protection of the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period"
19.12.2023 14:41
The next panel of the forum: Research and protection of the immovable historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 09:48
A discussion was held on "Movable cultural heritage in Azerbaijan. Museum work and modern challenges" at the forum
18.12.2023 17:14
A discussion was held on "Protection of intangible cultural heritage and modern challenges"
18.12.2023 15:29
"Fine art and contemporary challenges" - the first panel discussion of the Cultural Heritage Forum
18.12.2023 14:22
The Cultural Heritage Forum is being held for the first time in our country
06.12.2023 14:43
Four  more elements related to the intangible cultural heritage of Azerbaijan included in the UNESCO list
06.12.2023 13:24
An individual exhibition called "Dialogue with Time" will be opened
05.12.2023 09:43
The Days of Kazakh Culture ended with an exhibition and a gala-concert
04.12.2023 12:55
   Minister of Culture met his Kazakhstani counterpart
04.12.2023 10:23
The Humor Festival of the Turkic World was held
01.12.2023 14:15
Summary of the Culture and Creative Industries Forum
30.11.2023 18:01
"Perspectives of Cooperation in the Field of Humor of the Turkiс World" - round table within the framework of "Creative Week"
30.11.2023 16:17
An event dedicated to the music industry of Azerbaijan was held as part of the “Creative Week”
30.11.2023 14:27
The Cultural and Creative Industries Forum concluded
01.11.2023 16:34
Several days left the biggest book fair in the region