Albania 2017 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Reforming the legal framework in the field of Copyright. National legislative
The " Education Through Culture " programme National institutional
The establishment of "Literary Translation Fund” International financial
"See you for a book" – The Albanian National Campaign of Reading National institutional
Contest "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels" National institutional
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Participation in programme "Creative Europe 2014 - 2020" International financial
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Culture and the network "TRADUKI" International financial
YOUTH
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Support for the project “International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience" International regulatory, financial
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Reforming the legal framework in the field of Copyright.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The purpose of preparing a new "Copyright Law and Other Related Rights" is to ensure a better level of protection for authors, artists, and copyright holders in general, as well as guaranteeing a favorable environment for guaranteeing respect for these rights, fully guaranteeing the balance between the rights of private rights holders and the public interest as well as the appropriate business climate.

This law aims to improve the following areas:

• Better protection of Copyright and Other Related Rights;

• Harmonization of copyright and related rights legislation, with the EU acquis in this area, in order to guarantee the protection and respect of copyright and other related rights in The same level as that of the European Union countries, an obligation deriving from Article 73 of the Stabilization and Association Agreement.

• Strengthening and intensifying punitive, controlling and monitoring measures and setting up "filters" for more effective measures for importers, exporters, producers, users, or users of cultural, artistic and scientific works;

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The 2012 bill was prepared by the Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Implementation Capacities of the Albanian Copyright Office, EuropeAid / 129309 / C / SER / A, by experts Mr. Mihaly Fiscor, Mr. Vittorio Ragonezi and Mr. Andreas Lukas. In 2014, it has been elaborated by a working group with officials of the Ministry of Culture and the Albanian Copyright Office.

This law considers and provides solutions in meeting these priorities:

-Implementation of new fair pay schemes (works created under the terms of the labor contract, fees or tariffs of special equipment / equipment which serve for the reproduction of artistic, scientific or literary works, the right of public lending, the use of phonograms, videograms etc.).

- Consider technological developments and diversity of forms of use of literary, artistic or scientific works in the digital era and guarantee regulatory mechanisms to prevent violations of rights holders on the one hand, and on the other hand the right of the public to be informed.

- Guarantee and provision of legal certainty, which any artist, author or other holder of related rights will be rewarded for their works, to be used in the territory of the republic of Albania.

- Application of the voluntary copyright system by guaranteeing in this form the general principle of the Bern Convention - non-formal protection.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of this measure aims to protect the rights of creators, Interpreters, performers and users of literary, artistic and scientific creations.

The adoption of this law is of particular importance also in the light of Article 73 of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Republic of Albania, which specifically requires the protection of copyright in accordance with EU standards and announces a war on piracy in an effort to make it simpler and more practical to determine the responsibilities of copyright protection institutions.

This law provides mechanisms that establish a fair balance between the public interest to protect creators, and facilitate the procedures for users of works, to act on legal terms. It brings achievements such as: reorganization of the Copyright Office and the creation of the National Copyright Council .

 The law foresees the establishment of a unique desk, which provides speed, transparency and good management of revenue from the use of copyright works. Meanwhile, the public awareness campaign on the importance and respect of copyright in Albania continues.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, The Albanian Office for Copyright. Inspection bodies.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

The " Education Through Culture " programme

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Creating the conditions for recognition, education and training of children, pupils and students through the arts, to establish an effective, comprehensive and sustainable cultural education in Albania.
  • Artistic upbringing of the younger generation and their new approach to cultural institutions through dedicated artistic calendars.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The programme "Education through Culture" aims that cultural and education institutions to encourage the interest of the young generation to participate in cultural life, by ensuring the provision of appropriate and equal treatment in cultural, artistic life, while creating spaces and creative activities along leisure.

Target group for this programme is the new generation - pre-school children, primary and secondary schools, high school and university students.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Sport on 25.01.2016, expresses the will to promote cultural awareness, expression, creativity and diversity, particularly to the young generation. Conducted by MoC, the programme "Education through culture" realizes the cultural education for the young generation, in order for them to contribute in a general and sustainable growth of the country,

This agreement is in full compliance with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and in full harmony with the Declaration of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South East Europe, a document that highlights the important role of culture and art in the field of education, as education through culture "promotes cultural awareness and expression, creativity and diversity as well as contributes to human development, social and cultural welfare and social cohesion".

Cooperation on cultural activities and reshaping of the curriculum enhancing cultural education, is still ongoing.

This programme has also the component "Friend of the Monument” in the field of Heritage, that aims to put in the spotlight both the monuments and the new generation. It was launched and  implemented in the Amphitheater of Durres on April 18, on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments.

Through this initiative students have the opportunity to familiarize with the monuments, learn about their history, take care of them, and at the same time organize cultural activities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Expected results were the improvement of people's education and the development of audiences.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education and Sports
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Regional
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Based on this program, the number of artistic programs and cultural projects for children are significantly increased. About 40% of winning projects have focused on education through culture. During the years 2014-2016, at the Ministry of Culture and the central institutions of arts and culture, specific calendars of Education through Culture, were compiled.

In particular, at the National Art Gallery was inaugurated the "Children's Education Atelier" project with the support of the Foundation for Albanian Visual Arts Across Borders (FAVA). This program consists in creating educational and creative spaces for children of different ages.  In the National Experimental Theatre, artistic events for children are being organized every weekend.  

At the National Theater of Opera and Ballet were realized special platforms focusing on the development of audiences, through open performance for the public, with the target group new generation. Under the auspices of internationally famous albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho, at this institution a workshop for young lyrical singers was held.

"Friend of Monument" was launched  in 2014 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and implemented for the first time in Durres on April 18 on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments.

Young pupils and students were involved in this ongoing initiative and encouraged to create and maintain a closer interaction with the history, culture and heritage of their region. They were encouraged through raising awareness on their country's cultural monuments, develop ideas and cultural activities, projects and other initiatives closely linked not only with tangible cultural heritage, but also the with the intangible one.

The number of schools and students involved in the initiative has been progressively raised over time. The same can be said, also with regards to  the number of activities developed in the framework of this initiative.

Partecipants at "Friend of Monuments" initiative during the years 2014-2016 were 12.900 pupils and 167 schools al over the country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of activities, institutions involved, and participants.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

The establishment of "Literary Translation Fund”

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
The main objective of this measure is promotion and enhancing cultural exchanges between cultures through translation from foreign language literature into Albanian and vice versa.

Furthermore, its aim is to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature in foreign countries.

The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
One of the pilot projects of the Ministry of Culture since 2014 is "Literary Fund of Translation". Translation support has been one of the main objectives of the Ministry of Culture in terms of promoting and motivating the protagonists and transferring the most important literary values ​​from foreign languages to Albanian. In 2016 the initiative was expanded with an additional fund for translation of important works of Albanian literature into foreign languages. This measure also aimed to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature abroad. The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.
d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
Increasing the flow of translations from Albanian to foreign languages ​​and vice versa.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

In 2014  2.500.000 Albanian Leks

in 2015  3,480,000 Albanian Leks

in 2016  2.507.000 Albanian Leks for the translations from foreign languages to Albanian  and 1.208.560 Albanian Leks ffor the translations from the Albanian language to several foreign languages.

 In total, financial amounts allocated to translations during three years were 9.695.560 Albanian Leks

 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 
Translation Fund has encouraged and assisted with the addition of translations of successful and important artistic works of European and world literature in Albanian and vice versa. The adoption of such a measure further persuaded the work done by the Ministry of Culture for the preparation of the portal of Albanian authors in English ( www.albanianbooks.al/) where the interested persons can find the necessary information for Albanian literature and authors.

 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of published titles and funds allocated.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

"See you for a book" – The Albanian National Campaign of Reading

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To promote reading skills and to emphasize the value of books and reading, the Ministry of Culture of Albania organised a reading campaign, including various activities with various literary characters.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

This campaign took place during October 2016 throughout Albania, in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Sport, Tirana Municipality, other cultural institutions, the foreign embassies, as well as University of Tirana, Department of Literary. Various activities  included:

"Open readings“- Selected literary pieces, read by actors dressed up as popular literary characters.

Famous people, politicians, ambassadors, writers, and translators read passages from their prefered novels.

#AlbFotobook - An activity that has in focus the promotion of reading to the new generation. Readers simply took photos of their books and posted them in different social media with hashtag #Fotobook and  #Takohemipërnjëlibër (See you for a book)

"I read"- all schools of pre-univerisy education  system in Albania organised a reading hour with the partecipation of well known writers and  translators from their area.

"Funds of Tirana libraries"- Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Municipality of Tirana helped to enrich the book funds ‎of the libraries of Tirana, ‎purchasing many titles that result in absence.

Youth Literary Festival “Tirana 2016”- literary festival that supported the creativity of young poets and writers. Selected poems, prose fiction and essays were been recreated as book trailers, photos, or as a graphic art work.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increasing awareness of book value and promoting reading habits.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture and many partners
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

In addition to numerous activities in Tirana, various activities that encourage  reading for  all ages were organized during this month by Regional Directorates of National Culture, Libraries and Municipalities of various cities as:

·         activities focused on reading on orphanage,

·         on asylums for the elderly,

·         on different  institutions of pre-university education,

·         promotion of literary publications,

·         creative writing competitions among young ages.

Also, the activities continued with open readings and other similar activities on monumental and architectural sites throughout the whole country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 
The number of participants:

In n total about 7200 participants were involved in this campaign.

 

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Contest "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels"

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To promote the artistic and  language education of the young generation, through the values of  material (as context) and immaterial (as expression) cultural heritage, applied in the genre of graphic novels.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

In 2014, the Directorate of Intangible Heritage and Albanian Language Revitalization held for the first time the activity "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels". This event was organized in the form of a competition featuring high school and art school students, professional and amateur painters and graphic artists. The art works of the participants were selected by a jury of foreign experts and were presented at an exhibition, opened at the Ministry of Culture on November 14. The event ended with the award of prizes to three winners, the distribution of catalogs with the works of competitors and a discussion among experts and public, on the issues related to genre of graphic novels.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Promoting the participation of artists in artistic activities that combine art with intangible heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

In total 3.500.000 Albanian Leks

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The activity was attended by a lot of interest from the public, for the fact that this genre is not very developed in Albania. This project has become tradition and continues for 3 years, increasing the number of participants and the range of topics and techniques used.

 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of participants

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Participation in programme "Creative Europe 2014 - 2020"

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Participation in community programs that foster cooperation, promote the mobility of artists and creators, as well as the production and distribution of their works.
  • "Creative Europe 2014 - 2020" is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Under the EU - Albania Agreement on Albania 's participation in the EU “Creative Europe” Programme, ratified by Law No.91 / 2014, which entered into force on 31 July 2014, Albania participates in the subprogramme “CULTURE”.

 In October 2014, European Commission services decide that Albania can participate and benefit from the subprogramme "MEDIA" of "Creative Europe", as it has aligned the relevant EU directives in the audiovisual field.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

Benefit of financial support for artists, cultural and audiovisual professionals as well as organizations operating in the field of performing arts, visual arts, publishing, film, TV, music, interdisciplinary arts, video game industries, etc.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The Ministry of Culture has enabled membership in this programme, specifically, in its two sub-branches (Media and Culture) with the payment of a membership fee of 150,000 euros a year (95,000 Euros for "Media" and 55,000 Euros for "Culture"). This amount has been fully paid for the first year (2015) and in other years until 2020, the EU has and will reimburse this amount by 80%, to ensure a better and more comprehensive access for applicants to these programmes.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Publishing House “Fan Noli"
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Publishing houses “Fan Noli”, “Dituria”, and “Pegi Publications sh.p.k” are some of the beneficial companies from this programme.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Albania has achieved good results for two Actions of the Sub-Program Culture and has benefited concretely:

 -In the Call for "Literary Translation", from 2014 until now have applied 25 publishing houses, and have won 12 of them, for a total funding of about 660.000 Euros;

- In the Call for “European Cooperation Projects” we have had the first leading winner of a project worth 200,000 Euros, while three other associations have been declared winners, as partners of various projects with a funding value of about 80,000 Euros.

In total, so far, Albania has benefited from the Sub-Program Culture a funding value of about 940,000 Euros.

In the subprogramme “Media”, since Albania's membership in January 2015, out of 14 calls for projects under this program, applicants from Albania, with the assistance of the Open Desk at the Ministry of Culture, have accessed and won 4 calls for 2015 and 2016 .

Benefits are direct and indirect.

Directly: -In the First Call for Film Development, a project with an Albanian applicant as a leader,  has won the amount of 30.000 Euros;

-In the Second Call for Distribution of Film, the Albanian applicant again in the role of the leader, was declared winner with the project in the value of 10.000 Euros;

- In the Third Call for the Development of the Audience, in the role of collaborator in the project, the Albanian applicant has benefited an amount of 15,000 Euros;

- In the Fourth Call for the Online Distribution of European Film, in the role of a co-worker, our applicant has benefited the amount of 15,000 Euros.

In total, there were 25 applications and 4 winners, with a value of 70,000 euros, in just 1 year and 10 months since joining this subprogram.

Indirectly, from this program, so far have benefited 13 professionals from the field of cinema, including young people among them, who have received vocational training in the best cinema schools in Europe.

 For less than two years, membership in the subprogramme "Media" is considered a success story, compared to the countries in the region.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of winning projects, the amount of funds received.

❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Culture and the network "TRADUKI"

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To enable the participation and benefit of applicants from Albania for funding cultural projects such as translations, publications, writers' residences, etc.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The relationship with TRADUKI, as one of the active and influential networks of European literature, was institutionalized on 23.01.2014, through the signing of the framework agreement by the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi and Director of TRADUKI Ms. Antje Contius. With the signing of this agreement, the Ministry of Culture pays an annual fee of € 10,000, but the benefit received by applicants from Albania for translations, residences and projects in three years of membership exceeds € 35,000 per year.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

To receive as much funding as possible for the benefit of Albanian authors, translators and publishers.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

30.000 Euros by Albanian Government

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

By "Traduki" network are supported dozens of translations from Balkan or German language in Albanian language, residency expenses for authors and translators as well as support for their mobility.

 

During three years 2014-2016 financial support from "Traduki" was:

  • Number of funded translations: 10
  • Total funding amount for translations: 31.400 Euros
  • Number of other funded projects: 2
  • Total funding amount for projects: 7.000 Euros
  • Funding amount for the residences of Albanian authors: 27.000 Euros
  • Funding amount for the residences of foreign authors in Albania 30.000 Euros

Total amount 95.400 Euros

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of winning projects, the amount of funds received.

❭ YOUTH

Support for the project “International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience"

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The main objective of this measure is to nurture and promote artistic creativity in the field of animated and artistic films for children and adolescents. Also, another target of this festival is the close contact of the new generation with the animated film, and in general with cinema and culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The purpose of organisator of this festival, "AniFestROZAFA" association, is to attract best films, addressed to children and adolescents. In the first phase of the 2014 competition for example, took part about 500 short, fiction and animated films, from 55 countries around the world. About 132 of these are selected, which met the festival criteria and are suitable for a 3-15 year old audience.

Over the years, this festival educates the public, using various slogans, such as in 2016, "I am one", used for the category of films dealing with the rights of children and adolescents against violence, discrimination and racism. In this regard, awareness messages were conceived, that children have their rights and parents and adults should respect them.

Other elements that enrich the editions are workshops held by local and foreign directors, students of the Academy of Arts, city of Shkodra branch, participating children, parents and pedagogical staff.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Promotion of creativity in the field of animated and fiction films for children and adolescents.  Enhancing of the number and artistic quality of the participating films, as well as audience development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
MoC through AniFest
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

1.280.000 Albanian Leks for three years

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
AniFest ROZAFA Association
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Organizing and developing all stages of project and the Festival.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The International Film Festival has attracted approcsimately 4500 spectators every year, of whom 4300 children and teenagers (3 to 15 years old) and 200 adults, parents and teachers.

In accordance with the principle of encouraging the participation of youth in cultural life as creators, producers and beneficiaries of cultural activities, goods and services, this activity, now transformed into tradition, is contributing to the promotion of creativity in the specific field of these films as well as to the cultural and social education of viewers.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of spectators.

Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Mr
Family Name:
ÇUNI
First Name:
ZEF
Position:
DEPUTY MINISTER
Organization:
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ALBANIA
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Reforming the legal framework in the field of Copyright.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The purpose of preparing a new "Copyright Law and Other Related Rights" is to ensure a better level of protection for authors, artists, and copyright holders in general, as well as guaranteeing a favorable environment for guaranteeing respect for these rights, fully guaranteeing the balance between the rights of private rights holders and the public interest as well as the appropriate business climate.

This law aims to improve the following areas:

• Better protection of Copyright and Other Related Rights;

• Harmonization of copyright and related rights legislation, with the EU acquis in this area, in order to guarantee the protection and respect of copyright and other related rights in The same level as that of the European Union countries, an obligation deriving from Article 73 of the Stabilization and Association Agreement.

• Strengthening and intensifying punitive, controlling and monitoring measures and setting up "filters" for more effective measures for importers, exporters, producers, users, or users of cultural, artistic and scientific works;

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The 2012 bill was prepared by the Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Implementation Capacities of the Albanian Copyright Office, EuropeAid / 129309 / C / SER / A, by experts Mr. Mihaly Fiscor, Mr. Vittorio Ragonezi and Mr. Andreas Lukas. In 2014, it has been elaborated by a working group with officials of the Ministry of Culture and the Albanian Copyright Office.

This law considers and provides solutions in meeting these priorities:

-Implementation of new fair pay schemes (works created under the terms of the labor contract, fees or tariffs of special equipment / equipment which serve for the reproduction of artistic, scientific or literary works, the right of public lending, the use of phonograms, videograms etc.).

- Consider technological developments and diversity of forms of use of literary, artistic or scientific works in the digital era and guarantee regulatory mechanisms to prevent violations of rights holders on the one hand, and on the other hand the right of the public to be informed.

- Guarantee and provision of legal certainty, which any artist, author or other holder of related rights will be rewarded for their works, to be used in the territory of the republic of Albania.

- Application of the voluntary copyright system by guaranteeing in this form the general principle of the Bern Convention - non-formal protection.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of this measure aims to protect the rights of creators, Interpreters, performers and users of literary, artistic and scientific creations.

The adoption of this law is of particular importance also in the light of Article 73 of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Republic of Albania, which specifically requires the protection of copyright in accordance with EU standards and announces a war on piracy in an effort to make it simpler and more practical to determine the responsibilities of copyright protection institutions.

This law provides mechanisms that establish a fair balance between the public interest to protect creators, and facilitate the procedures for users of works, to act on legal terms. It brings achievements such as: reorganization of the Copyright Office and the creation of the National Copyright Council .

 The law foresees the establishment of a unique desk, which provides speed, transparency and good management of revenue from the use of copyright works. Meanwhile, the public awareness campaign on the importance and respect of copyright in Albania continues.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, The Albanian Office for Copyright. Inspection bodies.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

The " Education Through Culture " programme

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Creating the conditions for recognition, education and training of children, pupils and students through the arts, to establish an effective, comprehensive and sustainable cultural education in Albania.
  • Artistic upbringing of the younger generation and their new approach to cultural institutions through dedicated artistic calendars.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The programme "Education through Culture" aims that cultural and education institutions to encourage the interest of the young generation to participate in cultural life, by ensuring the provision of appropriate and equal treatment in cultural, artistic life, while creating spaces and creative activities along leisure.

Target group for this programme is the new generation - pre-school children, primary and secondary schools, high school and university students.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Sport on 25.01.2016, expresses the will to promote cultural awareness, expression, creativity and diversity, particularly to the young generation. Conducted by MoC, the programme "Education through culture" realizes the cultural education for the young generation, in order for them to contribute in a general and sustainable growth of the country,

This agreement is in full compliance with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and in full harmony with the Declaration of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South East Europe, a document that highlights the important role of culture and art in the field of education, as education through culture "promotes cultural awareness and expression, creativity and diversity as well as contributes to human development, social and cultural welfare and social cohesion".

Cooperation on cultural activities and reshaping of the curriculum enhancing cultural education, is still ongoing.

This programme has also the component "Friend of the Monument” in the field of Heritage, that aims to put in the spotlight both the monuments and the new generation. It was launched and  implemented in the Amphitheater of Durres on April 18, on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments.

Through this initiative students have the opportunity to familiarize with the monuments, learn about their history, take care of them, and at the same time organize cultural activities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Expected results were the improvement of people's education and the development of audiences.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education and Sports
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Regional
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Based on this program, the number of artistic programs and cultural projects for children are significantly increased. About 40% of winning projects have focused on education through culture. During the years 2014-2016, at the Ministry of Culture and the central institutions of arts and culture, specific calendars of Education through Culture, were compiled.

In particular, at the National Art Gallery was inaugurated the "Children's Education Atelier" project with the support of the Foundation for Albanian Visual Arts Across Borders (FAVA). This program consists in creating educational and creative spaces for children of different ages.  In the National Experimental Theatre, artistic events for children are being organized every weekend.  

At the National Theater of Opera and Ballet were realized special platforms focusing on the development of audiences, through open performance for the public, with the target group new generation. Under the auspices of internationally famous albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho, at this institution a workshop for young lyrical singers was held.

"Friend of Monument" was launched  in 2014 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and implemented for the first time in Durres on April 18 on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments.

Young pupils and students were involved in this ongoing initiative and encouraged to create and maintain a closer interaction with the history, culture and heritage of their region. They were encouraged through raising awareness on their country's cultural monuments, develop ideas and cultural activities, projects and other initiatives closely linked not only with tangible cultural heritage, but also the with the intangible one.

The number of schools and students involved in the initiative has been progressively raised over time. The same can be said, also with regards to  the number of activities developed in the framework of this initiative.

Partecipants at "Friend of Monuments" initiative during the years 2014-2016 were 12.900 pupils and 167 schools al over the country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of activities, institutions involved, and participants.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

The establishment of "Literary Translation Fund”

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
The main objective of this measure is promotion and enhancing cultural exchanges between cultures through translation from foreign language literature into Albanian and vice versa.

Furthermore, its aim is to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature in foreign countries.

The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
One of the pilot projects of the Ministry of Culture since 2014 is "Literary Fund of Translation". Translation support has been one of the main objectives of the Ministry of Culture in terms of promoting and motivating the protagonists and transferring the most important literary values ​​from foreign languages to Albanian. In 2016 the initiative was expanded with an additional fund for translation of important works of Albanian literature into foreign languages. This measure also aimed to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature abroad. The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.
d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
Increasing the flow of translations from Albanian to foreign languages ​​and vice versa.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

In 2014  2.500.000 Albanian Leks

in 2015  3,480,000 Albanian Leks

in 2016  2.507.000 Albanian Leks for the translations from foreign languages to Albanian  and 1.208.560 Albanian Leks ffor the translations from the Albanian language to several foreign languages.

 In total, financial amounts allocated to translations during three years were 9.695.560 Albanian Leks

 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 
Translation Fund has encouraged and assisted with the addition of translations of successful and important artistic works of European and world literature in Albanian and vice versa. The adoption of such a measure further persuaded the work done by the Ministry of Culture for the preparation of the portal of Albanian authors in English ( www.albanianbooks.al/) where the interested persons can find the necessary information for Albanian literature and authors.

 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of published titles and funds allocated.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

"See you for a book" – The Albanian National Campaign of Reading

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To promote reading skills and to emphasize the value of books and reading, the Ministry of Culture of Albania organised a reading campaign, including various activities with various literary characters.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

This campaign took place during October 2016 throughout Albania, in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Sport, Tirana Municipality, other cultural institutions, the foreign embassies, as well as University of Tirana, Department of Literary. Various activities  included:

"Open readings“- Selected literary pieces, read by actors dressed up as popular literary characters.

Famous people, politicians, ambassadors, writers, and translators read passages from their prefered novels.

#AlbFotobook - An activity that has in focus the promotion of reading to the new generation. Readers simply took photos of their books and posted them in different social media with hashtag #Fotobook and  #Takohemipërnjëlibër (See you for a book)

"I read"- all schools of pre-univerisy education  system in Albania organised a reading hour with the partecipation of well known writers and  translators from their area.

"Funds of Tirana libraries"- Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Municipality of Tirana helped to enrich the book funds ‎of the libraries of Tirana, ‎purchasing many titles that result in absence.

Youth Literary Festival “Tirana 2016”- literary festival that supported the creativity of young poets and writers. Selected poems, prose fiction and essays were been recreated as book trailers, photos, or as a graphic art work.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increasing awareness of book value and promoting reading habits.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture and many partners
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

No data available

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

In addition to numerous activities in Tirana, various activities that encourage  reading for  all ages were organized during this month by Regional Directorates of National Culture, Libraries and Municipalities of various cities as:

·         activities focused on reading on orphanage,

·         on asylums for the elderly,

·         on different  institutions of pre-university education,

·         promotion of literary publications,

·         creative writing competitions among young ages.

Also, the activities continued with open readings and other similar activities on monumental and architectural sites throughout the whole country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 
The number of participants:

In n total about 7200 participants were involved in this campaign.

 

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Contest "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels"

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To promote the artistic and  language education of the young generation, through the values of  material (as context) and immaterial (as expression) cultural heritage, applied in the genre of graphic novels.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

In 2014, the Directorate of Intangible Heritage and Albanian Language Revitalization held for the first time the activity "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels". This event was organized in the form of a competition featuring high school and art school students, professional and amateur painters and graphic artists. The art works of the participants were selected by a jury of foreign experts and were presented at an exhibition, opened at the Ministry of Culture on November 14. The event ended with the award of prizes to three winners, the distribution of catalogs with the works of competitors and a discussion among experts and public, on the issues related to genre of graphic novels.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Promoting the participation of artists in artistic activities that combine art with intangible heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

In total 3.500.000 Albanian Leks

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The activity was attended by a lot of interest from the public, for the fact that this genre is not very developed in Albania. This project has become tradition and continues for 3 years, increasing the number of participants and the range of topics and techniques used.

 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of participants

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Participation in programme "Creative Europe 2014 - 2020"

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Participation in community programs that foster cooperation, promote the mobility of artists and creators, as well as the production and distribution of their works.
  • "Creative Europe 2014 - 2020" is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Under the EU - Albania Agreement on Albania 's participation in the EU “Creative Europe” Programme, ratified by Law No.91 / 2014, which entered into force on 31 July 2014, Albania participates in the subprogramme “CULTURE”.

 In October 2014, European Commission services decide that Albania can participate and benefit from the subprogramme "MEDIA" of "Creative Europe", as it has aligned the relevant EU directives in the audiovisual field.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

Benefit of financial support for artists, cultural and audiovisual professionals as well as organizations operating in the field of performing arts, visual arts, publishing, film, TV, music, interdisciplinary arts, video game industries, etc.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The Ministry of Culture has enabled membership in this programme, specifically, in its two sub-branches (Media and Culture) with the payment of a membership fee of 150,000 euros a year (95,000 Euros for "Media" and 55,000 Euros for "Culture"). This amount has been fully paid for the first year (2015) and in other years until 2020, the EU has and will reimburse this amount by 80%, to ensure a better and more comprehensive access for applicants to these programmes.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Publishing House “Fan Noli"
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Publishing houses “Fan Noli”, “Dituria”, and “Pegi Publications sh.p.k” are some of the beneficial companies from this programme.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Albania has achieved good results for two Actions of the Sub-Program Culture and has benefited concretely:

 -In the Call for "Literary Translation", from 2014 until now have applied 25 publishing houses, and have won 12 of them, for a total funding of about 660.000 Euros;

- In the Call for “European Cooperation Projects” we have had the first leading winner of a project worth 200,000 Euros, while three other associations have been declared winners, as partners of various projects with a funding value of about 80,000 Euros.

In total, so far, Albania has benefited from the Sub-Program Culture a funding value of about 940,000 Euros.

In the subprogramme “Media”, since Albania's membership in January 2015, out of 14 calls for projects under this program, applicants from Albania, with the assistance of the Open Desk at the Ministry of Culture, have accessed and won 4 calls for 2015 and 2016 .

Benefits are direct and indirect.

Directly: -In the First Call for Film Development, a project with an Albanian applicant as a leader,  has won the amount of 30.000 Euros;

-In the Second Call for Distribution of Film, the Albanian applicant again in the role of the leader, was declared winner with the project in the value of 10.000 Euros;

- In the Third Call for the Development of the Audience, in the role of collaborator in the project, the Albanian applicant has benefited an amount of 15,000 Euros;

- In the Fourth Call for the Online Distribution of European Film, in the role of a co-worker, our applicant has benefited the amount of 15,000 Euros.

In total, there were 25 applications and 4 winners, with a value of 70,000 euros, in just 1 year and 10 months since joining this subprogram.

Indirectly, from this program, so far have benefited 13 professionals from the field of cinema, including young people among them, who have received vocational training in the best cinema schools in Europe.

 For less than two years, membership in the subprogramme "Media" is considered a success story, compared to the countries in the region.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of winning projects, the amount of funds received.

❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Culture and the network "TRADUKI"

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

To enable the participation and benefit of applicants from Albania for funding cultural projects such as translations, publications, writers' residences, etc.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The relationship with TRADUKI, as one of the active and influential networks of European literature, was institutionalized on 23.01.2014, through the signing of the framework agreement by the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi and Director of TRADUKI Ms. Antje Contius. With the signing of this agreement, the Ministry of Culture pays an annual fee of € 10,000, but the benefit received by applicants from Albania for translations, residences and projects in three years of membership exceeds € 35,000 per year.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

To receive as much funding as possible for the benefit of Albanian authors, translators and publishers.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

30.000 Euros by Albanian Government

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

By "Traduki" network are supported dozens of translations from Balkan or German language in Albanian language, residency expenses for authors and translators as well as support for their mobility.

 

During three years 2014-2016 financial support from "Traduki" was:

  • Number of funded translations: 10
  • Total funding amount for translations: 31.400 Euros
  • Number of other funded projects: 2
  • Total funding amount for projects: 7.000 Euros
  • Funding amount for the residences of Albanian authors: 27.000 Euros
  • Funding amount for the residences of foreign authors in Albania 30.000 Euros

Total amount 95.400 Euros

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of winning projects, the amount of funds received.

❭ YOUTH

Support for the project “International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience"

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The main objective of this measure is to nurture and promote artistic creativity in the field of animated and artistic films for children and adolescents. Also, another target of this festival is the close contact of the new generation with the animated film, and in general with cinema and culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The purpose of organisator of this festival, "AniFestROZAFA" association, is to attract best films, addressed to children and adolescents. In the first phase of the 2014 competition for example, took part about 500 short, fiction and animated films, from 55 countries around the world. About 132 of these are selected, which met the festival criteria and are suitable for a 3-15 year old audience.

Over the years, this festival educates the public, using various slogans, such as in 2016, "I am one", used for the category of films dealing with the rights of children and adolescents against violence, discrimination and racism. In this regard, awareness messages were conceived, that children have their rights and parents and adults should respect them.

Other elements that enrich the editions are workshops held by local and foreign directors, students of the Academy of Arts, city of Shkodra branch, participating children, parents and pedagogical staff.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Promotion of creativity in the field of animated and fiction films for children and adolescents.  Enhancing of the number and artistic quality of the participating films, as well as audience development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
MoC through AniFest
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

1.280.000 Albanian Leks for three years

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
AniFest ROZAFA Association
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Organizing and developing all stages of project and the Festival.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The International Film Festival has attracted approcsimately 4500 spectators every year, of whom 4300 children and teenagers (3 to 15 years old) and 200 adults, parents and teachers.

In accordance with the principle of encouraging the participation of youth in cultural life as creators, producers and beneficiaries of cultural activities, goods and services, this activity, now transformed into tradition, is contributing to the promotion of creativity in the specific field of these films as well as to the cultural and social education of viewers.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of spectators.