The " Education Through Culture " programme

Where
Albania
When
2017
Who
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education and Sports
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.

 

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
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.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

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

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No data available

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

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.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of activities, institutions involved, and participants.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation