December 13, 2018


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On Tuesday, the 11th of December 2018, the seminar for the presentation of the results of the UNESCO-funded study “Culture for Development Indicators” took place within the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training (INCFC).

In the opening of the seminar, speeches were held by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carmen CROITORU, INCFC manager and Cristina COTENESCU, public manager at the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, in the presence of representatives of several institutions to which this project addresses: the National Institute of Statistics – Vladimir ALEXANDRESCU, the National Audiovisual Council – Ruxandra MINEA CRISTEA, the National Heritage Institute – Irina LECA, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police –  Bogdănel CARP, the Ministry of Tourism – Octavian ARSENE, the Theatre “C.I. Nottara” – Magdalena ISTRATE

A summary of the main results of the study was presented by the project coordinator, econ. Cătălin DĂRĂȘTEANU, member of the INCFC research team.

The UNESCO study, started in January 2018, focuses on the contribution of culture to Romania’s sustainable development, as well as on the intersections of the most interesting statistical data on cultural participation, on the economic impact of cultural activities, on the importance of vocational education. The results are embedded within seven analysis dimensions: economy, education, governance, social participation, communication, equality of chances and heritage.

Authors of the study: Cătălin Dărășteanu, Anda Becuț Marinescu, Cristina Cotenescu, Ioana Ceobanu and Simona Barlaboi. The study is part of the Institute’s annual research programmes.