Bilateral Cultural Agreements

Dónde
Austria
When
2020
Quién
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Cultural agreements are treaties between governments that are published in Austrian Federal Law (Bundesgesetzblatt). Work programmes of mixed commissions (representatives of federal ministries) are negotiated at more or less regular intervals (3 to 5 years), which form the framework for bilateral cultural cooperation. Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) are declarations of intent in the field of education, art and culture, each signed by representatives of the responsible ministries. All of the work programmes and MoUs mentioned, explicitly refer to the importance of the UNESCO 2005 Convention. Theyfollow the objectives of facilitating conditions for the internationalisation of art and culture as well as strengthening Austria's international positioning as an art and cultural nation.

- Memorandum of Understanding Austria - Panama, signed 2017
- Memorandum of Understanding Austria - India, signed 2016
- Memorandum of Understanding Austria - Switzerland, signed 2016
- Memorandum of Understanding Austria - Israel, renegotiated 2019
- New working programme Austria - Albania, signed 2016
- New working programme Austria - China, signed 2018
- New working programme Austria - Bulgaria, signed 2017
- New working programme Austria - Mexico, signed 2017
- New working programme Austria - Russian Federation, signed 2016
- New working programme Austria - Slovakia, signed 2019
- New working programme Austria - Slovenia, signed 2017
- New working programme Austria - Tunisia, signed 2018
- New working programme Austria - Hungary, signed 2017
- Agreement Austria - Bosnia Herzegovina, in force since 1.1. 2019
- Agreement Austria - Kosovo concerning cultural cooperation, in force since 1.2. 2017
- Agreement Austria - Ukraine, in force since 1.9. 2019

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
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