Bulgarian Cultural Institutes Abroad

Dónde
Bulgaria
When
2020
Quién
Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Bulgarian cultural institutes (BCI) abroad are State cultural institutes, run methodically and financially by the Ministry of Culture. The Culture Protection and Development Act of 1999 regulates their establishment and operation.
Bulgarian Cultural Institutes (BCI) are established and operate in compliance with bilateral intergovernmental agreements. They are located in the following 11 European capitals: Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Moscow, Skopje, Warsaw, Vienna, Paris, London, and Rome. The Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Rome runs the "Boris Hristov" Academy of Art and Culture, which provides an opportunity for young Bulgarian opera talents to participate in resident master-classes in Rome.
BCIs helps preserve Bulgaria's cultural identity and integrate it into the cultural diversity of Europe and worldwide. With their activities they contribute to the expansion and strengthening of Bulgarian culture relations and contacts in the world. Through the cultural products that they present - diverse content and artists, as well as by applying new models for audience development, the institutes help promote cultural diversity forms, expand access to culture, and facilitate the active development of cultural industries.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Promoting the diversity of cultural expression forms and providing cultural exchange and equality in the participation of artists in events and activities from all areas of art in the host-country of each BCI. Facilitate public access to a variety of cultural products.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

6,620,120 USD for the period 2016 - 2019

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Yes. The activities and results are reported and analysed annually through the BCI reports.