Minister of Culture and National Identity Valer-Daniel Breaz mentioned in a meeting in Brussels with European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Tibor Navracsics that the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council will create favorable conditions for professionals of the culture area.
"The authors, the creators and the professionals should be at the heart of the European project and be able to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the digital era. Romania's Presidency will create favorable conditions for professional in the culture area and, also, for the European citizens who want access to a better offer of cultural content," the Romanian official said, according to a press release sent by the Culture and National Identity Ministry.
The meeting of the two officials took place on Wednesday, on the sideline of presenting the priorities of the Romanian Presidency in the areas of culture, audiovisual and copyright in the European Parliament. The two dignitaries discussed concrete projects and modalities of cooperation for the forthcoming period, with an emphasis on the cultural and creative industries, to be addressed at the informal meeting of the culture ministers on 16 April, as well as on the preservation of cultural heritage.
"In this context, Commissioner Navracsics expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Romanian authorities to capitalise on the results of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, including in view of drawing-up the quality standards and principles for the restoration of historical monuments. Moreover, Tibor Navracsics also expressed his openness to cooperate with the Romanian Presidency to develop the recommended policies aimed at ensuring young people's access to culture, developing their creativity and critical thinking. The European Commissioner stressed that the youth policy has an important place on the European agenda, the Conclusions project "Young Creative Generations' proposed by the Romanian Presidency will have an important contribution to shaping the abilities and skills of young Europeans, which will allow them an easier transition from school to the labor market.