Chisinau, August 21 / MOLDPRES /. In order to increase the efficiency of the cultural institutions, it is necessary an innovative management and an effective marketing in the field, and the system of selection and appointment of the managers must be transparent, to take into account the capacities of the candidate and not to be influenced by the political factor. The proposal was made on Wednesday, August 21, during the second round of public discussions with the topic “Wednesday of cultural policies for Moldova”, organized by the Center for Cultural Policies with the support of Visegrad Fund, informs MOLDPRES.
Within it, the director of the Center for Cultural Policies, Veaceslav Reabcinschi, mentioned that the institution headed by it implements the project “Cultural Policies for Moldova”, which aims to develop a set of proposals for the efficiency of cultural policies in our country in the context of association with the EU. and adopting the development strategy “Moldova 2030”.
According to Veaceslav Reabcinschi, the cultural system of the Republic of Moldova is not adjusted to the market economy and does not face the internal and external challenges that exist in society today.
“A priority for the national strategy for the development of culture” Moldova 2030 “must be the efficiency of the cultural institutions. We consider it necessary to establish a system of permanent training and training of the managers of cultural institutions. Secondly, it is necessary to create mechanisms for electing the heads of cultural institutions in a transparent way. Third, a manager should not be in office for more than two terms. If he is a good manager, he can be appointed to another position. We also consider that it is necessary to change the statistical system of cultural records, because today of the 30 parameters proposed by UNESCO, in Moldova only ten parameters are highlighted. Basically, the sector of the creative and cultural industries is not taken into consideration, very little attention is paid to the field of creation and it is necessary that by 2030 the number of indicators will increase, and the National Bureau of Statistics will have more information about the role of culture in society ”, emphasized Veaceslav Reabcinschi.
In this context, stressed the director of the Center for Cultural Policies, the situation created is reflected in the research conducted in 2018 by the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research among experts in the field of culture. Thus, it was found that 46.6% of the respondents consider that the share of the cultural sector in the country’s gross domestic product has decreased. In order to increase the efficiency of the cultural institutions, the respondents consider that it is necessary to reform the financing system (55.5%), and the remuneration of the managers related to the results of the institutions activity (53.3%), to create a system of continuous professional training (46.7%) and to improve the mechanism of selection and appointment of administrators (45.0). The measures taken to pass the institutions to performance-based management failed – 63.3%, and cultural policies do not take into account the needs of the population – 66.7%. Cultural production decreased by 23.8%, the investigation shows.
Attending the event, Orest Dabija, head of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, mentioned that it is very important to have continuous training courses for managers. He also informed the assistance that a regulation for the selection of the directors of the theatrical-concert institutions was elaborated.
The following public discussions will take place on September 4, in the conference hall of the AIS “MOLDPRES” and will refer to the cultural houses as centers of community development, about the possibilities of reforming these institutions so that they can meet the modern challenges.
The project “Cultural Policies for Moldova” is implemented by the Center for Cultural Policies and the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research with the support of Visegrad Fund, in partnership with Budapest Observatory (Hungary), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), Creative Industry Forum (Slovakia ) and the Institute umění – Divadelní ústav (Czech Republic).