The FINANCIAL -- Cooperation on culture enriches contacts between societies and promotes cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.
Cooperation on culture enriches contacts between societies and promotes cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. At the same time, cultural and creative industries, craft-based SMEs and tourism can help stimulate economic growth. The European Union supports a vibrant cultural sector in Georgia, engaging citizens, state actors and cultural operators alike, strengthening civil society and affording greater economic opportunities, according to the European Union.
According to Nino Samvelidze, Programme Manager for Youth, Culture and Digital Society at the EU Delegation to Georgia, cultural diversity is one of the main values of the EU, and this is why it aims to support the preservation and development of cultural traditions of different countries. “It is important that work in heritage crafts, which is rather widespread in our country, becomes a source of income and employment, and this is one of the objectives of our work,” she explains.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity and Development serves as a reminder that creative industries, craft-based SMEs and tourism can help stimulate economic growth. Read more about people like Lali, who, with support of the European Union, has set up a studio on the ground floor of her house to produce wool toys: "Handmade culture in Georgia: how traditional crafts are contributing to the economy".