Indo-EU Policy Dialogue on Culture was held here today. It was co-chaired by Smt. Sangita Gairola, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Mr. Jan Truszczynski, Director General, Education and Culture in the European Commission.
The Policy Dialogue was set up as decided in the Joint Declaration of the European Commission and the Government of India on Culture, issued on 10th December, 2010.
The Indo-EU Policy Dialogue on Culture inter-alia focussed on the following
- Development and support for cultural and creative industries, including the Audio Visual (AV) Sector
- Sharing of professional expertise on the preservation of cultural, natural and historical heritage, including conservation techniques.
- Sharing of technical expertise and experiences of ˜Europeana™ for development of National Virtual Library.
The Policy Dialogue was very fruitful and some concrete suggestions were agreed to by both sides for exchange of expertise in areas of their strengths.