20/05/2004 The French Institute in Bucharest, ECUMEST Association and the University of Arts in Belgrade will launch in Romania, on 24th May 2004, the programme of Regional Postgraduate Studies in Cultural Management and Cultural Policy in the Balkans (based in Belgrade).
  The postgraduate programme is organised by the University of Arts in Belgrade, in partnership with the French universities Lyon II and the Institute of Political Studies in Grenoble. The programme is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the participation of UNESCO and the Central European Initiative. The Embassy of France in Bucharest, The French Institute in Bucharest and ECUMEST Association are the local partners of the programme in Romania.

An information session regarding this programme will take place Monday, 24 May 2004, at the centre of the French Institute Bucharest, Dacia Blvd. 77, with the participation of representatives of the French Embassy in Bucharest, of the French Institute in Bucharest and of the ECUMEST Association.

The programme is open to graduates with University Degree and professionals with proved experience in the field of culture (at least two years) from the Balkan region, who have strong knowledge of French and/or English. The postgraduate studies aim to train the future managers of cultural organisations and cultural project leaders by providing necessary theoretical and practical tools for development and implementation of cultural policies and cultural projects.

The programme is developed over 2 years of study. The first year is dedicated to courses, to the development of projects, case studies, as well as to a study visit. The second year is dedicated to a 3-6 months internship in a cultural organisation from the Balkans or France, as well as to preparing the disertation, which will be defended in June 2006.

The non-francophone students can attend inside the university courses of French language (6 hours/week). The courses will take place in French (with simoultaneous translation) or in English.

The programme offers the possibility of training in cultural management and obtention of a certificate also for the candidates without a University degree. For francophones the programme offers the possibility of obtaining a co-diploma (from the UAB and the French universities). The anglophone students will receive the MA degree in Cultural Management from the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Conditions for application:
> fluency in French or English;
> BA degree (at least 4-year studies) or relevant experience in the cultural field.

The application proceedure:The application dossier (in English or French) should include:
1) the application form completed together with a letter of motivation in which the candidate will explain the relevance of the programme for his/hers professional career, as well as a resume (to be submitted in electronic format to medjunar@arts.bg.ac.yu, no later than 31 May 2004);
2) the certified translation of the diploma (to be sent by mail to Ms. Marijana Cvetkovic, no later than 15 September 2004).

The selection process:The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of the submitted candidature dossiers by a Committee established in the frame of the University of Arts in Belgrade.

The selected candidates who will apply for scholarships at the French Embassy in Bucharest will be invited to an interview, which will take place in Bucharest, in the second half on September.

The fees for study are of 1000 EUR/ year. The costs of full bording in Belgrade will be supported by the students. The francophone students are invited to apply for financial support at the French Embassy.

For general information about the programme:

See the brochure of the programme:
> in English (document pdf, 279 Kb)
> in French (document pdf, 252 Kb)

Download the application form:
> in English (document Word, 40,5 Kb)
> in French (document Word, 40 Kb)

or contact:

Antenna Romania
ECUMEST Cultural Association
Oana Radu & Stefania Ferchedau
address: 14 Batistei Str., 020932 Bucharest, Romania
tel/fax: +40-21-21 22 100
email: ecumest@ecumest.ro

University of Arts in Belgrade
Marijana Cvetkovic
Address: Kosancicev venac 29, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
tel: +381 11 626 994
emai: medjunar@arts.bg.ac.yu
website: www.arts.bg.ac.yu
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