In this short selection, you will find the key messages from the participants of Creative Georgia Forum.

1.  When reforming the lives of millions, it is important to preserve the uniqueness and sovereignty of culture. — Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine

2. Resources are limited, culture is unlimited. — Viktoria Ratobylskaya, Head of the International Relations Department, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus

3. Politics should combine culture, science, the economy and business for the best results. —Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia 

4. Cut culture? Then what are we fighting for? — Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, quoting Winston Churchill 

5. Culture preserves the face of the nation. — Nerser Ter-Vardanyan, Deputy Minister of Culture of Armenia

6. Culture can be made a successful sector of the economy. — Andrei Chistol, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Moldova

7. Don’t be afraid to create! Just do it! — Simon Williams, Director of the British Council Ukraine 

8. The cultural and creative sector needs to organise itself. It is the only guarantee for a good policy dialogue and for sharing information.— Luciano Gloor, creative economy expert

9. Today professionals need more flexible spaces, which the creative economy can provide. — Cristina Farinha, leading expert from the EU on the creative economy

10. Without money there’s nothing. However, money is far from what matters most in the creative economy. — Barbara Gessler, an expert from the EU

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