CREATIVE TOWNS AND REGIONS INITIATIVE: REPORT FOR ORHEI (Dumitrita Efremov)
The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme launched the Creative Towns and Regions Initiative to highlight the importance of culture and creativity in small and medium sized towns and regions. The Initiative introduces a practical approach for towns and regions in the Eastern Partnership countries to use the local cultural and creative potential for social and economic development.
The city of Orhei has a great potential to become a “creative city”, several steps towards this direction were already made, as there is a good understanding of the public and private stakeholders of the value of culture and creativity for development. It has the exceptional advantage of being the best-developed satellite city of Chisinau, the country capital, with a big number of natural and cultural resources, well-developed infrastructure and determined inhabitants and city managers.