In collaboration with the European Union, and within the framework of the Support to Cultural Diversity and Creativity in Egypt programme, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has organised a cultural debate under the title of “Foreign Cultural Institutes in Egypt: Achievements and Challenges”. The programme is concerned with improving the cultural climate in Egypt, and invites the experts and policy makers to discuss and make recommendations on drafting a national cultural policy for Egypt.
“Foreign Cultural Institutes in Egypt: Achievements and Challenges” explored the relationship between foreign cultural institutes and the Egyptian society, and the vital role that the former have played in the enhancement of culture in Egypt. It shed light on the significance of these institutes for youth in specific, providing them with an expression hub, a dialogue space, and a knowledge exchange forum. It also assessed the relationship between the various cultural sectors—independent, foreign or governmental—and examined their contribution to the cultural scene.
The debate finally emphasised the major role foreign cultural institutes have played and the necessity to include their vision and future perspective within the national cultural policy of Egypt.
13 June 2015