ARC continua seria interviurilor cu membrii sai si va prezinta in doua parti interviul realizat cu Roxana Wring, presedintele Asociaţiei pentru Protecţia şi Documentarea Monumentelor şi Patrimoniului din România (Pro.Do.Mo), despre nevoia de integrare a patrimoniului in viata orasului. Despre cum se pot stopa distrugerile pentru a nu se mai ajunge la demolarea unor imobile valoroase prin tot felul de chichite „legale”. Roxana Wring ne impartaseste, in prima parte a interviului, cum pot fi folosite Legea 544/2001 a dreptului la informatii publice, Legea 52/2003 a transparentei decizionale, alte regulamente pentru a cere dezbateri, a face propuneri si a impiedica tacerea de dupa a autoritatilor care incearca sa ignore vocea societatii civile. Ce sanse au cetatenii sa fie informati? Ce sanse au ei sa impiedice abuzuri? Cum se poate impedica blocarea accesului la informatie pe cai semi-legale? Despre toate acestea puteti citi mai jos, in partea a II-a a interviului cu Roxana Wring.
Deşi există o legislaţie a conflictelor de interese în gestionarea banilor europeni, unii dintre greii evaluatori de cereri de finanţare nu se sfiesc să îşi ofere serviciile de consultanţă celor interesaţi să depună proiecte pentru fonduri europene nerambursabile. Este vorba de Confero Finance (fosta Boştină and Associates Financial Consulting S.R.L.), una dintre firmele care oferă asistenţă tehnică pentru evaluarea proiectelor aferente POS CCE şi POS DRU. În acelaşi timp, însă, firma se recomandă şi potenţialilor beneficiari pentru servicii de consultanţă şi asistenţă legală în pregătirea proiectelor pentru accesarea de fonduri nerambursabile, dar şi pentru implementarea proiectelor finanţate din fonduri nerambursabile pe teme variate, de la agricultură, mediu, dezvoltarea resurselor umane, turism, dezvoltarea afacerilor şi, da, chiar şi administraţie publică locală.
Fundaţia Culturală Artex – un studiu de caz care poate deschide o discuţie mai largă despre practica achiziţiilor publice pe bani europeni şi impactul real al proiectelor.
Cultura, Cenuşăreasa fondurilor publice în România, are câştigătorii ei. Într-o perioadă în care reprezentanţi europeni şi persoane din cadrul autorităţilor publice căinează slaba absorbţie a fondurilor europene, Fundaţia Culturală Artex, organizaţie neguvernamentală înfiinţată în iulie 2007 (mai puţin de 5 ani de experienţă până în prezent!) a reuşit să câştige 9 proiecte cu finanţare din Programul Operaţional Regional şi 3 proiecte cu finanţare din POS Dezvoltarea Resurselor Umane Valoarea totală a finanţărilor primite de la bugetul naţional şi fondurile europene: 12.948.268 lei, aproape 3 milioane de euro. Artex pare a fi un beneficiar de succes, care însă la o privire mai atentă condensează prin practicile sale mai multe vulnerabilităţi ale programelor de finanţare cu fonduri structurale în România: procedurile de achiziţii publice şi capacitatea administraţiei şi a evaluatorilor de a monitoriza şi aprecia impactul real al investiţiilor şi cheltuielilor la nivelul beneficiarilor.
The project’s aim was to use the momentum of the parliamentary elections in Romania to launch a genuine debate on essential issues for the private non-profit cultural sector: the impact of the new fiscal regulations on non-profit creative activities; legislative priorities impacting on non-profit NGOs; the role of culture in sustainable local development and the need to introduce artistic and cultural activities as important elements of local and central authorities’ strategies and programmes.It was developed within the Coalition of the Independent Cultural Sector, in partnership withGabriela Tudor Foundation, AltArt Foundation (Cluj) and Intercultural Institute Timișoara.
CULTEMA – Cultural Value for Sustainable Territorial Governance and Marketing
08/2012 – 04/2013
analyse the participative process of governance of cultural heritage in several sites and formulate recommendations for future practices (2012).
coordinate the service-pack offered by Asociația MetruCub.
design the qualitative-research frame from the perspective of cultural policy approach.
facilitate the workshop dedicated to participative governance of cultural heritage in the region.
contribute to the writing of the reports and the research.
The CULTEMA project aims at developing a shared marketing strategy to increase cultural heritage investments, establishing new institutional capabilities and implementing innovative governance patterns, able to reduce administrative, social and economic barriers among cultural heritage and potential investors. The project looks at Cultural values, not with a perspective of investor convenience, but as a factor of economic growth. Starting from the census and the assessment of cultural properties, the priority lists will be defined and integrated in PPs development plans, as well as some pilot business model will be implemented, with the involvement of the local communities and of the stakeholders. Opportunities for investments in the field of cultural heritage will be defined and promoted at the broader audience as well as information services delivered, especially through the web platform and the Permanent CULTEMA Laboratory Network.
banipentruarte (EN: moneyforthearts) aimed to offer information about funding for culture to artists and cultural operators in Romania, and to develop a space for reflection and debate about cultural policies and legislation, via an online interactive space on Facebook, called banipentruarte Talks. The main goal of the project was to develop comprehension, the capacity to debate and to manage culture, by considering the balence between the needed resources and the generated results.
European Cultural Parliament Youth Network – Romania
05/2013 – 06/2014
member of the coordination team of the national network, together with Corina Bucea.
co-author of an analysis about the situation of art in public space in Romania.
The European Cultural Parliament Youth Network was a pan-European network of young professionals boosting the value of the Arts and Culture. Its mission was to boost the value of the Arts and Culture across Europe through professional networking. Its activities were: to run national networks, to organise regular meetings of young professionals committed to the ECP YN mission, to meet yearly on a Pan-European level, to contribute to the yearly European Cultural Parliament session, to develop partnerships to deliver transnational cultural projects, to gather and share case studies and information in order to improve members’ professional skills and raise visibility of good practice, and to participate in a mentoring scheme/ Create synergies with established European Cultural Parliament members.
development of a methdology to assess and formulate solutions for a better absorbtion of structural funds in Romania, less affected by fraud, irregularities and corruption.
writing policy proposals for a better absrobtion of structural funds in Romanian, about the regionalisations process and the reduction of regional development disparities.
writing and managing grant applications.
All activities in the context of the project “Misuse of public funds in Romania before and after EU accession”, funded by the Open Society Initiative. Main thematic area of my work: prevention of defrauding, transparency of spending EU funding and good governance. The Romanian Academic Society is a Bucharest-based think tank and NGO founded in 1996. SAR seeks to contribute to good governance and development through policy research, contribute to the European integration of Romania, Western Balkan countries and Moldova through transfer of best practices and advocacy, enhance the contribution of independent policy institutes to the process of policy formulation through advocacy and public debate, contribute to the (re)building of the fields of applied social sciences and public policy in Romania and South-Eastern Europe after fifty years of communism.
documentation, text editing, grant-proposal writing.
The Coalition of the Independent Cultural Sector is a network of cultural NGOs, artists and cultural managers that aims to support and promote the interests of the private cultural sector in relation to the public authorities. Its objectives are to: contribute to the reform of public funding systems for culture; support the access of the independent cultural sector to public funds; involve the independent cultural sector in the formulation and implementation of cultural policies; improve the organisational capacity of the NGO cultural sector. It runs advocacy and lobby campaigns; monitors the activity of public administrative bodies; produces studies, reports and evaluations around aspects that concern the profile and activity of NGO cultural organisations. It aims to become an active partner of dialogue with public autorities and with public cultural institutions.
CubicMetre – Resources for Culture is a Bucharest-based NGO set up in 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for meetings, debates and expertise for the professionals in the field of culture. Our organisation explores, supports and helps develop the cultural sector through specialised studies and interdisciplinary projects and by creating concrete favourable contexts where artists, cultural operators, researchers and authorities can meet and communicate. We believe in the important role of arts and culture in the development of each individual and of society as a whole and we advocate for professional cultural management and a democratic process of substantiating cultural policies at national and local level.