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CULTURE CORPS – Young Cultural Innovators driving change

Albanian- American Development Foundation launched on the 2nd of June 2016 its new project called CULTURE CORPS – Young Cultural Innovators driving change. The project will provide opportunities for the next-generation of cultural leaders to receive the skills, knowledge and networks they need to jump start creative entrepreneurship.

The project will be implemented by AADF in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar, which will fulfill the training program through Young Cultural Innovators Forum.  AADF has committed $120,000 for the project, which in 3 years will give to local cultural actors the right tools to drive the change in their communities.

Hosted at the Center for Openness and Dialog, the event included a panel discussion composed by Mr. Michal Granoff (AADF Chairman of the Board), Mrs. Clare Shine (Vice President and Chief Program Officer of Salzburg Global Seminar), Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro (Minister of Culture), and Mr.  Erion Veliaj (Mayor of Tirana). The speakers shared with the audience their approach and commitment in support of the project, underling the need for creative initiatives in help of sustainable development.

The MOU was signed on this occasion between the AADF and Salzburg Global Seminar by: Mr. Michal Granoff from AADF and Mrs. Clare Shine from Salzburg Global Seminar.