"Gardens of Stolac, Garden of Europe" MoU Signed


Yuri Afanasiev, Resident Coordinator of UN to BiH, H.E. Maryse Berniau, Ambassador of Republic of France to BiH and Nicolas Moll, Deputy Director of the Centre Andre Malraux signed the Memorandum of Understanding on implementation of “Gardens of Stolac, Garden of Europe” project under the umbrella of MDG-F Programme Culture for Development, in the Embassy of France in Sarajevo.

From July 16th renowned French experts in landscaping architecture will hold series of workshops in Stolac on landscape conservation, gardening, environment protection, culture and local development. Youth from Stolac and Berkovići municipalites, represenatives of Stolac public and private sector, students and academic representatives of Universities of Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo and more than 30 guest students from France will participate in “Gardens of Stolac, Garden of Europe”. This activity which is a joint initiative of French Embassy to BiH, Centre Andre Malraux and MDG-F Programme will help increase the intercultural awareness and assist cultural and social revitalization of Stolac community.

The Programme Culture for Development is a three-year programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund which is being implemented in partnership of three UN Agencies: UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH, Ministry of Education and Culture of RS, as well as other institutions working in the area of education and culture.

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