Press Release June 2019 - Public Consultation

Operational Programme Administrative Capacity 2014-2020

Priority Axis 1: Effective Public Administration and Judiciary System

Specific Objective 1.1: Developing and Introducing Common Systems and Standards in Public Administration that optimize decision-making processes to become friendly to the citizens and business environment, in Accordance with SCAP (Strategy for the Consolidation of the Public Administration).

ALTERNATIVE CULTURE, Contract no. 84 / 29.03.2018, SIPOCA Code 345, MySMIS Code 110829.

The "Alternative Culture" project was initiated by the Cultural Association Flower Power as a support for the relevant persons and entities in the cultural field, in strengthening their capacity in the development of public cultural policies. The project aims at putting forward an alternative proposal to public policies for improving the status of artists in Romania.

The "Alternative Culture" project is co-financed from the European Social Fund, through the Operational Program Administrative Capacity and runs from April 2018 to September 2019.

In June 2019, "Alternative Culture" is going through an important stage, of presenting the alternative policy proposal formulated as a result of the activities in the project and subjecting it to a public consultation process.

The elaboration of the alternative public policy proposal within the project "Alternative Culture" was coordinated by Oana Năsui-Expert responsible for the coordination of public policies elaboration within the project team.

The first draft of the alternative policy proposal on the format of GD 775/2005, was made by a group of 20 representatives of private cultural area during a training camp for public policies, an activity made within the project, in January 2019. The draft was completed in the following activities with the feedback on the problems and possible solutions provided by different types of work tools used in the project: an online questionnaire of perception (300 respondents), 9 debates in the country (191 participants), 5 meetings working with artists in the country (100 people) and 17 workshops with 55 experts and stakeholders.

To substantiate the public policy proposal it has been made a legal research on a mix of over 120 Romanian laws directly on or related to the artist status and cultural environment.

All these laws are available on the project website (, the summary versions and full versions.

The public consultation will be followed by a series of meetings with representatives of competent public authorities to promote the alternative public policy proposal developed, for the adoption, approval and implementation in the national cultural system.


The public consultation dedicated to the alternative public policy proposal entitled "Strengthening the societal status of the artist, author, creator, in Romania" will take place between 05.06.2019-05.07.2019, online via website, on a forum-like designed page.

The public consultation page can be accessed at the address:

Through this website page, all those who are interested may submit comments and proposals on the content of public policy proposal.


Also in June, the seven events for the dissemination of the alternative public policy proposal "Strengthening a societal status of the artist, author, creator, in Romania" are held in the framework of the project. Events will take place after the following program:

  • June 6th (Thursday) - Iaşi University of Arts George Enescu, 11.00-13.00, Str. Cuza Voda. 29, Iasi, Et. 1 Hall Senate


  • June 12 (Wednesday) - Timisoara Reciproc, 10.00-12.00, 14 Marasesti Street, Timisoara



  • June 18 (Tuesday) - MINAC (Museum of National History and Archeology), Frescoes Hall, 12.00-14.00 Square Ovidiu no. 12 Constanta



  • June 20 (Thursday) - Craiova County Library "Alexandru and Aristia Aman", 14.00-16.00, str. Mihail Kogalniceanu, 9, Craiova, Acad. Dinu Giurescu



  • June 24 (Monday) - Sibiu Gong Theater, 11.00-13.00, Street Odobescu 4 Sibiu, the Studio



  • June 26 (Wednesday) - Cluj, Casa Matei, 11.00-13.00, Strada Matei Corvin 6 Cluj-Napoca (Museum Square), Hall 15



  • June 28 (Friday) - Bucharest, Bucharest Museum, House-Filipescu-Cesianu, 10.00-12.00, Calea Victoriei. 151


To the meetings on the alternative public policy proposal are invited to participate representatives of State and private cultural institutions and NGOs in the specified cities, artists, cultural managers. All those who wish to enroll in the scheduled discussions are also invited to the website, pe pagina dedicată înscrierilor:


The formulated alternative proposal of public policy does not represent the official position of Flower Power Cultural Association, the European Union or of the granting authority Administrative Capacity Operational Program(POCA), being more the result of the "Alternative Culture" project activities provided and performed therein.

Contacts "Alternative Culture" project's representatives:


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Project Manager

Daniela Apostol


Social and Civic Dialogue Expert

Adriana Zaharia


Public Policy Expert

Oana Nasui


Communication Responsible, President of the Flower Power Cultural Association

Anca Roxana Constantin van der Zee