OCPA Partners' and Donors' Meeting

Brussels, Belgium, 21 April 2006

The meeting took place with the participation of 20 representatives of 15 African, European and international partner and donor organizations. It was convened with a view to examine the OCPA programme proposals presented in the Medium Term Plan of Action (2006-2010) concerning seven fields: institutional development, research, training, information services, support to cultural policy formulation, networking and advocacy.

The participants presented their actions and plans in line with the OCPA proposals and aimed at supporting culture in Africa. Stressing the importance of transforming it into a sector creating income and job opportunities, they have expressed their appreciation and interest concerning the work carried out by OCPA and its project proposals. On this basis further discussions will be initiated for defining possible co-operation projects.