A cooperation programme in the areas of language, education, science, technology and higher education, culture, sports, youth, mass media and tourism was signed in Bucharest on Wednesday by Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) President Radu Boroianu and Camoes Cooperation and Language Institute President Ana Paula Laborinho.
The document ensures the legal framework for intensifying the Romanian-Portuguese exchanges in the areas of culture, education, scientific research, youth and sports, mass media and tourism, drawing the lines of the bilateral cooperation in these areas over the next four years.
The programme includes provisions referring to: the teaching, research and promotion of the Romanian and Portuguese language, literature, culture and civilisation in the other state, the scholarship granting and the recognition and equivalence of the studies on a pre-university and university level, the information exchange in the area of education, the scientific and technologic cooperation, the promotion of cultural exchanges, exchanges in the area of literature support granting to translations, cooperation in the area of heritage, archives, plastic arts, photography, performing arts — dance, music, theatre, cinematography and audiovisual, cooperation in the area of sports and youth, mass media (television, radio, news agencies), general provisions on the cooperation in the tourism area.
“It is a very important moment in the relations between our countries — Portugal and Romania — because, at last, although they are continuously developing, we now have the legal framework, too, which will make the entire relation in the area of culture, education, youth, sports, scientific research gain increasingly more conclusive aspects. There are very many things in common that connect us, in the first place a certain part of the European Latinity, although we are on the extreme sides of this Latinity and probably the language, both the Portuguese and the Romanian language, will have to be an important tie,” Radu Boroianu said. More…