EDS Foundation emerged from the growing need to create a cultural circuit that is characterized by the common exchanges and initiatives in cultural and economical promotion. Such fields are, including but not limited to, history, art, environment, tourism, and archeology. To achieve the aforementioned purposes the foundation cooperates with various public and cultural institutions, foundations, associations, travel agencies.
EDS Foundation provides social-cultural and professional information to citizens who are continuously in need to gain information regarding Albania. Moreover, the Foundation provides services to public and private institutions interested in professional advice with respect to legislative and economical issues.
The main aim of EDS Foundation is to be a close partner of cultural, public and private institutions and local artists by bringing values to traditional and alternative cultures through the organization of cultural activities
EDS Foundation intends to develop a cultural politic through the organization of conferences, meetings, seminars, activities with cultural/artistic character that will have a positive impact in the academic, cultural and artistic world in Tirana and around.
The foundation will cooperate with the University of Tirana, institutions and important personalities in order to develop a new and accurate cultural politics.
To fulfill its objectives, EDS Foundation also aims to cooperate with European cultural circuits.
- Organization of cultural projects in Tirana and other cities.
- Conferences, seminars, workshops regarding cultural and tourist richness of these regions.
- Trainings and professional information.
- Trainings in international projects and European financial planning for culture.
A list of action fields
- Studies over the future flexibility and investments in Albania.
- Work market aspects.
- Cooperation with universities in research fields.
Training activity program
In archive and book field
EDS Foundation will incide:
- direct contacts with international public bookstores and “International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)”
- the exchange of books, informative materials, microfilms, electronic archives, catalogs with public bookstores and foundation libraries of other countries to enrich its collection.
- the organization of meetings between librarians and archivists of this field.
EDS Foundation will support the translation, the edition of literal and science work of national and foreign authors, as well conferences and seminars organized about them.
In cultural and art field
EDS Foundation will support:
- the organization of fairs (art, book) and expositions, international film festivals that will take place in Albania and particularly in Venetia.
- institutions, filmmaker associations, particularly in film production field, documentary and fiction, their presentation and distribution over Albania and other countries.
- the activities in fields of drama.
- meetings with theater professionals, particularly directors, choreographs, décor costume designers, critics and experts in field of theater, common project studies in the field of theater.
- the participation of artists, observatories, members of jury, composers, soloists, groups in festivals of music, opera, ballet and dance that will take place in Albania or other countries.
- the projects for the protection of the objects with historical and cultural values, in cooperation with UNESKO, European Council, other institutions and foundations.
- the organization of contemporary, figurative and experimental art expositions.
- the expositions at biennales and beautiful art symposiums.
- the initiatives of Beautiful Art Academy students in Tirana to restore art work.
EDS Foundation will:
- send or invite producers, actors, screenwriters and technical staff, in festivals that are organized in Albania and other countries.
- incite the participation theater troops in the International Theatre Festivals.
- expand contacts with foundations in other countries for culture and art, culture and education, music etc.
- cooperate in the field of archeology, museums and restoration of cultural relic and monuments.
Cultural richness (art work collection)
EDS Foundation will pay attention to the artistic richness. It will be one of the main sectors in which the foundation will operate because it has a very important role in the field of artistic researches.
EDS Foundation has in possession a collection of contemporary Albanian artists. In the future it will continue to enrich the collection with masterpieces of foreign artists.
With the support of art experts who will make evident the unique values of the collection, the public will be more familiar and visit them.
EDS Foundation intents to cooperate with sport institutes by exchanging experts and organizing different sport activities with school youth in Albania and abroad.
Duration of activity organization
Activity execution in:
- short period of time and with functional values in long period of time
- short period of time and with functional values in short period of time
- long period of time and with functional values in long period of time
The characteristics of EDS foundation projects
- Complex and dynamic
- Combines different fields
- Without limit in time
- A lot of objectives
- Are involved (public and private institutions, citizens, media, different professionals, artists etc)