First round of projects to be funded by the IFCD

The fourth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions approved 31 projects to be funded from IFCD in the framework of its Pilot Phase (over 250 requests for funding had been received by UNESCO during the first IFCD call for applications launched in March 2010).

This decision of the Committee (ref. Decision 4.IGC 10A) was informed by the recommendations made by the Panel of Experts based on the criteria for evaluation presented in the Guidelines on the use of the Fund.

The Committee also decided to cap all approved projects at US$ 100 000.

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