Call for applications for technical assistance missions: Strengthening the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries

Application deadline: 24 November 2011, midnight CET

UNESCO launched a new international call for applications for technical assistance missions in the framework of a project funded by the European Union (EU), aiming to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries.

These missions are based on the needs and priorities of the beneficiary countries and are undertaken by top experts in the field of cultural policies. The missions support the beneficiary countries in their efforts to establish legal, regulatory and/or institutional frameworks and/or introduce policies that address the role of culture in social and economic development, particularly through the cultural industries.

Which countries can apply?

  • Developing countries Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural expressions; that are
  • Eligible beneficiary countries under the EU thematic programme “Investing in People”.

Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries could submit applications for technical assistance missions to UNESCO. They were then evaluated and selected according to established criteria.

This project contributes directly to the implementation of the 2005 Convention and aims to reinforce the role of culture as a vector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.


Application documents:

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