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23 Feb 2011

EU-UNESCO Technical Assistance Project

A call for applications is announced for the new EU-UNESCO Technical Assistance ProjectStrengthening the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries.

UNESCO launches an 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 will be based on the needs and priorities of the beneficiary countries and will be undertaken by top experts in the field of cultural policies.

The missions will 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 can submit applications for technical assistance missions to UNESCO. They will then be 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 deadlines: 30 April 2011 or 30 June 2011, midnight CET*

More on the UNESCO website

See UNESCO website for application forms and full guidelines.

* Possible new deadlines could be added according to the quantity and quality of the applications received during the first two calls.