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09 Mar 2011

UNESCO creates pool of cultural policy experts

UNESCO announces the pool of experts in cultural policy and governance, who will deliver the EU-funded technical assistance programme 'Strengthening the System of Governance of Culture in Developing Countries'.

This pool was constituted through a call for experts from which 30 experts were chosen for the diversity of their expertise, experience and knowledge of the culture sector in developing countries.

The beneficiary countries whose mission applications are selected by the Steering Committee will then be able to choose experts from this pool to carry out the technical assistance mission. These experts will then work in direct collaboration with the public authorities, contributing their valuable experience and know-how.

These experts will undertake a joint training session in order to establish a common working methodology and to attune their skills, directed by Patricio Jeretic, a leading and experienced international expert in cultural policies, capacity-building and in the development of the culture sectors in developing countries.

For the duration of the project, the specialists of the pool of experts will be connected through a private online network, through which they will be able to share both positive and negative experiences, as well as enquire on particular difficulties or specificities.

The experts are nationals of countries having ratified the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

For further information on the Call for technical assistance missions, see previous Culture360 notice.