Under its observer’s status, Culture Action Europe will participate in the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in Paris at UNESCO HQ from 11 to 14 February 2020.
During its 13th session, the Committee will establish its work plan for 2020-2021, including policy monitoring and capacity-building activities, as well as activities to implement the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The Committee will approve the financing of new projects by the IFCD in the context of its 10th call for applications. It will also examine the conclusions of the 2nd edition of the Civil Society Forum and potential synergies with the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist.
Several important side events will take place during this session, notably:
• Two “Create | 2030 Debates”, which will highlight the links between the Committee’s work and the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These debates will focus on the impact of the digital environment on access to creative content and on the outcomes of the first projects funded by the IFCD
• Screening of the film that won the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO at the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.