From Decision C (2010)3094 of 18 May 2010
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In 2010 the programme will focus on the governance of the cultural sector, so as to support the implementation of effective cultural policies and the development of enabling institutional, regulatory, economic and professional environment, essential to foster access to culture and creation, promote cultural diversity and support the sustainable development of the cultural sectors.
Support to the governance of the cultural sector will be addressed through two complementary actions: Firstly, the programme will support the structuring and the strengthening of the cultural sector through capacity-building of cultural actors and structures, including public and private entities and civil society organisations, so as to enhance their own governance and their role in national governance of the cultural sector. The call for proposals will promote cooperation and exchange of experiences between different countries and regions in this regard.
Secondly, the programme will support developing countries in their efforts to improve the governance of the cultural sector through an expert facility to be managed by UNESCO. The expert facility will provide demand-driven technical assistance to ministries and public institutions with responsibilities in the cultural sector or influencing sector governance, as well as to local authorities, for the development of cultural policies and public initiatives enhancing the role of culture as a vector of sustainable human and social development. The initiative brings an important contribution to the objectives of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
(1) A call for proposals 'Supporting capacities in the cultural sector' will be launched in 2010,
with a budget of EUR 7 000 000 (Annex H).
(2) A EUR 1 000 000 contribution agreement (joint management with an international
organisation) will be signed with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural