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Expanding an Expert Facility for the Implementation of the 2005 Convention

Call for Experts

From its very inception, one of the principal objectives of Culturelink, the Network of Networks established by UNESCO, has been the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Thus, Culturelink is pleased to announce the UNESCO call for expression of interest in the Expert Facility aimed at supporting the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

UNESCO has launched a call for expression of interest in the Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, open until 20 March 2015 (midnight CET).

The purpose of this open call is to renew and diversify the Expert Facility established in 2011 in the context of a European Union funded project in developing countries aimed at "Strengthening the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries", both in terms of expertise and equitable geographical representation (experts from Arab States, Africa and Asia-Pacific are currently underrepresented).

The Expert Facility will be solicited, based on the needs and priorities identified by the governing bodies of the Convention as well as by developing countries, to deliver country-level assistance in different thematic areas of the Convention and through different modalities (workshops, advisory technical assistance, short- and long-term capacity-building interventions, mentoring, coaching, etc).

Professionals are sought with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of cultural and creative industries relating to: institutional organization of the creative sector; development and implementation of overall policies, strategies, regulatory frameworks; implementation of international cooperation projects; financing as well as cultural entrepreneurship development developing and strengthening a specific sector; data collection in the cultural and creative sector as well as developing sectoral mappings.

Specialization in one of the following fields will be given priority attention: cultural statistics and indicators; trade; digitization; media diversity; status of the artist and freedom of artistic expression; preferential treatment and mobility.

Applicants may be: civil servants, governmental experts, cultural operators, managers of cultural institutions or associations, researchers, academics and/or independent experts specialized in the required fields. Applications from women candidates and from Africa, Arab States and Asia-Pacific regions are strongly encouraged.

The announcement can be found at the following link:

English: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/capacity-building/call-experts

French: https://fr.unesco.org/creativity/renforcement-capacites/appel-candidatures

Website: www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/cultural-diversity/diversity-of-cultural-expressions/the-convention/