A global capacity-building strategy was designed in 2013 to support Parties in creating institutional and professional environments favourable to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and to raise broad public knowledge and support for the Convention’s principles and objectives.
Capacity-building actions take the form of sharing of knowledge, production of pedagogic tools and materials, training and technical assistance, mentoring or coaching through projects tailored to the specific needs of the beneficiary country, aiming to address the most urgent requirements such as:
- revision of policies and legislation;
- strengthening of institutional systems of governance for culture; and
- enhancement of professional skills and capacities required for the emergence of dynamic creative and cultural industries sectors.
Programmes for the implementation of the Convention aim at strengthening the capacities of Parties – particularly developing countries – to design policies, measures and programmes that have a direct impact on the creation, production, distribution and enjoyment of a diversity of cultural expressions. In the long term, the objective is to bring about positive transformations in the systems of governance that can benefit the cultural and creative sectors.