Social Participation

Culture plays a central role in sustaining and enhancing individuals’ and communities’ quality of life and wellbeing. Cultural practices, assets and expressions are key vehicles for the creation, transmission and reinterpretation of values, attitudes and convictions through which individuals and communities express the meanings they give to their lives and their own development. These values, attitudes and convictions shape the nature and quality of social relationships, impacting individuals and communities’ sense of integration, tolerance of diversity, trust and cooperation.
 
The Social Participation Dimension examines the multi-dimensional ways culture influences the preservation and enhancement of an enabling environment for social progress and development by analyzing the levels of cultural participation, interconnectedness within a given society, sense of solidarity and cooperation, and individuals’ sense of empowerment.  
 

 

CDIS Methodology was developed thanks to the financial support of the Spanish Government

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UNESCO
Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CLT/CRE/DCE)
7 place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 42 77
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 55 95
Email: cdis@unesco.org