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Date Start: 
1/3/2017
Date End: 
31/5/2018
Name of applicant: 
Directorate-General of Culture and Tourism - Municipality of Asunción
Type of applicant: 
Party
Funds Allocated (in USD): 
85205.00
Given name: 
Vicente
Family name: 
Morales
Position: 
Director of the Directorate General of Culture and Tourism
Email: 
director.asucultura@gmail.com; vicentemoralesb@gmail.com; mariecuevas@gmail.com
<p><strong>About the project</strong>: The project aims to strengthen cultural policies at the municipal level by identifying emerging cultural expressions in Asunción and formulating operational guidelines for the elaboration of cultural policies that promote the sustainable development of the city</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>About the organization</strong>: The Directorate-General of Culture of the Asunción Municipality is responsible for the development and promotion of cultural policies that improve the living conditions of its citizens</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Expected results</strong>:</p><ul><li>The cultural expressions of Asunción’s youth are mapped</li><li>Operational guidelines for the development of cultural policies at the municipal level are formulated</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Main activities:</strong></p><ul><li>Mapping the various emerging cultural expressions of Asunción’s youth through public meetings and the development of a research tool that identifies market behavior along the cultural value chain</li><li>Formulating operational guidelines for the development of cultural policies at the municipal level, on the basis of five workshops, two panel discussions and the results of the mapping exercise</li></ul><p style="margin-left:25.1pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?</strong></p><ul><li>Contributes to the formulation and implementation of local cultural policies to promote new cultural expressions</li><li>Reinforces institutional structures and capacities by training municipal officers to successfully implement the strategy and policies that will be devised on the basis of the operational guidelines resulting from the project</li><li>Increases the participation of vulnerable social groups, with a particular emphasis on young artists and professionals, in the formulation and implementation of cultural policies as a means of understanding and meeting their needs</li></ul>