Argentina 2016 report

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Technical Information
Name of Party: 
Argentina
Date of ratification: 
7/5/2008
Organization(s) or entity(es) responsible for the preparation of the report: 
National Directorate of International Cooperation. Secretariat of Federal Integration and International Cooperation. Federal Ministry of Culture.
Officially designated Point of Contact: 
Title: 
Ms
First Name: 
Beatriz
Family Name: 
Vivas de Lezica
Organization: 
Federal Ministry of Culture
Mailing Address: 
Alsina 465- CP C1087AAE- Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Telephone: 
5411 3754 0426
Fax: 
E-mail: 
cooperacioninternacional@cultura.gob.ar
Name of stakeholders, including civil society organizations, involved in the preparation of the report: 
Describe the multi-stakeholder consultation process established for the preparation of this report: 

The team of the National Directorate of International Cooperation of the Argentine Ministry of Culture consulted with the different areas of the Ministry and all the Secretariats of Culture of the Argentine provinces to gather the information required to prepare the Quadrennial Periodic Report.In every case,we reported on the Convention, the objectives of the Report and the characteri stics of the measur es and policies to be surveyed in every section.The information collection method and the follow-up were varied: official notes, direct contacts and email.For a correct preparation of the report,deadlines for data collection were establi shed and we followed-up on each of the representatives of the areas and provinces,with the purpo se of providing accurate and complete information.To collect civil society information,we decided to invite all stakeholders of the "Points of Culture" ("Puntas de Cultura") National Program, established in 2011 with the purpose of supporting sociocultural initiatives organized by civil society."Points of Culture" included in this report are entities with or without Iega I per sonality working in the territory with different populati ons,and that c reate a wide range of artistic and communic ation activities,development of productive and educational underta kings and initiatives for sa fegua rding loca I identity.During the course of approximately 4 months, the team of the National Directorate of International Cooperation received and organized the information submitted based on the guidelines provided by UNESCO.The Report was prepared in Spanish,and a translator was brought into the team to translate it into EngIish.

Executive Summary
Please summarize in max 3500 characters the main achievements and challenges in implementing the Convention and the outlook for the future. Please note this is not an introduction to the report or an annotated table of contents.: 
One of the main accomplishments of the Convention in our country, is that diversity of cultural expressions gained importance in Argentina following the creation of the Ministry of Culture in May 2014. Decree No. 641, which created the Ministry, establishes that its main objectives shall include "developing and implementing jurisdictional policies, aimed at fostering and favoring all forms of cultural expression."The policies and measures described in this Report are only examples of the wide array of activities carried out in our country, both at the national and at the provincial and local levels, and seek to provide an accurate response to the principles and objectives of the 2005 Convention.Democratization of culture, transparency, federalism and promotion abroad are the four objectives sought by the Ministry of Culture through the implementation of the different Programs and Projects. These objectives coincide fully with the goals of UNESCO 2005 Convention: "that cultural diversity, flourishing within a framework of democracy, tolerance, social justice and mutual respect between peoples and cultures, is indispensable for peace and security at the local, national and international levels."The challenge is to continue to promote cultural diversity to create a rich and varied world increasing the universe of possibilities and nourishing human capabilities and values, which constitute one of the main drivers of sustainable development of communities, peoples and nations.To conclude, and recognizing the fundamental role of civil society in the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, another challenge will be to promote activities to be executed in different regions throughout our country, the main purpose of which will be to reinforce skills for the production and dissemination of cultural goods and services.This emphasis results from the strong belief that cultural diversity creates a rich and varied world that expands the universe of possibilities and nourishes skills and human values, and thus constitutes one of the main drivers of sustainable development for communities, peoples and nations.
Overview of cultural policy context
Parties shall describe the key objectives and priorities of their current cultural policy and the impact the Convention has had in their formulation or reformulation. They will also report on the opportunities and challenges to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in a digital environment.: 

The democratization of culture, transparency and federalism, and their promotion abroad are four areas on which the Ministry of Culture of Argentina intends to focus through the implementation of different Programs and Projects.Moreover, the digital environment is recognized as an opportunity to promote the diversity of cultural expressions across cultural producers, the academia, digital entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, developers, artists, and users. In this regard, in 2015, the Ministry of Culture of Argentina created the “Cultura Digital” Program, dedicated to the systematic observation of the process of production, dissemination and access to cultural assets in the digital world; the promotion of debate and exchange of ideas among the different actors in the field of culture and digital access channels. 

Has the Convention been integrated into the policy development process in any of the following ways?: 
a) It is (or has been) the basis for changing one or more policies?: 
Yes
How: 
The Convention has been a source of inspiration in defining the main objectives of the recently adopted constitution of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina.Among others, Law No. 2264/2006 establishing the Regime for Cultural Promotion of the City of Buenos Aires has made a significant contribution in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions in the city of Buenos Aires.
b) It is (or has been) a tool to promote policy discussion?: 
Yes
How: 

The Convention has been a critical tool in promoting cooperation and respect for cultural rights in the different regional organizations, especially the MERCOSUR, UNASUR and CERLAC.  As far as MERCOSUR is concerned, the “Cultural Diversity” commission established in 2014 by Decision No. 22/14 promotes cultural diversity across member countries, and the main international benchmark guiding its actions is the 2005 Convention.

c) It is (or has been) a reference for ongoing policy development?: 
Yes
How: 

The main principles and objectives of the Convention reflect in a wide array of policies developed and maintained in time, some of them presented in this report: the workshops for creating awareness regarding the Convention across different Argentine provinces, Argentina’s Market of Cultural Industries (MICA), the National Register of Artisans and the Becas y Ayudas Program, among other things.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Argentine Cultural Industries Market: MICA

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

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The ARGENTINE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES MARKET was created in 2011 wit h the intent ion of influencing the struct ure of opportunities for the sector's local a nd regional stakeholders,granting them visibility and neutralizing tendency to concentration a nd foreignization. Directed to cultural producers,agents and entrepreneurs,the MICA's goal is to promote,federalize and grant visibility to the count ry's cultural industries. It is Argentina's main cultural industries market gathering all six sectors: audiovisual arts, music, performing a rt s, publishing, design a nd video games.This market opens new marketing cha nnels for cultural goods and services,boosting their added value,through business rounds,business meetings, conferences, ma ster classes,among other actions which propose t he State's continuous a nd ongoing support to these stakeholders

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

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By means of meetings throughout t he country,with production and funding ofthe Ministry of Culture and cultura l agencies from a ll t he provinces and through cooperation agreements with the main B usiness Chambers and institutions of cultural industries (Argentine Book Chamber,Argentine Publications Chamber,Association of Argentine Video Game Developers,SADAIC,CAPIF,National Theater Institute, INCAA, etc.) Cooperation agreements were also signed with national public agencies (Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cult,Ministry of Labour,Ministry ofTourism, Ministry of Federal Planning,Telam,Public TV, Radio Naciona l,etc.)

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

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The last edition of MICA National took place on September 3-6,2015 at the Kirchner Cultural Center. 4344 vendors signed up, and all provinces participated in the event.250 internationa l participants from the following countries:Germany Austra lia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameron, Canada,Chile,Colombia, CostaRica,Cuba, Denmark, Spain,Israel, United States,France,Guatemala,Japan, Mexico,Paraguay,Peru, South Africa,Uruguay andVenezuela During two and a ha lf months,cultural producers from all over the country registered in the MICA Negotiation Rounds platform,where they uploaded profile information and information on planned productions for all market participants to analyze. This virtua l catalogue allowed partic ipants to send and receive meeting requests,scheduled by producers based on their interest. This mechanism enabled participants to organize their own agenda and sc hedule business meetings within the MICA Business Rounds. 32,300 meetings were scheduled1 8,000 formal rounds and nearly 35.000 altogether,counting spontaneous rounds60.000 people visited the MICA those four days300 producers form the MICA Shop,at a 2.600 sq. meter space.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

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no information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Digital Culture Forums

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

 
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These forums have been ca rried out since 2013 a nd a re a imed at promoting debate among the different sta keholders of cult ura I and communication industries regarding the development of new technologies that impact production, distribution a nd consumption of cultural goods a nd services. These forums are also intended a s a starting point to shape public policies a nd new regulatory a nd legal fra meworks to help focus on this process within a framework of equity, inclusion a nd equal opportunities,while harmonizing all the different rights involved

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Contact famous people who can contribute to the debat e and,in turn, be spokespersons of a relevant sect or for c ultura I industries. Also, the ca ll to participate in the forums and its dissemination in general,and specifically,guiding the debate to be a ble to reach relevant institutional conclusions, all represented a st rong challenge for organizers.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

not information about

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

District design

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

Law No.4761 for the Promotion of design activities in the City of Buenos Aires approved in November 2013 provided for the creation of a Design District and set up a 15-yea r horizon. The Design District is a project t hat seeks to develop an a rea ofthe City of Buenos Aires,a s well a s Barracas Oeste, based on sectors related to design,as a factor for economic competitiveness.This District focuses on boosting the design industry competitiveness,to turn it into a key element of cultural identity in Buenos Aires for the world,in addition to positioning t he City internationally as a design creation a nd production hub.The Design District revitalizes the Barraca s Neighborhood,with an industrial history that has left large indust rial facilities of great patrimonial value to stimulate the settlement of actors associated to the productive backstage of the industry and companies, academies and professionals of the sector.The new residents of the design generation hub benefit from tax exemptions and facilities to promote its own growth, and that ofthe industry.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

 The Design District promotes urban interventions in the territory with the objective of promoting the area, providing identity and adding value to the neighborhood through the incorporation of design to the public space. The neighbors of Barracas connect with one another and coexist with the new residents,connected with the growing industry of design. Collaborative transformation in a sector of great urban potential in the City is made possible through public bids where the neighborhood volunteers to be renovated with design,while designers find an opportunity to become the protagonists of this change.Each contest is subject to a thorough review of the bid terms and conditions for every Resolution,and an interdisciplinary jury is set upwith representatives of each field,local actors and well-known specialists in each field. The criterion adopted for these interventions is based on two work axes:The first is represented by Boulevard Av. lriarte,which concentrates the greater business and sociocultural activity of the neighborhood, led by the Central Pa rk building to the East and the Sagrado Coraz6n de Jesus Basilica t o the West. In this first a rea,four facades of loca l shops have already been intervened,a nd three more works are sched uled to begin this year.The Boulevard was restored with new sidewalks,furniture and lights.In 2016,the proposal select ed to light up the Basilica is scheduled t o be implement ed. The second axis is represented by an expa nsion of the Highway going through the Design District,North to South. On this area,work has been done on a series of integrative interventions in the neighborhood of Barracas,the first of them at the intersection with California street,the second on Quinquela Martin,a nd the next one on Lama drid.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Based on the conforma tion and consolidation of districts (formed by companies,universities and the ecosystem that connects them), the objective was to promote synergy between the different links of the chain of value of t he same industry and prioritize it in urban a rea s where the experiences are c arried out,wit h the purpose of positioning creat ive industries loca lly and internationa lly and revitalizing territories.Two years after t he inauguration,t here were 27 companies settled there,which implied 72,000 sq.meters and 1200 Human Resources.Moreover,at t he Metropolitan Design Centre (CMD),Tra de Schools were implemented and 7000 people gradua ted.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Cultural Promotion Regime of the City of Buenos Aires (Mecenazgo)

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

The Cultural Promotion Regime of the City of Buenos Aires was created by law No. 2264/2006 (as amended by Law No.4.785/2013) in the year 2006.The main purpose of the Cultural Promotion Regime ofthe City of Buenos Aires is to foster and promote private participation in thefunding of cultura l projects. The cultural projects admissible for the Cultural Promotion Regime must be not for profit and relate to the research,training, dissemination,creation and production in different areas of art and culture,such as: I. TheatreII. Circus, street bands, mimes and the like. Ill. Dance.IV. Music.V. Literature,poet ry, narration, essays and all other forms of literary expressions. VI. Visual arts.VII. Audiovisual arts. VIII. CraftsIX. Cultural heritage. X. Design.XI. Digital art.XII. Publications,radio and TV.XIII. Websites with artistic and cultura l contents.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The regime allows companies and businesses taxed in the City of Buenos Aires t o allocate part of what they pay as turnover ta x directly to the cultural projects declared of int erest by the Council of C ultural Promotion and approved by the Ministry of Culture. The Council is the tool that allows the State to oversee that t ax money is allocated only t o cultural projects, pursuant to the law.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Over the last few years,laws have been enacted in different countries to foster private contribution to culture through tax benefits, inspired on the idea that the promotion of culture is a necessary investment for the social development of the community. The City of Buenos Aires is the first jurisdiction ofthe Argentine State to have a patronage law offering tax benefits to those who support cultural projects.  

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

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Over the last few years,laws have been enacted in different countries to foster private contribution to culture through tax benefits, inspired on the idea that the promotion of culture is a necessary investment for the social development of the community. The City of Buenos Aires is the first jurisdiction ofthe Argentine State to have a patronage law offering tax benefits to those who support cultural projects.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of participating Companies and merchant sNumber of Projects SubmittedNumber of Projects Approved

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Southern Cultural Industries Market (MICSUR)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

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The purpose of the Southern Cultural Industries Market is to create and consolidate a platform for the knowledge,dissemination, promotion,distribution and trading of goods and services generated by the region's creative and cultural industries. In 2014,the first edition ofthis market was held in the City of Mar del Plata,Argentina,fostering a space for regional integration, promoting an actual exchange of actions that helped boost the distribution of cultural goods and services to the interior ofthe country, within the region, and with other territories worldwide.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Through meetings held in a ll the countries of the region,with production and funding from the Ministry of Culture and the ministries of culture of all participating countries in the region.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The countries of South America share identity tra it s and a common history that can contribut e t o the exchange. However,the sector needs to be promoted at the regional level,by strengthening business corridors,promoting a ppreciativeness of value chains,and generating complement arity by participation in fa irs,festiva ls a nd international markets,a mong other aspects.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The first edition of the Southern Cultural Industries Market was held in Mar del Plata,Argentina in May,2014.The following participated in this first edition:10 countries800 buyers and sellers from South America.80 international buyers from Spain,Japan, Finland,United Kingdom,USA and China.500 Business Rounds appointments.50 activities among Forums,Conferences,Workshops and sector Lectures.1 Fashion Show with the participation of designers from 10 South American countries.30 showcases.8 institutional meetings from cultural agencies in Latin America.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of participants, activities,presentations and meetings.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

IBER-RUTAS

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

The main goal of this program is contributing to the promotion of cultural diversity in lber o-America by creating a common space for the protection of immigrants' rights from an intercultural stand point.The IBER-RUTAS Programme, proposed by Argentina,was approved within the framework of the 20th lber o-American Summit of Heads ofStates and Governments in December 2010, in the City of Mar del Plata,Argentina. The Programme was first implemented in mid-2011 with the creation of the Intergovernmenta l Committee and the creation of the Executive Committee (EC).

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The Directorate of Cultural Policy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina was designated as Technical Unit (UT). This unit executes the activities established and approved by the Intergovernmental Committee (CI) in the Annual Action Plan (POA) The 10 countries participating in this programme are: Argentina,Bolivia, Brazil,Chile, Costa Rica,Ecuador,Spain, Paraguay,Peru andUruguay.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Achieve the active and continuous engagement of countries in the development of activities.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The Programme has become popular throughout the region as a reference for issues such as migration and Culture.These are some of the main results:Three investigations,carried out by international study centers that look into this issue.Three calls to international photo contests. We received a total of 2611 images,the award winning projects were presented in three countries at events attended by 1800 people.Two calls to participate in literature essays and two publications with winning essays translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Two IBER-RUTAS awards for best lbero-American Movie.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of people participating in the Photo and Essay contests,number of countries where presentations were held, number of publications and continuity of awards to the best lbero-American movie.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Grants and Aids Programme

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

To further equal opportunities by providing special support to young creatorsTo strengthen the management of cultural a nd artistic institutions by training and perfecting national professionals and techniciansTo promote community development initiatives through exchange progra mme a nd the expertise ga ined a broadTo extend Exchange and Cooperat ion Agreements In 2002,the former Argent ine Secreta riat of Culture implemented a Grant Progra mme for the purpose of contribut ing to the increase and development of the cultural and artistic activity in our country. In the beginning,the Progra mme implemented an open gra nt system, where applicants received invitations.In the yea r 2005,t he scope of this Programme wa s redefined with the intention of expanding its support lines a nd international cooperation agreements.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Through a nnual ca lls intended for young creators,technicians and culture professionals (30 yea rs and under) and Artists,Technicians andCulture Professionals (with no age restrictions).

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Organize and manage transfer plans within the national territory.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Professional growth and development of scholarsOpening of new institutional spaces for exchange between artistsPromotion of activities in the provinces

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of applications receivedNumber of grants awarded

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Cultural Information System (SICSUR)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

It was created in 2006.It is a cultura l information system the purpose of which is to implement efficient public policies and to measure the impact and the contribution of culture in economic development,the reduction of poverty and sustainable development: to provide better tools fort he study and defense ofthe production and it is of interest for the mise en valeur of each cultural sector. Moreover,the purpose is to improve the layout of cultura l policy,to resolve open consults by citizens and cultura l managers,to provide information sources to researchers and students and to promote dia log among state agencies,companies and social and cultura l organizations.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Within the Cultural MERCOSUR framework nine seminars were held aimed at working on the construction of regional cultura l indicators. The different editions have addressed different methodological issues, shared experiences and,ultimately, information processing and collection efforts have been implemented in a coordinated manner. In MERCOSUR's 24th Meeting of Ministers of Culture held in Montevideo in November 2009,the parties agreed to acknowledge the SICSURas a programme of Cultural MERCOSUR. Argentina is in charge of the coordination of SICSUR and ten South American countries participate: Argentina,Brazil, Bolivia,Chile, Colombia,Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay,Uruguay and Venezuela.In 2009,the system's Web site www.sicsur.org was officially launched.Thissite includes different sections regarding the collection,measuring and processing of information:cultural statistics, cultural map, cultural foreign trade,legislation,documents and publications of all participating countries.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

not information about

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Very positive. A significant stream of information was generated,there was complete country participation and the number of SICSUR user s has increa sed. An indirect effect is the creation and expansion of c ultura l information and statistics offices in countries members of the SICSUR. All member countries ha ve been developing C ultural Information Systems at the national level, something unimagined in2006.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of publica tions.4 Magazines Enclave Cultural (annual)4 Books. Hacer Ia Cuenta.Nosotros y Los otros. Los esta dos de Ia cultura.Pueblos Originarios, una mira da desde el sur.Number of records.300 st atistica l records1 Cultural foreign trade sea rch engine1 National cultural law bank1 interactive map with more than 10.000 georeferenced records

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Programme for Guidelines for Artisans Fairs

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

Recommend quality sta nda rds to ma nage Artisans Fairs. The measure was adopted in 2014, and implemented in 2015.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
regulatory
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It was implemented through a Programme intended for coordinators and organizers of non-regular artisans fairs,and it includes a set of guidelines with recommendations for quality management.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The alliance with the sector of tourism for the Programme implementation was not an easy task due to the prevailing vision ofthe touristic product.The Programme seems inefficient without an adequate policy for the improvement of artisans' fairs.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

OurTraditional Food

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measures: 

To recognize,mise an valeur and disseminate from a right-based approach a ll the knowledge, practices, products and traditional foods of Argentina,recovering and respecting the identity and cultural diversity in the framework of food safety with sovereignty.This measure was adopted in 2012.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

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It was implemented through the organization of meetings with producers, researchers,students and professionals from different fields related to traditional foods.Activities:reflection and debate with specialists in the field. Gallery of community experiences related to the reappreciation of traditiona lfoods. Regional products fair.Training workshops.Regional music and dances.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

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Achieve an effective cross-cutting work between the Federal Ministry of Culture,the Ministry of Social Development and all international, national and provincial agencies participating in the events.

f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

not information about

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Between the year 2012 and 2015, 3 regional meetings were held (North West,North East,CUYO) and the findings were presented inBuenos Aires.Between 300 and 500 attendees per event.130 community experiences presented. Funding of 40 productive projects.Publication "Nuestros Alimentos Tradicionales. Seguridad Alimenta ria, identidad y diversidad cultural en Argentina" (300 copiesNews release in Diario Tiempo Argentino and local newspapers

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of meetings held, number of attendees per event, number of projects funded,presence in provincia l media and number of publications.

Have you taken or supported initiatives involving civil society in activities: 
Promote the objectives of the convention through awareness raising and other activities: 
No
Please explain how: 
Collect data and share and exchange information on measures adopted at local and international level: 
No
Please explain how: 
Provide spaces where ideas of civil societies can be heard and discussed while developing policies: 
Yes
Please explain how: 

The Ministry of Culture of Argentina develops the "Points of Culture Programme" since 2011, and still continues to date. Its purpose is to strengthen community culture  networks and  the work of civil society  organizations through economic and  technical support  for the execution of community cultural projects  promoting social inclusion, reappreciation of local identity and citizen participation throughout the country.For that  purpose, it features four components:               1 . Direct transfer of funds through open  contests.2. Technical and  administrative support, through the organization of training, s essions, technical assistance, clinics, etc.3. Articulation and  cooperation- Strengthening of the National Network  of Points of Culture and  other networks of community culture, through the organization of national and  regional meetings;  training exchanges between points of culture  and  the execution of Cultural Bridge I Puente Cultura  activities; the empowering of community culture networks through financial support  to pay  for transportation to attend meetings, congresses, caravans and  seminars; financing of internal activities and  the constitution of a Community Cultural Council with participation in the most repr esentative networks.4. Generation of cultural productions (creation of a multimedia sample, publication of photographs, collection of audiovisual material, documentary) and hiring of artistic assistanc e across points of culture.Quantitatively, the program produced the following results:- 1 National Network  of Points of Culture formed by 450 indigenous communities and  organizations from all over the country.- 1 National Register of Points of Culture with over 3500 members.- 2 national meetings and  13 regional meetings carried out.- Over 300 activities performed by the Ministry at points of culture.- 26 experience exchanges among points of culture.In the 2011-2015 period, the Program  allocated AR$20,000,000 (approximately USD 3,255,000) for financial support  for equipment, exchange meetings  and training spaces.

Implement Operational Guidelines: 
No
Please explain how: 
Other: 
Please explain how: 
Is Civil Society contributing to this report?: 
Yes
Name of the Organization(s): 
Fundación Mate Cocido
Fundación Wayruro
Asociación Civil Colectivo al Margen
Fundación Catalina
Asociación Civil La Luciérnaga
Chacras para Todos Asociación Civil
Fundación Cultural Siete Corrientes

Contribution from Civil Society

This section is to be completed with information provided by civil society: 
Has the civil society taken initiatives to: 
Promote the principle and the objectives of the Convention locally and internationally: 
No
Please explain how: 
Promote ratification of the Convention and its implementation by governements: 
No
Please explain how: 
Bring the concerns of citizens, associations and enterprises to public authorities, including vulnerable groups: 
Yes
Please explain how: 

La Luciernaga Civil Association is addressed to young people and children between 6 and 18 years, mostly from sectors in a vulnerable socio-economic condition. Its activities include school assistance classes and student support, crafts workshop for adolescents with recycled materials, psychological counseling, workshops on English, chess, dance, experimental music, the rights of children, Literature, Mathematics, theatre, circus, zootherapy, soccer, audiovisual arts, workshops with families and  a community radio.  Points of Culture  also subsidized the Project ''Nos-otr@s somos cultura"/"We are culture", which consists in strengthening and  expanding the spaces  of youth and  children arts and music workshops; and  the work and  equipment of the band "Los pibes sonando", as a means  for expression and meeting, promoting social insertion, personal growth and the right to participate in the construction of culture.  Among the most important results obtained, we can point  out the organization of 32 music workshops  for teenagers forming the two bands  born by La Luciernaga: "Renacidos de Ia Musica" and  "Banda Libre"; the organization of 30 art and  popular communication workshops  for adolescents; the recording of the audiobook "La hoja  mas alta  del arbol mas alto de Ia selva" /'The highest leave in the highest tree in the for esf' for blind  children  and  young people, among others. The total amount of the pr oject fo r 2011 was AR $28,644, with a contribution of AR$20.000 by the Federal Ministry of Culture.Catalina Foundation has organized art and  community psychosocial health community workshops since it was created in 1992. The project was conceived for the development of a Culture Pole through the Plan-T-Arte program carried out by the institution with integrating workshops to cooperate in the construction of citizenship, train in leadership and  dissemination of rights and  formation in human values.

Contribute to the achievement of greater transparency and accountability and accountability in the cultural governance: 
No
Please explain how: 
Monitor policy and programme implementation on measures to protect and promote diversity of cultural expression: 
No
Please explain how: 
Build capacities in domains linked to the Convention and carrying out data collection: 
No
Please explain how: 
Create innovative partnerships with the public and private sectors and with civil society of other regions of the worlds: 
No
Please explain how: 
Challenges encountered or foreseen to implement the Convention: 
Solutions found or envisaged: 
Activities planned for next 4 years to implement the Convention: 
Supporting attachment provided by the Civil Society: 
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Describe main results achieved in implementing the Convention: 

One of the main accomplishments over the last four years has been the generation of spaces for dissemination and debate on the 2005 Convention and its application nationwide.In November 2015, our country hosted the Reunion for the “10th Anniversary of the 2005 UNESCO Convention: Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Southern Cone.” At the meeting, the attendees addressed the same concepts as the UNESCO 2005 Convention, the preparation of the Four-Year Periodic Report and the requirements for participation in the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. This meeting was attended by guests from the countries in the region and the different provinces of our country.

Challenges encountered or foreseen to implement the Convention : 

The failure to recognize the Convention as international Law and the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) as a practical tool for enforcement are two the main challenges the country faces in applying the Convention.

Solutions found or envisaged to overcome those challenges: 

To create awareness on the Convention, the Ministry of Culture of Argentina organizes international seminars attended by different national and international leaders which address and reflect upon the diversity of cultural expressions.In turn, the IFCD is promoted by organizing training workshops across the different provinces of Argentina, with the participation of the public sector and local civil society.

Steps planned for the next 4 years: 

We will continue to work on promoting the IFDC with special emphasis on promoting this funding in the different provinces of Argentina. The Ministry will focus on promoting this opportunity, but will also cooperate for the effective application to the Fund and the efficient completion of the winning projects.

1. Economy and Finance: 
1.1. Total Flows of Cultural Goods and Services: 
1.1.a Cultural Goods: 
Total exports in cultural goods: 
USD: 
240920370.59
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Total imports in cultural goods: 
USD: 
1893530911.52
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
1.1.b Cultural Services: 
Total exports in cultural services: 
USD: 
306340737.44
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Total imports in cultural services: 
USD: 
462865611.25
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
1.2 Contribution of cultural activities Gross Domestic Product: 
Total GDP: 
USD: 
761735083.00
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
USD: 
20 774 054.46
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Which methodology was used to calculate the share of culture in total GDP?: 

The economic contribution of the cultural sector is measured by the GVA or GDP generated, which under the Culture Satellite Account (CSC) is measured considering the methodological recommendations of the Andres Bello Agreement (CAB). For more information see the attachment document.

1.3. Government expenditure on culture: 
Total government expenditure: 
USD: 
Year: 
Source: 
Share of culture in government expenditure: 
USD: 
0.00
Year: 
2013
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
2. Books: 
(a) Number of published titles: 
Num: 
28,966
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Camara Argentina del Libro
(b) Number of publishing companies: 
Total all companies: 
Num: 
753
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Small Size Companies: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Medium Size: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Large Size: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
(c) Bookshops and sales: 
Bookstore chains: 
Num: 
Sales, USD: 
Year: 
Source: 
Independent Book stores: 
Num: 
Sales, USD: 
Year: 
Source: 
Book stores in other retail: 
Num: 
Sales, USD: 
Year: 
Source: 
Online Retailers (labels): 
Num: 
Sales, USD: 
Year: 
Source: 
(d) Translation flows: 
Number of published translations: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
3. Music: 
(a) Production / Number of albums produced: 
Physical Format: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Digital Format: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Independent Format: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Majors: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
(b) Sales / Total number of recorded music sales: 
Physical Format: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
Digital Format: 
Num: 
Year: 
Source: 
4. Media: 
(a) Broadcasting audience and share: 
Year: 
Source: 
Programmes: 
(b) Broadcasting media organizations: 
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Ownership: 
Public: 
Radio channels: 
0
Television channels: 
0
Both radio & television channels: 
Total: 
0
Private: 
Radio channels: 
0
Television channels: 
Both radio & television channels: 
Total: 
0
Community: 
Radio channels: 
Television channels: 
Both radio & television channels: 
Total: 
0
Not specified: 
Radio channels: 
2,265
Television channels: 
47
Both radio & television channels: 
Total: 
2,312
Total: 
Radio channels: 
2,265
Television channels: 
47
Both radio & television channels: 
0
Total: 
2,312
(c) Newspapers: 
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Sistema de Información Cultural de Argentina (SINCA)
Publishing format - printed: 
Free Only: 
Daily newspapers: 
0
Non-daily newspapers: 
Total: 
0
Paid Only: 
Daily newspapers: 
Non-daily newspapers: 
Total: 
0
Both Free and Paid: 
Daily newspapers: 
35
Non-daily newspapers: 
0
Total: 
35
Publishing format - both printed and online: 
Free Only: 
Daily newspapers: 
Non-daily newspapers: 
Total: 
0
Paid Only: 
Daily newspapers: 
Non-daily newspapers: 
Total: 
0
Both Free and Paid: 
Daily newspapers: 
298
Non-daily newspapers: 
Total: 
298
Total: 
Daily newspapers: 
333
Non-daily newspapers: 
0
Total: 
333
5. Connectivity, infrastructure, access: 
Number of mobile phone subscribers per 1000 inhabitants: 
Num: 
1,450
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Number of households with Internet access at home: 
Num: 
14,421,352
Year: 
2014
Source: 
Instituto Nacional de Estadìstica y Censos
Number of individuals using the Internet: 
Num: 
28,510,230
Year: 
2015
Source: 
Instituto Nacional de Estadìstica y Censos
Percentage of people participating in cultural activities at least one time during the last 12 months: 
6. Cultural Participation: 
Activity (in %): 
Cinema: 
Female: 
0.00
Male: 
0.00
Total: 
0.00
Theatre: 
Male: 
0.00
Total: 
0.00
Dance (including ballet): 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
0.00
Live concert/musical performance: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
0.00
Exhibition: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
0.00
TOTAL: 
Female: 
0.00
Male: 
0.00
Total: 
0.00
Is there any available data on the reasons for the non participation in cultural events?: 
No
Main reasons for non-participation (in %): 
Too Expensive: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
Lack of Interest: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
Lack of time: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
Lack of information: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
Too far away: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
Other: 
Female: 
Male: 
Total: 
7. Additional clarifications: 

Each category has its reason for nonparticipation.

Title: 
Ms
First Name: 
Beatriz
Family Name: 
Vivas de Lezica
Organization: 
Secretariat of Federal Integration and International Cooperation. Federal Ministry of Culture
Position: 
National Directorate of International Cooperation