2. Preferential treatment from France for cultural and creative industries in Lao PDR

Lao People's Democratic Republic
Key objectives of the measure:

to collaborate and to exchange of the two cultures.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

There is a long-term bilateral agreement between France and Lao PDR. The cultural and creative activities are organized and supported by the Institut Francais du Laos (IF) and the Embassy of France. The activities taken place range from contemporary plays, literatures, concerts, exhibitions, and languages.

The cultural programme is to support the Lao artists through conferences, concerns, plays which are regularly programmed. There are a Research Week for Development, Comic Strip Festival for Environment, the World Music Day. The IF also support local cultural creations and events such as Festival for Performing Arts, FMK dance festival, and theatrical creation.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The understanding of the two cultures is strengthened.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Over 2 million EUROs for PADUL phaseII (Luang Prabang and Vat Phou)

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Reinforcement of institutional and human capacity on managerial and promotion of the world herutage values.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Annual audit.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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