Italy 2016 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Integration of migrants web portal-culture area National institutional
MIGRARTI Project National financial, institutional
Handcraft Safeguarding and Promotion: quality, artistic and traditional ceramic National regulatory, financial, institutional
Cinema and performance policies National regulatory, financial, institutional
Protection and regulation of the copyright National regulatory, institutional
Art-Bonus National legislative, financial, institutional
SED - Education and cultural accessibility to cultural heritage National institutional
DiCultHer (School Network in Digital Heritage, Arts and Humanities) Local, Regional, National institutional
SIAE-Società Italiana Autori ed Editori-Tax free National, International legislative, regulatory
DAB project - design promotion National institutional
Measures under the linguistic minorities law National legislative, regulatory, financial, institutional
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Mediterradio Regional, International institutional
Musicamed International institutional
Med-Mem International financial, institutional
DE.MO Project- Movin'Up. Artist mobility International financial, institutional
SWICH- Sharing a world of inclusion, creativity and heritage Local, Regional, National, International institutional
CINEMA Co-production agreements International financial, institutional
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Senegal - development cooperation 2013-2015 International financial, institutional
MARCO POLO and TURANDOT Programmes International institutional
Ethiopia- development cooperation 2013-2015 International financial, institutional
Burkina Faso- development cooperation 2013-2015 International financial, institutional
Afghanistan-development cooperation 2013-2015 International financial, institutional
Myanmar- development cooperation 2013-2015 International financial, institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Culturability- Unipolis Foundation National institutional
Cultura CREA- incentives for micro-small- average enterprises Regional financial, institutional
Cultura+Impresa prize Regional, National institutional
Cultural districts by Cariplo Foundation Regional institutional
"Small and big inventors" National institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Creathon: international digital marathon Regional, National, International institutional
Crowdarts: European platform National, International institutional
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DiCultHer (School Network in Digital Heritage, Arts and Humanities)

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

The agreement between the School Network in Digital Heritage, Arts and Humanities (DICultHer) and the Directory General- Education and Research- (DGER) of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT) has been accorded within the legislative framework of the "Piano nazionale per l'educazione al patrimonio culturale- National plan for the intangible cultural heritage education" (DPCM 29 August 2014 art.13 c.i.)  promoted by the MIBACT and the Consiglio Superiore dei Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici. It is born to build and consolidate a culture of digital innovation on problems related to the conservation, valorization and promotion of the cultural heritage and the humanities. This aim will be reached by planning of formative activities at national, regional and local level that will guarantee high quality standards and will be able to answer the digital competence requirements .

More than 60 insttutions, public, private, associations and other entities compose the network. The universities are the central point of the network. To achieve these objectives it has been established the Technical Committe functional at the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities concerned the agreement adopted.

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

The measure intends promote and disseminate training methodologies and educational plans able to develop digital skills connected to the field of the culture and heritage. It will promote annual experimental projects in the field of understanding and responsible use of the digital cultural heritage, looking for the collaboration among schools and adult civil society for a lifelong learning perspective.

In particular:

- implementing the student contest to encourage the individual and collective engagement on the cultural heritage;

- implementing the educational system of the cultural heritage;

- identifying the digital best practices at national level;

- involving public and private sectors in the planning and development of the digital knowledge system applied at the cultural field;

- supporting actions aimed at the promotion of the creative and cultural entrepreneurship;

- developing an infrastructure system able to manage effectively the digital cultural heritage;

- projecting quantitative analyses data applied at the field of the educational sector of the cultural heritage.

 

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 results expected are to create a network able to provide an education on high quality digital competecences in order to conservate and manage the cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
DGER, Directory General-Education and Reaserch of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activitied and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The agreement was esthablished without any preventive financial fund. It aims to involve the activities concerned whithin  the ordinary work of ministry and schools net involved. That is not compromised the opportunity to engage a financial resource for any ongoing activities or project that should be supported and promoted. Specifically, any activity would like to benefit from the public and private sectors partnership in accordance on the specific initiative and its target and scale.

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
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SIAE-Società Italiana Autori ed Editori-Tax free

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

The SIAE is the official entity entitled to protect the intellectual property rights related to any cultural creation and its use. Its mandate is to ensure the creators' recognition and remuneration. In particular, since the 1th Genuary 2015, the SIAE promotes a  "Tax free membership fee" for young authors, editors (18-30 age) and editorial startup in the creative sectors. This measure aims at the encouraging and safeguarding of cultural products and rights connected to author's production in the fields of visual arts, cinema,literature, opera, ballet, music, radiotelevision, theatre. Specifically:

- the visual art and literature field administers the painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, computer art works and the literary ones (including their translations);

- the cinema sector aims at safeguarding the author's of subject, script, direction and adpation's dialogue and translations of cinematographic or assimilated works;

- the opera section protects musical and dance works;

- the music section administers the rights to musical works, with or whithout literay text. Operas, ballets, oratories, operattas, magazines are entrusted with the protection of Opera and DOR sections: in these cases the section protects the musical tracks indipendently of the complete version of the musical-dramatic creations;

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

The SIAE Tax-free facility regards the young artists and creative startup which involve the youngers between 16 and 30 age. The measure proceeds trought an author's online inscription and the opera/s connected to. The SIAE plays an intermendiator activity in the management of copyright releasing the authorisations of it, receiving the fees and sharing the incomes derived from.

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 measure intends to promote and protect the creativity making totally free membership for young artists, editors and editorial startup. This initiative aims to encourage the development of new business in Italy and help young people to realise their projects, either as a publishers or as an entrepreneurs. The SIAE membership would to guarantee the legal, intellectual and economical artistic recognition as any other job in the perspective to support the creative creation and its continuity in the future.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
SIAE- Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The SIAE is a collective management society recognized as a public economic institution despite it doesn't receive public direct or indirect funds. Indeed, the annual financial management income consists in the contributions of members, the amount derived from the copyright compensation and from the services rendered. Donations, additional incomes and the surplus of active management should contrinute to the planning of any measure or project implementation.  

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?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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DAB project - design promotion

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

DAB project is a program to support new design through competitions for ideas and projects which are directed to young italian designers, under 35. The inspiration of the design should be the cultural and artistic italian heritage. Museum's bookshops and art shops will sell the products. At the same time, they will renew and raise quality of their offer.

2015 is the fifth edition of this initiative.

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: 

The measure intends:

- to propose new employment opportunities and create new professional profiles;

- to valorize the projects through exhibitions;

- to incentive the enterprise's production by selling the products in the museum's commercial areas.

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 measure is carried out to promote the Italian designers and their production and employment. In the five editions 430 prototypes from 140 designers have been selectioned. There have been exhibitons in several museums: Galleria Civica di Modena,  Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Macef di Milano, Castel Sant'Elmo di Napoli, MAXXI di Roma, Museo Ettore Fico in Torino.

Some products have been exhibited in the Triennale di Milano, Museum Expressions of Paris, Open Design Italia of Venice, Mart di Trento and Madre of Napoli.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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?: 

In the five editions 430 prototypes from 140 designers have been selectioned and shown in six exhibitions.

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

Number of editions and exhibitions.

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Integration of migrants web portal-culture area

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

The web portal Integrazioni Migranti "live and work in Italy" is a co-funded project of the European Fund for the Integration, born under the coordination of the Ministry of Work and Social Policies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education and Research. The public company Italia Lavoro is in charge of the management of the web portal. Its aim is to favor the access to all the services offered along the italian territory, assuring a correct information to all foreign citizens in order to facilitate their integration in the italian society.

The structure of the portal is based in the "National Plan for Integration": education and learning, work, housing, access to the essential services, minors and second generations. The portal offers information for each field and shows the public-private network of services active in the territory. The culture section is runing since two years and wants to testify the impact of the migrant's culture in the italian society, in terms of exchanges, enrichment and integration, storytelling of migrant's culture and their world.

http://www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it/Areetematiche/AreaCultura/Pagine/default.aspx

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: 

This website is dedicated to five sections: literature, cinema, theatre, music, visual arts and cultural heritage. It includes also the international legal framework that regulates and foster the cultural diversity, the media and magazines specialized in this issues and a part about the Italian migration. The portal offers information for each field and shows the several ongoing initiatives and an archive of notices.

 

 

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?: 

It is expected to favor the access of foreign citizens to all the territory services and to assure a correct information in order to integrate them in the italian society.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of work and social policies
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Education, University and Research
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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

The entries to the website have grown from the 20.000 in 2014 to the 24.000 in 2015.

The monthly visitors  have grown from the 14.200 in 2014 to the 20.000 in 2015.

The newsletter suscribers have grown from the 1.700 in 2014 to the 2.000 in 2015.

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

Entries to the website, monthly visitors and newsletter's suscribers.

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Measures under the linguistic minorities law

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

Italy is a rich land of historical linguistic minorities in their variety and quantity. The Ministry of Interior estimates that about 5% of the Italian population has not the Italian tongue as native language. The Italian Republic is one of the few European countries which explicitly protects linguistic minorities (Article 6 of the Constitution). It was applied before 1999, especially in some regions with special status (Valle d'Aosta, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli, and Venetia Giulia).


The law 482/99 protects the language and culture of the Albanian, Catalan, Germanic, Greek, Slovenian and Croatian, and those speak French, Franco-Provençal, Friulian, Ladin, Occitan and Sardinian. Also notes the existence of other linguistic minorities.

The linguistic minorities benefit specific measures in various fields such as education, communication, radio, press and TV public service. The sector's competence is conferred to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Regional and local governments are responsible for the implementation of laws, programs and ad hoc activities in the territories where the linguistic minority is recognized and formally/informally transmitted.

  

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

There is a TV authorization for reception and transmission of foreign broadcasters television signals in favor of the recognized linguistic minorities (D. L. 30.01.1999, n. 15 converted into Law 29.03.1999, n. 78; Legislative Decree no. 31.07.2005, art. 30, paragraph 2). Such measure intends to promote the learning of minority languages and cultures as development of cultural and territorial pluralism. Schools should develop agreements in conjunction with local authorities, in the framework of a wide and conscious territorial integration.

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?: 

With num.113 Decree of 23 October 2002, it was constituted a Technical Committee with the task of developing an annual program of law implementation and to evaluate the projects submitted by the schools. It includes some general managers responsible for the education offices operating in the territories of linguistic minorities, in order to link the national support plan with a specific territorial level programming. Law enforcement in education has focused on five aspects, namely:

- updating of a database and a specific section in the website of the "MIUR" Ministry;
- financing school projects that activate the teaching of the minority language;
- promoting the activities relating to the application of the law;
- training of teaching staff;

-monitoring of the initiatives carried out.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Education and Research
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Economic Development
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

yes

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

From the experiences made in the first three years of application of the law 482/99 two significant aspects can be derived:
• integration of language training with teaching is useful for affordability issues and personal motivation;
• It is indispensable the immersion in the school environment in the reference language and the consolidation of its standard variant, in the cases in which the language enter into learning activities.

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

Evaluation of results by the committee

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MIGRARTI Project

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

MiBACT has the aim of creating opportunities to get to know the cultural roots of the Italians citizens with a focus on second generations of migrants. A parallel census can be registered on Mibact’s site, by giving information about the different realities in Italy dealing with migrants.

There are two notices, from € 400 000 each, one for cinema, one for performing arts, to  finance film projects, theater, dance, music based in integration and the promotion of cultural diversity. Public or private bodies can apply.


The Mibact and the Ministry of Education also held the national competition "A Logo for Migrarti", aimed at art schools and state technical colleges (with itineraries in graphics and communication). The selected projects will become the symbol of the campaign. The prize of 4,000 Euros will go to the school of the winning student and will be allocated to projects and laboratories of activities on the issues of the Project Migrarti.

 

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: 

Mibact launches project "Migrarti", funded with 800 thousand euros for cultural integration through film festivals, theatrical readings, visual arts, music, etc. The objective is to raise awareness of the others through their culture and traditions, but also through the story of routes and trips.

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?: 

Film projects, theater, dance, music opera based in integration and the promotion of cultural diversity.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
MiBACT- Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

800 thousand Euros

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
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Handcraft Safeguarding and Promotion: quality, artistic and traditional ceramic

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

The measure pretends to stablish two trademarks in order to protect the artistic and traditional ceramic (shapes, decoration, tecnics, style)  from several italian areas where the production of this tipe of objects is still alive.

The trademarks are CAT (for the artistic and traditional ceramic) and CQ (for the quality industrial ceramic, like tiles, kitchenware,furnishing objects, toilet objects).

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

The main feature of the measure is to safeguarding the production of this kind of ceramics, the promotion of the exportation, and the enhancing of the cultural tourism in the selected areas. Along with this, the study e dissemination of the ceramic tecnology.

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 results expected are the safeguarding and fostering of the ceramic production, and to support the creators involved in the artistic and traditional processes.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Only until 2009.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Cinema and performance policies

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

There are several laws that support film production and life shows under certain characteristics. The Cinema's General Directory of the MIBACT is focused in the promotion, development and dissemination of Italian cinema, and in particular supports young artists, "difficult films" (first and second movies) and documentaries. The digitalization of cinemas and the search of investiments are also its aims.

Therefore, an important effort to sustain creativity in this field is achieved through tax measures, named "tax credit cinema". This measure provides the possibility for offset tax exemptions after an investment in the cinematography sector. The beneficiaries are production and distribution enterprises, cinema operators, post-production and executive production enterprises and other enterprises in association with a film producer, even if they don't belong in the cinema sector. The measures are also available for executive production of foreign films and for foreign investors.

There is a measure dedicated specially to migrant's creativity and integration, aimed for those living in  Italy. It is focused in promoting films, seminars, events and promotional messages in order to raise awareness of these communities.

In the period between 2012-15, several co-productions had been signed between Italy and France, Germany, Canada, Macedonia, Brazil and Chile.

Legislation: Tax credit production (art. 1, comma 327, l. 244/2007 e decreto 7.5.2009); Tax credit executive production foreign films (art. 1, comma 335, l. 244/2007 e decreto 7.5.2009) ; Tax credit foreign investors (art. 1, comma 325, l. 244/2007 e decreto 21.1.2010).

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

The institutional mandate for the cinema is the promotion, development and dissemination of the italian cinema and of the national cinematographic industry under the consideration that cinema is one of the cultural expressions basis. Its cultural value is given by its role as witness of cultural identity. The audiovisual productions develop a fundamental role in the formation of the national identity. Through cinema, the local creativity can express itself with a rich cultural variety.

Taken this into account, the european states as Italy, apply a broad range of measures to support the film production, in the creation and production of cinematographic works phases. Besides this, the measures are focused in create a development dynamic and consolidate an economical sector with solid production enterprises and a permanent proffesionist tank.

All is covered by law DL 22 january 2004, n.28 (and its modifications) and by the 21 and 33 articles of the Italian Constitution that recognize cinema as a mean of artistic expression, cultural information, and social communication as a general interest issue because of their economical and industrial importance.

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 result expected through the implementation of this measure is the fostering of creativity and cinema cultural industry and its dissemination.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Ministry
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Euro 115 millions/year.

Euro 6 millions has been dedicated to young creators in 2015.

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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The production of films has grown since the tax cinema is working.

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Protection and regulation of the copyright

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

The protection and regulation of the intellectual property is foundamental to sustain the creativity. Several institutions develop this objective.

AGCOM is the authority for the guarantee of the communications. The objectives of the AGCOM regulation are online: protection of author's copyright and rights committed on electronic communication networks represent a significant step towards reducing the extent of social, cultural and economic consequences caused by piracy. The main aim of the procedure is to hit mass hacking, to promptly intervene into the illegal platforms whose main purpose is to provide or facilitate the unauthorized acquisition or distribution (directly or through links) to works protected. AGCOM does not replace the judicial authority but, by virtue of the its tasks conferred by law, adopts the administrative measures, which allow stemming and stopping the violations to copyrights contracts on the web. The proceeding of AGCOM may not be initiated or should be stopped if it is brought before a judicial authority.

Legislation: Regulation of the copyright's protection on electronic communications networks/n. 680/13/CONS del 12 December 2013, adopted since march 2014.

Another example of copyright promotion is the I.P. EDUCATIONAL PROJECT. The key objectives of this measure, carried out by MIUR, wants to foster the intellectual property culture. The aim is to transfer it to the new generations with the help of teachers, didactic initiatives and programs.

"Creating creativity project" adopted by the Libraries General Directorate of MIBACT witch aim is to register the cultural works at international level, collaborating with the OMPI in Geneva. There has been stablished a "creating creativity award  2012-15" named to young up 16,  in order to encourage them to the cultural -works creation and to the intellectual property culture.

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

In the case of AGCOM, the Regulation provides the activation of a procedure, within the internet platform, which allows the removal of digital works disseminated illegally or used in violation of copyright and disables the access to the web pages. The procedure is for each "digital work" or parts of it covered by copyright or related rights such as music, films, audiovisual works, books, photographs that are spreading over the network without the permissions and licenses of right holders or in violation of Law in Copyright. The procedure will start only on application or AGCOM alert issued by the right holder or by the collecting or trade associations representing the injured party. The message of reclaim can only be sent online through certified mail and filling out the detailed form available on the website www.ddaonline.

  • The procedure does not affect the end users who benefit from digital works for downloading or streaming mode and does not address the sharing programs between users of digital works via electronic communications networks. The procedure involves instead the service providers (i.e. access providers to the internet or hosting service providers) called to cooperate to end the unlawful and recipients of the Authority's actions.
  • In the other ones, the measure wants to disseminate the intellectual property concept through several initiatives that would promote and value the creativity and the safeguarding of conception, as the inventive step is a fundamental value of society’s development. Along with this, the aim is to fight against the counterfeiting and the counterfeit market.
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?: 

AGCOM: This regulation governs the activities of the Authority for the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks. In particular, the regulation aims to promote the development of legal digital works and education for proper use of such procedures and shall include the establishment and the cessation of the infringements of copyright and related rights. In carrying out the activities, the Authority and its regulation are committed to the rights and freedom of communication, of expression, of the press, of comment, criticism and discussion, as well as exceptions and limitations provided by Law on Copyright. Especially, the Authority protects the rights of freedom in the use of means of electronic communications and the right on economic initiative in compliance with the guarantees with the European Convention on Human Rights, the Charter of the fundamental rights of the European Union.

Others: Results link with the training and awareness raising of young people on the intellectual property issues. It is expected the promotion of creativity.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
AGCOM
University and Research Ministry
Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Ministry
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

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

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

Since 2014 Artbonus supports the cultural heritage safeguarding and cultural/touristic development by providing an offset in tax debits after an investment on culture sector. The investments should be allocated to public institutes, places of culture (museums, libraries, archives, archeological sites, and monumental complexes), opera-symphonic foundations and tradition theaters. The restoration, conservation and maintenance of cultural goods and the execution of new structures, restauration or strengthen of existing ones, on the performative arts field are example of this measure. Donations and sponsorships to reach these aims are also taken into account.

Legislation: D.L. 31,.5.2014 n.83, art.1. "Disposizioni urgenti per la tutela del patrimonio culturale, lo sviluppo della cultura e il rilancio del turismo".

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

The tax-credit facilitator (Art Bonus) is guaranteed for all donors which support actions in the culture and the performative arts fields, including those belong to the no-profit private ownership. The annual tax-credit amount would be divided into equal three rates and its application depends on the contributions of the qualified donor. The tax-credit is 15% for individuals and no-profit entities and 5 per thousand of the annual incomes for the enterprises; donations and sponsorship are funded with a maximum of 65% tax exemption. Each beneficiary must communicate monthly with the website www.artbonus.gov.it and its institutional one, the economical amount received and the uses of donations. Moreover, all information regarding the type of heritage related to the "Art Bonus" actions, the measures adopted for its safeguarding, and fruition, as well as the public financial supports, are published in the same website.  

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 main aim of the Art-Bonus measure is the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, especially through the efficient network and collaboration between public and private sectors. This partnership should also enhance the institutional administrative-tecnichal competences applied with this policy and management of the fundraising. The partnership can raise the awareness of the importance of cultural safeguarding and management also in term of sustainable development, security and employment.

The public promotion and transparency aim at the involvement of the civil society, the transmission of ethical values of cultural safeguarding, the promotion of cultural activities, the awareness-raising of micro fundraising and the enhancing of a sense of community, as well as the perspective of a common cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Mibact- Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism.
ALES S.p.a. (In-house society with public capital)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The measure Art-Bonus is based on legislative and institutional framework which promotes the civil and private  financial contributions aimed at safeguarding of cultural heritage. The amount of the financial resources are variable according to the donations and the type of category.

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

SED - Education and cultural accessibility to cultural heritage

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

The SED was established (Ministerial Decree of 15/10/1998) to promote awareness on cultural heritage to all audiences and to conduct activities in education, communication and specific training, through national projects. It works in tandem with the Ministry of Education, University and Research, in order to create opportunities to development an accessible educational and cultural system of, in respect of "knowledgable society" perspective  (Cf. Framework Agreement of 20 March 1998 and the Memorandum of Understanding of 28 May 2014). The Courses will feed into the National Plan for Education on cultural heritage, in agreement with the Higher Council of Cultural Heritage and Landscape of MiBACT for programmatic agenda of actions. It is on institutional sites (www.beniculturali.it, www.dger.beniculturali.it, www.sed.beniculturali.it).

All the training offered by MiBACT is included in an annual data report with all proposals and free activities offered by institutes, ministries, archives, libraries, museums and places of culture. It is Addressed especially to public schools, teachers, families and other public social categories (including disable people). For 2015-2016 school-year 1,200 projects and activities have been presented .The national collection is entrusted to the Centre for Educational Services (SED), which from 2015 pertains to the Direction General Education and Research, supporting it in the coordination of the Network of Territorial Education, in accordance with Articles 118-119 of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape.

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: 

There are several targeted areas, among them:

- Social disadvantaged categories,

- Disability,

- Intercultural dialogue.

Several activities are developed by educational departments of the Italian museums in order to create a cultural and social identity through the cultural heritage (archeological, monumental, works of art, etc.), to learn how to appreciate the beauty of diversity, to rediscover the multiethnic roots of the Italian civilization, to foster reading or to enjoy the cultural heritage. Workshops in expressions are made to foster creativity in different fields like audiovisual, interview, narration, modelling, theater techniques, 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?: 

The purposes of SED and connected data collection are:

- to facilitate the access to the contents and values ​​of cultural heritage;

- to support knowledge and conscious use as basic elements of the right;

- to encourage the participation of the citizens in cultural and social life.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

-

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.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The number of educational projects presented to the SED

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Mediterradio

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

Mediterradio is one of the international coproduction of RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana). RAI is very active on the intercultural dialogue and the integration of cultures working inside an international framework composed by associations like EBU (European Broadcasting Union), COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) or ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union).

Mediterradio is a weekly cultural magazine focused in the economical, cultural and social actuality of three-mediaterranean island, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. In this case, the program is produced by the France Bleu RCFM, Radioa Rai Sicilia and Radio Rai Sardegna with the collaboration of the Maltese and Tunisian radios for some episodes.

Editorial and productive guidelines are shared between the partners.

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

The main feature of the measure is to foster cooperation and exchange between the three islands professionals, plus tunisians and maltese ones, working in the same cultural sector (radio) aimed at production capacities. At the same time, this radio program is a place to information sharing which facilitates dialogue between public officials.

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?: 

Because of Mediterradio program, the dialogue between populations and public officials is expected to be encouraged. In addition, this radio program is a place to share information and to create links between the mediterranean islands residents.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development/ RAI, Radiotelevesione Italiana
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Musicamed

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

Musicamed is one of the international coproduction of RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana). RAI is very active on the intercultural dialogue and the integration of cultures working inside an international framework composed by associations like EBU (European Broadcasting Union), COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) or ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union).

Mediterraneo is an innovative radio program born in 2014 with the aim of promote the contemporary mediterranean music. The program is produced by the RAI, France Bleu RCFM/Radio France Corsica, Chaine Inter/SNRT Marocco, Canale3/Radio Algerienne, RTCI/Radio Tunisenne, RNE/RTVE Espana. For 2017 it is expected to enlarge the collaboration to the croatian and greek radios.

The partners choose in collaboration the weekly playlist.

Partners shares editorial and productive guidelines.

Editorial and productive guidelines are shared between the partners.

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 main feature of the measure is the musical exchanges and the dissemination and promotion of the musical creation.

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?: 

One of the most important results of this musical magazine is to awareness raising about the contribution of artist/musicians to the contemporary culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development. RAI, Radiotelevisione Italiana.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Med-Mem

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

The key objectives of this international program, where Italy participates as one of the twenty partners, are fostering dialogue, understanding other people’s culture, strengthening awareness of a common history. Also to stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.

Insofar, more than just a shop window or a mere video catalogue, Med-Mem boasts an enriched interface and a high degree of editorial content, offering a multitude of entrance pathways. The large number of insights available means that each individual will be able to establish a personal pathway through the riches of Mediterranean culture and history.

Piloted by INA (French National Institute for Audiovisuals) in the multilateral framework of COPEAM, this vast endeavor is supported by the Euromed Heritage IV program, funded by the European Union.

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: 

The Med-Mem is a common determination to include audiovisual archives in the collective heritage. It promotes the implementation of measures to safeguard the heritage, and to continue disseminating it to future generations, in particular by using the Med-Mem platform. Stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.

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?: 

A trilingual website with more than 4,000 documents from audiovisual archives of the region categorized under seven main entries: transnational, cartographic and chronological, compilation per partner, thematic, and according to a cultural agenda. Among the results expected there are:

• A network of dissemination (museums, libraries, universities, etc.)

• More than 100 man/days of professional training (documentary and technical)

• 2 trilingual guides of good practice bonnes (Safeguarding manual and Legal guide)

• 50 articles produced by Mediterranean researchers introducing the documents in the archive

• A Charter of good practice ratified by 10 countries and 14 institutions

• Many countries have adopted a plan to safeguard their audiovisual archive (Morocco, Algeria, Palestine….), others are examining the option (Tunisia, Croatia….)

• A business plan is adopted by project’s partners to secure the sustainability of the project

• A robust communication of the project: 267 published articles and 65 radio/TV features

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development. RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana).
European Union. Euromed Heritage IV programme
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

€ 2.187.938.

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

CINEMA Co-production agreements

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

Since the 2013, the Cinema Division of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and activities and tourism, invested several co-development funds in the international cinema co-productions in order to increase them and promote the cultural sharing of knowledge and ideas. The co-development funds are co-financed by the state ratified the agreements which foreseen a proper evaluation bilateral commission. In particular:

- in the 2013, there has been signed an agreement with the CNC ( Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée);

- in the 2014, there has been signed an agreement with the FFA (Filmforderungsanstalt);

- in the 2015, there has been signed an agreement with the CMF (Canada Media Fund);

- in the 2015, there has been signed an agreement with the Cinema Agency of the Republic of Macedonia.

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: 

The intentions of the cinema coproduction agreemeents is based on the promotion of the international cultural cooperation and innovative audiovisual market. The co-development funds support the production of films, short films, documentaries and audiovisual products (not serial) for both the TV and the Web.

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 measure aims at the development of the cultural and creative expression as well as at the consolidation of the audiovisual sector at national and international levels encouraging the cultural industries and the young creators.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cinema General Division- Ministry of cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

According to each international agreement  already mentioned above, there were established the following co-development funds :

- 500.000 Euro whithin the agreement Italy-France;

- 100.000 Euro whithin  the agreement Italy-Germany;

- 150.000 Euro whithin the agreement Italy-Canada.

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?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

DE.MO Project- Movin'Up. Artist mobility

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

DE.MO supports the innovative design projects on art shop and bookshop and promote the international young artists mobility in several field of arts (visual arts, architecture, design, graffical design, musica, cinema, video, theater, dance, performace, writting). The project is lead in partnership among the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism- General Direction Arts, Contemporary Architecture and Urban Pheriferic Areas, General Direction of Museums and General Direction of Performing Arts- and GAI (Italian Young Artists Network). Its proposal is to create new working perspectives and professional skills.

Legisation: DPCM n.171/2014.

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: 

DE.MO Project is destined to the young artistic creators (18-35 age). It is an international platform for the valorization, promotion and support of the cultural innovation and design. The artist’s experiences are registered in a digital diary that points out the mobility results. Visibility and awareness are reached through several events and special sizes.

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 program focuses are training, creative production, relations between market and creativity, artist mobility, talent promotion, awareness and circuit of emergent art.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Mibact (Ministry of Cultural heritage and Activities and Tourism)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

40.000 euro.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

SWICH- Sharing a world of inclusion, creativity and heritage

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

From: http://www.swich-project.eu. Italian partner: Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico «Luigi Pigorini», Rom (IT).

Within the frame of SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage), ten European partner museums reflect current issues concerning the role of ethnographic museums within an increasingly differentiated European society. The EU-funded project runs from November 2014 to September 2018 and is based on the results of two earlier projects, Ethnography Museums and World Cultures (RIME) and READ-ME I & II, which dealt with the future of ethnographic museums. The focus now lies on central concerns of visionary ethnographic museum practice within the context of a post-migrant society. The project will increase the role and visibility of Ethnography and World Cultures Museums as centres of cultural encounters, open discourse, creative innovation and knowledge production based on transnational and international collaborations.

Globalisation and migration contribute to a diversification of European society, thus multiple cultural identities increasingly characterize its citizens. Ethnographic museums have to reflect such new circumstances and re-contextualize their collections that catalogue the diversity of world cultures in the light of such global and transnational changes.

 

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

From: http://www.swich-project.eu

The partner museums work on strategies for a future-oriented museum practice in a series of conferences, workshops, residencies and cooperative exhibition formats. These settings serve as platform for the discussion of future collecting strategies, the inclusion of contemporary art and the relational role of ethnographic objects in the complex networks between originating societies and local diaspora-communities. Furthermore, the significance of new digital technologies as tools for cross-cultural cooperation are examined.

Artists, scholars and members of descendant communities are invited for residencies, this enables a focused exchange within the institutions. Finally the outcomes will be presented progressively on the project website, in public programs, in a number of publications and innovative collaborative exhibition formats. The project revolves around a series of interrelated key concepts: co-creativity and experimental exhibiting, relationality, cultural subjecthood, emotional citizenship and diaspora. We address ideas of relationality, as a way to explore how ethnographic museums and collections are sites around which relationships are built between the museums and its multiple stakeholders, both historical and contemporary. Such a relational approach takes into account co-creative knowledge production, experimental modes of engaging with the collections and the importance of contestation. Similarly it addresses issues of Europe’s diversity by looking at the intersecting diasporas of objects and peoples. A major concern for this present project is Digital Futures addressing the question of how new digital technologies are impacting notions of citizenship and (trans-national) belonging and how the different stakeholders experience our museums and relate to cultural heritage presented in them.

With these interrelated concerns, Museums of Ethnography and World Cultures will develope new practices to address the shifting citizenship regimes and practices that are emerging in Europe.

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?: 

- To develop inclusive, democratic or co-creative practices requires rethinking ideas of expertise, access to and governance of knowledge as well as experimenting other work models to involve communities;

- to reconsider the relational role of ethnographic museums as nodes or ‘mediators’, to build relationships with ‘indigenous’, originating and diasporic communities;

- to develop new modes for public engagement especially with the museums’ collections, exhibitions and other programs. Bringing together different disciplines and methodologies for interpretation and display, including anthropologists, artists, designers, scholars/critical thinkers from Europe and overseas we want to develop strategies that can help to maximize the publics’ encounter with and experience in ethnographic museums;

-to reflect on the potential that new digital technology can offer us as museums.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico «Luigi Pigorini»- Roma
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

MARCO POLO and TURANDOT Programmes

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Marco Polo project gives the possibility to Chinese students who do not speak Italian to get an entry visa and enrolle a university (in courses of study with a reserved a quota for students Marco Polo).

Previously they have to attend an Italian language course lasting 10 or 11 months offered by some Italian universities and language centers participating in the project.
At the end of the course, students who receive certification of B1 level or above have the language requirement to register the chosen University.

TURANDOT is a program covering arts, music and design that makes possible the Chinese student’s enrollment in the Italian Academic Institutions of Higher Education in Art and Music (AFAM) taking advantage with the same prerogatives of the Marco Polo Programme.


Eligible Chinese students will attend an Italian language course lasting six months and at the end, if they have passed the final exam, will be enrolled in the Academy of Art and the Conservatory of Music that they have selected. Therefore, following the general procedure concerning the enrollment of foreign students it has created a reserved quota for Chinese students with a training offer for 3475 courses. The list of courses and the corresponding quota reserved by each institution is organized by the Ministry of University and Research.

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: 

Chinese students will present the pre-enrollment form, the documentation of their studies, including the attestation of successful on the academic eligibility exam called "Gao Kao". Only applications which achieve a minimum score in the examination, equal to what the Italian diplomatic mission established, will be suitable to be forwarded to the Afam institutions. The selected students gets a visa to entry the country for the studies period.

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 development of bilateral relations between Italy and China is a government objective that, in education and training, has allowed the creation of these programs aimed to facilitate the entry of Chinese students in Italy.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of University and Research
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

none

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Ethiopia- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The new Country Programme 2013-2015 is in line with the Ethiopian Government program (Growth and Transformation Plan - GTP), which is the medium-term strategic document, and fits year pilot JP (Joint Programming) between the European Members, in view of the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in respect of principles of Paris / Accra.

The Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which succeeds the Five Year Plan for Accelerated and Sustainable Development to End Poverty, is inspired by the desire of bringing Ethiopia into the category of middle-income economies, thanks to a modern agricultural system and to a driving industrial sector. Ambitious targets for the period, which include the maintenance of annual growth between 11 and 14%, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the construction of a democratic stable state oriented to sustainable development.

In addition to investment in agricultural field and Industrial, the Ethiopian Government aims to consolidate the infrastructure (transport and energy), by increasing availability and quality of basic services (education and health) and the improvement of public   administration system (governance and justice). The assessment of UNDP for Ethiopia's progress towards the MDGs is positive, the country has made significant steps forward social sectors (education and health), while is still on a uphill road towards achieving the goals related to gender equality, environment and integration in the global market.

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: 

The start of cooperation relations between Italy and Ethiopia dates back to 1976, when it was signed the first bilateral arrangement for the realization of development projects. Since  the second half of the eighties, Ethiopia is a priority country in the strategy of  the Italian Cooperation and recipients a relevant Italian support, mainly through bilateral and multi-bilateral channels, in second instance multilateral and NGO promoted. Over the past 30 years, they were paid a total nearly 800 million of contributions in donations.

Italian commitment can be easily understood in the light of historical and economic ties and Ethiopia's strategic importance in the geopolitics of the Horn of Africa, where is an important factor of regional stabilization.

In the 30th May 2013 it was signed  a new Country Programme 2013-2015, with which they were provided assistance  for a total amount of 98.9 million euros (in the programming funds have more than doubled compared to Previous Country Programme), especially in the areas of rural development, education and health.

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 Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which succeeds the Five Year Plan for Accelerated and Sustainable Development to End Poverty, is inspired by the desire of bringing Ethiopia into the category of middle-income economies, thanks to a modern agricultural system and to a driving industrial sector. Ambitious targets for the period, which include the maintenance of annual growth between 11 and 14%, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the construction of a democratic stable state oriented to sustainable development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreig Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

With the new Country Programme 2013-2015, which was signed in Addis Ababa May 30, 2013, Italy intends to fund programs for a total of 99 million euro, of which 65 million euros in credit and 34 million Euro in donations. To this amount must be added grants for  technical assistance, to coordinate and monitoring Italian Cooperation the initiatives.


The resources will be divided into the following macro-areas: rural development and the  private sector 48.2 mln; health and basic services 23.8 mln; education and gender 8.4 mln.   WASH (water supply) 18.5 mln, with the purpose of contributing to the resilience in the pastoral areas more exposed to recurrent humanitarian crises related to the drought (six districts of the Afar region); to allow access to water for urban population (estimated 250,000); the improvement of learning conditions in primary and secondary schools and institution building to help the improvement of learning results; the enhancement of quality  and coverage of basic health services thus contributing to improving the health of the population.


Also because of the limited financial resources in the gift, the new Country Program includes a significant component to aid credit on very favorable conditions (grace period 30 years, concessionality rate of 70 percent).

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Burkina Faso- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Burkina Faso is one of the historical partners of Italian Cooperation: more than 25 years of operations. Ouagadougou has received EUR 107 million in grants. The Italian Cooperation has intervened traditionally in health and rural development sectors, as well as for emergency initiatives.

In this context, the Italian program, in line with what was produced in the past, aims to favor a systemic approach aimed at achieving specific objectives to support the diversification of rural incomes, the intensification of agricultural production by identifying alternative crops or exploring the existing potential resources as tourism in rural areas.

It  will be improved, where possible, the multifunctionality, promoting capitalization of farms by providing also financial services, the strengthening of administrative units’ capacities and, finally, improvement of sanitary conditions of local populations.

This strategy responds to the outcome of dialogue and to the determinations already launched with key-players in the Italian civil society present in Burkina Faso, as well as to the political guidelines.

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: 

The Italian Cooperation has traditionally intervened in the health and rural development sectors, without never forget the emergency initiatives. In this regard, we highlight the
WFP's contribution to the value of € 500,000 granted in March 2010, aimed at countering the acute malnutrition recorded among Burkinabe children; and the supply of humanitarian goods, in the amount total of 124,500 Euros, to cope with the floods in Burkina Faso in the month of September 2009.

The Italian Cooperation has played, in the past, the role of leader in the field of combating desertification, financing interventions with UNOPS. Noteworthy in this context, is the Program for Local Development in Ader Doutchi Maggia (PDL / ADM), known as "Project Keita". About 50 million euro for about 25 years, with which Italy has successfully helped to raise agriculture in one of the driest areas of the Sahel, focusing the intervention strategy on  one hand on sustainable development including climate change and human pressure, and the other on the water as a factor essential development.

Health and rural development are priority areas of intervention. The Italian Cooperation aims to support administrative decentralization, microfinance, and the micro-enterprise by youth and women.

More resources will be allocated to implement measures in the fields of technologies against desertification, recovery and protection of the lands, harvesting and surface water management for pastoral, agricultural and domestic use, to support the development of civil society and the creation of employment.  The efforts of Italian cooperation is also focused to the increasing of supply chain systems aimed  and the ability to respond to external shocks, both climatic and economic and to ownership by the strengthening of governance at local and regional level.

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 overall objective of the Italian three-year program is to contribute to the Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de développement durable (SCADD) 2011-2015, presented by the Burkinabe government in March 2010 and based on four pillars: accelerated growth of the rural sector (and food security), development of human capital (including the promotion of social protection), strengthening governance, transversal themes (youth, disability).

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

For the realization of the interventions will be used the channels covered by law  49/1987. In particular, in 2013 the allocation of one or more multilateral contributions was for 2 million euros; Government contributions on bilateral channels, including those in agreement with Regions, Local Authorities and Universities, for a value of 3.4 million Euro.

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Afghanistan-development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The primary objective of the Italian Cooperation in Afghanistan is peace the country and to  build state structures, under the undertaking of the international community.

The priority areas defined in the agreement on a strategic partnership signed in the Tokyo conference 2012 include governance at national and local levels, focusing on Herat and western region. Justice, budget support, local elections, public administration, development, (locally, via the creation of a provincial budget. The governance concentration areas include gender equality and the preservation of cultural heritage. In continuity with the financing of international missions to the level of 2012, it is planned to invest 10 million euros on average over the next three years.


Additional areas of focus, provided by the Partnership, are health and gender policies, by improving the population's access to basic health services and also through the support to civil society organizations to work on the condition of women in Afghanistan.
Italian continues the humanitarian aid, in line with the principles of the guidelines for the good humanitarian work.

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: 

Part of the Italian aid is channeled through international organizations, particularly the World Bank (ARTF) and the United Nations agencies and programs.

The strategy and resources of Italian Cooperation are focused on essential services (health), rural development, transport infrastructure, strengthening capacity of national institutions and improvement of government, in line with the sectors identified in the long term Agreement of Partnership.

Strengthening local capacity is realized  by Herat and Italian universities through specialized training schemes formulated to ensure the sustainability and to transfer of knowledge to local institutions.
The main areas of activity of the Italian Development Cooperation are penal code reform; support to the creation and operation of the Unit for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Evaw) at the Attorney General's offices in Kabul and other provinces with a specific focus on Herat; the availability of free legal advocacy for vulnerable groups, among others.

In line with the Framework Agreement for Development Cooperation and the Long-term Partnership Agreement, signed in January 2012, priority areas for Italy include the economic and rural development, good governance and the rule of law, infrastructure and natural resources.

Italy traditionally collaborates supporting the areas of health and humanitarian aid, as well as horizontal issues such as gender condition and  civil society, based on the successful conferences held in Kabul in March 2011 and in Rome in May 2011, and assistance to vulnerable groups.

Over the 32.7 million allocated in 2012, € 29 million were made available in 2013 and about 10 million in the 1st half of 2014, aimed at improving the gender condition, rural development and infrastructure rehabilitation.

 

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 expected results are the improvement of the country's institutional capacity, particularly to the sub-national governance, under an inclusive and participatory approach, the interaction between central and local government bodies and the protection of human rights, especially women , children and vulnerable groups.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Italian Cooperation has supported the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan in since 2001. The development cooperation programs were approved for about 649 million euros, of which approximately 530 million have been disbursed, while the remainder will be paid in the coming years through multi-annual programs.

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
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Myanmar- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Myanmar has been selected as a priority country in the Guidelines of the Italian Development Cooperation for the period 2011 – 2013 -2015 for the high poverty rates and the starting of reform processes. Myanmar has made a considerable effort towards gradual democratization and opening up the country to international relations in the fields of development and the economy. Consequently, the Italian Development Cooperation has launched a new phase, thanks to the democratic transition began with the new civilian government in March 2011, reinforced by the positive contribution of the by-elections in April 2012. The new policy framework has allowed an evolution of cooperation based on emergency response to a more structural approach, aimed at promoting and supporting the country's development.

A continued support is needed as well as significant efforts to pursuit democracy, respect for human rights and participatory development by the Burmese authorities, and other relevant entities, central and regional / local levels (Myanmar is a Union of Ethnic States). The situation in the country remains difficult, especially in rural areas where live 70% of the population. The improvement of their situation and living conditions is a key priority.

At the present stage, the strategy of the Italian Cooperation in Myanmar aims to support the reform process and to contribute to the realization of the National Development Plan, focused on the fight against poverty, the revitalization of the economy and improvement, in the short to medium term, of the Burmese people living conditions.


Development Cooperation aims to facilitate the opening of the country and the strengthening of capacities and institutions, with the aim to assist the relevant institutions in the formulation and implementation of socio-economic development strategies. The focus is on rural development and protection of cultural heritage, a sector in which the Italian Cooperation has obtained a comparative advantage. Sustainability and appropriation are priority criteria, as well as support for decentralized coop

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: 

After the suspension of EU sanctions, new impetus was given to the Italian Development Cooperation with Myanmar by the visit of the former Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi in Yangon in April 2012, first among the EU foreign ministers.

Italy is part of the existing coordination mechanisms (EU, bilateral and multilateral donors, the sectoral working groups, etc.). The mechanism described above is completed by the creation of 17 Sector Working Groups (SWG) covering major areas of development. In this context, Italy leads the Working Group on Culture together with UNESCO and participates all SWG on "Improving the status of women".

In 2013 a technical assistance program was reinforced with an action aimed at the field of statistics, rural development and food security, cultural and sustainable tourism heritage and improvement of local governance.

Myanmar and Italy are stepping up cooperation in capacity building for cultural heritage preservation of Myanmar. The capacity building program for preservation of Myanmar cultural heritage is being done with Italy's assistance under the supervision of the UNESCO.

Collaboration among Myanmar Information and Culture Ministry and Italian Foreign Ministry is based on increasing cooperation in training for human resources development of Myanmar and further cooperation in cultural and information sectors.

The capacity building programs for preservation of Myanmar cultural heritage cover three sectors, namely on-job training to draw management plan for safeguarding sites of cultural heritage in ancient Pyu and Bagan cities in need of urgent preservation, cultural heritage data management with the application of geography information system, and policy and technological assistance to Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Myanmar is nominating three Pyu city states -- Beikthano, Hanlin and Sri Kestra to the world heritage list. The Myanmar ministry is also working in cooperation with the UNESCO to sign the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention to win a place in the world's heritage list for the country's tangible cultural heritage.

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?: 

A continued support is needed as well as significant efforts to pursuit democracy, respect for human rights and participatory development by the Burmese authorities, and other relevant entities, central and regional / local levels. The situation in the country remains difficult, especially in rural areas where live 70% of the population. The improvement of their situation and living conditions is a key priority.

In line with the general objectives above, the strategy and the resources of the Italian Development Cooperation in Myanmar are targeted at priority areas:
1) rural development, with an investment of 20 million euro in aid credit, already approved; delivery is expected between 2014 and 2016, with the aim of contributing to the strengthening and development of local communities. More help on credit resources are programmed in agriculture and rural development sector. A contribution to a gift of 700,000 euro to Livelihood and Food Security Trust (LIFT) was approved in December 2013;
2) animal husbandry and fishing, with two initiatives aimed at improving the capacity of public institutions in these areas, at central and local level, in order to increase production (1 million euros in 2013 and 2014);
3) capacity building and local development, mainly through SME (1 million euro in 2013, 2,000,000 in 2014 and 2015), with the aim of capacity building for endogenous local development;
4) cultural heritage (€ 1 million in 2013, € 500,000 in 2014), with the aim of supporting Myanmar's ability to preserve its unique cultural heritage and promote the sustainable use of this resource for local development;
5) strengthening governance, census and statistics, in order to improve the ability of central and local institutions (1.3 million euro in 2013 and 2014);

6) gender equality and strengthening the female component (500,000 euro in 2014), with the aim of improving the living conditions of women in Myanmar, with special attention to the female population in rural areas.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Italy approved an allocation of resources of 24,8 mill for development together with the assignment of a Senior Expert of Development Cooperation at the Embassy in Yangon, in order to follow up and coordinate the initiatives funded by Italy and to ensure the Italian participation in donor coordination.See above.

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
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Senegal - development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The overall objective of the Italian Cooperation in Senegal is to fight against poverty through the economic empowerment of the most vulnerable groups and change agents.
From a methodological point of view, Italy aims to play a role in the EU coordination and to act as a multi-actor cooperation system, valuing the contribution of the various parties.


The progressive regional and sectoral concentration of Italian programs, undertaken in 2010, will be strengthened and consolidated in the next Country Programme 2014-2016, based on similar amounts to the previous policy cycle. An exercise of capitalization of lessons learned from previous programs, while not yet completed, will be conducted in consultation with the national partners, in order to identify management procedures and more virtuous implementation methodologies.

The sectors in which Italy has focused its intervention in the current programming are:

1. Agriculture and Rural Development, with a budget of 30 million Euros (Program
PAPSEN "Project of support to the National Program of Investments in Agriculture - PNIA");


2. Private sector and local economic development, with 24.7 million euro (of which 23.7  million euro – 20 million euro to credit and 3.7 million Euros in donations - for PLASEPRI Program "Platform of the private sector support and enhancement of the Senegalese Diaspora in Italy "and 1 million euro for CIDEL program "innovative and Local Development Knowledge");


3. Gender and social protection, amounting to EUR 8.7 million (of which EUR 6 million for Pides program "Integrated program of economic and social development" and the remaining 2.7 million euro for PAEF Program "Program to support elementary education of girls").
 

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: 

Senegal is one of the countries of greatest presence of international partners, also for his important role in the regional platform. Italy participates actively in donor coordination in the framework of the Consultation Committee activities of Technical and Financial Partners (CCPTF / Groupe des 12), consisting of 12 representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors, since 2010.

This pulse organ and representative of the consultation process, extended to the entire community donor countries (Groupe des 50) constitutes the most direct interlocutor of the dialogue between donors and Government of Senegal.

Italy adheres the sectoral thematic groups of Decentralization, Rural Development, Education, Casamance area, Gender, Private Sector and Microfinance. Italy is the leader in two of its focal areas: the European Union's Gender Group, the Private Sector (SME) and is co-president respectively of the Micro Finance Group and the multi-actor Gender Group.

In Senegal, from 2008 to 2012, were made about 51 decentralized cooperation projects thanks to the financing of Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Lombardy, Piedmont, Sardinia, Tuscany,Trentino Alto Adige, Valle d'Aosta and Veneto. A growing number of  decentralized cooperation Italian projects in the Louga and Ziguinchor Regions also received funding from the European Union. Interesting experiences are being implemented in the regions of Kaolack and Sedhiou, where there is a concentration of bilateral programs from the Italian Cooperation. As an example of the synergies, we can mention the collaborations between banking foundations, universities, NGOs and the DGDC programs for the participation of local authoritie’s directors in studies in Italy.
In the next three years, the aim is to encourage the orientation of decentralized cooperation activities through the possibility of co-financing specific actions, consistent with local planning documents.

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 new programs, with similar amounts to the previous cycle, will propose a methodology’s synthesis based in the experiences. Consequently, the programs will focus on three priority areas with allocation of resources:


1. Agriculture and Rural Development, to improve the production and marketing of fruit and vegetables products for local consumption.

2. Private sector and local economic development, to strengthen access to social economy services of proximity and to innovative economy.

3. Social protection and gender, to reduce poverty through the empowerment of women and young people, and the promotion of inclusive education.


The new country program will be implemented primarily through bilateral programs, both with gift funds on credit, managed directly by the Senegalese government. The increased availability of credit funds given a different allocation of resources in the mentioned macro-sectors, which undertake about 15 million in grants (most part of them intended for Gender and Social Protection, and Education) and about 30 million euros on credit (shared between the private sector and the local economic development and Agriculture and rural development).

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The sectors in which Italy has focused its intervention in the current program are:


1. Agriculture and Rural Development, with a budget of 30 million Euros (Program PAPSEN "Project of support to the National Program of Investments in Agriculture - PNIA");


2. Private sector and local economic development, with 24.7 million euro (of which 23.7  million euro – 20 million euro to credit and 3.7 million Euros in donations - for PLASEPRI Program "Platform of the private sector support and enhancement of the Senegalese Diaspora in Italy "and 1 million euro for CIDEL program "innovative and Local Development Knowledge");


3. Gender and social protection, amounting to EUR 8.7 million (of which EUR 6 million for Pides program "Integrated program of economic and social development" and the remaining 2.7 million euro for PAEF Program "Program to support elementary education of girls").
 

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

Culturability- Unipolis Foundation

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

The early years were characterized by the support of cultural projects located in complex territories, such as: the "Bibliocasa Aquila" after the earthquake in April 2009, the Library of children and teenagers "Le Balate" in the historic center of Palermo, territorial center "Mammoth" in the Scampia district of Naples. The Foundation has supported these initiatives not only from an economic point of view, but taken steps to a partnership that would allow the development of shared projects. Unipolis has made available resources and expertise, helping to networking. In this sense, the Foundation has sought to contribute (and still contribute) to experiment new ways of interaction between associations, cultural producers and potential partners.

Culturability is an open platform for cultural and social innovation projects that promote well-being and development in sustainable ways.

The initiative was conceived and promoted by Unipolis Foundation, the foundation of company Unipol Group. Culturability was born in 2009 with a first workshop of co-design, it has finally materialized the following year with a manifest. During the first years of consolidation, it mainly worked to promote an idea of ​​culture as a factor of cohesion and social inclusion, promoting access to knowledge and education to younger generations and people who have been traditionally excluded.

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: 

Culturability combines at the same time reflection and concrete action. On one hand, it helps to promote reflection and debate through the organization of physical meetings and activities on its website. On the other hand, it develops a concrete commitment on the territory promoting and supporting cultural initiatives that are aimed at social and civil growth. The methodology is characterized by creation of strong partnerships. All this in a sustainable way by using the concept of individual empowerment (capability) developed by Nobel Prize Amartya Sen.

Culturability is, in fact, a neologism that comes from a combination of the terms "culture" and "capability". At the center of the idea of ​​helping to build new real and virtual spaces in which the cultural theme of access can act as a channel for social cohesion and opportunities for promoting social and economic development.

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?: 

Between 2011 and 2013 several musical and literary activities to support young artists under 35 have been done: Future Music Contest - sound identity in motion and Babelit - stories without borders.

In 2013 was promoted the first call for culturability “do together cooperatively”: 300,000 Euros and a support path to projects in the cultural and creative sector promoted by under 35 who wanted to open a cooperative venture.

The following year, end of 2014 and throughout 2015, the second call culturability “ social innovation space”: 360,000 Euros to support an incubation path / mentoring to culture and creativity projects in innovation and social cohesion, ability to promote networks and youth employment, with a focus on urban regeneration proposals.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Unipolis Foundation
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Around 400.000 euro each year.

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

Cultura CREA- incentives for micro-small- average enterprises

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

“Cultura Crea" is targeted at micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, cultural and creative industry (also of the third sector), including teams of people, which want to form a company or realise their investment projects in Basilicata, Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily.

The program includes three lines of action to:
• support the creation of new businesses in "core" fields of so-called cultural industries, by promoting innovation in production processes, technological development and creativity;
• consolidate and support the activities of existing economic players in the cultural industry, tourism, creative, entertainment and traditional and local products, by promoting the development of products and services for the enrichment, diversification and qualification of the cultural offer;
• encourage the creation and the qualification of services and activities related to the management, enjoyment and cultural enhancement, realized by the third sector;

Facilities shall be financed from the resources of the National Operational Programme "Culture and Development" ERDF 2014-2020.

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

"Create Culture" is an incentive program aimed to create and develop business initiatives in the cultural-tourism industry and to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the territory cultural resources in the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily .

It is sponsored by the Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism (Mibact) which wants to support the creative sector in those regions and to consolidate the related production sectors strengthening the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (Priority Axis II - PON ERDF 2014-2020 "Culture and Development").

The advantages for enterprises are subsidized loans at zero interest and non-repayable grant on eligible expenditure, with an additional rewarding for young people, women and law firms with ratings.
The incentives, granted under the de minimus regulation, may cover up to 80% of total expenditure, elevating to 90% in case of rewarding

"Cultura Crea" is run by Invitalia, which evaluates business plans, provides funding and monitors the execution of business plans.

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?: 

To create and develop business initiatives in the cultural-tourism industry and to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the territory cultural resources in the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily .

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of cultural heritage and cultural activities and tourism (Mibact)
Invitalia- agency of Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The available resources amount to approximately 107 million euro, as follows:


• 42 millions for the birth of new businesses.


• 38 millions for support to companies already active.


• 27 millions for the third sector.

There will be an additional budget of EUR 7 millions to be redistributed proportionally on the three strands.

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

Cultura+Impresa prize

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

The Committee not profit CULTURA+IMPRESA (CULTURE + COMPANY) is promoted by Federculture and The Round Table, with the collaboration of the Italian Foundation Accenture, the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and UPA - Members Advertising Associates. It presents this prize which aims to reward the best sponsorship projects, cultural partnership, and cultural Corporate Production, enhancing the presence and role of both, cultural operator or 'sponsee' and company that 'sponsors'.

The Italian cultural heritage is increasingly seen as one of our social and economic development driver. But national and local public resources devoted to the support of Culture have been reduced significantly over the years. Therefore, private investment, particularly of companies and foundations represent a significant resource for cultural operators. Investments are not only economical but also professionals or technological.

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

Award CULTURE + COMPANY is part of 'Project + CULTURE COMPANY', which aims to create in Italy - at national and regional level - a market-place on-off-line to intensify relations between 'Culture System' and 'enterprise system' encouraging the implementation of sponsorships and cultural partnership, and corporate cultural productions. There are informational tools, training, networking and benchmarking, as the CULTURE + COMPANY Award.

The first two editions of the Prize CULTURE + COMPANY, in 2013 and 2014, have shown the usefulness of this initiative: many projects submitted have confirmed the quality and diversity all around Italy. The awards - which took place in Milan in 2014 at the Fondazione Stelline, and in 2015 in the Chamber of Commerce - also represented an exciting time to information and training for the many participants, cultural operators, enterprise and media agencies.

Since the first edition was established the first Research Sponsorships and Cultural Partnership promoted by UPA - Members Advertising Associates , available in Federculture Report 2014.

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 goal is to enhance and recognize the 'best practices' in this area, and stimulate the intensification of relations between 'Culture System' and 'Corporate System'. Projects shall be evaluated by a Jury according to the following parameters:

 

  • Innovation of goals, solutions chosen, executive procedures;
  • Strategy and implementation of an integrated communication plan;
  • Benefits obtained by the users of the Cultural Project and the Territory of belonging;
  • Networking with Institutions, Media, Companies;
  • Economic Sustainability Project and effectiveness of the management of economic resources;
  • Integration of CSR campaigns - Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Creation of job opportunities for cultural operators and communication.
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Federculture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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
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Cultural districts by Cariplo Foundation

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

The Cultural Districts project is a Cariplo Foundation’s brainchild to promote development of cultural heritage in a logic of territorial development. The cultural district is a territory in which there are numerous cultural and environmental goods, services and production activities in synergy with each other. Long-term vision, investment in human capital, integration of productive chains and industry culture, innovation services and sustainable methods of the proposed actions are the main challenges of the project, unique in Italy in duration and size.

As it is an experimental project, the Cariplo Foundation has analyzed and evaluate it in order to study the conditions of replicability and spreading.

150 institutions collaborate with this initiative.

The six district carried out are: Valle Camonica, Dominus, Oltrepò mantovano-district, Cremona-district, Regge dei Gonzaga, Monza e Brianza-district, Valtellina-district.

 

 

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

The Cultural Districts project was developed in 4 phases:
 1. (2005-2006), the Cariplo Foundation has conducted a comprehensive study of pre-feasibility to identify homogeneous areas in which to create the districts.

 2. (2007-2008), the Foundation selected, through a public announcement, 11 territories in which to make operational feasibility studies to verify the institutional and economic conditions for the development of districts.

3. (2008-2010), the 11 areas selected have been working on the feasibility studies, with technical support of Cariplo Foundation that has provided a committee of experts, guidelines, and has organized a number of training days. The Foundation has evaluated the studies and it has selected 6, who received a grant for the actual creation of each district. Each district was supported by the Cariplo Foundation with an amount up to 3.8 million euro, compared to a co-financing of the same value by other subjects in the area

 4. In step 4, the approved districts are parties concretely: Vallecamonica (March 2009), "Dominus. Oltrepo 'Mantovano" (April 2010), "The Regge dei Gonzaga" (July 2010), the "Cultural District of Monza and Brianza "(July 2010), the" cultural District of the Province of Cremona "(July 2010) and the" cultural District of Valtellina "(September 2010), for a total of six cultural districts.

The Lombardy Region has collaborated on the project by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the opportunity of co-finance the districts.

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?: 

It provides a multi-year plan of action in six areas of the Lombardy Region. It aims to:

  • Broaden scopes of cultural sector to economic sectors.
  • Improve the governance processes of cultural heritage on the territories.
  • Develop conditions for economic and financial sustainability in the management of cultural heritage.
  • Increase the skills of local actors in the preservation, enhancement
    and management of cultural heritage.
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cariplo Foundation
Ministry of cultural goods and activities and tourism (mibact)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

65 millions total amount: more than 20 millions to start the six districts.

 

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
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"Small and big inventors"

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

This is one of several measures developed by the italian Ministry of Economical Growth with the aim of fostering among young people, in schools, the value of the inventative step as a way to arrive to the scientific knowledge and to develop innovative tecnology. The programme is carried out through a competititon of ideas to create objects from new and recicled material. The winneres are awared with books, magazines and computers for the school use.

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: 

Through this initiative the Ministry intends to sensitise about the importance of the industrial property and the market of original products. Didactic pathways drives the scolarships to the value of creativity and innovation.

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?: 

 Fostering the value of the inventative step, creativity and innovation and raising-awareness on the importance od the creativity as a vehicle for interdisciplinary sectors and sustainable development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Creathon: international digital marathon

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

CREATHON aims to stimulate the creative community to offer technology-based solutions for users of cultural territories.

CREATHON will reward the team that will present products and services useful to favor the consumption of culture, conceived as part of an ecosystem of services that will enhance the livability and the external visibility of the territories, simultaneously favoring digital innovation.
The ideas developed during the 24 hours of creativity can:
• develop services and solutions for the cultural system in its broadest sense;
• stimulate broader direct access to the resources of the territories through the use of technologies;
• facilitate the achievement and expansion of the public;

• create products and services to improve the positioning of cultural territories towards different audiences.


 

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: 

CREATHON is the hackathon for culture, which takes place every year in Lubec - Lucca Cultural Heritage, the second weekend of October. It is a marathon of ideas up to 15 creative teams, developers and digital fabricators. In 24 hour non-stop give life to new projects and / or virtual or real products for the enjoyment of digital territories, focusing on innovation, expansion of public and sustainability.
CREATHON was born from Promo PA Foundation, and is supported by the Polo Tecnologico Lucchese and other private companies.

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?: 

Projects and / or virtual or real products for the enjoyment of digital territories

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Promo PA Foundation
Polo Tecnologico Lucchese
Ministry of cultural goods and activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

3500 euro for the awards

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
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S&TMed Project

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

Sustainability and Tourism in the Mediterranean (S&T MED) is a strategic project, focusing on the integrated valorization of environmental assets, traditions and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism (further information are available on our website: www.stmedproject.eu). The Project is implemented in three pilot areas: Sinis and Isola di Mal di Ventre in Italy, Mahdia in Tunisia and Aqaba in Jordan. S&T MED, under the coordination of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy, relies upon scientific and technical contributions of a wide array of Partners that have made available their expertise and experience for the successful implementation of the Project: National and regional Governments; Scientific partners and Local Authorities.

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: 

The Strategy of the Project is based on the recognition of the crucial role played by cultural and biological diversity in the attractiveness and economic development of Mediterranean coastal destinations and the ensuring need to manage this huge heritage in a sustainable manner, respecting local social and cultural values as well as the environment, its ecosystems and associated services.

The S&T Med Project aims at:

‐ Protecting, valorizing and promoting natural and cultural heritage in a systemic way;

- Supporting the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal tourism in the Mediterranean, including through raising capacities and awareness of local administrations, private sector, local communities and tourists;

- Developing shared models and frameworks for joint responses to common challenges in the Mediterranean;

 

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 adoption and application of a public/private Destination Management Organization (DMO), to sustainably manage, valorise and promote natural and  cultural heritage in a coordinated manner expects to implement:

-the establishment of a transnational Observatory on Sustainable Tourism, combining environmental as well as tourism data and analyses, to promote and protect natural resources of the involved costal ecosystems and create an innovative tool to promote and monitor sustainable tourism;

- the set up of an international network of sustainable coastal tourism destinations in the Mediterranean  destination sharing homogeneous quality standards and methodologies to protect, enhance and promote the sustainable use of coastal areas. The network will offer the opportunity to develop and test common methodologies during project implementation and will be open to other destinations;

-the support to local economic growth and business development, primarily through (i) the refurbishment of buildings of economic significance for the area that could represent tourism attractors; 

- the set up of business alliances that could improve economies of scale and quality and range of services for tourism.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Municipallity of Cabras (Sardinia), Madhia (Tunisia)
Region of Sardinia: Tourism Department
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The total budget of S&T MED project is 5 million Euro and it is financed for an amount of 4,4 million Euro by the European Union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu).

 

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
Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Ms
Family Name:
Recchia
First Name:
Antonia Pasqua
Position:
Secretary General
Organization:
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
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DiCultHer (School Network in Digital Heritage, Arts and Humanities)

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

The agreement between the School Network in Digital Heritage, Arts and Humanities (DICultHer) and the Directory General- Education and Research- (DGER) of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT) has been accorded within the legislative framework of the "Piano nazionale per l'educazione al patrimonio culturale- National plan for the intangible cultural heritage education" (DPCM 29 August 2014 art.13 c.i.)  promoted by the MIBACT and the Consiglio Superiore dei Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici. It is born to build and consolidate a culture of digital innovation on problems related to the conservation, valorization and promotion of the cultural heritage and the humanities. This aim will be reached by planning of formative activities at national, regional and local level that will guarantee high quality standards and will be able to answer the digital competence requirements .

More than 60 insttutions, public, private, associations and other entities compose the network. The universities are the central point of the network. To achieve these objectives it has been established the Technical Committe functional at the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities concerned the agreement adopted.

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

The measure intends promote and disseminate training methodologies and educational plans able to develop digital skills connected to the field of the culture and heritage. It will promote annual experimental projects in the field of understanding and responsible use of the digital cultural heritage, looking for the collaboration among schools and adult civil society for a lifelong learning perspective.

In particular:

- implementing the student contest to encourage the individual and collective engagement on the cultural heritage;

- implementing the educational system of the cultural heritage;

- identifying the digital best practices at national level;

- involving public and private sectors in the planning and development of the digital knowledge system applied at the cultural field;

- supporting actions aimed at the promotion of the creative and cultural entrepreneurship;

- developing an infrastructure system able to manage effectively the digital cultural heritage;

- projecting quantitative analyses data applied at the field of the educational sector of the cultural heritage.

 

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 results expected are to create a network able to provide an education on high quality digital competecences in order to conservate and manage the cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
DGER, Directory General-Education and Reaserch of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activitied and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The agreement was esthablished without any preventive financial fund. It aims to involve the activities concerned whithin  the ordinary work of ministry and schools net involved. That is not compromised the opportunity to engage a financial resource for any ongoing activities or project that should be supported and promoted. Specifically, any activity would like to benefit from the public and private sectors partnership in accordance on the specific initiative and its target and scale.

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
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SIAE-Società Italiana Autori ed Editori-Tax free

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

The SIAE is the official entity entitled to protect the intellectual property rights related to any cultural creation and its use. Its mandate is to ensure the creators' recognition and remuneration. In particular, since the 1th Genuary 2015, the SIAE promotes a  "Tax free membership fee" for young authors, editors (18-30 age) and editorial startup in the creative sectors. This measure aims at the encouraging and safeguarding of cultural products and rights connected to author's production in the fields of visual arts, cinema,literature, opera, ballet, music, radiotelevision, theatre. Specifically:

- the visual art and literature field administers the painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, computer art works and the literary ones (including their translations);

- the cinema sector aims at safeguarding the author's of subject, script, direction and adpation's dialogue and translations of cinematographic or assimilated works;

- the opera section protects musical and dance works;

- the music section administers the rights to musical works, with or whithout literay text. Operas, ballets, oratories, operattas, magazines are entrusted with the protection of Opera and DOR sections: in these cases the section protects the musical tracks indipendently of the complete version of the musical-dramatic creations;

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

The SIAE Tax-free facility regards the young artists and creative startup which involve the youngers between 16 and 30 age. The measure proceeds trought an author's online inscription and the opera/s connected to. The SIAE plays an intermendiator activity in the management of copyright releasing the authorisations of it, receiving the fees and sharing the incomes derived from.

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 measure intends to promote and protect the creativity making totally free membership for young artists, editors and editorial startup. This initiative aims to encourage the development of new business in Italy and help young people to realise their projects, either as a publishers or as an entrepreneurs. The SIAE membership would to guarantee the legal, intellectual and economical artistic recognition as any other job in the perspective to support the creative creation and its continuity in the future.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
SIAE- Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The SIAE is a collective management society recognized as a public economic institution despite it doesn't receive public direct or indirect funds. Indeed, the annual financial management income consists in the contributions of members, the amount derived from the copyright compensation and from the services rendered. Donations, additional incomes and the surplus of active management should contrinute to the planning of any measure or project implementation.  

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?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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DAB project - design promotion

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

DAB project is a program to support new design through competitions for ideas and projects which are directed to young italian designers, under 35. The inspiration of the design should be the cultural and artistic italian heritage. Museum's bookshops and art shops will sell the products. At the same time, they will renew and raise quality of their offer.

2015 is the fifth edition of this initiative.

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: 

The measure intends:

- to propose new employment opportunities and create new professional profiles;

- to valorize the projects through exhibitions;

- to incentive the enterprise's production by selling the products in the museum's commercial areas.

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 measure is carried out to promote the Italian designers and their production and employment. In the five editions 430 prototypes from 140 designers have been selectioned. There have been exhibitons in several museums: Galleria Civica di Modena,  Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Macef di Milano, Castel Sant'Elmo di Napoli, MAXXI di Roma, Museo Ettore Fico in Torino.

Some products have been exhibited in the Triennale di Milano, Museum Expressions of Paris, Open Design Italia of Venice, Mart di Trento and Madre of Napoli.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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?: 

In the five editions 430 prototypes from 140 designers have been selectioned and shown in six exhibitions.

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

Number of editions and exhibitions.

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Integration of migrants web portal-culture area

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

The web portal Integrazioni Migranti "live and work in Italy" is a co-funded project of the European Fund for the Integration, born under the coordination of the Ministry of Work and Social Policies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education and Research. The public company Italia Lavoro is in charge of the management of the web portal. Its aim is to favor the access to all the services offered along the italian territory, assuring a correct information to all foreign citizens in order to facilitate their integration in the italian society.

The structure of the portal is based in the "National Plan for Integration": education and learning, work, housing, access to the essential services, minors and second generations. The portal offers information for each field and shows the public-private network of services active in the territory. The culture section is runing since two years and wants to testify the impact of the migrant's culture in the italian society, in terms of exchanges, enrichment and integration, storytelling of migrant's culture and their world.

http://www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it/Areetematiche/AreaCultura/Pagine/default.aspx

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: 

This website is dedicated to five sections: literature, cinema, theatre, music, visual arts and cultural heritage. It includes also the international legal framework that regulates and foster the cultural diversity, the media and magazines specialized in this issues and a part about the Italian migration. The portal offers information for each field and shows the several ongoing initiatives and an archive of notices.

 

 

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?: 

It is expected to favor the access of foreign citizens to all the territory services and to assure a correct information in order to integrate them in the italian society.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of work and social policies
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Education, University and Research
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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

The entries to the website have grown from the 20.000 in 2014 to the 24.000 in 2015.

The monthly visitors  have grown from the 14.200 in 2014 to the 20.000 in 2015.

The newsletter suscribers have grown from the 1.700 in 2014 to the 2.000 in 2015.

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

Entries to the website, monthly visitors and newsletter's suscribers.

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Measures under the linguistic minorities law

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

Italy is a rich land of historical linguistic minorities in their variety and quantity. The Ministry of Interior estimates that about 5% of the Italian population has not the Italian tongue as native language. The Italian Republic is one of the few European countries which explicitly protects linguistic minorities (Article 6 of the Constitution). It was applied before 1999, especially in some regions with special status (Valle d'Aosta, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli, and Venetia Giulia).


The law 482/99 protects the language and culture of the Albanian, Catalan, Germanic, Greek, Slovenian and Croatian, and those speak French, Franco-Provençal, Friulian, Ladin, Occitan and Sardinian. Also notes the existence of other linguistic minorities.

The linguistic minorities benefit specific measures in various fields such as education, communication, radio, press and TV public service. The sector's competence is conferred to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Regional and local governments are responsible for the implementation of laws, programs and ad hoc activities in the territories where the linguistic minority is recognized and formally/informally transmitted.

  

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

There is a TV authorization for reception and transmission of foreign broadcasters television signals in favor of the recognized linguistic minorities (D. L. 30.01.1999, n. 15 converted into Law 29.03.1999, n. 78; Legislative Decree no. 31.07.2005, art. 30, paragraph 2). Such measure intends to promote the learning of minority languages and cultures as development of cultural and territorial pluralism. Schools should develop agreements in conjunction with local authorities, in the framework of a wide and conscious territorial integration.

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?: 

With num.113 Decree of 23 October 2002, it was constituted a Technical Committee with the task of developing an annual program of law implementation and to evaluate the projects submitted by the schools. It includes some general managers responsible for the education offices operating in the territories of linguistic minorities, in order to link the national support plan with a specific territorial level programming. Law enforcement in education has focused on five aspects, namely:

- updating of a database and a specific section in the website of the "MIUR" Ministry;
- financing school projects that activate the teaching of the minority language;
- promoting the activities relating to the application of the law;
- training of teaching staff;

-monitoring of the initiatives carried out.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Education and Research
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Economic Development
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

yes

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

From the experiences made in the first three years of application of the law 482/99 two significant aspects can be derived:
• integration of language training with teaching is useful for affordability issues and personal motivation;
• It is indispensable the immersion in the school environment in the reference language and the consolidation of its standard variant, in the cases in which the language enter into learning activities.

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

Evaluation of results by the committee

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MIGRARTI Project

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

MiBACT has the aim of creating opportunities to get to know the cultural roots of the Italians citizens with a focus on second generations of migrants. A parallel census can be registered on Mibact’s site, by giving information about the different realities in Italy dealing with migrants.

There are two notices, from € 400 000 each, one for cinema, one for performing arts, to  finance film projects, theater, dance, music based in integration and the promotion of cultural diversity. Public or private bodies can apply.


The Mibact and the Ministry of Education also held the national competition "A Logo for Migrarti", aimed at art schools and state technical colleges (with itineraries in graphics and communication). The selected projects will become the symbol of the campaign. The prize of 4,000 Euros will go to the school of the winning student and will be allocated to projects and laboratories of activities on the issues of the Project Migrarti.

 

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: 

Mibact launches project "Migrarti", funded with 800 thousand euros for cultural integration through film festivals, theatrical readings, visual arts, music, etc. The objective is to raise awareness of the others through their culture and traditions, but also through the story of routes and trips.

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?: 

Film projects, theater, dance, music opera based in integration and the promotion of cultural diversity.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
MiBACT- Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

800 thousand Euros

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
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Handcraft Safeguarding and Promotion: quality, artistic and traditional ceramic

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

The measure pretends to stablish two trademarks in order to protect the artistic and traditional ceramic (shapes, decoration, tecnics, style)  from several italian areas where the production of this tipe of objects is still alive.

The trademarks are CAT (for the artistic and traditional ceramic) and CQ (for the quality industrial ceramic, like tiles, kitchenware,furnishing objects, toilet objects).

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

The main feature of the measure is to safeguarding the production of this kind of ceramics, the promotion of the exportation, and the enhancing of the cultural tourism in the selected areas. Along with this, the study e dissemination of the ceramic tecnology.

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 results expected are the safeguarding and fostering of the ceramic production, and to support the creators involved in the artistic and traditional processes.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Only until 2009.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Cinema and performance policies

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

There are several laws that support film production and life shows under certain characteristics. The Cinema's General Directory of the MIBACT is focused in the promotion, development and dissemination of Italian cinema, and in particular supports young artists, "difficult films" (first and second movies) and documentaries. The digitalization of cinemas and the search of investiments are also its aims.

Therefore, an important effort to sustain creativity in this field is achieved through tax measures, named "tax credit cinema". This measure provides the possibility for offset tax exemptions after an investment in the cinematography sector. The beneficiaries are production and distribution enterprises, cinema operators, post-production and executive production enterprises and other enterprises in association with a film producer, even if they don't belong in the cinema sector. The measures are also available for executive production of foreign films and for foreign investors.

There is a measure dedicated specially to migrant's creativity and integration, aimed for those living in  Italy. It is focused in promoting films, seminars, events and promotional messages in order to raise awareness of these communities.

In the period between 2012-15, several co-productions had been signed between Italy and France, Germany, Canada, Macedonia, Brazil and Chile.

Legislation: Tax credit production (art. 1, comma 327, l. 244/2007 e decreto 7.5.2009); Tax credit executive production foreign films (art. 1, comma 335, l. 244/2007 e decreto 7.5.2009) ; Tax credit foreign investors (art. 1, comma 325, l. 244/2007 e decreto 21.1.2010).

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

The institutional mandate for the cinema is the promotion, development and dissemination of the italian cinema and of the national cinematographic industry under the consideration that cinema is one of the cultural expressions basis. Its cultural value is given by its role as witness of cultural identity. The audiovisual productions develop a fundamental role in the formation of the national identity. Through cinema, the local creativity can express itself with a rich cultural variety.

Taken this into account, the european states as Italy, apply a broad range of measures to support the film production, in the creation and production of cinematographic works phases. Besides this, the measures are focused in create a development dynamic and consolidate an economical sector with solid production enterprises and a permanent proffesionist tank.

All is covered by law DL 22 january 2004, n.28 (and its modifications) and by the 21 and 33 articles of the Italian Constitution that recognize cinema as a mean of artistic expression, cultural information, and social communication as a general interest issue because of their economical and industrial importance.

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 result expected through the implementation of this measure is the fostering of creativity and cinema cultural industry and its dissemination.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Ministry
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Euro 115 millions/year.

Euro 6 millions has been dedicated to young creators in 2015.

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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The production of films has grown since the tax cinema is working.

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Protection and regulation of the copyright

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

The protection and regulation of the intellectual property is foundamental to sustain the creativity. Several institutions develop this objective.

AGCOM is the authority for the guarantee of the communications. The objectives of the AGCOM regulation are online: protection of author's copyright and rights committed on electronic communication networks represent a significant step towards reducing the extent of social, cultural and economic consequences caused by piracy. The main aim of the procedure is to hit mass hacking, to promptly intervene into the illegal platforms whose main purpose is to provide or facilitate the unauthorized acquisition or distribution (directly or through links) to works protected. AGCOM does not replace the judicial authority but, by virtue of the its tasks conferred by law, adopts the administrative measures, which allow stemming and stopping the violations to copyrights contracts on the web. The proceeding of AGCOM may not be initiated or should be stopped if it is brought before a judicial authority.

Legislation: Regulation of the copyright's protection on electronic communications networks/n. 680/13/CONS del 12 December 2013, adopted since march 2014.

Another example of copyright promotion is the I.P. EDUCATIONAL PROJECT. The key objectives of this measure, carried out by MIUR, wants to foster the intellectual property culture. The aim is to transfer it to the new generations with the help of teachers, didactic initiatives and programs.

"Creating creativity project" adopted by the Libraries General Directorate of MIBACT witch aim is to register the cultural works at international level, collaborating with the OMPI in Geneva. There has been stablished a "creating creativity award  2012-15" named to young up 16,  in order to encourage them to the cultural -works creation and to the intellectual property culture.

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

In the case of AGCOM, the Regulation provides the activation of a procedure, within the internet platform, which allows the removal of digital works disseminated illegally or used in violation of copyright and disables the access to the web pages. The procedure is for each "digital work" or parts of it covered by copyright or related rights such as music, films, audiovisual works, books, photographs that are spreading over the network without the permissions and licenses of right holders or in violation of Law in Copyright. The procedure will start only on application or AGCOM alert issued by the right holder or by the collecting or trade associations representing the injured party. The message of reclaim can only be sent online through certified mail and filling out the detailed form available on the website www.ddaonline.

  • The procedure does not affect the end users who benefit from digital works for downloading or streaming mode and does not address the sharing programs between users of digital works via electronic communications networks. The procedure involves instead the service providers (i.e. access providers to the internet or hosting service providers) called to cooperate to end the unlawful and recipients of the Authority's actions.
  • In the other ones, the measure wants to disseminate the intellectual property concept through several initiatives that would promote and value the creativity and the safeguarding of conception, as the inventive step is a fundamental value of society’s development. Along with this, the aim is to fight against the counterfeiting and the counterfeit market.
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?: 

AGCOM: This regulation governs the activities of the Authority for the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks. In particular, the regulation aims to promote the development of legal digital works and education for proper use of such procedures and shall include the establishment and the cessation of the infringements of copyright and related rights. In carrying out the activities, the Authority and its regulation are committed to the rights and freedom of communication, of expression, of the press, of comment, criticism and discussion, as well as exceptions and limitations provided by Law on Copyright. Especially, the Authority protects the rights of freedom in the use of means of electronic communications and the right on economic initiative in compliance with the guarantees with the European Convention on Human Rights, the Charter of the fundamental rights of the European Union.

Others: Results link with the training and awareness raising of young people on the intellectual property issues. It is expected the promotion of creativity.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
AGCOM
University and Research Ministry
Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Ministry
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

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

Art-Bonus

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

Since 2014 Artbonus supports the cultural heritage safeguarding and cultural/touristic development by providing an offset in tax debits after an investment on culture sector. The investments should be allocated to public institutes, places of culture (museums, libraries, archives, archeological sites, and monumental complexes), opera-symphonic foundations and tradition theaters. The restoration, conservation and maintenance of cultural goods and the execution of new structures, restauration or strengthen of existing ones, on the performative arts field are example of this measure. Donations and sponsorships to reach these aims are also taken into account.

Legislation: D.L. 31,.5.2014 n.83, art.1. "Disposizioni urgenti per la tutela del patrimonio culturale, lo sviluppo della cultura e il rilancio del turismo".

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

The tax-credit facilitator (Art Bonus) is guaranteed for all donors which support actions in the culture and the performative arts fields, including those belong to the no-profit private ownership. The annual tax-credit amount would be divided into equal three rates and its application depends on the contributions of the qualified donor. The tax-credit is 15% for individuals and no-profit entities and 5 per thousand of the annual incomes for the enterprises; donations and sponsorship are funded with a maximum of 65% tax exemption. Each beneficiary must communicate monthly with the website www.artbonus.gov.it and its institutional one, the economical amount received and the uses of donations. Moreover, all information regarding the type of heritage related to the "Art Bonus" actions, the measures adopted for its safeguarding, and fruition, as well as the public financial supports, are published in the same website.  

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 main aim of the Art-Bonus measure is the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, especially through the efficient network and collaboration between public and private sectors. This partnership should also enhance the institutional administrative-tecnichal competences applied with this policy and management of the fundraising. The partnership can raise the awareness of the importance of cultural safeguarding and management also in term of sustainable development, security and employment.

The public promotion and transparency aim at the involvement of the civil society, the transmission of ethical values of cultural safeguarding, the promotion of cultural activities, the awareness-raising of micro fundraising and the enhancing of a sense of community, as well as the perspective of a common cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Mibact- Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism.
ALES S.p.a. (In-house society with public capital)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The measure Art-Bonus is based on legislative and institutional framework which promotes the civil and private  financial contributions aimed at safeguarding of cultural heritage. The amount of the financial resources are variable according to the donations and the type of category.

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

SED - Education and cultural accessibility to cultural heritage

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

The SED was established (Ministerial Decree of 15/10/1998) to promote awareness on cultural heritage to all audiences and to conduct activities in education, communication and specific training, through national projects. It works in tandem with the Ministry of Education, University and Research, in order to create opportunities to development an accessible educational and cultural system of, in respect of "knowledgable society" perspective  (Cf. Framework Agreement of 20 March 1998 and the Memorandum of Understanding of 28 May 2014). The Courses will feed into the National Plan for Education on cultural heritage, in agreement with the Higher Council of Cultural Heritage and Landscape of MiBACT for programmatic agenda of actions. It is on institutional sites (www.beniculturali.it, www.dger.beniculturali.it, www.sed.beniculturali.it).

All the training offered by MiBACT is included in an annual data report with all proposals and free activities offered by institutes, ministries, archives, libraries, museums and places of culture. It is Addressed especially to public schools, teachers, families and other public social categories (including disable people). For 2015-2016 school-year 1,200 projects and activities have been presented .The national collection is entrusted to the Centre for Educational Services (SED), which from 2015 pertains to the Direction General Education and Research, supporting it in the coordination of the Network of Territorial Education, in accordance with Articles 118-119 of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape.

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: 

There are several targeted areas, among them:

- Social disadvantaged categories,

- Disability,

- Intercultural dialogue.

Several activities are developed by educational departments of the Italian museums in order to create a cultural and social identity through the cultural heritage (archeological, monumental, works of art, etc.), to learn how to appreciate the beauty of diversity, to rediscover the multiethnic roots of the Italian civilization, to foster reading or to enjoy the cultural heritage. Workshops in expressions are made to foster creativity in different fields like audiovisual, interview, narration, modelling, theater techniques, 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?: 

The purposes of SED and connected data collection are:

- to facilitate the access to the contents and values ​​of cultural heritage;

- to support knowledge and conscious use as basic elements of the right;

- to encourage the participation of the citizens in cultural and social life.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

-

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.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The number of educational projects presented to the SED

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Mediterradio

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

Mediterradio is one of the international coproduction of RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana). RAI is very active on the intercultural dialogue and the integration of cultures working inside an international framework composed by associations like EBU (European Broadcasting Union), COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) or ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union).

Mediterradio is a weekly cultural magazine focused in the economical, cultural and social actuality of three-mediaterranean island, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. In this case, the program is produced by the France Bleu RCFM, Radioa Rai Sicilia and Radio Rai Sardegna with the collaboration of the Maltese and Tunisian radios for some episodes.

Editorial and productive guidelines are shared between the partners.

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

The main feature of the measure is to foster cooperation and exchange between the three islands professionals, plus tunisians and maltese ones, working in the same cultural sector (radio) aimed at production capacities. At the same time, this radio program is a place to information sharing which facilitates dialogue between public officials.

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?: 

Because of Mediterradio program, the dialogue between populations and public officials is expected to be encouraged. In addition, this radio program is a place to share information and to create links between the mediterranean islands residents.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development/ RAI, Radiotelevesione Italiana
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Musicamed

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

Musicamed is one of the international coproduction of RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana). RAI is very active on the intercultural dialogue and the integration of cultures working inside an international framework composed by associations like EBU (European Broadcasting Union), COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) or ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union).

Mediterraneo is an innovative radio program born in 2014 with the aim of promote the contemporary mediterranean music. The program is produced by the RAI, France Bleu RCFM/Radio France Corsica, Chaine Inter/SNRT Marocco, Canale3/Radio Algerienne, RTCI/Radio Tunisenne, RNE/RTVE Espana. For 2017 it is expected to enlarge the collaboration to the croatian and greek radios.

The partners choose in collaboration the weekly playlist.

Partners shares editorial and productive guidelines.

Editorial and productive guidelines are shared between the partners.

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 main feature of the measure is the musical exchanges and the dissemination and promotion of the musical creation.

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?: 

One of the most important results of this musical magazine is to awareness raising about the contribution of artist/musicians to the contemporary culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development. RAI, Radiotelevisione Italiana.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Med-Mem

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

The key objectives of this international program, where Italy participates as one of the twenty partners, are fostering dialogue, understanding other people’s culture, strengthening awareness of a common history. Also to stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.

Insofar, more than just a shop window or a mere video catalogue, Med-Mem boasts an enriched interface and a high degree of editorial content, offering a multitude of entrance pathways. The large number of insights available means that each individual will be able to establish a personal pathway through the riches of Mediterranean culture and history.

Piloted by INA (French National Institute for Audiovisuals) in the multilateral framework of COPEAM, this vast endeavor is supported by the Euromed Heritage IV program, funded by the European Union.

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: 

The Med-Mem is a common determination to include audiovisual archives in the collective heritage. It promotes the implementation of measures to safeguard the heritage, and to continue disseminating it to future generations, in particular by using the Med-Mem platform. Stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.

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?: 

A trilingual website with more than 4,000 documents from audiovisual archives of the region categorized under seven main entries: transnational, cartographic and chronological, compilation per partner, thematic, and according to a cultural agenda. Among the results expected there are:

• A network of dissemination (museums, libraries, universities, etc.)

• More than 100 man/days of professional training (documentary and technical)

• 2 trilingual guides of good practice bonnes (Safeguarding manual and Legal guide)

• 50 articles produced by Mediterranean researchers introducing the documents in the archive

• A Charter of good practice ratified by 10 countries and 14 institutions

• Many countries have adopted a plan to safeguard their audiovisual archive (Morocco, Algeria, Palestine….), others are examining the option (Tunisia, Croatia….)

• A business plan is adopted by project’s partners to secure the sustainability of the project

• A robust communication of the project: 267 published articles and 65 radio/TV features

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Development. RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana).
European Union. Euromed Heritage IV programme
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

€ 2.187.938.

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

CINEMA Co-production agreements

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

Since the 2013, the Cinema Division of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and activities and tourism, invested several co-development funds in the international cinema co-productions in order to increase them and promote the cultural sharing of knowledge and ideas. The co-development funds are co-financed by the state ratified the agreements which foreseen a proper evaluation bilateral commission. In particular:

- in the 2013, there has been signed an agreement with the CNC ( Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée);

- in the 2014, there has been signed an agreement with the FFA (Filmforderungsanstalt);

- in the 2015, there has been signed an agreement with the CMF (Canada Media Fund);

- in the 2015, there has been signed an agreement with the Cinema Agency of the Republic of Macedonia.

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: 

The intentions of the cinema coproduction agreemeents is based on the promotion of the international cultural cooperation and innovative audiovisual market. The co-development funds support the production of films, short films, documentaries and audiovisual products (not serial) for both the TV and the Web.

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 measure aims at the development of the cultural and creative expression as well as at the consolidation of the audiovisual sector at national and international levels encouraging the cultural industries and the young creators.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cinema General Division- Ministry of cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

According to each international agreement  already mentioned above, there were established the following co-development funds :

- 500.000 Euro whithin the agreement Italy-France;

- 100.000 Euro whithin  the agreement Italy-Germany;

- 150.000 Euro whithin the agreement Italy-Canada.

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?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

DE.MO Project- Movin'Up. Artist mobility

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

DE.MO supports the innovative design projects on art shop and bookshop and promote the international young artists mobility in several field of arts (visual arts, architecture, design, graffical design, musica, cinema, video, theater, dance, performace, writting). The project is lead in partnership among the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism- General Direction Arts, Contemporary Architecture and Urban Pheriferic Areas, General Direction of Museums and General Direction of Performing Arts- and GAI (Italian Young Artists Network). Its proposal is to create new working perspectives and professional skills.

Legisation: DPCM n.171/2014.

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: 

DE.MO Project is destined to the young artistic creators (18-35 age). It is an international platform for the valorization, promotion and support of the cultural innovation and design. The artist’s experiences are registered in a digital diary that points out the mobility results. Visibility and awareness are reached through several events and special sizes.

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 program focuses are training, creative production, relations between market and creativity, artist mobility, talent promotion, awareness and circuit of emergent art.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Mibact (Ministry of Cultural heritage and Activities and Tourism)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

40.000 euro.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

SWICH- Sharing a world of inclusion, creativity and heritage

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

From: http://www.swich-project.eu. Italian partner: Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico «Luigi Pigorini», Rom (IT).

Within the frame of SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage), ten European partner museums reflect current issues concerning the role of ethnographic museums within an increasingly differentiated European society. The EU-funded project runs from November 2014 to September 2018 and is based on the results of two earlier projects, Ethnography Museums and World Cultures (RIME) and READ-ME I & II, which dealt with the future of ethnographic museums. The focus now lies on central concerns of visionary ethnographic museum practice within the context of a post-migrant society. The project will increase the role and visibility of Ethnography and World Cultures Museums as centres of cultural encounters, open discourse, creative innovation and knowledge production based on transnational and international collaborations.

Globalisation and migration contribute to a diversification of European society, thus multiple cultural identities increasingly characterize its citizens. Ethnographic museums have to reflect such new circumstances and re-contextualize their collections that catalogue the diversity of world cultures in the light of such global and transnational changes.

 

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

From: http://www.swich-project.eu

The partner museums work on strategies for a future-oriented museum practice in a series of conferences, workshops, residencies and cooperative exhibition formats. These settings serve as platform for the discussion of future collecting strategies, the inclusion of contemporary art and the relational role of ethnographic objects in the complex networks between originating societies and local diaspora-communities. Furthermore, the significance of new digital technologies as tools for cross-cultural cooperation are examined.

Artists, scholars and members of descendant communities are invited for residencies, this enables a focused exchange within the institutions. Finally the outcomes will be presented progressively on the project website, in public programs, in a number of publications and innovative collaborative exhibition formats. The project revolves around a series of interrelated key concepts: co-creativity and experimental exhibiting, relationality, cultural subjecthood, emotional citizenship and diaspora. We address ideas of relationality, as a way to explore how ethnographic museums and collections are sites around which relationships are built between the museums and its multiple stakeholders, both historical and contemporary. Such a relational approach takes into account co-creative knowledge production, experimental modes of engaging with the collections and the importance of contestation. Similarly it addresses issues of Europe’s diversity by looking at the intersecting diasporas of objects and peoples. A major concern for this present project is Digital Futures addressing the question of how new digital technologies are impacting notions of citizenship and (trans-national) belonging and how the different stakeholders experience our museums and relate to cultural heritage presented in them.

With these interrelated concerns, Museums of Ethnography and World Cultures will develope new practices to address the shifting citizenship regimes and practices that are emerging in Europe.

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?: 

- To develop inclusive, democratic or co-creative practices requires rethinking ideas of expertise, access to and governance of knowledge as well as experimenting other work models to involve communities;

- to reconsider the relational role of ethnographic museums as nodes or ‘mediators’, to build relationships with ‘indigenous’, originating and diasporic communities;

- to develop new modes for public engagement especially with the museums’ collections, exhibitions and other programs. Bringing together different disciplines and methodologies for interpretation and display, including anthropologists, artists, designers, scholars/critical thinkers from Europe and overseas we want to develop strategies that can help to maximize the publics’ encounter with and experience in ethnographic museums;

-to reflect on the potential that new digital technology can offer us as museums.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico «Luigi Pigorini»- Roma
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Yes

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

MARCO POLO and TURANDOT Programmes

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Marco Polo project gives the possibility to Chinese students who do not speak Italian to get an entry visa and enrolle a university (in courses of study with a reserved a quota for students Marco Polo).

Previously they have to attend an Italian language course lasting 10 or 11 months offered by some Italian universities and language centers participating in the project.
At the end of the course, students who receive certification of B1 level or above have the language requirement to register the chosen University.

TURANDOT is a program covering arts, music and design that makes possible the Chinese student’s enrollment in the Italian Academic Institutions of Higher Education in Art and Music (AFAM) taking advantage with the same prerogatives of the Marco Polo Programme.


Eligible Chinese students will attend an Italian language course lasting six months and at the end, if they have passed the final exam, will be enrolled in the Academy of Art and the Conservatory of Music that they have selected. Therefore, following the general procedure concerning the enrollment of foreign students it has created a reserved quota for Chinese students with a training offer for 3475 courses. The list of courses and the corresponding quota reserved by each institution is organized by the Ministry of University and Research.

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: 

Chinese students will present the pre-enrollment form, the documentation of their studies, including the attestation of successful on the academic eligibility exam called "Gao Kao". Only applications which achieve a minimum score in the examination, equal to what the Italian diplomatic mission established, will be suitable to be forwarded to the Afam institutions. The selected students gets a visa to entry the country for the studies period.

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 development of bilateral relations between Italy and China is a government objective that, in education and training, has allowed the creation of these programs aimed to facilitate the entry of Chinese students in Italy.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of University and Research
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

none

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Ethiopia- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The new Country Programme 2013-2015 is in line with the Ethiopian Government program (Growth and Transformation Plan - GTP), which is the medium-term strategic document, and fits year pilot JP (Joint Programming) between the European Members, in view of the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in respect of principles of Paris / Accra.

The Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which succeeds the Five Year Plan for Accelerated and Sustainable Development to End Poverty, is inspired by the desire of bringing Ethiopia into the category of middle-income economies, thanks to a modern agricultural system and to a driving industrial sector. Ambitious targets for the period, which include the maintenance of annual growth between 11 and 14%, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the construction of a democratic stable state oriented to sustainable development.

In addition to investment in agricultural field and Industrial, the Ethiopian Government aims to consolidate the infrastructure (transport and energy), by increasing availability and quality of basic services (education and health) and the improvement of public   administration system (governance and justice). The assessment of UNDP for Ethiopia's progress towards the MDGs is positive, the country has made significant steps forward social sectors (education and health), while is still on a uphill road towards achieving the goals related to gender equality, environment and integration in the global market.

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: 

The start of cooperation relations between Italy and Ethiopia dates back to 1976, when it was signed the first bilateral arrangement for the realization of development projects. Since  the second half of the eighties, Ethiopia is a priority country in the strategy of  the Italian Cooperation and recipients a relevant Italian support, mainly through bilateral and multi-bilateral channels, in second instance multilateral and NGO promoted. Over the past 30 years, they were paid a total nearly 800 million of contributions in donations.

Italian commitment can be easily understood in the light of historical and economic ties and Ethiopia's strategic importance in the geopolitics of the Horn of Africa, where is an important factor of regional stabilization.

In the 30th May 2013 it was signed  a new Country Programme 2013-2015, with which they were provided assistance  for a total amount of 98.9 million euros (in the programming funds have more than doubled compared to Previous Country Programme), especially in the areas of rural development, education and health.

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 Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which succeeds the Five Year Plan for Accelerated and Sustainable Development to End Poverty, is inspired by the desire of bringing Ethiopia into the category of middle-income economies, thanks to a modern agricultural system and to a driving industrial sector. Ambitious targets for the period, which include the maintenance of annual growth between 11 and 14%, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the construction of a democratic stable state oriented to sustainable development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreig Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

With the new Country Programme 2013-2015, which was signed in Addis Ababa May 30, 2013, Italy intends to fund programs for a total of 99 million euro, of which 65 million euros in credit and 34 million Euro in donations. To this amount must be added grants for  technical assistance, to coordinate and monitoring Italian Cooperation the initiatives.


The resources will be divided into the following macro-areas: rural development and the  private sector 48.2 mln; health and basic services 23.8 mln; education and gender 8.4 mln.   WASH (water supply) 18.5 mln, with the purpose of contributing to the resilience in the pastoral areas more exposed to recurrent humanitarian crises related to the drought (six districts of the Afar region); to allow access to water for urban population (estimated 250,000); the improvement of learning conditions in primary and secondary schools and institution building to help the improvement of learning results; the enhancement of quality  and coverage of basic health services thus contributing to improving the health of the population.


Also because of the limited financial resources in the gift, the new Country Program includes a significant component to aid credit on very favorable conditions (grace period 30 years, concessionality rate of 70 percent).

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
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Burkina Faso- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Burkina Faso is one of the historical partners of Italian Cooperation: more than 25 years of operations. Ouagadougou has received EUR 107 million in grants. The Italian Cooperation has intervened traditionally in health and rural development sectors, as well as for emergency initiatives.

In this context, the Italian program, in line with what was produced in the past, aims to favor a systemic approach aimed at achieving specific objectives to support the diversification of rural incomes, the intensification of agricultural production by identifying alternative crops or exploring the existing potential resources as tourism in rural areas.

It  will be improved, where possible, the multifunctionality, promoting capitalization of farms by providing also financial services, the strengthening of administrative units’ capacities and, finally, improvement of sanitary conditions of local populations.

This strategy responds to the outcome of dialogue and to the determinations already launched with key-players in the Italian civil society present in Burkina Faso, as well as to the political guidelines.

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: 

The Italian Cooperation has traditionally intervened in the health and rural development sectors, without never forget the emergency initiatives. In this regard, we highlight the
WFP's contribution to the value of € 500,000 granted in March 2010, aimed at countering the acute malnutrition recorded among Burkinabe children; and the supply of humanitarian goods, in the amount total of 124,500 Euros, to cope with the floods in Burkina Faso in the month of September 2009.

The Italian Cooperation has played, in the past, the role of leader in the field of combating desertification, financing interventions with UNOPS. Noteworthy in this context, is the Program for Local Development in Ader Doutchi Maggia (PDL / ADM), known as "Project Keita". About 50 million euro for about 25 years, with which Italy has successfully helped to raise agriculture in one of the driest areas of the Sahel, focusing the intervention strategy on  one hand on sustainable development including climate change and human pressure, and the other on the water as a factor essential development.

Health and rural development are priority areas of intervention. The Italian Cooperation aims to support administrative decentralization, microfinance, and the micro-enterprise by youth and women.

More resources will be allocated to implement measures in the fields of technologies against desertification, recovery and protection of the lands, harvesting and surface water management for pastoral, agricultural and domestic use, to support the development of civil society and the creation of employment.  The efforts of Italian cooperation is also focused to the increasing of supply chain systems aimed  and the ability to respond to external shocks, both climatic and economic and to ownership by the strengthening of governance at local and regional level.

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 overall objective of the Italian three-year program is to contribute to the Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de développement durable (SCADD) 2011-2015, presented by the Burkinabe government in March 2010 and based on four pillars: accelerated growth of the rural sector (and food security), development of human capital (including the promotion of social protection), strengthening governance, transversal themes (youth, disability).

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

For the realization of the interventions will be used the channels covered by law  49/1987. In particular, in 2013 the allocation of one or more multilateral contributions was for 2 million euros; Government contributions on bilateral channels, including those in agreement with Regions, Local Authorities and Universities, for a value of 3.4 million Euro.

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
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Afghanistan-development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The primary objective of the Italian Cooperation in Afghanistan is peace the country and to  build state structures, under the undertaking of the international community.

The priority areas defined in the agreement on a strategic partnership signed in the Tokyo conference 2012 include governance at national and local levels, focusing on Herat and western region. Justice, budget support, local elections, public administration, development, (locally, via the creation of a provincial budget. The governance concentration areas include gender equality and the preservation of cultural heritage. In continuity with the financing of international missions to the level of 2012, it is planned to invest 10 million euros on average over the next three years.


Additional areas of focus, provided by the Partnership, are health and gender policies, by improving the population's access to basic health services and also through the support to civil society organizations to work on the condition of women in Afghanistan.
Italian continues the humanitarian aid, in line with the principles of the guidelines for the good humanitarian work.

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: 

Part of the Italian aid is channeled through international organizations, particularly the World Bank (ARTF) and the United Nations agencies and programs.

The strategy and resources of Italian Cooperation are focused on essential services (health), rural development, transport infrastructure, strengthening capacity of national institutions and improvement of government, in line with the sectors identified in the long term Agreement of Partnership.

Strengthening local capacity is realized  by Herat and Italian universities through specialized training schemes formulated to ensure the sustainability and to transfer of knowledge to local institutions.
The main areas of activity of the Italian Development Cooperation are penal code reform; support to the creation and operation of the Unit for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Evaw) at the Attorney General's offices in Kabul and other provinces with a specific focus on Herat; the availability of free legal advocacy for vulnerable groups, among others.

In line with the Framework Agreement for Development Cooperation and the Long-term Partnership Agreement, signed in January 2012, priority areas for Italy include the economic and rural development, good governance and the rule of law, infrastructure and natural resources.

Italy traditionally collaborates supporting the areas of health and humanitarian aid, as well as horizontal issues such as gender condition and  civil society, based on the successful conferences held in Kabul in March 2011 and in Rome in May 2011, and assistance to vulnerable groups.

Over the 32.7 million allocated in 2012, € 29 million were made available in 2013 and about 10 million in the 1st half of 2014, aimed at improving the gender condition, rural development and infrastructure rehabilitation.

 

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 expected results are the improvement of the country's institutional capacity, particularly to the sub-national governance, under an inclusive and participatory approach, the interaction between central and local government bodies and the protection of human rights, especially women , children and vulnerable groups.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Italian Cooperation has supported the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan in since 2001. The development cooperation programs were approved for about 649 million euros, of which approximately 530 million have been disbursed, while the remainder will be paid in the coming years through multi-annual programs.

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
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Myanmar- development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Myanmar has been selected as a priority country in the Guidelines of the Italian Development Cooperation for the period 2011 – 2013 -2015 for the high poverty rates and the starting of reform processes. Myanmar has made a considerable effort towards gradual democratization and opening up the country to international relations in the fields of development and the economy. Consequently, the Italian Development Cooperation has launched a new phase, thanks to the democratic transition began with the new civilian government in March 2011, reinforced by the positive contribution of the by-elections in April 2012. The new policy framework has allowed an evolution of cooperation based on emergency response to a more structural approach, aimed at promoting and supporting the country's development.

A continued support is needed as well as significant efforts to pursuit democracy, respect for human rights and participatory development by the Burmese authorities, and other relevant entities, central and regional / local levels (Myanmar is a Union of Ethnic States). The situation in the country remains difficult, especially in rural areas where live 70% of the population. The improvement of their situation and living conditions is a key priority.

At the present stage, the strategy of the Italian Cooperation in Myanmar aims to support the reform process and to contribute to the realization of the National Development Plan, focused on the fight against poverty, the revitalization of the economy and improvement, in the short to medium term, of the Burmese people living conditions.


Development Cooperation aims to facilitate the opening of the country and the strengthening of capacities and institutions, with the aim to assist the relevant institutions in the formulation and implementation of socio-economic development strategies. The focus is on rural development and protection of cultural heritage, a sector in which the Italian Cooperation has obtained a comparative advantage. Sustainability and appropriation are priority criteria, as well as support for decentralized coop

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: 

After the suspension of EU sanctions, new impetus was given to the Italian Development Cooperation with Myanmar by the visit of the former Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi in Yangon in April 2012, first among the EU foreign ministers.

Italy is part of the existing coordination mechanisms (EU, bilateral and multilateral donors, the sectoral working groups, etc.). The mechanism described above is completed by the creation of 17 Sector Working Groups (SWG) covering major areas of development. In this context, Italy leads the Working Group on Culture together with UNESCO and participates all SWG on "Improving the status of women".

In 2013 a technical assistance program was reinforced with an action aimed at the field of statistics, rural development and food security, cultural and sustainable tourism heritage and improvement of local governance.

Myanmar and Italy are stepping up cooperation in capacity building for cultural heritage preservation of Myanmar. The capacity building program for preservation of Myanmar cultural heritage is being done with Italy's assistance under the supervision of the UNESCO.

Collaboration among Myanmar Information and Culture Ministry and Italian Foreign Ministry is based on increasing cooperation in training for human resources development of Myanmar and further cooperation in cultural and information sectors.

The capacity building programs for preservation of Myanmar cultural heritage cover three sectors, namely on-job training to draw management plan for safeguarding sites of cultural heritage in ancient Pyu and Bagan cities in need of urgent preservation, cultural heritage data management with the application of geography information system, and policy and technological assistance to Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Myanmar is nominating three Pyu city states -- Beikthano, Hanlin and Sri Kestra to the world heritage list. The Myanmar ministry is also working in cooperation with the UNESCO to sign the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention to win a place in the world's heritage list for the country's tangible cultural heritage.

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?: 

A continued support is needed as well as significant efforts to pursuit democracy, respect for human rights and participatory development by the Burmese authorities, and other relevant entities, central and regional / local levels. The situation in the country remains difficult, especially in rural areas where live 70% of the population. The improvement of their situation and living conditions is a key priority.

In line with the general objectives above, the strategy and the resources of the Italian Development Cooperation in Myanmar are targeted at priority areas:
1) rural development, with an investment of 20 million euro in aid credit, already approved; delivery is expected between 2014 and 2016, with the aim of contributing to the strengthening and development of local communities. More help on credit resources are programmed in agriculture and rural development sector. A contribution to a gift of 700,000 euro to Livelihood and Food Security Trust (LIFT) was approved in December 2013;
2) animal husbandry and fishing, with two initiatives aimed at improving the capacity of public institutions in these areas, at central and local level, in order to increase production (1 million euros in 2013 and 2014);
3) capacity building and local development, mainly through SME (1 million euro in 2013, 2,000,000 in 2014 and 2015), with the aim of capacity building for endogenous local development;
4) cultural heritage (€ 1 million in 2013, € 500,000 in 2014), with the aim of supporting Myanmar's ability to preserve its unique cultural heritage and promote the sustainable use of this resource for local development;
5) strengthening governance, census and statistics, in order to improve the ability of central and local institutions (1.3 million euro in 2013 and 2014);

6) gender equality and strengthening the female component (500,000 euro in 2014), with the aim of improving the living conditions of women in Myanmar, with special attention to the female population in rural areas.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Italy approved an allocation of resources of 24,8 mill for development together with the assignment of a Senior Expert of Development Cooperation at the Embassy in Yangon, in order to follow up and coordinate the initiatives funded by Italy and to ensure the Italian participation in donor coordination.See above.

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
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Senegal - development cooperation 2013-2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The overall objective of the Italian Cooperation in Senegal is to fight against poverty through the economic empowerment of the most vulnerable groups and change agents.
From a methodological point of view, Italy aims to play a role in the EU coordination and to act as a multi-actor cooperation system, valuing the contribution of the various parties.


The progressive regional and sectoral concentration of Italian programs, undertaken in 2010, will be strengthened and consolidated in the next Country Programme 2014-2016, based on similar amounts to the previous policy cycle. An exercise of capitalization of lessons learned from previous programs, while not yet completed, will be conducted in consultation with the national partners, in order to identify management procedures and more virtuous implementation methodologies.

The sectors in which Italy has focused its intervention in the current programming are:

1. Agriculture and Rural Development, with a budget of 30 million Euros (Program
PAPSEN "Project of support to the National Program of Investments in Agriculture - PNIA");


2. Private sector and local economic development, with 24.7 million euro (of which 23.7  million euro – 20 million euro to credit and 3.7 million Euros in donations - for PLASEPRI Program "Platform of the private sector support and enhancement of the Senegalese Diaspora in Italy "and 1 million euro for CIDEL program "innovative and Local Development Knowledge");


3. Gender and social protection, amounting to EUR 8.7 million (of which EUR 6 million for Pides program "Integrated program of economic and social development" and the remaining 2.7 million euro for PAEF Program "Program to support elementary education of girls").
 

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: 

Senegal is one of the countries of greatest presence of international partners, also for his important role in the regional platform. Italy participates actively in donor coordination in the framework of the Consultation Committee activities of Technical and Financial Partners (CCPTF / Groupe des 12), consisting of 12 representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors, since 2010.

This pulse organ and representative of the consultation process, extended to the entire community donor countries (Groupe des 50) constitutes the most direct interlocutor of the dialogue between donors and Government of Senegal.

Italy adheres the sectoral thematic groups of Decentralization, Rural Development, Education, Casamance area, Gender, Private Sector and Microfinance. Italy is the leader in two of its focal areas: the European Union's Gender Group, the Private Sector (SME) and is co-president respectively of the Micro Finance Group and the multi-actor Gender Group.

In Senegal, from 2008 to 2012, were made about 51 decentralized cooperation projects thanks to the financing of Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Lombardy, Piedmont, Sardinia, Tuscany,Trentino Alto Adige, Valle d'Aosta and Veneto. A growing number of  decentralized cooperation Italian projects in the Louga and Ziguinchor Regions also received funding from the European Union. Interesting experiences are being implemented in the regions of Kaolack and Sedhiou, where there is a concentration of bilateral programs from the Italian Cooperation. As an example of the synergies, we can mention the collaborations between banking foundations, universities, NGOs and the DGDC programs for the participation of local authoritie’s directors in studies in Italy.
In the next three years, the aim is to encourage the orientation of decentralized cooperation activities through the possibility of co-financing specific actions, consistent with local planning documents.

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 new programs, with similar amounts to the previous cycle, will propose a methodology’s synthesis based in the experiences. Consequently, the programs will focus on three priority areas with allocation of resources:


1. Agriculture and Rural Development, to improve the production and marketing of fruit and vegetables products for local consumption.

2. Private sector and local economic development, to strengthen access to social economy services of proximity and to innovative economy.

3. Social protection and gender, to reduce poverty through the empowerment of women and young people, and the promotion of inclusive education.


The new country program will be implemented primarily through bilateral programs, both with gift funds on credit, managed directly by the Senegalese government. The increased availability of credit funds given a different allocation of resources in the mentioned macro-sectors, which undertake about 15 million in grants (most part of them intended for Gender and Social Protection, and Education) and about 30 million euros on credit (shared between the private sector and the local economic development and Agriculture and rural development).

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The sectors in which Italy has focused its intervention in the current program are:


1. Agriculture and Rural Development, with a budget of 30 million Euros (Program PAPSEN "Project of support to the National Program of Investments in Agriculture - PNIA");


2. Private sector and local economic development, with 24.7 million euro (of which 23.7  million euro – 20 million euro to credit and 3.7 million Euros in donations - for PLASEPRI Program "Platform of the private sector support and enhancement of the Senegalese Diaspora in Italy "and 1 million euro for CIDEL program "innovative and Local Development Knowledge");


3. Gender and social protection, amounting to EUR 8.7 million (of which EUR 6 million for Pides program "Integrated program of economic and social development" and the remaining 2.7 million euro for PAEF Program "Program to support elementary education of girls").
 

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

Culturability- Unipolis Foundation

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

The early years were characterized by the support of cultural projects located in complex territories, such as: the "Bibliocasa Aquila" after the earthquake in April 2009, the Library of children and teenagers "Le Balate" in the historic center of Palermo, territorial center "Mammoth" in the Scampia district of Naples. The Foundation has supported these initiatives not only from an economic point of view, but taken steps to a partnership that would allow the development of shared projects. Unipolis has made available resources and expertise, helping to networking. In this sense, the Foundation has sought to contribute (and still contribute) to experiment new ways of interaction between associations, cultural producers and potential partners.

Culturability is an open platform for cultural and social innovation projects that promote well-being and development in sustainable ways.

The initiative was conceived and promoted by Unipolis Foundation, the foundation of company Unipol Group. Culturability was born in 2009 with a first workshop of co-design, it has finally materialized the following year with a manifest. During the first years of consolidation, it mainly worked to promote an idea of ​​culture as a factor of cohesion and social inclusion, promoting access to knowledge and education to younger generations and people who have been traditionally excluded.

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: 

Culturability combines at the same time reflection and concrete action. On one hand, it helps to promote reflection and debate through the organization of physical meetings and activities on its website. On the other hand, it develops a concrete commitment on the territory promoting and supporting cultural initiatives that are aimed at social and civil growth. The methodology is characterized by creation of strong partnerships. All this in a sustainable way by using the concept of individual empowerment (capability) developed by Nobel Prize Amartya Sen.

Culturability is, in fact, a neologism that comes from a combination of the terms "culture" and "capability". At the center of the idea of ​​helping to build new real and virtual spaces in which the cultural theme of access can act as a channel for social cohesion and opportunities for promoting social and economic development.

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?: 

Between 2011 and 2013 several musical and literary activities to support young artists under 35 have been done: Future Music Contest - sound identity in motion and Babelit - stories without borders.

In 2013 was promoted the first call for culturability “do together cooperatively”: 300,000 Euros and a support path to projects in the cultural and creative sector promoted by under 35 who wanted to open a cooperative venture.

The following year, end of 2014 and throughout 2015, the second call culturability “ social innovation space”: 360,000 Euros to support an incubation path / mentoring to culture and creativity projects in innovation and social cohesion, ability to promote networks and youth employment, with a focus on urban regeneration proposals.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Unipolis Foundation
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Around 400.000 euro each year.

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

Cultura CREA- incentives for micro-small- average enterprises

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

“Cultura Crea" is targeted at micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, cultural and creative industry (also of the third sector), including teams of people, which want to form a company or realise their investment projects in Basilicata, Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily.

The program includes three lines of action to:
• support the creation of new businesses in "core" fields of so-called cultural industries, by promoting innovation in production processes, technological development and creativity;
• consolidate and support the activities of existing economic players in the cultural industry, tourism, creative, entertainment and traditional and local products, by promoting the development of products and services for the enrichment, diversification and qualification of the cultural offer;
• encourage the creation and the qualification of services and activities related to the management, enjoyment and cultural enhancement, realized by the third sector;

Facilities shall be financed from the resources of the National Operational Programme "Culture and Development" ERDF 2014-2020.

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

"Create Culture" is an incentive program aimed to create and develop business initiatives in the cultural-tourism industry and to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the territory cultural resources in the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily .

It is sponsored by the Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism (Mibact) which wants to support the creative sector in those regions and to consolidate the related production sectors strengthening the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (Priority Axis II - PON ERDF 2014-2020 "Culture and Development").

The advantages for enterprises are subsidized loans at zero interest and non-repayable grant on eligible expenditure, with an additional rewarding for young people, women and law firms with ratings.
The incentives, granted under the de minimus regulation, may cover up to 80% of total expenditure, elevating to 90% in case of rewarding

"Cultura Crea" is run by Invitalia, which evaluates business plans, provides funding and monitors the execution of business plans.

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?: 

To create and develop business initiatives in the cultural-tourism industry and to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the territory cultural resources in the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily .

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of cultural heritage and cultural activities and tourism (Mibact)
Invitalia- agency of Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The available resources amount to approximately 107 million euro, as follows:


• 42 millions for the birth of new businesses.


• 38 millions for support to companies already active.


• 27 millions for the third sector.

There will be an additional budget of EUR 7 millions to be redistributed proportionally on the three strands.

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

Cultura+Impresa prize

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

The Committee not profit CULTURA+IMPRESA (CULTURE + COMPANY) is promoted by Federculture and The Round Table, with the collaboration of the Italian Foundation Accenture, the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and UPA - Members Advertising Associates. It presents this prize which aims to reward the best sponsorship projects, cultural partnership, and cultural Corporate Production, enhancing the presence and role of both, cultural operator or 'sponsee' and company that 'sponsors'.

The Italian cultural heritage is increasingly seen as one of our social and economic development driver. But national and local public resources devoted to the support of Culture have been reduced significantly over the years. Therefore, private investment, particularly of companies and foundations represent a significant resource for cultural operators. Investments are not only economical but also professionals or technological.

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

Award CULTURE + COMPANY is part of 'Project + CULTURE COMPANY', which aims to create in Italy - at national and regional level - a market-place on-off-line to intensify relations between 'Culture System' and 'enterprise system' encouraging the implementation of sponsorships and cultural partnership, and corporate cultural productions. There are informational tools, training, networking and benchmarking, as the CULTURE + COMPANY Award.

The first two editions of the Prize CULTURE + COMPANY, in 2013 and 2014, have shown the usefulness of this initiative: many projects submitted have confirmed the quality and diversity all around Italy. The awards - which took place in Milan in 2014 at the Fondazione Stelline, and in 2015 in the Chamber of Commerce - also represented an exciting time to information and training for the many participants, cultural operators, enterprise and media agencies.

Since the first edition was established the first Research Sponsorships and Cultural Partnership promoted by UPA - Members Advertising Associates , available in Federculture Report 2014.

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 goal is to enhance and recognize the 'best practices' in this area, and stimulate the intensification of relations between 'Culture System' and 'Corporate System'. Projects shall be evaluated by a Jury according to the following parameters:

 

  • Innovation of goals, solutions chosen, executive procedures;
  • Strategy and implementation of an integrated communication plan;
  • Benefits obtained by the users of the Cultural Project and the Territory of belonging;
  • Networking with Institutions, Media, Companies;
  • Economic Sustainability Project and effectiveness of the management of economic resources;
  • Integration of CSR campaigns - Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Creation of job opportunities for cultural operators and communication.
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Federculture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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
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Cultural districts by Cariplo Foundation

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

The Cultural Districts project is a Cariplo Foundation’s brainchild to promote development of cultural heritage in a logic of territorial development. The cultural district is a territory in which there are numerous cultural and environmental goods, services and production activities in synergy with each other. Long-term vision, investment in human capital, integration of productive chains and industry culture, innovation services and sustainable methods of the proposed actions are the main challenges of the project, unique in Italy in duration and size.

As it is an experimental project, the Cariplo Foundation has analyzed and evaluate it in order to study the conditions of replicability and spreading.

150 institutions collaborate with this initiative.

The six district carried out are: Valle Camonica, Dominus, Oltrepò mantovano-district, Cremona-district, Regge dei Gonzaga, Monza e Brianza-district, Valtellina-district.

 

 

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

The Cultural Districts project was developed in 4 phases:
 1. (2005-2006), the Cariplo Foundation has conducted a comprehensive study of pre-feasibility to identify homogeneous areas in which to create the districts.

 2. (2007-2008), the Foundation selected, through a public announcement, 11 territories in which to make operational feasibility studies to verify the institutional and economic conditions for the development of districts.

3. (2008-2010), the 11 areas selected have been working on the feasibility studies, with technical support of Cariplo Foundation that has provided a committee of experts, guidelines, and has organized a number of training days. The Foundation has evaluated the studies and it has selected 6, who received a grant for the actual creation of each district. Each district was supported by the Cariplo Foundation with an amount up to 3.8 million euro, compared to a co-financing of the same value by other subjects in the area

 4. In step 4, the approved districts are parties concretely: Vallecamonica (March 2009), "Dominus. Oltrepo 'Mantovano" (April 2010), "The Regge dei Gonzaga" (July 2010), the "Cultural District of Monza and Brianza "(July 2010), the" cultural District of the Province of Cremona "(July 2010) and the" cultural District of Valtellina "(September 2010), for a total of six cultural districts.

The Lombardy Region has collaborated on the project by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the opportunity of co-finance the districts.

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?: 

It provides a multi-year plan of action in six areas of the Lombardy Region. It aims to:

  • Broaden scopes of cultural sector to economic sectors.
  • Improve the governance processes of cultural heritage on the territories.
  • Develop conditions for economic and financial sustainability in the management of cultural heritage.
  • Increase the skills of local actors in the preservation, enhancement
    and management of cultural heritage.
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Cariplo Foundation
Ministry of cultural goods and activities and tourism (mibact)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

65 millions total amount: more than 20 millions to start the six districts.

 

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
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"Small and big inventors"

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

This is one of several measures developed by the italian Ministry of Economical Growth with the aim of fostering among young people, in schools, the value of the inventative step as a way to arrive to the scientific knowledge and to develop innovative tecnology. The programme is carried out through a competititon of ideas to create objects from new and recicled material. The winneres are awared with books, magazines and computers for the school use.

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: 

Through this initiative the Ministry intends to sensitise about the importance of the industrial property and the market of original products. Didactic pathways drives the scolarships to the value of creativity and innovation.

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?: 

 Fostering the value of the inventative step, creativity and innovation and raising-awareness on the importance od the creativity as a vehicle for interdisciplinary sectors and sustainable development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Economical Growth
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

None

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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Creathon: international digital marathon

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

CREATHON aims to stimulate the creative community to offer technology-based solutions for users of cultural territories.

CREATHON will reward the team that will present products and services useful to favor the consumption of culture, conceived as part of an ecosystem of services that will enhance the livability and the external visibility of the territories, simultaneously favoring digital innovation.
The ideas developed during the 24 hours of creativity can:
• develop services and solutions for the cultural system in its broadest sense;
• stimulate broader direct access to the resources of the territories through the use of technologies;
• facilitate the achievement and expansion of the public;

• create products and services to improve the positioning of cultural territories towards different audiences.


 

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: 

CREATHON is the hackathon for culture, which takes place every year in Lubec - Lucca Cultural Heritage, the second weekend of October. It is a marathon of ideas up to 15 creative teams, developers and digital fabricators. In 24 hour non-stop give life to new projects and / or virtual or real products for the enjoyment of digital territories, focusing on innovation, expansion of public and sustainability.
CREATHON was born from Promo PA Foundation, and is supported by the Polo Tecnologico Lucchese and other private companies.

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?: 

Projects and / or virtual or real products for the enjoyment of digital territories

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Promo PA Foundation
Polo Tecnologico Lucchese
Ministry of cultural goods and activities and tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

3500 euro for the awards

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
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S&TMed Project

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

Sustainability and Tourism in the Mediterranean (S&T MED) is a strategic project, focusing on the integrated valorization of environmental assets, traditions and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism (further information are available on our website: www.stmedproject.eu). The Project is implemented in three pilot areas: Sinis and Isola di Mal di Ventre in Italy, Mahdia in Tunisia and Aqaba in Jordan. S&T MED, under the coordination of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy, relies upon scientific and technical contributions of a wide array of Partners that have made available their expertise and experience for the successful implementation of the Project: National and regional Governments; Scientific partners and Local Authorities.

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: 

The Strategy of the Project is based on the recognition of the crucial role played by cultural and biological diversity in the attractiveness and economic development of Mediterranean coastal destinations and the ensuring need to manage this huge heritage in a sustainable manner, respecting local social and cultural values as well as the environment, its ecosystems and associated services.

The S&T Med Project aims at:

‐ Protecting, valorizing and promoting natural and cultural heritage in a systemic way;

- Supporting the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal tourism in the Mediterranean, including through raising capacities and awareness of local administrations, private sector, local communities and tourists;

- Developing shared models and frameworks for joint responses to common challenges in the Mediterranean;

 

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 adoption and application of a public/private Destination Management Organization (DMO), to sustainably manage, valorise and promote natural and  cultural heritage in a coordinated manner expects to implement:

-the establishment of a transnational Observatory on Sustainable Tourism, combining environmental as well as tourism data and analyses, to promote and protect natural resources of the involved costal ecosystems and create an innovative tool to promote and monitor sustainable tourism;

- the set up of an international network of sustainable coastal tourism destinations in the Mediterranean  destination sharing homogeneous quality standards and methodologies to protect, enhance and promote the sustainable use of coastal areas. The network will offer the opportunity to develop and test common methodologies during project implementation and will be open to other destinations;

-the support to local economic growth and business development, primarily through (i) the refurbishment of buildings of economic significance for the area that could represent tourism attractors; 

- the set up of business alliances that could improve economies of scale and quality and range of services for tourism.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Municipallity of Cabras (Sardinia), Madhia (Tunisia)
Region of Sardinia: Tourism Department
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The total budget of S&T MED project is 5 million Euro and it is financed for an amount of 4,4 million Euro by the European Union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu).

 

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