Book Fair in East Timor – Reading exchange (2014)

Camões IP / Portuguese Cultural Centre in Dili
Ministry of Education of East Timor; Timor Lorosa’e National University; State Secretariat for Arts and Culture.
Key objectives of the measure:
  1. Global aim: Promotion of the dissemination of knowledge and books
Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

To ensure the organisation of a book fair; to make various books of different areas accessible for the population in general and for teachers and students in particular, adjusting their prices to the economic reality of the country in order to contribute to the promotion of the Timorese people’ reading habits in Portuguese.

Portuguese Cultural Centers form a structured network that simultaneously spread portugueses culture abroad and gives support to local cultural structures/entities. Centers are reference poles of the portuguese culture, promoting and enabling local initiatives in areas such as visual arts, cinema and music, they have libraries that frequently are indispensable to the local schools, becoming centers for spreading of knowledge and communal areas used by large swathes of the population.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Provision of the Timorese people with 21.400 books at reduced prices: 11.843 books have been sold, thus generating a revenue of $71,650,85; the execution of reading promotion actions, directed at the visitors of the fair, mainly at students and teachers; cultural programming; the equipping of the collections of Xanana libraries and the Mós Bele Programme, in Maubar.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

 Camões I.P./ Portuguese Cultural Centre in Dili: €80,000,00

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Information is not available, but it's an activity of the Portuguese Cultural Center in Dili and its reoccurence implies a positive evaluation.

Indicators used to determine impact:
No information available.