EU-UNESCO Expert Facility

European Union
European Commission’s DG for International Partnerships
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
This programme aims to support developing countries within a timeframe of 18-24 months to: • Design, adapt and/or implement regulatory frameworks (laws, strategies, policies and measures) for the CCIs, including intellectual property rights related to CCIs. • Strengthen skills and capacities to support long-term cultural policy development and implementation that support the CCIs. • Create peer-to-peer mechanisms to strengthen institutional capacities for the CCIs through South-South cooperation activities
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Selection of 12 beneficiary countries, selection of experts providing assistance, set-up of country teams for the peer-to-peer exchanges, diagnostics of country needs. The current beneficiary countries are Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Palestine, Panama, South Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Previous beneficiaries (since the EU-UNESCO Expert Facility was launched 2010) have been Argentina, Barbados, Malawi, Kenya, Honduras, Niger, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Haiti, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cambodia, The Democratic Republic of Congo. This means the EU-UNESCO Expert Facility has now supported implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention in 25 countries in all 5 UNESCO regions.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1.72 Mil. USD = 1.4 Mil. EUR
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)