Re│Shaping Cultural Policies 2020: Expert consultation on gender equality in cultural policy, 2019

German Commission for UNESCO
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Addressing diversity and gender equality in the artistic and cultural sectors; identifying characteristic representations of female and male roles; drafting policy proposals to end discrimination against women

Target groups:
Experts from Germany and abroad in the realms of international organisations (UNESCO, UN Women, EU); cultural institutions; academia; foundations; trade unions; business and civil society actors

Expected results:
Drawing up policy recommendations to improve gender equality, taking into consideration internationally identified practical examples; identifying target-oriented and relevant priorities and recommended actions in the context of UNESCO for the "Beijing+25" (2020) project and in preparation for Germany's 2020 Presidency of the Council of the EU

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

International specialist consultation with 20 participants from institutions with significant subject-matter expertise; policy paper published as a brochure (in English and German) with policy recommendations; central demands: (obligatory) gender sensitivity training and educational measures on gender issues for all media and cultural professionals; documentation of examples of collective artistic and creative power structures and ascribed roles; prototype developed for gender-specific transformative cultural policy that strengthens the diversity of artistic forms of expression; closer investigation of a "certification" mechanism for the approval of public grants

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Public Sector
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)