Strategic Plan for Multilateral Cultural Cooperation in Portuguese Speaking Countries

Where
Portugal
When
2016
Who
Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries - Executive Secretary
Key objectives of the measure:

Promote the exchange of knowledge among cultural agents, artists, writers, composers, researchers, managers and civil society organizations, through the creation of conditions that guarantee the mobility of cultural operators and the circulation of cultural goods;

Identify and promote joint actions that benefit the populations;

Establish and define the mechanisms of communication and transmission of information;

Provide culture professionals with tools that allow them to develop and safeguard their creations;

Stimulate the internationalization of CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) in the field of Culture; 

Promote arts and cultural education activities aimed at different target audiences in the Community; 

Structure and strengthen cooperation among the CPLP countries in the field of cultural heritage, with a view to preserving, enhancing and disseminating that heritage.

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Plan presents five previously identified axes based on the strategic guidelines of CPLP's statutory bodies and systematizes the actions considered as priorities for the CPLP's Strategic Plan for Multilateral Cultural Cooperation (2014-2017 and 2017-2021), to be implemented in the short , medium and long term through specific programs, projects and actions in the field of culture.

1st Axis - Cultural Industries and Creative Economy int the CPLP

The promotion of the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries through multilateral cultural cooperation in the field of cultural industries, cultural expressions (cinema, music, theater, dance, visual arts, among others) and festivals, shows, cultural seasons and various events In third countries, represents a vector of CPLP's strategic vision of cooperation.

2nd Axis - Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the CPLP

The Charter of the CPLP (1996) recognizes that the cultural diversity of the Member States is a common cultural heritage and is one of the pillars of the CPLP.

3rd Axis - CPLP Internationalization in the Field of Culture

Promoting the cultural potential of the CPLP Member States to regional and international organizations through multilateral cooperation outside the Community is a strategic basis for cooperation with a view to the internationalization of the CPLP.

4th Axis - Cultural Heritage and Historical Memory of the CPLP

The recovery of the historical heritage of the Member States of the CPLP and the creation of mechanisms to facilitate the reproduction of this common heritage is also a strategic basis for the recovery and sharing of the Historical Memory of the CPLP.

5th Axis - Training of Human Resources

Cooperation projects and / or programs for the training and qualification of professionals related to the different sectors of culture and technical assistance for the exchange between institutions and specialized personnel are lines of action considered as priorities by the CPLP Ministers of Culture.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Recognizing the importance of culture to consolidate the CPLP objectives, as required in the CPLP's statutory documents, this Plan constitutes a proposal for a strategic vision for a period of six years (2014 to 2020), with a view to Cultural cooperation between member states and the strengthening of their development through culture.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Financial contributions from all member states and state budgets of each country.

Member states will allocate a sum of money to the projects and activities they are interested in.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation