The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the focal point of the 2005 Convention promote the inherent values of the Convention, including opportunities for networking with and between civil society organisations.
On the occasion of the celebration of a decade since the ratification of the Convention, in 2016 the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO launched a publication which is a collection of data and a depiction of the trends of contemporary cultural policy, as formulated in the context of 2005 Convention. More specifically, this publication records and presents relevant cultural activities that took place by various cultural bodies and agencies in Cyprus.
The 2005 Convention brings to the fore the substantial role civil society plays in establishing a diverse cultural landscape. Taking into account that networking and information sharing is one of the objectives of the Convention (Article 9), this publication aims at providing information on cultural actions which may contribute to further cultural development in the future, fostering creativity, upgrading cultural planning, developing skills on issues of cultural management and, finally, promoting cultural expression and creation as an important pillar of development.
In an effort to showcase relevant initiatives of the civil society, which contribute to the achievement of the Convention's goals, a call for proposals was launched for projects and cultural activities that were implemented by civil society organisations.
The publication was launched in April 2018. On the occasion of this event, the Global Report was also presented in Cyprus. In the context of drafting and presenting the publication, opportunities for networking with public authorities and other civil society organisations were provided.
The impact of this initiative was significant in terms of promoting opportunities for networking and collaborations between civil society actors and public authorities. In this context, new partnerships were established for the implementation of future actions.
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