CALL FOR EXPERTS: Expanding an Expert Facility for implementation of the 2005 Convention

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UNESCO launches a call for expression of interest for the expansion of an Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

This Expert Facility, composed of 30 international high level experts in the field of public policies for culture and for the creative industries, was established in 2011, in the context of a European Union funded project aimed at “Strengthening the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries” in developing countries, through technical assistance missions.

The purpose of this open call is to renew and diversify the Expert Facility, both in terms of expertise and equitable geographical representation (experts from Arab States, Africa, Asia-Pacific are currently underrepresented).

The Expert Facility will be solicited, based on the needs and priorities identified by the governing bodies of the Convention as well as by developing countries, to deliver country-level assistance in different thematic areas of the Convention and through different modalities (workshops, advisory technical assistance, short and long-term capacity-building interventions, mentoring, coaching, etc),

Professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience are sought in the field of cultural and creative industries relating to: institutional organization of the creative sector; development and implementation of overall policies, strategies, regulatory frameworks; implementation of international cooperation projects; financing as well as cultural entrepreneurship development developing and strengthening a specific sector; data collection in the cultural and creative sector as well as developing sectoral mappings.

Specialization in one of the following fields will be given priority attention: cultural statistics and indicators; trade; digitization; media diversity; status of the artist and freedom of artistic expression; preferential treatment and mobility.

Who can apply?

Applicants may be: civil servants, governmental experts, cultural operators, managers of cultural institutions or associations, researchers, academics and/or independent experts specialized in the required fields. Applications from women candidates and from Africa, Arab States and Asia-Pacific regions are strongly encouraged.