6. International Cooperation on Development of Cultural and Creative Sectors

State Secretary for Arts and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In order to develop the cultural and creative sectors, the government has implemented international cooperation, through establishing agreement with different entities. Related cooperation is as following;
1. CPLP Audiovisual Program; and
2. Procultura PALOPS-TL;

Timor-Leste is one of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), meanwhile, the effectiveness of its integration in the community is also highlighted in the CPLP AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAM. The general objectives of the program are to encourage cultural exchange, integrate public policies to promote the production and broadcast of audiovisual content through the CPLP Audiovisual Network, which brings together national authorities in cultural area, audiovisual and public television stations in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mocambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste. From the CPLP Audiovisual program, the bases will be laid for an effective platform for the diffusion of CPLP's contemporary audiovisual production in the world market.
Since the first edition in 2010 up to 2018, the participation of Timor-Leste in the program, emerged initiatives, enthusiasm and encouraged several local producers and directors to engage in audiovisual development of the country.

In addition, to compromise reinforcing the cooperation in the, politics, economics, history, social, linguistics and cultural issues, the government has integrated into Portuguese-Speaking African countries and Timor-Leste (PALOP-TL), in order to contribute to employment income-generating activities in cultural and creative economy on the PALOP in Timor-Leste. Emphasizing the cooperation in promoting the employment in cultural sector, particularly in the area of performing art such as; music, dance, theater and also empowering the cultural professionals in order to increase opportunity of accessing in the regional and international marketing.

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

Reported achievements include:
Has produced following documentaries; Uma Lulik (Traditional house), A Crianca Roubada (stolen Child), Musica Resistencia (Resistance Musics), which have been recognized as documentary heritage of CPLP.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Culture Radio and Television of Timor-Leste
Public Sector
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Public Sector
European Union in Timor-Leste
Public Sector
Portuguese Embassy in Timor-Leste
Public Sector
Radio and Television of Timor-Leste (RTTL,EP)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Las artes escénicas
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