Childhood and Youth Cultural Communication Project

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The objective of the project is to contribute to the recognition and validation of the Cultural Rights of Children through communication tools. It has three main lines of work:
* Qualification of creators of content for children and young people. It is a training scheme that has been carried out successfully since 2013 and has evolved according to the needs that the children's content production sector has required.
* Participatory creation through the use of artistic and communicative tools to develop citizen skills in children, that will allow them to recognize others and be recognized as subjects of rights, who contribute effectively to the cultural and social well-being of their communities. Its objective is to implement a space of inquiry that allows them to think, investigate, propose and put into practice collective actions that offer solutions to problems that from their point of view are affecting their world. In 2019, 60 boys and girls benefited from the artistic, literary and media creation workshops. A total of 12 short films were produced that show the interests and concerns of the participants and three events were held to share the results of these workshops with the community, with the presence of parents, caregivers and teachers.
* In order to obtain qualified information about the country's communication creation groups, many of which are led by young people, in 2019 the research project "Local Senses" was carried out. The result offers a deeper look at the different approaches, processes, participants, practices, contents and circulation mechanisms of these groups in the different regions of the country. It will be an important input for the design of public policies and the strengthening of cultural and communication processes. Its publication is scheduled for 2020.

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

The actions carried out by the project benefited 260 children, young people, content creators, librarians and teachers in various regions of the country through its training and qualification schemes. In addition, they gave to children's content projects the possibility of reaching a Colombian and Latin American audience thanks to the support of specialized tutorials and strengthened regional communication groups.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

As the project was initially aimed only at children, the need to expand it to an older population was recommended.

The Alharaca Lab strategy (creation laboratories) should be prolonged because it facilitates the participation of children and young people in the process of expression and creation in the topics of their interest.

To disseminate more widely the "Alharaca Keys for participation!" Methodology, to facilitate the sharing of feedback of children and young people to the creators of children's content.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Industria editorial
Prioridades transversales