Consultation Meeting for UNESCO 2005 Convention and Cultural Industries with the Participation of Civil Society

Directorate General for Copyright
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Directorate-General for Copyright has been determined as the authorized unit for the follow-up of the works and transactions related to the obligations to be fulfilled by Turkey under the UNESCO 2005 Convention; by other public institutions, related sectors, and civil society organizations and to carry out the coordination between the relevant institutions. Within this framework, studies have been initiated to inform and raise awareness for stakeholders about the purpose, scope, importance, and positive effects of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on national economies.

During the implementation of the convention, information and consultation meetings were held on 22 June 2018 and 25 October 2018 in order to establish the policy of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and to determine the works and transactions to be carried out within the framework of the expertise and field of activity of the relevant units. Following the consultation meetings for the units of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and other public institutions; a consultation meeting was held on 19 March 2019 with the participation of foundations, associations, professional associations, and universities operating in the field of culture and creative industries to raise awareness and develop cooperation for civil society organizations operating in the field of culture and arts and entrepreneurs in the relevant sectors.

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

With the meeting, in which Turkish National Commission for UNESCO (UTMK) 2005 Convention Specialized Commission members and Ministry of Culture and Tourism representatives participated, views are exchanged with the civil society organizations operating in the field of culture and arts to support Turkey’s creative culture industries by preserving the rich diversity of cultural expression that Turkey has and its integration into sustainable development and booklets related to the convention were handed out.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Culture and Arts CSO’s and NGO’ s / Culture-Arts Professional Organizations /Copyright Collecting Societies
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)