Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Purpose of the project: Promoting the diversity of cultural expressions through monitoring the commitments undertaken by the Georgian Government after ratification of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and by means of raising public awareness (in line with the Major Programme IV, Strategic Objective 8; Main Line of Action 2). Objectives of the project: 1. Monitoring of implementation of the 2005 Paris Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: • development of the Convention implementation monitoring methodology as a result of round tables; • development of the implementation monitoring pilot scheme: • collecting and processing information of the activities implemented in the regions by the non-governmental sector and municipalities in accordance with the Convention; • monitoring of the reflection of the Convention in the government strategy by the public sector and monitoring of the practical implementation of the Convention (by selected communities); • Information analysis and wrap-up conference; 2. Promotion of the Convention and UNESCO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
All objectives have been fulfilled and expected results attained. - As a result of a research, the document of monitoring of implementation of the Convention was created; - The recommendations for monitoring of implementation of the Convention were elaborated; the materials were published in a relevant online publication on a regularly updated website. - The document of monitoring of implementation of the Convention was submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia during its work on the documents of cultural policy and strategy; - The platform "Diverse Georgia" was joined by new members. - Visibility of UNESCO has increased ___ As a result of the project the Pilot Scheme for Monitoring of the Convention has been created. The informal platform “Diverse Georgia” was joined by a new member that is going to actively cooperate during the implementation of the Convention. The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the informal platform “Diverse Georgia” will cooperate for implementation of the objectives of the Convention. This will primarily relate to the areas of close cooperation between the Government and the civil sector and include development of tools for implementation of the values, monitoring and quality control.