Mechanism for the Exchange of Good Practices in Cultural Policies (South-South)

Technical committee made up of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC Colombia) and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI).
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The objective of this Mechanism was to strengthen the cultural policies and programs of Ibero-American countries through projects that Foster the exchange of knowledge in the cultural field, based on the experiences and good practices presented by each country in the XVIII Conference of Ibero-American Culture Ministers held in Cartagena, Colombia.

During this conference, the following experiences were identified by consensus as the most significant:
* Colombia: Leer es mi Cuento (Reading is my Story).
* Spain: Workshop Schools.
* Chile: National Plan for the Promotion of the Creative Economy and Industry
* Argentina: Central House of Popular Culture Villa 21 24

The countries expressed their interest in participating in the Mechanism for the Exchange of Good Practices, either as a provider of knowledge to other countries and/or as a requester of the implemented experience, and four South-South cultural exchange projects were developed to share these experiences.

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

This Mechanism was a very relevant exercise in the field of Ibero-American cooperation, allowing to highlight and showcase cultural policies and processes throughout the region, with the end result being a valuable exchange of knowledge and experiences among the 14 participating countries. Twenty-eight movements of culture professionals happened between May 2017 and May 2018.

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 Culture de Colombia / National Library of Colombia.
Public Sector
National Council of Culture and the Arts of Chile.
Public Sector
Secretariat of Culture of Argentina.
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture of El Salvador
Public Sector
Secretariat of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras.
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture of Perú.
Public Sector
Ministry of Cultures and Tourism of Bolivia.
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica.
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador
Public Sector
Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay
Public Sector
Secretariat of Culture of México
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala
Public Sector
National Institute of Culture of Panama
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture of Dominican Republic
Public Sector
Organization of Ibero-American States – OEI
Public Sector
Ibero-American General Secretariat - SEGIB
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: