National Board of Cultural Policy

: Special Secretariat for Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Board of Cultural Policy is the collegiate body of the Special Secretariat for Culture and was established in its current format through Decree Nº 9,891 of June 27, 2019. It has an advisory character and the purpose of proposing public policies for the cultural sector articulated among the different spheres of government and civil society. It also supports the federative articulation and cooperation necessary for the consolidation of the National Culture System (formed by the members of states and municipalities) and the processes of participation of society in the formulation of cultural policies. Currently, the Council consists of 68 representatives of the government and civil society, including members and alternates.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The National Board of Cultural Policy has the representation of different areas of culture and constitutes an important instance of dialogue and participation of civil society in the elaboration and discussion of public cultural policies, which results in the expansion of the democratic process. The existence of the Council qualifies and improves cultural management in Brazil and contributes to the Brazilian State development of public strategies based on dialogue, transparency, and the exercise of citizenship. Besides, the existence of the Federal Board encouraged federated entities (States and municipalities) to create their own cultural boards: all States and the Federal District have their cultural boards, and 2,107 municipal cultural boards were identified (in 2014).
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
Not applied
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Representatives of civil society members of the Council
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)