Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The Network of Cultural Centers Abroad (CCE) is one of the main instruments of the Spanish Cooperation to implement cultural cooperation policies for development. It is currently located in 15 Latin American countries and Equatorial Guinea, and is made up of 18 cultural centers. It has been formed on the basis of the historical, cultural and linguistic links between the regions in which it is active and Spain. The Network focuses its action on implementing the Agenda 2030 in key actions to support it, understanding culture in its broadest sense, as an exercise of solidarity to achieve greater equality in global scenarios. This approach is based on respect for and promotion of cultural diversity, understood as the great heritage of humanity, and on support for participation in cultural life as an exercise for sustainable human development. It is also intended to contribute to the generation of a comprehensive speech that will open the door to other approaches, such as inclusion, gender diversity, the environment, the culture of peace or citizen innovation, both of the citizens and of the Cooperation itself. All the centers in the network engage in dialogue with civil society and work hand by hand with it by carrying out joint projects, providing spaces, meetings, workshops and actions aimed at raising the visibility and inclusion in public life of vulnerable groups (indigenous, Afro-descendants, LGTBI+, or migrant populations, among others).
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
Cultural Centers Abroad receive an average of 1,000,000 visitors per year. In some cities they are centers of reference in terms of cultural life, and offer individuals and organizations workshop-classrooms, auditoriums, exhibition halls, bio-libraries, media libraries and media-labs, etc.... They also make agreements and carry out joint activities with local institutions.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
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In each city, partnerships with local authorities and civil society organisations are an essential part of the work.
Civil Society Organization (CSO)