PROCULTURA – Promotion of employment in income generating activities in the cultural sector in PALOP (African Portuguese-Speaking Countries) and East Timor

Unión Europea
European Commission’s DG for International Partnerships
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The project will focus on job and income generation, by: • Reinforcing skills and technical competences available in the cultural sector; • Enhancing diffusion and commercialisation of PALOP-TL cultural products, in particular for music, and performing arts sectors which are at the core of PALOP-TL countries' cultural identity, at national, regional and international level; • Reinforcing PALOP-TL common cultural identity through the creation and diffusion of children and youth literature and publications.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
• Selection of 12 cultural projects for the creation or improvement of technical-professional and professional education courses. • Provision of 81 scholarships for higher education, postgraduate studies and artistic residencies in the fields of music and performing arts. • Delivery of five training courses on cultural entrepreneurship and funding sources to 183 development leaders in the cultural sectors (public, civil society and entrepreneurs). • Financing of 42 small initiatives and projects contributing to cultural diversity, citizenship and identity. • Delivery of six training actions on pedagogy and didactics of children's and youth literature to 194 teachers and educators
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
23.12 million USD
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P. (management and cofinancing)
Public Sector
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (cofinancing)
Public Sector
ABC – Brazilian Cooperation Agency
Public Sector
ACEP - Association for the Cooperation of the People
Public Sector
AECID - Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
Public Sector
AULP - Association of Universities of Portuguese Language
Public Sector
CPLP – Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries
Public Sector
EUNIC – EU National Institutes for Culture
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
• Reinforce capacity building on entrepreneurship and ensure continuous support to funded projects through mentoring strategies and more involvement of national trainers. • Reinforce the scope, goals and budget for the artistic creation hubs. • Allocate budget to the development of structured projects by key institutions in the PALOP public cultural sector. • Ensure greater complementarity between all the activities and partners. • Complement the training in pedagogy and didactics of children's and youth literature, with other activities such as the development of writing workshops for writers and the strengthening of national writers' associations in their capacity to support literary production and dissemination.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Prioridades transversales