Projects that promote interculturality and sustainable development
The National Plan for Good Living, in its objective five, aims to strengthen national identity reflected in ancestral practices, in the incorporation of the indigenous peoples to the development process, valuing their practices, celebrations and customs; consolidating a measure that represents an integrating aspect in society and an important part of cultural development policies.
To achieve this goal, processes such "Ruta Cimarron" have been promoted, which seek to promote the recognition of Afro-descendant cultural identity. Other outstanding processes have been the "strengthening of festivities and ancestral celebrities", funding, among other initiatives that integrate society in processes of creation and cultural development.
As mentioned previously, the funding and festivals program included the modality "of interculturalism", as well as the application possibility for initiatives proposed by indigenous peoples and nationalities, Afro-descendants, montubios, urban/rural cultures, LGBTI groups and Ecuadorians abroad.