Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The U40 Mexico Network was born out of the U40 Interamerican Meeting (May 2011) which was held in Toluca, Mexico, one of the first projects funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The meeting was organized by the city of Toluca in cooperation with the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity and the German Commission for UNESCO. U40 Foreign Fellows participated alongside a group of young Mexican professionals interested in the debate on cultural diversity and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and its current implementation in the Americas. The participants shared best practices to promote the diversity of cultural expressions at the local level and discussed the weaknesses, strengths and challenges of these practices. The meeting led to the creation of the regional U40 Network “U40 Mexico”, which primarily aims to give visibility to the 2005 UNESCO Convention in the 32 states that comprise the Mexican Federation in order to build cultural cooperation projects and processes thinking global acting local. The work of Creatividad y Cultura Glocal A.C. is based on the idea that cultural rights belong to all. By offering technical assistance, designing programs and projects in partnership with the public and private sectors as well as civil society organizations our objective is to open up glocal culture projects to as many people as possible.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Main activities regarding the Organizational priorities since 2015: a) Promote the culture of citizen participation for the respect and enjoyment of cultural rights: • Conferences and round tables: An average of 10 participations in University Book fairs in Veracruz and Guadalajara. 2 Conferences in Museo Regional de Guanajuato. • Technical Assistance for Rafael Tovar y de Teresa 2014-2016 on cultural diversity scheme for civil society participation for Mexican Ministry of Culture. b) Promote collaborative work within the Network: Database and open communication scheme among members. Public service members in 9 Mexican states had made an average of 20 collaboration activities with free-lance members in areas such as dance and music. c) Promote the creation of international cultural cooperation projects with an emphasis on Glocal: the organization is a member of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity and the Global Cultural Leadership Programme of Cultural Diplomacy Platform of the European Union. d) Coordination of collaborative networks: Linkage with 178 mexican municipalities through a collaboration agreement with CONAIMUC. e) Design and implementation of international cultural cooperation projects: Design of the International Cultural Cooperation department for the Cultural Ministry of Culture in Veracruz State; International meeting Mexico, Germany, France, Canada, Colombia in 2019.