Support for projects of civil society organizations working in the field of the diversity of cultural expressions

Dónde
Canadá
When
2020
Quién
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) du Québec [Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications]
Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) [Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie]
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

MCC and MRIF support one-time projects by CSOs that are consistent with the Government of Quebec's priorities with respect to the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

A number of CSO projects have been supported since 2016, including the following:

2016-2017
* The Study on International Cooperation with French-speaking African Countries for the Implementation of the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Digital Environment (hereinafter "the Study"), carried out by the UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at Laval University

2019-2020
* International study days on discoverability, organized by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) and the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) on October 23 and 24, 2019
* An international seminar entitled "Les approches integrees de la protection des ressources culturelles et naturelles en droit national et international : un etat des lieux" ["An Inventory of Integrated Approaches to the Protection of Cultural and Natural Resources in National and International Law"], organized by the UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at Laval University, September 12 and 13, 2019
* Support for the participation of speakers at an event organized by the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) in Togo (November 2019)
* Preparation of the Guide to the Negotiation of Cultural Clauses in Trade Agreements (hereafter "the Guide"), launch of the Guide and seminar entitled "Prendre en compte la nature specifique de la culture dans la negociation et la mise en oeuvre d'engagements en matiere de commerce electronique : Pourquoi? Comment?" [Consideration of the specific nature of culture in the negotiation and implementation of e-commerce commitments: why? how?] (January 31, 2020)

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Study and the Guide were distributed to the Parties to the Convention at the 7th session of the Conference of Parties in June 2019 and at the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee in February 2020, respectively, thereby contributing to their capacity-building.

Proceedings of the symposium entitled "An Inventory of Integrated Approaches to the Protection of Cultural and Natural Resources in National and International Law" will be published in 2020.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

NB The amounts shown below represent the total funding by the Government of Quebec (MCC and MRIF).

2016-2017
* Production, release and translation of the Study on International Cooperation with French-speaking African Countries for the Implementation of the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Digital Environment: USD 23,572 (CAD 32,500)

2019-2020
* International study days on discoverability: USD 14, 528 (CAD 20,030)
* International seminar entitled "An Inventory of Integrated Approaches to the Protection of Cultural and Natural Resources in National and International Law": USD 4,351 (CAD 6,000)
* Support for the participation of speakers at an event organized by the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) in Togo (November 2019): USD 3,094.27 (CAD 4,266.19)
* Production of the Guide to the Negotiation of Cultural Clauses in Trade Agreements, launch of the Guide and seminar entitled "Prendre en compte la nature specifique de la culture dans la negociation et la mise en oeuvre d'engagements en matiere de commerce electronique : Pourquoi? Comment?" [Consideration of the specific nature of culture in the negotiation and implementation of e-commerce commitments: why? how?] (January 31, 2020): USD 22,847 (CAD 31,500)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
University of Québec at Montréal
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-dominio