Under the Sector Dialogue on Cultural Policies, Brazil and the European Union are preparing a joint work plan for 2011-2014, which focuses on three areas: implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; policies and instruments for the development of the creative economy and cultural industries; and cultural heritage and cooperation in the area of museums. The dialogue will be complemented by the exchange of experiences on the development and implementation of cultural policies, based on ad-hoc actions agreed between the parties.
To this end, the EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues Support Facility is supporting Brazil’s participation in the Europalia.Brasil Festival, considered the most important European cultural event involving all the artistic disciplines. In 2011-12, the event -- held biennially since 1969 -- was fully dedicated to Brazil and extended from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012. By participating, Brazil will boost its image abroad as well as political and trade relations with Europe.
Another priority is the promotion of the interface between culture and education. In this regard, the establishment of exchanges with European Union countries with consolidated policies in these areas aims to assist the formulation of the National Policy on Education, Communication and Culture. To this end, the EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues Support Facility is supporting a round-table conference with Brazilian and European personalities from the world of culture during the Europalia.Brasil Festival and in the context of the EU-Brazil Summit; a technical mission to Europe to learn about experiences considered as international references for the development of actions related to the integration of Education, Communication and Culture; and a technical mission to Europe to explore the possibility of developing a culture residency program (artistic and non-artistic).
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