For the creation of an interactive platform for presenting public awareness material to complement the Agenda21C reference framework and to initiate digital activism around the #culture2015goal idea IFCCD and the U40 Network are seeking volunteers who support this project.
The Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and by extension UNESCO, recognizes the intrinsic link between culture and sustainable development. In May 2013, in Hangzhou (China), the UNESCO reaffirmed this conviction by organising the “International Congress on Culture: Key to Sustainable Development. Agenda 21’s advocacy, enhanced by the arguments and principles within the document “Culture as Goal” (also known as “#cultutre2015goal”) co-signed by IFACCA, CGLU, IFCCD, Culture Action Europe etc., carries the justification of such a Goal for the recognition of culture as part of the post-2015 agenda development.
However, it is now obvious that the current projects reports don’t offer sufficient ground for the development of a persuasive line of argument that could illustrate the practical impacts and benefits of culture for every development sphere.
In view of 2015, the IFCCD believes that the strength of advocacy lies in our ability to demonstrate the conditions for success and positive results that cultural projects have on sustainable development. A census and analysis of exemplary initiatives throughout the world, by setting indicators that will allow for measuring their impact on communities is needed.
Creation of an interactive platform (Facebook page or blog) for project identification and of a virtual toolbox offering public awareness material to complement the Agenda21C reference framework and to initiate digital activism around the #culture2015goal idea.
- Creation of the platform
- Debate management on the platform
- Search for project examples
- Participation in drafting public awareness material
If you are interested in participating or for any other information, please contact Daisy Boustany (dboustany(a)cdc-ccd.org ).
This project is a joint initiative of IFCCD, the U40 Network and the author group of the document “Culture as a goal”.