In 2018, the European Union and the UNESCO launched an international call for applications supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and promote South-South cooperation.

This programme aims to support developing countries (Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Palestine, Panama, South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe) to:

  • Design, adapt and/or implement regulatory frameworks (laws, strategies, policies and measures) for the CCIs, including intellectual property rights related to CCIs.
  • Strengthen skills and capacities to support long-term cultural policy development and implementation that support the CCIs.
  • Create peer-to-peer mechanisms to strengthen institutional capacities for the CCIs through South-South cooperation activities.

This programme will end in 2021.