Cultural and Youth Policy Workshops UNESCO
From 4-7 December 2011, seven young people from Estonia, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and the UK participated in a workshop on cultural and youth policies, which was organised by the IMC, the European Music Council (EMC) and IMC’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG).
Participants of the workshop were offered the opportunity to attend two different sets of meetings at UNESCO as observers:
• a formal meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, including an exchange session between State Parties to the 2005 Convention and civil society
• International NGO Day at UNESCO
Introductions to UNESCO documents e.g. the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions as well as interviews and personal meetings with other NGO representatives and UNESCO staff members made the formal meetings a lively experience for the participants.