Ahead of the curve: Global south perspectives on the Unesco 2005 Convention

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photo of the seminar Ahead of the Curve in Berlin, May 2017

Twelve years in but ahead of the curve – is the 2005 UNESCO Convention still the right tool for the promotion and protection of the diversity of cultural expressions? Has it ever been? What do the marginalised voices need to do in order to influence global debates and policy making and how do we tackle the many crises of our times?

The workshop Ahead of the Curve that took place in Berlin in May, 2017 gathered 24 participants from around the globe - leaders and activists in their respective cultural and academic fields - to explore the contemporary relevance of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. You can find the insights, recommendations and practical next steps in the Report. 

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