Cultural diversity

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Implementing the UNESCO Convention of 2005 in the European Union (full version of the study for the European Parliament)

The September 21 issue of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Newsletter discusses the abridged version (124 pages, available in a number of languages) of the study entitled Implementing the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of cultural Expressions in the European Union, edited by Germann Avocats.

The study is described as follow: "This study provides a summary of the state of implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of 2005. Focusing on fields in which the E.U. is expected to provide leadership or coordination, it is intended to provide ideas and long term guidance on implementing the Convention. For that purpose, it analyses the obligations set out by this treaty. It assesses various practices in implementing the UNESCO Convention from a legal and practical viewpoint, and identifies challenges and measures to help achieve the objectives of this instrument."

The full version of the study (334 pages, English only) is also available. It provides a more detailed analysis of the issues in the form of a discussion paper. The full version, the summaries, and responses to the survey of public and private stakeholders both within the E.U. and without are all available at