Seminar on “Cultural projects and the 2030 Agenda: reports of an experience in Brazil in the year 2020”

The second session of the Permanent Seminar for Research and Community will take place on January 13, at 2:30 pm. “Cultural projects and the 2030 Agenda: reports of an experience in Brazil in the year 2020” is the topic to be discussed with the CECS researcher, Manuel Gama.

Approved by the UN, on September 25, 2015, the 2030 Agenda is a global social contract with the objective of solving people’s needs, emphasizing that nobody should be left behind. It is a comprehensive and ambitious agenda that addresses various dimensions of sustainable development (social, economic, environmental) and that promotes peace, justice and effective institutions. Since the mobilization of the means for its implementation is recognized as fundamental, with everyone, namely professionals and organizations in the cultural sector, playing an important role.

It was in this context that, in December 2019, POLObs began to develop in Portugal the project “Culture and Development: Cultural Projects and the 2030 Agenda”. More than problematizing the presence of culture in Agenda 2030 and the importance of culture for sustainable development, with this project we aim to achieve two objectives:

1. identify, characterize and map cultural projects developed within the framework of the 2030 Agenda;
2. sensitize and train professionals and organizations in the cultural sector to the importance of developing cultural projects within the 2030 Agenda.

In May 2020, the project was extended to Brazil, to allow the participation of professionals and organizations (public and private) from the Brazilian cultural sector in a project that, in 2021, will integrate other Portuguese-speaking and Ibero-American countries.

In this seminar we will make, through a set of brief reports from some of the entities and professionals involved in the implementation of the project in Brazil, a first assessment of the work carried out, in order, in this way, to envision the sustainable development of the project in the years that follow.

The session will take place via Zoom.

[Posted: 11-12-2020]