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UNESCO Global Report ‘Re|Shaping Cultural Policies’ 2017: Call for proposals

UNESCO is inviting professional research institutes, companies, individuals or consortiums to submit a proposal for the collection, analysis and visualization of data to be included in the second edition of the UNESCO Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention, to be published in December 2017.

The Global Report series is conceived as a tool for monitoring the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and facilitates information sharing and knowledge production on the many ways in which the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions is being pursued across the world. The Report targets governmental and non-governmental entities as well as the general public.  The first edition of the Global Report was launched on 16 December 2015. The second edition will be launched in December 2017.

A written proposal to collect, analyse and visualize data for all 10 areas of monitoring covered by the Convention (Cultural Polices, Public service media, Digital environment, Civil society, Mobility of artists and cultural professionals, Flow of cultural goods and services, Treaties and agreements, Culture and sustainable development, Gender equality, and Artistic freedom), or for any one of these specific fields should comprise, in separate attached documents:

1. A Technical Proposal consisting of the following:

  • A description of your organization, including its managerial/administrative capacity and previous engagement conducting international data collection/research projects in the fields covered by the Global Report;
  • If applicable, information about any additional partners envisaged in a consortium to be led by your organization;
  • A description of the proposed team, including updated CVs;
  • The added value of your organization and additional partners in this research;
  • The monitoring domains your organization will cover and an assessment of specific indicators that could be implemented from the 2005’s Global Report’s proposed  monitoring framework through existing data and where new data will be required to be collected;

A detailed work plan for the assignment, keeping in mind the following key dates:

First Editorial Meeting : September 2016
Second Editorial Meeting: February 2017
Submission of data collected, analysed, and visualized: May 2017;

Examples (2) of data visualization from past projects (e.g., scatterplots, histograms, maps, tables, figures, etc.).

2. A Financial Proposal for the assignment, broken down by activity and quoted in US Dollars.

Please note, possible data subscriptions costs should be included in financial proposal.

The proposal and any supporting documents must be in English or French.

Interested companies, institutions, professionals or consortiums are requested to send in their proposals together with a financial proposal to Anthony Krause ( and Lindsay Cotton ( by no later than Friday, June 3, 2016.

Submissions will be acknowledged by email upon receipt but ONLY selected organizations will receive further notification and correspondences. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal is received by the deadline.

See call for proposals

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