The Participation Programme (PP) functions as a vital complement to UNESCO’s regular activities by analyzing, evaluating and facilitating the implementation of national, sub-regional, inter-regional and regional projects submitted by Member States and NGOs directly related to the activities of the Organization. (UNESCO)
Curaçao is very satisfied with receiving 4 new projects approved by UNESCO for the Participation Programme for this biennium.
These projects are:
- Curaçao Sports Conference 2016 submitted by FDDK (Federashon Desaroyo Deportivo Kòrsou -Sports Foundation) for US$ 20,000.
- Be the best you can be by impacting the life of others for sustainable growth submitted by AGPNA (Girl Guides Association PNA) for US$ 20,000.
- Producing educational materials for primary and secondary schools of Curaçao in order to safeguard Curaçao’s intangible and tangible cultural heritage submitted by NAAM (National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Management) for US$18,000.
- Supporting Curaçao’s STI Policy submitted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport for US$18,000.
Curaçao received two additional PP’s, which makes the total for this biennium 4.
- Media Development and Capacity Building for Curaçao
- Supporting Curaçao’s STI Policy Development
- Training Intangible Cultural Heritage for community leaders and teachers
- Free open source spell checker for Papiamentu.
UNESCO is not a funding agency, although subsidies can be granted on a moderate scale. The funds are given mainly in order to initiate projects that pursue UNESCO’s goals, which are to contribute to a better understanding of the people of the world through the knowledge of education, sciences, culture and communication & information. (Associate) Member States can submit 7 projects to UNESCO for funding. Project documents are submitted to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris through the Curaçao National Commission for UNESCO only. The Curaçao NatCom does not has any say in the evaluation of the projects by the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The different types of assistance that can be requested under the Participation Programme are as follows:
- The services of specialists and consultants-Not including staff costs and administrative support
- Study grants and fellowships
- Publications, periodicals, documentation, translation and reproduction
- Supplies and equipment (other than vehicles)
- Conferences, meetings, translation and interpretation services, participants’ travel costs (not including those of UNESCO staff members)
- seminars and training courses
The maximum funds to be granted are:
- US$26,000 for a national project or activity
- US$35,000 for a subregional or interregional project or activity
- US$46,000 for a regional project or activity.