The event will bring together national and local actors from Europe and the Caribbean in charge of organizing and managing carnivals and festivals. It will provide a space to reflect on the socio-economic importance of carnivals and festivals, to highlight their role in fostering creativity, enhancing a sense of unity, pride and belonging, and generating income for economic growth.
Furthermore, the event will facilitate dialogue to identify measures to promote carnivals and festivals as mechanisms to enhance integration, cultural exchange, the diversification of tourism and the mobility of artists.
Finally, the workshop aims to strengthen south-south cooperation and networking in the cultural and creative industries sector of performance and celebrations.
The UNESCO programme Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity, funded by the European Union, harnesses diversity to build bridges between people and cultures from different linguistic areas. It is based on capacity building and the creation of opportunities through exchange and knowledge transfer for young people in the cultural and creative sectors in the Caribbean.'>