8.8 Synergies and partnerships
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The Rural Development programs include the different policies, actions and measures for the promotion of rural areas following the outline of the Community Strategic Guidelines proposed by the European Commission. Among its objectives are the consolidation of the population in rural areas and the protection and recovery of the natural and intangible heritage. The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan includes a Plan of Measures to face the Demographic Challenge with 130 actions aimed at combating depopulation and guaranteeing social and territorial cohesion.
Guide to encourage youth participation in rural areas through art and culture to help fight depopulation serves as a guideline to work in depth on strategies for the dynamization of young people in rural areas, since they have difficulties in accessing spaces for culture and participation. Its main commitment is the design of network projects among people of the territory, generating activities in collaboration with local artists, associations, businesses, companies...
Sustainable development is another of the major challenges set out in The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, aligned with European policies. The Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) is the main roadmap in Spain to achieve the 2030 goals. Although the 2030 agenda does not include any SDGs related to culture, both the SDS and Agenda 21 highlight the important contribution of culture to sustainable development. For this reason, the Spanish Network for Sustainable Development has launched two guides that relate both themes:
- Practical Guide to integrate the 2030 Agenda in the cultural sector. It includes guidelines and practical actions for a more sustainable cultural management.
- A methodological guide to make visible the impact that culture has on the fulfillment of the SDGs. It analyzes the state of the art and offers indicators and tools to measure the contributions of culture to sustainable development.
The Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE) through the Alliance of European Voluntary Organizations and the Autonomous Communities offers the International Volunteer Camps Program, in which Spaniards between 18 and 30 years of age carry out volunteer projects for a minimum period of 15 days. They work on topics related to historical, cultural and artistic heritage, among others. The program aims to improve intercultural learning, personal development and the reinforcement of cooperative values.
This is a program in which the Amadís Exhibition Hall of the Instituto de la Juventud (INJUVE) is temporarily transformed into a rehearsal space where young creators under 30 years of age and companies in rehearsal spaces can meet and test their research through the format of an urban artistic residency.
Mulafest is an art fair held annually in Madrid. It brings together activities related to the world of motoring, tattoo, music, sexuality, eroticism and urban art. In 2017 it counted for the first time with the participation of INJUVE, in an illustration contest and in 2022 it was held for the first time outside Spain, through an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico.