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The first pillar of the CREACT4MED project is a comprehensive mapping exercise of the CCI ecosystem in Southern Mediterranean Countries. The aim of this exercise is to identify the key figures, actors, initiatives, cultural infrastructures, opportunities, and threats in each of the territories, with a view to uncovering and raising awareness of unexploited entrepreneurship and employment opportunities and developing appropriate support initiatives and policy recommendations.
As part of this activity, CREACT4MED is launching a call for nominations of Best Practice (BP) examples in cultural and creative entrepreneurship, ecosystem enablement and local and regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean.
Objectives of the call
The overall objective of this call is to identify, engage with and promote examples of Best Practice (BP) that have the potential to boost CCI entrepreneurship and enhance sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region.
The specific objectives of the call are:
1. To identify examples of BP in terms of cultural and creative entrepreneurship, ecosystem enablement and local and regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean.
2. To acknowledge and celebrate the examples of BP identified; engage with their promotors; and award a prize to the best examples from each country during the final project event.
3. To facilitate access to knowledge and promote the use and replication of successful practices with applicability and transferability potential by creating a public repository of data.
Definition of Best Practice
We understand Best Practice as methods or processes that have been proven by experience or research to work reliably and effectively to reach a desired objective. The results of these practices should be tangible, and their impact measurable. Moreover, according to EMEA research, an example of BP should be inclusive, economically and environmentally sustainable, innovative and efficient.
Given the diversity of processes in the cultural and creative industries, this call is open for examples of Best Practice (BP) on a broad range of categories:
- cultural and creative entrepreneurship
- ecosystem enablement
- local and regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean
For a full breakdown, please see the Application Guidelines.
In order to apply for Best Practice nomination, applicants are invited to complete the Online Application Form available here. The call for Best Practice application is open until the 31st October 2023 for applicants from Southern Mediterranean countries. Please note that only Best Practices from CREACT4MED target countries (i.e. Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) will be eligible to receive the CREACT4MED Best Practice financial award
Applicants are advised to read through the Application Guidelines for the Call for Cultural and Creative Best Practices in the Southern Mediterranean before completing the application form for more detailed information on the call and the application process.
In order to support the nomination and validate the quality, reliability, and objectivity of the information provided, the applicant is asked to provide a contact of reference. (See section 4. Guidelines for Applicants)
More detailed information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process are available in the guidelines for applicants.
CREACT4MED is a project funded by the EU through the EuropeAid Programme, which aims to strengthen businesses within the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). It seeks to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs, create jobs, and foster sustainable economic growth in the Southern Mediterranean, with a particular focus on young people and women.
CREACT4MED mission and goals:
- Boost CCI businesses and entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean, increasing the capacity of CCI to attract investment, create jobs and foster inclusive economic growth.
- Empower current and potential entrepreneurs, in particular young people and women, to start or grow CCI businesses through tailored training and financing opportunities.
- Establish a regional CCI hub to bring together actors from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, strengthening networking, exchanges and cooperation in the sector across the Mediterranean.
CREACT4MED is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). Partners are the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED), the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED) and Redstart Tunisia (REDSTART).