Posted on October 6, 2022
Unleashing the full potential of the cultural and creative industries in the Mediterranean
Cultural and creative industries (CCI) are increasingly being recognised as an important source of economic independence, job creation, social cohesion, and wellbeing. The Mediterranean’s rich cultural background and dynamic young population means there is great potential for CCI to be real drivers of growth and prosperity, however, industries and infrastructures are fragmented and poorly supported.
CREACT4MED seeks to strengthen CCI ecosystems in the region and unleash the full potential of CCI to create empowered and flourishing societies. The CREACT4MED Annual Conference 2022 aims to build on the progress achieved so far, strengthen links between identified stakeholders, and fortify the foundations of a solid CCI Med Hub to create a productive and sustainable enabling environment for budding cultural and creative entrepreneurs.
The conference will showcase the project’s achievements to date, set goals for the coming year, and provide a space to discuss innovative ideas for programmes, policies, and financial models to support CCI entrepreneurs and businesses in the Southern Mediterranean.
The conference is organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) in collaboration with CreativeForum.si, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, and Medwaves. The event will take place in hybrid format, live streamed from Barcelona – Spain.
CREACT4MED is a project funded by the European Union (EU) through the EuropeAid Programme, that aims to strengthen businesses and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the Southern Neighbourhood of the EU, with a particular focus on young people and women. CREACT4MED is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), and project partners and associates include: the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED), the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), RedStart Tunisia, the Med Confederation, Beyond Group, LUMSA University, the Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME), Positive Agenda Advisory, Womenpreneur Initiative, Neapolis University Pafos, FEPS Business Incubator, and Medwaves.