CREACT4MED Cultural Creative Industries (CCI) Stakeholder Workshops key highlights

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CREACT4MED CCI Stakeholders Workshops in Egypt and Tunisia took place on 22 of March and 8 of April 2021, respectively. These workshops brought together key actors in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) ecosystems of these two countries.

Each workshop had 3 sessions, the first session was dedicated to the development of CCI in each country with the intervention of public actors and representatives of Ministries presenting the current strategy and public programs and initiatives to promote CCI. The second session engaged with the key players from the private sector, notably, incubators and financing bodies. The third session focused on the international initiatives dedicated to the CCI in the two countries.

Key highlights from the CREACT4MED CCI Stakeholders Workshops:

  1. In Egypt, handicraft sector has received particular attention in the country’s national 2030 strategic plan. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) is actively running programs in collaboration with international organizations to enhance women entrepreneurship in the handicraft sector. One of the main challenges highlighted is data unavailability to assess the contribution of CCI in the economy.
  2. In Tunisia, CCI present high potential for growth, in particular, cultural heritage, tourism and the digital sector. The government and international organisations are promoting initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship in these sectors.

CRACT4MED will continue to consult with the actors and stakeholders on ground to co-design a workable action plan to enhance youth and women entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries.

The CREACT4MED project is co-funded by the European Union under the EuropeAid Programme and by the Project Partners. It is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA with 4 partners: the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED), the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED) and the Faculty of Economics and Political Science Business Incubator (FEPS BI).

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