The first pillar of CREACT4MED’s activities is mapping the current landscape of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the project’s target countries. This involves desk research, consultation workshops with key CCI stakeholders in each country, and input from the CREACT4MED Technical Expert Group (TEG), which is a multi-disciplinary group of renowned regional and local experts, set-up for the purpose of this project, including project partners, external participants, and observers. Five TEG meetings were held between November 18 2021 and February 25 2021.
The reports give a brief overview of the economic situation of the country and the salient features of its existing CCI and entrepreneurial ecosystems. National and international initiatives impacting CCIs are identified, as well as key actors including government, private sector, associations and NGOs, and academia. Finally, the reports discuss challenges and opportunities with the CCI sector, and give a series of policy recommendations.