Subgrantee Kickoff Event – Palestine, May 2023

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The Creative Mediterranean team were in Ramallah, Palestine on the 24th and 25th May 2023 for the kickoff of the selected business proposals with Asala, the Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association and selected Business Support Organisation under the project. The funded projects are: Askadar for Culture and Arts, Handmade Palestine, and Meera Adnan. Read more about them at the entrepreneur page.

As with previous visits, on the first day, María Ruiz de Cossío, (Project Officer at Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA), explained the CREACT4MED roadmap outlining the project activities under the subgrant activity. Following that, the group heard from experts, Mr Samer Makhlouf of Al-kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque, a cultural NGO, and Ms Raja Rantisi, Asala’s Executive Director. Following that, the entrepreneurs presented their entities and work plans under the CREACT4MED subgrant scheme. They were met with Alia Arasoughly Director General of Shashat Women Cinema, an independent women’s cinema NGO in Palestine, and Ms. Mona Ishaq from the EU Delegation in East Jerusalem.

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