The CREACT4MED CCI Stakeholders’ Engagement Workshop in Palestine

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The CREACT4MED CCI Stakeholders’ Engagement Workshop in Palestine was held on the 17th of January 2022, via ZOOM. The workshop brought together 21 key stakeholders within the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Palestine.

Opening the workshop, Prof. Rym Ayadi, founder and president of EMEA, highlighted that cultural and creative industries play a crucial role in social transformation, and are an important pillar of post-pandemic recovery. In recognition of the importance of CCI, the United Nations declared 2021 the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

The first session of the workshop was dedicated to Palestinian strategies to promote CCI, international initiatives dedicated to creative entrepreneurship and CCI in Palestine, and funding opportunities for CCI in the country. The second session brought together incubators and business support organizations to present their programs and showcase success stories.

The CREACT4MED CCI Stakeholders Workshop Series aims to bring together and engage with the key actors in the CCI ecosystem of target countries to discuss obstacles and opportunities encountered by cultural and creative players, and to develop partnerships for future action.

The overall objective of CREACT4MED is to enhance the role of culture and creativity as a vector for employment and resilience in the SNCs through untapping the potential of the cultural and creative industry (CCI) to create economic value, enhance growth, create decent jobs and foster social inclusion. In doing so, a special emphasis is dedicated to youth and women.

The CREACT4MED project is co-funded by the European Union under the EuropeAid Programme and by the Project Partners, led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA. Project Partners are the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED), the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), the Faculty of Economics and Political Science Business Incubator (FEPS BI), AFAEMME, Beyond Group, LUMSA, MED Confederation, Neapolis University Pafos, Positive Agenda & Womenpreneur.

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