CREACT4MED – Creative Entrepreneurs ACTing FOR the future MEDiterranean

Project duration

2020-2023

Implementing Partners

IEMed (European Institute of the Mediterranean); BUSINESSMED (Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises); FEPS Business Incubator, Cairo University; IED (Institute of Entrepreneurship Development);EMEA(Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association)
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Entrepreneuriat

Brief Description

CREACT4MED builds on the research work conducted by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) in the past years on emerging socio-economic trends, challenges and needs in order to develop a renewed vision of socio-economic development in the South Neighbourhood Countries (SNCs).

Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

Objectives

The overall objective of CREACT4MED is to enhance the role of culture and creativity as a vector for employment and resilience in eight 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.

Actions in brief

- Mapping of CCI ecosystem in eight SNCs in order to increase knowledge on the CCI ecosystem and its potential to create economic, social and cultural values in target countries;

- Designing and implementing the South MED Creative Youth and Women Training and Mentoring Academy in order to build capacities of (future) young and female entrepreneurs active in CCI in target countries;

- Designing and implementing the South MED Creative Youth and Women Programme in order to financially support (sub-grants) 24 creative entrepreneurs/projects and 8 business incubators in the region.

- Awareness-raising and community building in order to ensure increased sustainability and interconnectivity of CCI projects/business initiatives, entrepreneurs, NGOs, start-ups, MSMEs (MED CCI HUB).

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