Nearly forty cultural stakeholders from civil society, the public sector and Tunisian universities and higher education institutes gathered in Tunis on 23 February for a meeting on ‘Employability and Higher Education in Cultural Management and Policies’, organised in the framework of the EU-funded Med Culture project.
Participants were invited to take stock of how higher education in cultural management and policy could contribute to greater employability. They discussed the challenges caused by the mismatch between supply of skills (from universities and training centres) and demand (from the labour market), and made proposals to foster closer links between training and the professional world.
One of the aims of the meeting was to study the advisability of creating a master’s degree in cultural management and policies.
Med Culture is an EU-funded regional programme that kicked off in February 2014 with the aim of sustaining the creation of institutional and social environments to support culture as a vector for freedom of expression and sustainable development. This should be accomplished by reinforcing the capacities of the public and private cultural sectors as vectors for democratisation, and economic and social development for societies in the Southern Mediterranean.
Med Culture is part of the regional programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which has been allocated a total budget of EUR 17 million over a four-year period, of which EUR 9 million is for the award of grants on a co-financing basis, and EUR 8 million for one capacity-development mechanism on media (Med Media) and one capacity development mechanism on culture (Med Culture).
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