EU project to support conference on promoting women empowerment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in North Africa and Middle East

July 15, 2016
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A High-Level Conference on “Promoting women empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in North Africa and Middle East” will be held in Amman, Jordan, on 20 July 2016 with the support of the UfM EU-funded project “Development of clusters in cultural and creative industries in the South Mediterranean region” (Creative Mediterranean), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

The Conference, which includes addresses and panel discussions, will present an update report on constraints faced by women entrepreneurs in the region, discuss measures and policies needed to promote women economic empowerment, demonstrate the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in creating economic opportunities for women; facilitate sharing of best practices of successful women entrepreneurs as role model.
Stimulating interactive sessions will identify priority policies and measures needed to facilitate women in business in the 7 South Mediterranean countries (at least one per country), issue recommendations on how to boost the creation and the expansion of successful women-led enterprises in key sectors such as Cultural and Creative Industries and provide a platform for investment promotion, knowledge sharing and networking.
The objective of Creative Mediterranean, implemented in the framework of the EU-funded programme Private sector Development in the Southern Mediterranean, is to foster entrepreneurial co-operation in the cultural and creative industry notably through the promotion of promising pilot initiatives demonstrating contribution to inclusive growth. The project then aims at demonstrating the potential for the national and regional development of cultural and creative industries in the Southern Mediterranean, thus opening the possibility through adequate replication and larger scale support from financial institutions to promote new employment opportunities and inclusive growth in the region. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)

Read more
“Development of clusters in cultural and creative industries in the South Mediterranean region” project factsheet and webpage
Private sector Development in the Southern Mediterranean – fiche and news
UfM website