Israel: Role of cities and business sector in promoting culture focus of Med Culture workshops

May 24, 2016
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Within the framework of its capacity development activities, the EU-funded Med Culture programme is holding two different workshops on 23-24 and 25 May 2016, in Haifa, Israel, with the participation of almost 40 cultural practitioners.

The first workshop will explore the cultural dimension of life in cities and local areas and particularly its implications for cultural policies and programmes designed, and implemented by public authorities and by independent actors.
The second workshop will tackle some of the main issues linked to the involvement of the business sector in the culture field, through the analysis of concrete examples of cultural projects implemented in partnership with that sector.
Med Culture is an EU-funded regional programme with the aim of sustaining the creation of institutional and social environments propitious to 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 €17 million over a four-year period, of which €9 million is for the award of grants on a co-financing basis, and €8 million for one capacity-development mechanism on media (Med Media) and one capacity development mechanism on culture (Med Culture). 
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Countries covered:

  • Israel