Jordan to host three regional Med Culture workshops
July 13, 2016
Some 50 peers among cultural operators from nine Arab countries are gathering in Amman from 15 to 19 July 2016 to participate in three different capacity development workshops, organised by the EU-funded regional programme Med Culture.
The first workshop, to be held on 17-19 July on “Re-inventing Partnerships”, aims at laying the foundations for successful sustainable collaborative work, which could have an impact on the development of cultural operators’ career paths and enhancing the structuring of organisations within the cultural field.
The second workshop, to take place on 15-17 July concerns Houna aShabab, a group of young cultural operators from 8 Southern Mediterranean countries, set by Med Culture early in 2015. The workshop will look into “Cultural Policies and the Value of Cultural Projects” and shed some light on the interaction between cultural operators and their overall cultural and political environments. Med Culture will also organise a number of meetings with Jordanian cultural practitioners and visits to cultural spaces in Amman to give the participants some insight into the local Jordanian cultural scene and learn about existing good practices.
The third activity consists of two-day training on “Sustainability & Communication”, to take place on 17 and 18 of July. The action shall provide managers and coordinators of cultural projects who received grants through the European Union within the framework of Med Culture Regional Programme, with necessary knowledge and tools to consolidate their performance in these two areas.
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 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). (EU Neighbourhood Info)