Jordan: Med Culture to organise consultative workshop with culture sector actors

May 13, 2016
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The EU-funded programme Med Culture is orgnising a National Consultative workshop in partnership with the Ministry of Culture in Jordan on 15 and 16 May 2016. Almost 200 cultural operators, representatives of line ministries, and local authorities have been invited to take part in the event.
This workshop comes as a response to a priority need expressed by Jordanians at different meetings held by Med Culture in 2014 and 2015 as well as to the Ministry of Culture’s decision to draw a national strategy for culture. The objective is to provide a platform for the participants to set a common vision for culture in Jordan, and define its perimeters and objectives as a first step towards the definition of a strategic action plan.
The programme will also hold a meeting with the National Focus Group (NFG) for the development of the Culture Sector in Jordan on 17 May 2016 to update its members with the programme’s latest actions and outputs and take stock of the proceedings of the National Consultative Workshop.
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). (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Med Culture website
Media and Culture for Development in the Southern Mediterranean Region Programme –project fiche

Countries covered:

  • Jordan