Med Culture: working towards a strategic action plan for culture in Jordan

July 6, 2017
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Following a number of national consultative meetings that took place in Jordan in 2015 and 2016, the EU-funded Med Culture programme is organising a workshop to discuss an Action Plan for the first complete draft of a national strategy for culture in Jordan.

This meeting brings together more than 40 participants from several ministries, such as culture and higher education, municipalities and cultural operators and experts from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia and France, as well as key foundations involved in supporting the culture sector within the South Mediterranean region.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss activities proposed within three priority themes, which are ‘governance’, ‘youth and education’ and ‘culture and development’,” said Ahmad Rashed, adviser to the Jordanian Minister of Culture Rashed. “These group discussions are fundamental for the Ministry to define what is feasible and attainable and what the participants consider an absolute priority, and therefore better plan the Action Plan’s outcome, budget and timeline to meet the aspiration of the cultural actors.

The meeting aims at focusing the Action Plan into a number of concrete priority actions that can be achievable within the next two to three years.

Med Culture has received several expressions of interest to have this participatory process duplicated in the region, notably in Palestine and Lebanon.

Med Culture is a regional programme funded by the European Union to accompany partner countries in south of the Mediterranean in the development and improvement of cultural policies and practices related to the culture sector.


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Countries covered:

  • Jordan