Promoting advocacy in culture: Med Culture holds second regional workshop

October 7, 2016
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Almost Twenty cultural practitioners of seven Arab countries including Morocco, both from the civil society and public sectors, will meet in Tangier, Morocco to participate in the 2nd workshop of the capacity development cycle on “Advocacy for culture”, organised from 7 to 10 of October 2016 by the EU-funded regional programme, Med Culture.

The workshop will proceed with the porgramme delivered at the 1st workshop held in Beirut in April 2016. Participants will take stock of what has been established during the 1st workshop i.e. the objectives, messages and target groups of their identified advocacy actions, and examine tools and methodologies that would best serve their advocacy campaigns.
A number of meetings with Moroccan cultural operators and visits to cultural spaces in Tangier is on the agenda as well. This includes a meeting with a group from the Association Tawaza for advocacy for women, and an open debate with Arty Farty, implementing the EU co-funded project “Think Tanger”, in addition to attending the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Cinémathèque de Tanger.
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 to support 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 EUR 17 million over a four-year period, of which EUR 9 million is for the award of grants on a co-financing basis, and EUR 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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