Regional Conference on ‘The Value of Culture in the Southern Mediterranean’ to be held in Amman

November 22, 2017
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Under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein, SouthMed CV will hold a regional conference in the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan on the 3rd and 4th of December 2017. The conference will bring together representatives of 30 cultural projects sub-granted by SouthMed CV during the past 2 years, as well as local public authorities, cultural practitioners, artists, academics, international experts in the field of culture and development, and representatives the EU and the Southern Mediterranean countries’ institutions in Jordan.

During the conference, two different panels reflecting on the culture as a vector for development in the Southern Mediterranean region with the participation of experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region will be held. Moreover, group discussions among the SouthMed CV sub-grantees, speakers and the audience on cross border cooperation to foster the emergence of citizen platforms, new models for public-private partnerships, culture as an instrument to lead changes, creative economy in the Southern Mediterranean region, among other issues, will take place.

The conference is open to the public. The registration will take place at the Royal Cultural Center on the 3rd of December, at 9 am.

SouthMed CV is funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional Med Culture programme. It is designed to accompany partner countries in the South of the Mediterranean in the development and improvement of policies related to the cultural sector. 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).


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia