SouthMed CV to hold its final conference in Brussels in April
March 14, 2018
Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in partnership with the Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR, the project ‘SouthMed CV – Communities of Practice for the Public Value of Culture in the Southern Mediterranean’ will hold its Final Conference on 10 April 2018 at BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium.
The Final Conference will present the achievements of SouthMed CV and 38 sub-granted projects that have enhanced the idea that culture can have a social and economic impact in the Southern Mediterranean, thus contributing to the sustainable human development of the region. The event will also include the presentation of the printed book ‘MAHATTAT’ which gives an account of the cultural dynamics that animated the southern shore of the Mediterranean from 2015 to 2018 through the prism of SouthMed CV.
The Final Conference will consist of a closed session and an open event. The opening of the closed session will count with the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan bint Fawwaz Al Hashemiof the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and representatives of BOZAR, Interarts, and the EU, co-funder of the SouthMed CV within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture.
Oussama Rifahi – Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Lebanon) – and Ferdinand Richard – Roberto Cimetta Fund (France) – will be the key speakers of this part of the Conference which will bring together the SouthMed CV consortium, representatives of the European Commission and of the diplomatic corps in Belgium, alongside experts and cultural operators from Europe, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine.
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).