Open call: Local cultural policies and spaces to increase cultural sustainability, Eu funded MedCulture

Opportunity type : Training
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The technical assistance team of Med Culture, a regional programme funded by the European Union, is launching a call for participation in a regional three day training workshop. Through the analysis of local policies, local cultural dynamics and the situation of cultural spaces, the workshop will explore ways to bring about change at local level and foster cultural sustainability.

Based on Med Culture approach, the methodology of the workshop will focus on shaping participatory and effective learning experiences; and sharing the best practice, the better to support cultural development at the local level.


This call is dedicated to cultural practitioners, municipality members or collaborators, as well as researchers with experience in the field of cultural spaces management and/or local cultural policies.
Applicants must be residents from South Mediterranean countries, aged between 23and 45 years at the time of application.

The selected candidates are expected to be fully committed to this workshop. 


This blended learning workshop will address a range of topics:

  • Specificities and challenges of cultural policies in the region and ways to address them

  • Advocacy for culture at the local level with the aim to influence decision makers regarding cultural policies

  • Strategies to foster public participation for engaging citizens in the shaping of what they envision for their environment

  • Challenges that cultural centres face at the level of management and general governance and scenarios to strengthen their role within their communities

  • Strategies that foster partnership and promote synergies between managers of public cultural spaces and cultural players

The programme will include sessions on stimulating learning and will favour effective group work.
The languages of the workshop are English, French and Arabic.


This 3-day workshop (excluding travel) will take place in Casablanca 17-19 December 2018.


Countries covered:

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