A cultural professional specialising in formulating project strategies and streamlining their implementation, with expertise in the fields of research, communications and public relations Christiane was Head of the Technical and Monitoring Unit for the EU-funded programme Euromed Heritage IV (www.euromedheritage.net) from 2008-2013, which promoted cultural heritage preservation and development throughout the Mediterranean. She was also part of the core team of Bethlehem 2000 Project, a multi-sectoral development project designed to raise the global profile of Bethlehem in the run up to the Millennium celebrations. She co-founded the Centre of Cultural Heritage Preservation in 2001 and became involved in cultural heritage, and community development in the Bethlehem region, and in programmes of work supported by international organisations including UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank, Sida and the EU.
Fanny has 18 years of experience in the cultural field. She started her career working for the cultural network IETM in Brussels. She then worked as the Production and Distribution Manager of an Italian theatre director, on an international scale. In parallel, Fanny worked on designing, implementing, and providing technical assistance for cultural cooperation projects developed mainly in the framework of European programmes in the Mediterranean area. She conducted research projects in the field of Cultural policies and European studies, where she also contributed a number of publications.
She has designed and managed the capacity development programme MELOPEE, which dealt with cultural management training for young cultural operators in the Mediterranean region (2004-2010). She is the co-author of the report conducted in 2009 for the European Commission Towards a Strategy for Culture in the Mediterranean Region and of a commissioned-study on the creative industries for the Ministry of Culture in Tunisia in 2014. She is currently working as the capacity development expert at the Technical Assistance Unit of the EU funded Med Culture Regional Programme.
Fanny has an MA in theatre studies, an MA in European Cultural Policies and Management, and a PhD in Social Sciences - European studies from the University of Paris 8 where she teaches European cultural institutions and policies to MA students.
Suhair has 15 years working experience with international organisations, out of which 9 years in designing, managing, and implementing Communication advocacy, media, marketing and networking strategies targeting diverse groups across the MENA region. She acted as the Middle East Representatives of Radio Netherlands Worldwide, designed the Communication strategies for Euromed Audiovisual III and Civil Society Facility- South. She worked as Press, Information, Communication and Culture officer at the EU delegation in Amman, and was the Country Manager for the Palestinian Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports (PACES) in Jordan ahead of joining the Med Culture programme.
‘keep it simple’ is Hiba’s motto in communications.
In a constantly evolving world, our need to communicate and network is growing and so are our options to select from the rapidly advancing communications tools, practices and channels. In response to the challenges of this evolving landscape, Hiba continuously explores and re-evaluates most effective and tailored communication strategies and solutions to reach out and meet communications goals.
Hiba’s communications skills are the result of 16 years of experience, determination and flexibility to creatively reach out to a diverse range of targeted audience across a multitude of industries within the private and the public sector.
Hiba has been deeply involved in programmes and projects funded by the European Union within the Mediterranean region. She first joined the Delegation of the European Commission to Lebanon as a Communications Assistant between 2007 and 2009, covering mostly humanitarian projects. Since then, she has been developing and implementing communication strategies for European development programmes in Lebanon and the region across several sectors such as environmental, social, economical, judiciary, cultural and infrastructural.
Additionally, Hiba has a proven experience in event management in the region and more specifically in the Gulf, as she contributes to the organisation and management of an average of 4 to 6 international events per year since 2009.
Hiba holds a Masters degree in Communications from the Edinburgh University in Scotland and a Bachelor in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, asserting her sharp eye in visual communication.
On a personal level, Hiba is an environmental activist and passionate about the protection of our environment.
Since its establishment in 1990, HYDEA brings its experience in the areas of protection, valorization and dissemination of cultural heritage to public and private clients in Italy and abroad. Over the years, the company has expanded its areas of expertise to include museums, cultural tourism, and culture in general.
Nowadays, HYDEA is among the few private consulting companies in Europe that provides on a regular basis technical and advisory services in the fields of culture and cultural heritage, encompassing a wide range of disciplines including cultural policies, cultural industries, cultural tourism, conservation of monuments and heritage sites, inventorying of tangible/intangible cultural heritage assets, design of conservation works, management of heritage sites, etc.
Governmental agencies and international donors have retained HYDEA’s services on a variety of assignments worldwide (Northern Africa, Middle East, continental Africa, Asia, and Latin America), which have earned the company an international reputation.
INA is the world leader in digital archiving and enhancement of audiovisual archives. Since 1974, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Culture, INA brings together and preserves the images and sounds which underpin French collective memory and shares them with as many people as possible. It develops its activities of digital archiving, preservation, research, training in broadcasting domains and consulting in content management at the regional, national level, and with the world today. INA has an international centre specializing in the training delivery and provision of specialist services, INA Expert. With 340 training courses, INA Expert provides training for 5,000 professionals from all countries each year, and is also committed with INASup to higher education, ranging from technical diplomas to specialized masters degrees.
INA is currently a consortium member of the Med Culture Programme
The RFC was established in 2003, with the aim to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. It is a Government body that enjoys administrative and financial autonomy. It seeks to position Jordan as an attractive location by providing comprehensive production support services to local, regional, and international productions. RFC also builds capacities by providing training opportunities and workshops dealing with the various filmmaking disciplines and targeting different levels of professionals. It promotes and enhances film culture by offering regular free-of-charge screenings of quality films throughout the Kingdom. The RFC is a partner in the consortium of Med Culture programme.
Is an independent management owned and ISO certified company. In 30 years of existence, it managed more than 5,000 assignments in 150 countries. With an emphasis on development processes, TRANSTEC has been acting as a virtuous circle to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).