About Med Culture
Med Culture is a 5-year (2014-2018) regional programme funded by the European Union to accompany partner countries in south of the Mediterranean in the development and improvement of cultural policies and practices related to the culture sector. The approach is consultative/participative and takes place in partnership with civil society actors, ministries, private and public institutions involved in culture as well as other related sectors.
Med Culture curates the design and implementation of priority-based actions identified through wide consultations both with national authorities, civil society actors, as well as International organisations, and regional EU-funded programmes.
The countries involved are Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, and Libya with the exception of Syria where cooperation is currently suspended until further notice from the European Commission.
Med Culture’s ultimate goal is to pave the way towards the development of institutional and social environments that will confirm culture as vector for freedom of expression and sustainable development.
More specifically to:
- Improve the governance of the culture sector including promotion of inter-ministerial cooperation, elaboration of national action plans for culture, and improving organisational structures in cooperation with peers across the region.
- Strengthen mutual development of capacities among peers of civil society organisations (CSOs,) and public and private sectors.
- Broaden the base by involving young generations, developing activities and audiences in peripheries, promoting cross sector collaborations and collaborations among cultural practitioners across the region.
- Promote sharing and access to information of available resources online and best practices through Med Culture’s website.