08/05/2014

Med Culture holds consultation sessions in Jordan

What next for cultural policies and the creative economy in Jordan?

Institutions, Jordan

Med Culture holds consultation sessions in Jordan

After similar meetings in Tunisia and Morocco earlier this year, the European Union's Med Culture programme held two consultation meetings to assess the needs and priorities of Jordan's creative economy in Amman on April 29 and 30. 

The first meeting was with ministry officials, while the second was with professionals from the cultural and creative sectors.

During the second meeting, professionals agreed that the Jordanian ministry of culture would better support the cultural sector by acting as a facilitator rather than a producer and distributor of activities. 

One participant stressed the importance of protecting artists, their freedom of expression and intellectual property rights.

Med Culture kicked off this February with the aim to help create institutional and social environments to validate culture as a vector for freedom of expression and sustainable development in partner countries of the South Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Syria. The programme seeks to engage with a variety of cultural sub-sectors: film and television, as well as architecture, archives and libraries, artistic crafts, video games and multimedia, cultural heritage, design, festivals, music, performing and visual arts, publishing and radio.

For further information, please visit the programme’s temporary web page.

 

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