Structure

Structure

The EU-funded Med Culture programme is being implemented by a Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) that consists of a consortium of qualified entities and a team of experts, selected following an open call for tender.

The Med Culture TAU operates in coordination with the European Union designated Programme Manager at Headquarters, as well as with Delegations in the respective countries.

The TAU operates in the participating countries as a facilitator/mediator, with the aim to accompany the development process of the culture sector in the ENP South partner countries through a set of capacity development activities and coordination with cultural practitioners and representatives of Ministries of Culture and other line ministries based on a consultative participative approach.

The international Consortium, led by HYDEA (Italy), includes TRANSTEC (Belgium), INA-Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (France) and The Royal Film Commission (Jordan). It represents a group of entities familiar with the ever-changing regional context and expresses a well-balanced mix of competencies and expertise, encompassing the wide spectrum of policy, thematic and operational issues that the technical assistance is expected to address.

The Team of Experts includes members whose training and skills, general and specific experience, qualify them to implement the many activities of the programme and ensure the realisation of its objectives. 

Team Members

Christiane Dabdoub Nasser
Christiane Dabdoub Nasser
Team Leader

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.

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Fanny Bouquerel
Fanny Bouquerel
Capacity Development Expert

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.

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Suhair Muhye Al Deen
Suhair Muhye Al Deen
Communication and Networking Expert

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.

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Consortium Partners

HYDEA
HYDEA

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. 

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA)
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA)

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 Royal Film Commission (RFC)
The Royal Film Commission (RFC)

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.

Transtec
Transtec

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).