This third and last workshop in the capacity development cycle dedicated by Med Culture to Houna aShabab Group, sheds some light on the interaction between cultural operators and their overall cultural and political environments. The objective is to discuss and understand the value of cultural projects and their impact related to cultural policies and how both feed into each other’s dynamics.
In this workshop, participants are invited to present a critical analysis of their respective countries’ cultural policies and compare their most relevant features with that of their neighbours.
The Workshop will also address the approach to culture in European Union policies for the region.
In addition, a number of meetings and visits that are directly or indirectly relevant to these issues have been scheduled:
- Meeting with Jordan representative of the NetMed Youth project, who will introduce the objectives of this project and the opportunities it offers throughout the region, including an increased participation of young people in the definition of youth policies in their countries.
- Other meetings with prominent cultural players from Jordan will give the opportunity to tackle issues like cultural space management (El Makan, Jordan Art Treasury), mobility in the southern Mediterranean region and beyond (Safar Fund), partnerships and collectives in performing arts (Al Balad Theatre, Tamasi collective..), which echoes issues already explored in the previous workshops.
Earlier in 2015, Med Culture designed a cycle of three capacity development activities for the Houna aShabab group with the aim of providing them with a broader and more robust perspective on their work as operators, working and interacting within their environment and the tools they need for a higher performance in the sector.