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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 
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Advocacy for Culture P2P Workshop 1

Advocacy for Culture P2P Workshop 1

Theme: 
Capacity Development of Cultural Advocacy and Lobbying Methodologies
Action: 
Promote Advocacy Actions and their Potential for Effecting Change
Countries: 
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia
Workshop Methodology: 
Sharing of experiences among professional peers on issues of common concern (Peer to Peer)
Participants: 

Cultural practitioners from civil society and public institutions

Place: 
Beirut
Dates: 
04/02/2016 to 04/04/2016

Advocacy for culture is a pioneering theme in the South Mediterranean region. Although advocacy initiatives reached a mature level in fields of equal opportunities or human rights, there is still little awareness about the value of advocacy to promote culture amongst cultural professionals. In addition, the growing number of those who are convinced of the effectiveness of advocacy lack the proper skills that would allow them to develop an efficient action to attain their objectives.

Leading an advocacy initiative that aims to influence decision-making processes requires a proper methodology and the right discourse that promotes the value of culture as an asset that can be further developed through building strategic alliances as well as measured and evaluated both economically and socially based on a group of defined indicators. It involves opening doors of dialogue between civil society actors in the culture sector and the respective government institutions. It also involves looking into the cross cutting dimension of culture and the necessity to connect with other fields.

This thematic peer-to-peer regional workshop is the first in a cycle of two workshops, where the participants are professionals from both the civil society and public institutions who share the desire and the determination to play an active role in the cultural scene.

The objective of the workshop is threefold:

  • Raise awareness about the necessity for advocacy actions and their potential for effecting change
  • Provide methodological tools to design and manage one’s advocacy initiative
  • Contribute to build a critical discourse to promote culture and provide some indicators for evaluating advocacy actions.
Framework document_Advocacy for Culture.pdf
FOCUS_Indicators for Advocacy for Culture_Naima Lahbil
FOCUS_Indicateurs dans le cadre d'un plaidoyer pour la culture_Naima Lahbil
FOCUS_المؤشرات في إطار المناصرة من أجل الثقافة_نعيمة لهبيل
FOCUS_Advocacy for Culture - Basics_Sana Ouchtati
FOCUS_L'essentiel du plaidoyer pour la culture_Sana Ouchtati
FOCUS_المناصرة من أجل الثقافة_سناء أشتاتي
Presentation_Indicators_Naima Lahbil
Presentation_Advocacy_Sana Ouchtati

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