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Call for nominations : Cultural and Creative Best Practice in the Southern Mediterranean

Deadline : 31/05/2022

Credit : Creative Mediterranean

CREACT4MED is a project co-funded by the EU, which aims to strengthen businesses within the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). It seeks to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs, create jobs, and foster sustainable economic growth in the Southern Mediterranean, with a particular focus on young people and women.

CREACT4MED is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). Project Partners are the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED), the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), the Faculty of Economics and Political Science Business Incubator (FEPS BI), AFAEMME, Beyond Group, LUMSA, MED Confederation, Neapolis University Pafos, Positive Agenda and Womenpreneur.


The overall objective of this call is to identify, engage with and promote examples of Best Practice (BP) that have the potential to boost CCI entrepreneurship and enhance sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region.

The specific objectives of the call are:

  1. To identify examples of BP in terms of cultural and creative entrepreneurship, ecosystem enablement and local and regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean.

  2. To acknowledge and celebrate the examples of BP identified; engage with their promotors; and award a prize to the best examples from each country during the final project event.

  3. To facilitate access to knowledge and promote the use and replication of successful practices with applicability and transferability potential by creating a public repository of data.


In order to be eligible, BPs must be :

  • Based in the Southern Mediterranean countries.

  • Linked to the cultural and creative industries.

  • Proven by experience or research to work reliably and effectively.

Building on the model for CCI good practice collection developed under the project STIMULART, the following selection criteria have been defined:

  • Economic significance (business sustainability, contribution to exports, economic impact, spillover effects on the economy).

  • Replicability and upscaling potential.

  • Capacity to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work.

  • Contribution to inclusiveness (efforts to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls, efforts to ensure inclusive and equitable access to opportunities).

  • Social impact and contribution to community development.

  • Innovativeness and level of digitalization.

  • Contribution to environmental sustainability.

Eligible subsectors

The eligible subsectors under this call for nominations are:

  • Arts and culture: cultural heritage, gastronomy, visual arts, performing arts, leisure and recreation (including cultural tourism), crafts.

  • Design: software, advertising, architecture, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, fashion.

  • Media: publishing, TV & radio, digital media, film and video, music.

Application :

  1. In order to submit a recommendation, nominators are invited to complete the C4N – Best Practice (BP) Collection form and submit it to it to : including “[Call for BP nomination]” in the title of the email.

  2. Only complete nominations will be accepted. Sections : 1.Basic info, 2. Main characteristics and 5. Conclusions of the BP Collection form must be completed.

  3. Nominators are requested to complete at least 3 subsections of section : 3. Impact. Nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations and to complete all the applicable sections.

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