You are here


36 Months
2.220.674 €

CREACT4MED (CReative Entrepreneurs ACTing FOR the future MEDiterranean) is an EU-funded project (EuropeAid – Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)) to enhance the role of culture and creativity as a vector for employment and resilience in eight Southern Neighbourhood Countries through untapping the potential of the cultural and creative industry (CCI) to create economic value, enhance growth, create decent jobs and foster social inclusion. In doing do, a special emphasis is dedicated to youth and women.


  1. Strengthening the role of CCI in public policy and strategic planning in eight SNCs;
  2. Supporting new initiatives with a high potential for creating value (economic, social and cultural) and new CCI job opportunities, and promoting entrepreneurship as a mean of self-realisation;
  3. Improving operational and financial sustainability, replication strategies, exposure and interconnectivity of local CCI initiatives/projects;
  4. Mapping of CCI ecosystem in eight SNCs in order to increase knowledge on the CCI ecosystem and its potential to create economic, social and cultural values in target countries;
  5. Designing and implementing the South MED Creative Youth and Women Training and Mentoring Academy in order to build capacities of (future) young and female entrepreneurs active in CCI in target countries;
  6. Designing and implementing the South MED Creative Youth and Women Programme in order to financially support (sub-grants) 24 creative entrepreneurs/projects and 8 business incubators in the region;
  7. Awareness raising and community building in order to ensure increased sustainability and interconnectivity of CCI projects/business initiatives, entrepreneurs, NGOs, start-ups, MSMEs (MED CCI HUB).


  • Mapping of ecosystem incl. methodology, regional mapping, education (special focus on VET and informal education), policy framework, labour markets and employment in cultural sector
  • Uncovering unexploited entrepreneurship potential in the CCI (stakeholder outreach and best practice collection)
  • Assessment of skills and needs of in 8 SNCs
  • Development of training and e-Learning modules
  • Design of the South MED Creative Youths and Women Programme (sub-granting procedure and  scheme of capacity building)