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The EMEA high-level session on Africa-Europe Dialogue at the Africa-Europe Week was completed successfully

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) successfully organised the session “Rewriting the Narrative: Africa-Europe Dialogue” as part of the Culture Track of Africa-Europe Week, on 17 February 2022. The event allowed talented creatives to share their experiences, obstacles, ideas and vision with a panel of high-level policy-makers, academics and financial actors.

The event was moderated by Ms. Jihan El-Tahri – General Director of the Berlin based documentary support institution DOX BOX. Jihan is a multi-award-winning film director, writer, visual artist and producer. She has been a member of The Academy (Oscars) since 2017 and is currently on the selection committee of the Locarno International Film Festival.

Closing the session, the President of the Euro–Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Director of the CREACT4MED project, Prof. Rym Ayadi, recommended the EU-AU heads of States to formally recognize and support culture, creativity and the cultural creative industry (CCI) as pillars for inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic development post COVID-19 recovery in Africa.

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Link to event report

CREACT4MED aims to boost entrepreneurship and job creation for youth and women through the cultural and creative industries in the Southern Neighborhood of the European Union. The project is co-funded by the European Union under the EuropeAid Programme and by the Project Partners, led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA).

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) is a Barcelona-based regional think-tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution; a forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa; and promoter of actions and initiatives that fulfil objectives of sustainability, inclusiveness, regional integration and prosperity.