ACP-EU CULTURE Webinar
On 9, 10 and 18 June 2021, the international webinar “Towards a sustainable cultural and creative industry in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries” brought together online some 30 moderators and panelists and over 450 participants from 75 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the European Union and the rest of the world.
This event, whose interest and attendance fully met expectations, marked the will of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) to reiterate the importance of the cultural and creative sector for the human and economic development of ACP countries, to highlight its dynamism, its potential for growth but also its resilience, which has been challenged by the global health crisis we have just experienced.
Implemented by the Organisation of the ACP States and funded by the European Union, the « ACP-EU towards a viable cultural industry » programme (ACP-EU CULTURE) intends to boost the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the social and economic development of the ACP countries.
ACP-UE culture Support mechanisms
Thanks to the support of the ACP-EU Culture Programme, several funds provide concrete support to cultural and creative industries in ACP countries. Implemented in partnership with international, regional and national organisations, these funds cover all cultural sectors and aim to strengthen the capacities of artists and cultural operators, improve the quality and promotion of their productions and facilitate their access to innovative financing mechanisms. A total budget of €36 million is earmarked for this purpose.