This report on the salient features of the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Egypt begins with a brief overview of the general economic situation and the climate of CCI in the country. A number of key stakeholders are identified within the CCI and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and initiatives targeting CCI are identified at the national and international levels. The report concludes with a discussion of CCI challenges and opportunities and a series of policy recommendations. This report is part of the mapping activities under the CREACT4MED project, co-funded by the European Union, though the EuropeAid Programme, and by the Project Partners. The project is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). The exercise involves mapping the current landscape of CCI in the project’s target countries, including desk research, consultation workshops with key CCI stakeholders in each country, and input from the CREACT4MED Technical Expert Group (TEG), which is a multi-disciplinary group of renowned regional and local experts including project partners, external participants, and observers. Five TEG meetings were held between 18 November 2020 and 25 February 2021, and a CCI Stakeholder Workshop in Egypt was held on 22 March 2021. CREACT4MED project partners include: 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), the Med Confederation, Beyond Group, Lumsa University, the Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME), and the Positive Agenda Advisory.
Link to the CREACT4MED project website
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