This report on the salient features of the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Lebanon gives a brief overview of the situation in Lebanon, given recent crisis of currency, banking, social unrest and political instability. It summarises the current climate of CCI and entrepreneurship in the country and identifies key stakeholders within the ecosystem, as well as national and international CCI. The report concludes with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the CCI in Lebanon, and a series of targeted 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 Lebanon was held on 29 July 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.
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