This CREACT4MED report has a focus on salient features of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in Jordan. It starts with a brief overview of the country’s political and economic contexts, and the key features of its existing CCI such as its contribution to growth, job creation, exports as well as identification of most important CCI subsectors. The report lists the relevant key CCI actors including governmental entities, private sector organisations, NGOs and associations, and academic institutions, as well as national and international initiatives active in Jordan’s CCI ecosystem. In addition to describing challenges and opportunities within the CCI sector, it also makes policy recommendations for strengthening the ecosystem.
This report is part of the mapping activities under the CREACT4MED project, co-funded by the European Union and 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 Jordan was held on 15 September 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.