Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
1. The project aimed to reinforce Palestine’s cultural and creative industries through the creation of startups and new models of entrepreneurship, leading to the empowerment of local cultural entrepreneurs. 2. Encouraged cooperation and partnerships, in the spirit of innovation. The project beneficiaries had the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes, which encouraged learning, knowledge transfer and the creation of new markets 3. Built local skills and professional capacities: through training in entrepreneurship and coaching sessions, the project created new job opportunities, notably for youth 4. Contributed to the development of evidence-based cultural policies that are adapted to cultural industries and that lead to structural change through the elaboration of recommendations 5. Promoted women’s equal participation and opportunities as cultural entrepreneurs
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
1. Cultural entrepreneurs and stakeholders are made aware of the economic potential of cultural industries 2. The management capacities of young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries are strengthened 3. The main challenges in local policies and legal frameworks are identified 4. 10 startups, chosen on the basis of innovation and sustainability criteria, completed an incubation programme 5. A network of professionals and investors working at the local, regional and international levels is established.