Hacking the mediterranean economy through CCI



the project

the project


Chebec - Hacking the Mediterranean economy through the Creative and Cultural Sector sector is a 30 months project (Module 2) that gathers 10 full and 5 associate partners from France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and from the Balkans - Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
The project started on the first of December 2017 and is planned to end on the 31th of may 2020.

What is Chebec ?

Chebec approach takes inspiration from the fastest boats of the XVIIIth century used by traders, but also corsairs and pirates to explore, exchange, connect and reinvigorate the MED economy.

Chebec tackles CCI main challenge in the Mediterranean: supporting CCI’s access to new markets while keeping their own identity, with the nal aim to favor MED clusters attractiveness for creative people.

Chebec will experiment an integrated support program for companies and professionals, developing international competences and contacts
The program will include training, consultancy, mobility actions, matching events and an innovation voucher scheme to concretely favour transregional collaborations.
Competence building activities will be realised also for policy makers and support organisations to improve the effectiveness of their actions.

Outputs will be analysed and transferred at regional levels matching S3 priorities, to ensure Chebec findings last in the long run.

Partners are organizations coming from MED regions with relevant CCI clusters, with integrated profiles - public authorities, intermediary organizations, Universities and NGOs - wide experience, solid relations with their regional players and EU networks.

Expected results

1/ Reinforced regional ecosystems, connected with other Mediterranean areas:
For several reasons, Chebec’s partners have verified that a rich and united ecosystem favors the sector of the industries of culture and creativity.
Business support operators - public agencies, incubators, institutions, etc. - must develop new skills and close links with their territories or their communities in order to induce new dynamics and launch new initiatives.
Links with cluster members from similar regions will enable to develop new knowledge and opportunities for innovation and market development.
Chebec will set up matchmaking events that will include companies as well as operators, skill development initiatives via webinars and live seminars as well as the identification of common recommendations for cluster support.
These activities, together with an international context - more favourable to exchanges - will help to bridge the gaps in local communities and strengthen collaboration.

2/ Improve CCI companies and professionals capacity to innovate and access Mediterranean markets:
Chebec will test a complete program to support trans-regional collaboration among companies and professionals in the cultural industries and creativity industries.
A support program will be implemented in the 9 partner regions and will give 10 companies / professionals - in each region - access to a full support service set to develop and implement a growth strategy in other Mediterranean regions .
Three mobility actions will be organized to allow the development of collaborations among participants in local support programs.
"Innovation Vouchers" will support the effective development of trans-regional collaborations.

ASTER - Italia / Emilia-Romagna (Lead Partner)
• A.M.I. - France / Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
• Municipality of Bologna (CoBO) - Italia / Emilia-Romagna
• Intermunicipal Community of Central Alentejo (CIMAC) - Portugal / Alentejo
• University of Valencia (UVEG) - Spain / Comunidad Valenciana
Lazio Region- Italia / Lazio
• Sarajevo Economic Regional Development Agency (SERDA) – Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville (CCSEV) - Spain / Andalucía
Barcelona Activa – Spain / Catalunya
Arty Farty - France / Rhône-Alpes

5 associated partners :
• British Council Permanent Representation in Portugal/ British Council - Portugal / Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
• Valletta 2018 Foundation (V18) - Malte
• Nova Iskra - Serbia
• Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Seville - Espagne / Andalucía

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