CUMEDIAE has contributed to the improvement of Mozambique’s cultural industries legal framework, working together with the Ministry of Culture of Mozambique and Business & Art South Africa.  The project – “Strengthening of Mozambican Cultural Industries through capacity building and enhancement of legal framework”– was implemented during the years 2014-2016 and its positive contribution was proudly presented at the final conference of the European support Programme for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPCultures+ Programme) on 8 and 9 February 2018.

The conference gathered 150 participants to present the results of the Programme and share best practices implemented in the framework of the supported actions over the last five years. “At this stage of our life, when we are bombarded with negative forces, extremism and radicalism, we need art and culture more than ever to reach communities, especially the young, with alternative narrative”, said Stefano Manservisi, General Director for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission.

One of the project’s main features was the sustainability of its activities and was highlighted as best practice for improving Mozambique’s cultural industries regulatory environment, within the session: “Exchanges around the contribution of projects to the achievement of the objectives of the ACP Culture’s Programme”.

Cultural public agents (Ministry of Culture of Mozambique), provincial cultural centres, and representatives of professional cultural organisations, as well as cultural agents, entrepreneurs, and artists, benefited from the project’s activities. These included: the drafting of a training manual, a workshop for public agents and the development of three legal reviews of the regulatory framework affecting cultural industries.

For more information please see the project’s description here.