The Social & Creative community of the InterregMED Programme is being built by orchestrating the progress and results of individual projects within the Priority Axis specifically related to Cultural and Creative Industries on the one hand, and Social Innovation (Open Data, Social Entrepreneurship and Public Sector Innovation) on the other.
TALIA operates on 3 learning loops concerning projects, programmes and policies, to co-develop a Mediterranean model for creativity and innovation directly with the territorial actors and stakeholders concerned. This policy learning process can then feed into the implementation of regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.
TALIA acts horizontally to improve the policy impact of projects in the creativity and social innovation domain. It will thus capture the insights coming from the most interesting experiences taking place in our territories, to support policy makers who aim to effectively deploy a Mediterranean Model of creativity and social innovation.
The Social & Creative community promotes in a structured way the implementation and transferability of the modular projects results dealing with creativity and social innovation, by jointly building a shared sense of purpose and promoting that message through triple loop policy learning.Concretely, the project carries out the main activities foreseen by the MED Programme through three strands of action:
ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
A networking strategy and tools will use a thematic mapping of innovation actors across the Mediterranean, networking events to build local communities and international events linking the local community to the transnational modular project networks and the global networks brought in by the TALIA partnership.
A communication strategy and tools (among which, web spaces, social media and events) will foster the dissemination across the Mediterranean of pilots and innovative experiences developed in regional communities and through modular projects.
The Capitalisation Strategy will aim at the consolidation of results and their adoption at regional/national level as a follow up to project activities; at geographical extension of results to other contexts; and at possible transformative effects on higher-level policy frameworks and the practice of policy making.