Barcelona Activa and Institut de Cultura de Barcelona organised a half-day workshop on the 18th of July to explore the needs, challenges, possibilities, and envisage the future of the Cultural and Creative Sector in Barcelona.
The first workshop to involve the local cultural and creative community of Barcelona in the CHEBEC project fruitfully concluded!
25 people attended this participatory workshop, which was conducted by Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of the Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with the Institute of Culture of Barcelona.
The Chebec project - Hacking the Mediterranean economy through the Creative and Cultural Sector - is a 30 months project co-financed by the Interred MED Programme, whose aim is to support companies and professionals in this sector to access new markets while keeping their own identity.
The workshop was an opportunity to engage with part of the Cultural and Creative sector in Barcelona, explore their different needs, challenges, exchange experiences and resources, and gather their insights about Chebec to support the steps forward of the project.
During the workshop, the need of developing international competences was highlighted, as well as the need of having more opportunities or places to collaborate, interact and create contacts with clients, partners and stakeholders, to support the sustainable development and the visibility of the cultural and creative initiatives.
Another important insight is the key-role Chebec can play in tackling some of these needs, by empowering cultural and creative professionals through training in international competencies, supporting the visibility of the CC projects through the enhancement of the channels of interaction, and by making the existing knowledge, databases, and resources easily and effectively accessible for the sector.