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Friday, 08 August 2014

Clusters in cultural and creative industries in Southern Mediterranean invited to submit proposals for support

VIENNA, 8 August 2014 – Clusters and cluster initiatives in cultural and creative industries in the Southern Mediterranean will have a chance to boost their competitiveness, improve their products, and access new markets through an EU-funded project being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

The project has also received financial contribution from the Italian Development Cooperation. 

Selected clusters will receive technical assistance over a period of three years, worth an estimated EUR 250,000 per cluster. 

The call for proposals is open until 15 October 2014. 

Applicants can be SMEs or professional, sectoral public and private institutions that represent a cluster initiative or a network which operates in one of the four main categories of cultural and creative industries, including publishing, multimedia and music, performing arts, visual arts and heritage management, habitat industries, textiles, clothing and accessories, or advertising and architecture. 

Interested clusters as well as public and private support institutions that would like to apply on behalf of cluster initiatives can obtain support from the national UNIDO team with completing the application form, which is downloadable from the project website: www.cci-clusters.org 

For more information on the project and its activities, please contact: 

Gerardo Patacconi
Chief, UNIDO Clusters and Business Linkages Unit

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