The program is part of an initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to promote the creative industries in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa. The content of FANTASMEEM is linked to the Takween project in Jordan and Khan al Fan in Iraq. The e-learning and knowledge platform Ebtedy supports the three projects in the MENA region.
Based on specific local needs, activities in the following areas have been implemented within the framework of FANTASMEEM since the start of the program:
The project “Cultural and Creative Industries” is implemented by the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. It improves employment and income opportunities for creative professionals in six partner countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa and operates mainly in the music, fashion, design and animation sectors. In addition to promoting the development of entrepreneurial, digital, creative and technical skills through training programmes, the project aims to strengthen the framework conditions and the ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries.