TYPE OF PROJECT: Pilot Project 


Acronym: Chebec

Priority Axis/Objective (or sub theme): Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities todevelop smart and sustainable growthn 1.1. To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key actors of the MED area.

Chebec – Hacking the Mediterranean economy through the Creative and Cultural Sector sector is a 30 months project (Module 2) that gathers 10 full and 5 associate partners from France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and from the Balkans – Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.Chebec approach takes inspiration from the fastest boats of the XVIII century used by traders, but also corsairs and pirates fore xplore, exchange, connect and reinvigorate the MED economy.
Chebec tackles CCI main challenge in the Mediterranean: support CCIs access to new markets while keeping their own identity, with the final aim to favor MED clusters attractiveness for creative people. Chebec will experiment an integrated support program for companies and professionals, developing international competences and contacts. The program will include training, consultancy, mobility actions, matching events and an innovation voucher scheme to concretely favour transregional collaborations. Competence building activities will be realised also for policy makers and support organizations to improve the effectiveness of their actions. Outputs will be analysed and transferred at regional levels matching S3 priorities, to ensure Chebec findings last in the long run. Partners are organizations coming from MED regions with relevant CCI clusters, with integrated profiles – public authorities, intermediary organizations, Universities and NGOs – wide experience, solid relations with their regional players and EU networks.

Budget: 2.011.270 €

Duration: 30 Months,  October 1st 2018 – June 30th 2020

Project deliverables: To see Chebec project results click HERE

PARTNERSHIP: Italy – France – Portugal – Spain –  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbia – Malta

LP – ASTER S.Cons.p.A. – Italy
PP – COBO- Muncipality of Bologna – Italy
PP – CIMAC-Intermunicipal Community of Central Alentejo – Portugal
PP – UVEG – University of Valencia – Spain
PP – SERDA- Sarajevo economic regional development agency – Bosnia and Herzegovina
PP – CCSEV- Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville – Spain
PP – BA- Barcelona Activa SA SPM – Spain
PP – AF- Arty Farty – France
AP- V18- Valletta 2018 Foundation – MALTA
AP – Culture Code – SERBIA
AP – British Council Permanent Representation in Portugal – PORTUGAL
AP – USE-Faculty of Fine Arts – SPAIN
AP – ICUB- Institute of Culture of the Municipality of Barcelona – SPAIN


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