Convocation: Interreg – MED.
Convocation: Programme 2014 – 2020 INTERREG VB Mediterranean. Priority axis-Investment Priority-Specific Objective 1-1-1 Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth Período:1/02/2018- 01/02/2020 Total budget: 2.011.270,00 € Econcult budget: 147.379€
Chebec’s approach is inspired by the fastest ships of the 18th century used by traders, but also by privateers and pirates to explore, exchange, connect and revitalise the MED economy. Chebec addresses the main challenge of KICs in the Mediterranean: supporting KICs’ access to new markets while maintaining their own identity, with the ultimate goal of fostering the attractiveness of MED clusters for creative people. Chebec will pilot an integrated support programme for companies and professionals, developing international competences and contacts.
The programme includes a set of innovative tools to support the internationalisation of CCIs:
- Methodology mobility actions and organisation of matching events;
- Check-up tools for companies and professionals;
- Online guide to start-up support for the sector
- Scheme of the proven innovation voucher
Competence development activities are also carried out for policy makers and supporting organisations to improve the effectiveness of their actions. The results will be analysed and transferred to the regional level, in line with S3 priorities, to ensure that Chebec’s results will endure in the long term. Partners are organisations from MED regions with relevant KIC clusters, with integrated profiles – public authorities, intermediary organisations, universities and NGOs – extensive experience, strong relationships with their regional stakeholders and EU networks.
The Chebec project ended in October 2020, but its impact is still being felt, especially in the city of Valencia. The project, aimed at improving the entrepreneurial and internationalisation skills of cultural organisations and professionals, tested an internationalisation programme in 9 pilot sites in France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The programme included training and consultancy services tailored to the needs of each organisation, international mobility to Seville and Marseille to generate international contacts and the possibility to finance part of the internationalisation plan of up to 4 beneficiary organisations, following the submission of their respective plans.
The Valencia pilot, led by Econcult, has generated a website that documents and narrates the entire process developed throughout the project, from the open call that took place at Convent Carmen in 2018 to the closing event of the project, broadcast by streaming due to the health emergency situation.
The website compiles information on the results of the Chebec project, including the profile of the beneficiary organisations that have participated in the project and the professionals who have been in charge of training throughout the project, as well as audiovisual content generated during the mobility actions, or the testimonies of the beneficiaries recounting their experience in the project.
While the website is dominated by the experience of the beneficiaries and the training process led by Econcult, Covid-19 has a section where the studies carried out by Econcult during the confinement of the first half of 2020 are available.
The final evaluation report of the Chebec project can be found on the website, as well as the summary video showing the main results of the experience. The Chebec project has resulted in the design of an Expert Course in Internationalisation of cultural and artistic organisations, which is expected to start in October 2021.