Creative force

Where
Sweden
When
2020
Who
Swedish Institute
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Creative Force Africa and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) supports collaborative projects with the overall objective of strengthening democratisation and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims are to be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change. Creative Force is financed by a Swedish Government special initiative, namely the Swedish Results strategy for special initiatives for human rights and democratisation, administered by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. The primary target group for the Creative Force programme is agents of change and opinion-makers who, through culture or the media, work with creative processes to strengthen democratisation and human rights. These can be organisations and groups of cultural actors and journalists, other actors within media organisations as well as human rights defenders and political activists, women's rights groups, youth organisations or other relevant actors who work to increase democratisation and freedom of expression.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work with either culture or the Culture and Creative sector to bring about change.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

approx. 2150000 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Public Sector
Private Sector
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO