CApitalisation for Re-setting Innovation and Sustainability in MED-Cities

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CARISMED project is implemented under the ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” ( ). Its total budget is 1.1 million Euro and it is financed for an amount of 1 million Euro by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument.


Future Pioneers for Empowering Communities is a partner in this project from Jordan.

Thematic objective: A.2 – Support to education, research, technological development and innovation (Promote economic and social development)

Priority: A.2.2 – Support SMEs in accessing research and innovation

Project Duration:
November 2021– November 2023

24 months – 8 partners – 6 cities – 6 countries
Palestine, Greece, Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Jordan


Lead Beneficiary:
Birzeit University – BZU

National Technical University of Athens- NTUA,
Greece, Attiki

Greece, Attiki

Business Innovation Centre of Murcia
Spain, Murcia

Center for Economic and Social Research for the South of Italy – CRESM
Italy, Sicilia

National Research Council of Italy – Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean
Italy, Calabria

Creative collective
Tunis, Tunisia

Future Pioneers for Empowering Communities’ Members in the environmental and educational fields – FPEC
Jordan, Amman


The project overall objective is to develop urban policies for improving sustainability and integrating innovation into the urban setting of Mediterranean cities in order to effectively re-structure living and working conditions

This aim will be achieved through the following specific objectives:

  • Promoting innovative approaches/CE methodologies for re-setting the built environment at Med-Cities (both the building shell and its technological and business content) by developing a toolkit/advisory guide on upcycling buildings/areas of the built environment through CCI SMEs clustering.
  • Establishing targeted pilot creative workshops at regional and national level in order to reach and involve new target groups/type of stakeholders through expertise outreach and advocacy of policymakers, local authorities, key sector stakeholders, organizations and SMEs, i.e. cross-border level.
  • Making use of asynchronous e-learning platforms where knowledge and resources pooling results foster the mainstreaming of good practices towards central principles for planning interventions, improve sustainability and integrate innovation of CCI SMEs Clustering into the urban setting at Med-Cities.

Who will benefit?

  • At least 40 SMEs
  • Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) clusters
  • Women and young people working in CCIs
  • Local communities and authorities
  • Over 4,000 citizens to be reached
  • Policy and decision-makers

Expected achievements

  • At least 8 SMEs of CCI participating in awareness and training activities
  • 8 underutilized or abandoned urban stocks refurbished as a creative studio/lab
  • 40 SMES will upgrade their capacities benefiting from workshops
  • Toolkits and advisory guides published on upcycling buildings and areas

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