“Speak up culture!”: 4 ENI CBC Med-funded projects featured as part of Mediterranean ‘TANDEM’ media awards


CRE@CTIVE, CROSSDEV, iHERITAGE and MED GAIMS have been included in the list of EU-funded cultural projects to be potentially covered under the ‘TANDEM’ media awards. 

Launched by the EU Neighbours, TANDEM is regional media content creation competition based on the concept of collaboration between a pair, opened to journalists, journalism students and artists in the following countries and territories: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

The theme of the 1st edition of the TANDEM Media Awards is culture, and its slogan is “Speak up culture!”. Pairs of contestants will work together to produce a single piece of journalism (print article, online article, TV programme, short video, televised report, radio report, photo report, podcast, comic strip), preferably related to an EU-funded project or cultural initiative in the European Union Southern neighbourhood region. Among the selected projects are CRE@CTIVE, CROSSDEV, iHERITAGE and MED GAIMS, all funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme. 

The 1st edition of the competition will reward the work of three pairs: a male journalist/female journalist TANDEM, a student/professional journalist TANDEM and a journalist/artist TANDEM. In addition to cash prizes, the laureates will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in December 2021 and will take part in a cultural press trip during the year 2022.

Deadline for registration and submission: 14 November 2021

For more information, please visit the official page of the ‘TANDEM’ media awards

Watch the trailer launching the contest

The project aims to support technological transfer and commercialisation of new AR/VR tools aimed at enhancing the access to Mediterranean UNESCO cultural heritage through augmented and immersive experiences, by creating cross-border living labs for research and innovation.

The project aims to foster value chains and business alliances among MSMEs in Mediterranean textile, footwear and leather sectors in order to encourage the creation of new products and business growth, by building bridges between these sectors and the creative industry.

The project aims to reduce disparities, increase opportunities for decent life and jobs for all, promote dialogue and understanding for peaceful coexistence through the exploitation of local culture and heritage to be turned into assets for socio-economic local development.

The project aims to develop games in physical and virtual format to create experiences for tourists, giving a necessary competitive edge to the attractiveness of less-known sites. The project seeks to increase tourism flows, covering all niches and segments like off-season travelers, creating jobs opportunities and start-ups for game entrepreneurs.