Associate members

Several structures work in partnership with the Alliance of Euro-Mediterranean Cities of Culture as Associate Members:

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  • The Culture and Heritage Industries Cluster
    The Culture and Heritage Industries Cluster (Pôle Industries Culturelles et Patrimoines) gathers industrial actors, from the research labs and teaching centers involved in the cultural leisure business unit, to heritage management and create partnership’s projects gathering those actors.
    The Cluster wants to favour the development of innovating products and services, responding to concrete needs from territories involved in actions and projects intending to improve the status of their heritage and cultures.
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  • The Institute for Prevention and Management of Urban Risks
    Founded in 1991, the Institute for Prevention and Management of Urban Risks (Institut de Prévention et de Gestion des Risques urbains : IPGR) is a place of exchange, awareness, knowledge … The IPGR works today for federating actors and knowledge broadcasting networks within the safety domain with the purpose to modify or change safety related behaviours of the society and therefore works to build the next generation of citizen.
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  • The Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM)
    The AVITEM is a Public Interest Grouping (GIP) in which the State is involved (Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires, Ministère des affaires Etrangères et du développement international, Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche), as well as regional authorities (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Métropole Nice-Côte d’Azur regions) and the public organisation Euroméditerranée. AVITEM aims at promoting integrated and reference approaches of urban and territorial development between French operators and other countries that are part of the Mediterranean Union.
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  • The Arts and Crafts City network (VMA)
    Created in 1992 on the initiative of local elected officials concerned about promoting the cultural wealth and diversity of Arts and Crafts in their city, the Arts and Crafts City network (« Ville et Métiers d’Art ») groups together a selection of 71 towns and villages. The members of the association “Ville et Métiers d’Art” share the same goal: encouraging the development and transmission of exceptional know-how. The association wishes to continue its strategy of alliance and sharing.
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  • Euromed Cities Network
    The Euromed Cities Network was created in 2000 on the bases of the conclusions of the 3rd Euro-Mediterranean conference of the Secretaries of Foreign Affairs (Stuttgart 15th and 16th april 1999). It encourages the local authorities to develop a euro-mediterranean partnership. Today, the Euromed Cities Network includes 150 cities, in 25 countries, of the European side as well as of the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Nice Metropolis is holding the Chairmanship and hosts the General Secretariat.
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  • International Union of Technical and Engineering Associations
    UATI is a technically oriented international NGO which pools a number of international organizations and of internationally active national organizations. It was established in 1951 at the initiative of UNESCO, and is admitted to formal associate relations with it. The UATI program of actions is based on the organization of events (seminars, conferences, theme days) and conducting studies.
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  • El jem Local Development Association (ADL El jem)
    Created in 1994, ADL El jem fosters the city’s local development and its cultural heritage potential. Collaborating with local actors and international partners, the ADL takes action by participating to cultural heritage enhancement project, supporting local development inititives and organising  colloquiums on these topics. Within this frame, the El jem Meetings, launched in 2004, are a major event organized by the association to reflect on the city’s challenges including its cultural heritage enhancement.
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  • The Technical Bureau of Lebanese Cities (United Cities Lebanon)
    Founded in 2001 and located in Barcelona (Spain), the organisation aims to : “To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the international community.” The TBLC provides technical assistance to local governments over their development process and  their international relations.
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