Among the target Countries there are many differences and different degrees between them in terms of how much and how effectively they invest in cinema industry and promote human development through support to the cultural industry as a job creating sector.

Nevertheless, some similarities concerning needs and constraints are evident, such as: lack of opportunities and legitimation of women professionals in the film industry; need of reforms in cultural sector in order to draft more efficient and effective cultural policies at national, regional and local levels, thus considering culture as a mean to convey empowering message and promote gender equality; lack of opportunity and access to funds for CSOs, independent cultural actors, especially those active in rural areas; low access to the cultural venues in rural and remote areas and in refugee camps; difficult access to independent products, weak mainstream and markets both in international and national level; lack of national and regional knowledge and strategy on audience development. Hence, there is a common need in the region for a process of analysis, consultation and dialogue concerning the audiovisual role, which can help in improving and convey a non-stereotyped image of women. It is particularly important to keep supporting human development and tolerance toward diversity.