Cultural and Creative Industries in Europe: Maximising the Contribution of Culture towards Social and Economic Development

Share

ppeCulture represents an extensive economic asset and a valuable source of creativity and innovation. According to the European Parliament’s report on EU policy for cultural and creative industries (June 2016), Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have become high-capacity engines for economic growth, representing 11.2% of all private enterprises and 7.5% of all employed persons. Beyond their significant economic contribution, CCIs have built a bridge between arts, culture, business and technology.

However, CCIs’ potential remains poorly exploited and is at risk of being compromised by changes in increased digital technologies, persistent economic instability, and considerable changes in the regulatory European framework. CCIs have moreover struggled to evidence the potential of their sector to investors and have suffered from legislative hindrances such as intellectual property rights and varying tax regimes.

To unlock the potential of CCIs, the European Commission has introduced initiatives such as the Creative Europe Programme with a total budget of €1.46 billion. This programme aims to stimulate cross-border cooperation among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the cultural heritage sector, whilst supporting policy work undertaken in the 2015-2018 Work Plan for Culture. With the continuous evolution of the cultural and creative sectors, there is an increased need to support the expansion and skills development of professionals employed in the industry through greater improvements in education and training. Similarly, it is essential that we recognise and utilise the potential contribution of migration towards cultural enrichment and consider its integration in the CCIs.

This timely symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss ways to drive the development of cultural and creative industries in the EU and examine how cross-sector and cross-border collaborations can lead to a stronger and more competitive cultural sector. In addition to their economic value, this symposium will also explore the potential of cultural and creative industries to foster an inclusive European identity and support social cohesion.

Delegates will:

  • Develop methods to further promote and safeguard cultural and creative industries at European level
  • Explore means of unlocking the economic potential of cultural and creative industries
  • Consider ways to boost innovation and develop synergies between education and culture
  • Discuss the innovative aspects and social contribution of digitalized cultural heritage
  • Share best practice in improving data collection on CCIs
  • Scrutinise approaches to empowering local and regional economies
  • Examine current funding opportunities for the CCI sector

Speakers:

  • Marietje Schaake Member European Parliament
  • Prof. Elisabetta Lazzaro Professor of Creative Economy HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
  • Damien Helly Head of External Action Programme & Cultural Affairs Advisor ECDPM
  • Clémentine Daubeuf Consultant KEA European Affairs
  • Grégoire Polad Director General Association of Commercial Television in Europe
  • Marie Le Sourd Secretary General On the Move
  • Sophie Querton Co-Founder Refugees Got Talent
  • Julia Wolny Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) SonicPaintings
  • Sophie Querton Co-Founder Refugees Got Talent
  • Andreas Ruhe Designer, Co-Founder Deaf Magazine
  • Alexandros Michalakopoulos Designer, Co-Founder Deaf Magazine

More information and registration on EVENT’S PAGE

Download event’s flyer with detailed ageda (PDF, 904 Kb)

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

DISH conference upcoming! with 2015 theme: Money and Power
On December 7th and 8th 2015 the next edition of DISH, the conference about digital strategies for heritage, will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The theme for DISH2015 is Money and Power.
DISH2015: last chance to write your proposal!
The heritage sector seems to struggle to raise its voice, not only in its own interest, but that of the whole information society. Let’s work together to influence your local, regional, national, European and global law maker and sugar daddy. So do you have some spare time this weekend? Write your proposal for DISH2015! Proposals can be submitted until Monday, the 14th of September 2015.
E-Space creative marketing workshop. Innovation for Cultural Heritage
The E-Space creative marketing workshop "Digital Culture, Social Media and Innovation for the Cultural Heritage” is taking place in Pisa on 9 October. It will explore different ways of communicating cultural contents with the use of new media and will show how a greater audience can be reached by combining the power of social media and storytelling. The event, hosted by Fondazione Sistema Toscana in cooperation with Invasioni Digitali, is being held in the framework of the Internet Festival...
VIEW nominates its keynote speakers!
The VIEW conference will take place on October, from 19 to 23, in Turin, Italy. The curated conference, which celebrates its 16th year, features talks, panel sessions, workshops, awards for outstanding work and this year four remarkable keynote speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Shannon Tindle. «We are honoured and thrilled to welcome these four amazing artists to Turin for the VIEW conference» Professor Maria Elena Gutierrez, director of the annual conference, declares. «I ...