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In this section of our website, you will find articles on relevant topics and issues related to the creative sector and the scope of the Creative Growth project.

Some of the articles have been posted in our Creative Growth Newsletter.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AT THE CENTRE OF EUROPEAN POLICY
DG Enterprise and Industry discuss creative industries as part of innovation policy and, in particular, as part of services innovation. What has triggered the interest in creative industries? First of all, the sector is very innovative and has shown high growth over recent years. All experts agree that this sector has a huge potential for future innovation and growth. Secondly, the sector provides large spill-over effects into the rest of the economy which makes it of strategic importance. [read more…]

BUSINESS INNOVATION SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
A short study by KEA European Affairs defines BISS as services which address the practical needs faced by innovators; services that can be related to the access to knowledge and creativity, to knowledge transfers, to the cooperation with other sectors and networks, to the sector’s access to markets and finance, or the definition of new business models. In other words, BISS aim at providing companies with adequate tools that enable them to innovate better by improving entrepreneurial skills, the quality of their work and the performance of products and services. [read more...]

INNOVATIVE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – TOWARDS A PAN-EUROPEAN INITIATIVE
The European cultural and creative industries (CCI) represent a significant set of industries. Social, cultural and technological changes have helped fuel our thirst and demand for cultural products, new forms of entertainment, distraction, and inspiration. Driven by these changes entirely new industries have emerged (e.g. computer games, web design), older cultural industries have gone from being the preserve of the elite to mass market global industries (e.g. books, high fashion, designer goods), and traditional consumer industries have tried to redesign and repackage what they have always done to suit consumers’ insatiable desire for culture and creativity. This report drafted for the European Cluster Observatory presents regionalized data and trends for the 5.2 million employees within the creative and cultural industries in 30 European countries. [read more...]

WHAT’S NEW IN 2010?
What a year! The past 11 months, including the economic crises as well as Europe’s struggle to agree on the new Treaty, have certainly tested the resilience, the flexibility – and some might say the creativity – of Europe’s institutions and policy makers. With regards to the creative industries, 2009 has also been a significant year: The European Year for Creativity and Innovation helped to showcase the societal and the economic importance of the sector and illustrated that we live in a world where creative, people-driven innovation is needed to maintain Europe’s competitiveness and quality of life.  [read more...]

COP15 AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY
With the UN Climate Change Conference COP15 approaching in the beginning of December and the world focusing on future sustainability and the critical situation of our planet, it is interesting to reflect upon actions and prospects within the creative industry as a consequence of this hot topic. [read more...]

THE “CREATIVE GROWTH” PROJECT FITS THE EUROPEAN AGENDA
The European year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 is taking place at a time of economic crisis in Europe. One needs real creativity and innovation at times like this – and regions need to develop policy tools, support structures and conditions that encourage new ideas to happen and to be open to change. Nurturing creativity is key to promote a region’s competitiveness [read more…]

In this section of our website, you will find articles on relevant topics and issues related to the creative sector and the scope of the Creative Growth project.

Some of the articles have been posted in our Creative Growth Newsletter.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AT THE CENTRE OF EUROPEAN POLICY
DG Enterprise and Industry discuss creative industries as part of innovation policy and, in particular, as part of services innovation. What has triggered the interest in creative industries? First of all, the sector is very innovative and has shown high growth over recent years. All experts agree that this sector has a huge potential for future innovation and growth. Secondly, the sector provides large spill-over effects into the rest of the economy which makes it of strategic importance. [read more…]

BUSINESS INNOVATION SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
A short study by KEA European Affairs defines BISS as services which address the practical needs faced by innovators; services that can be related to the access to knowledge and creativity, to knowledge transfers, to the cooperation with other sectors and networks, to the sector’s access to markets and finance, or the definition of new business models. In other words, BISS aim at providing companies with adequate tools that enable them to innovate better by improving entrepreneurial skills, the quality of their work and the performance of products and services. [read more...]

INNOVATIVE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – TOWARDS A PAN-EUROPEAN INITIATIVE
The European cultural and creative industries (CCI) represent a significant set of industries. Social, cultural and technological changes have helped fuel our thirst and demand for cultural products, new forms of entertainment, distraction, and inspiration. Driven by these changes entirely new industries have emerged (e.g. computer games, web design), older cultural industries have gone from being the preserve of the elite to mass market global industries (e.g. books, high fashion, designer goods), and traditional consumer industries have tried to redesign and repackage what they have always done to suit consumers’ insatiable desire for culture and creativity. This report drafted for the European Cluster Observatory presents regionalized data and trends for the 5.2 million employees within the creative and cultural industries in 30 European countries. [read more...]

WHAT’S NEW IN 2010?
What a year! The past 11 months, including the economic crises as well as Europe’s struggle to agree on the new Treaty, have certainly tested the resilience, the flexibility – and some might say the creativity – of Europe’s institutions and policy makers. With regards to the creative industries, 2009 has also been a significant year: The European Year for Creativity and Innovation helped to showcase the societal and the economic importance of the sector and illustrated that we live in a world where creative, people-driven innovation is needed to maintain Europe’s competitiveness and quality of life.  [read more...]

COP15 AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY
With the UN Climate Change Conference COP15 approaching in the beginning of December and the world focusing on future sustainability and the critical situation of our planet, it is interesting to reflect upon actions and prospects within the creative industry as a consequence of this hot topic. [read more...]

THE “CREATIVE GROWTH” PROJECT FITS THE EUROPEAN AGENDA
The European year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 is taking place at a time of economic crisis in Europe. One needs real creativity and innovation at times like this – and regions need to develop policy tools, support structures and conditions that encourage new ideas to happen and to be open to change. Nurturing creativity is key to promote a region’s competitiveness [read more…]