Creative Industries

Creative industries logoCultural and creative industries (CCIs), such as architecture, crafts, design, publishing and film, provide jobs for at least 3% of the EU work force, achieve growth and have shown to be more crisis resistant than many other industry sectors. They contribute to the competitiveness and innovation in Europe. CCIs are closely linked to regional development policy issues and have the potential to be a catalyst for structural change in European regions. European companies are benefiting more and more from the creative input of CCIs as well as from new design approaches to rejuvenate their products and to modernise their services.


14 projects

166 project partners

85 regions involved

134 regional policies addressed

347 good practices identified


Cooperation map

Cooperation map

Projects tackling creative industries

14 projects, analysed by the team of capitalisation experts, offer their know-how and collected good practice in the field of Creative Industries. Click on each logo to get more information about the project's work.

Logo of project BOO GAMES Logo of project CeRamICa Logo of project CITIES Logo of project CREA.RE Logo of project Creative GrowthLogo of project INNOCRAFTS Logo of project ORGANZA Logo of project TOOL QUIZ Logo of project Cross-Innovation Logo of project PLUSTEX Logo of project InCompass Logo of project SEE Logo of project Creative Metropoles Logo of project Regio-Crafts


Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.

Creative industries


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"In European countries, the term 'creative industries' as a filed for policy-making was first introduced by the UK's Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in 1998, to denote 'those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and that have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property'. The significant size of the creative industries and the fast rate at which it has grown over the last two decades has aroused considerable interest among policymakers at national, regional and international levels, in particular among those concerned with urban planning, regional development, labour market and education policies and, more recently, innovation policy."

European Commission, European Competitiveness Report 2010

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