Cultural 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.
166 project partners
85 regions involved
134 regional policies addressed
347 good practices identified
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.
Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.
"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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