Flanders Creative Industries Platform

Project information

Index: 0559R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location BELGIQUE-BELGIË VLAAMS GEWEST Leuven Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01.01.2010
End: 31.05.2011

Topic of the practice

Through this platform Flanders DC stimulates entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries.

Good Practice Information

The Platform brings 26 intermediary/supporting organizations and interest groups of 12 creative sectors together. Flanders District of Creativity coordinates and supports the Platform.
Thanks to the Platform the different organizations not only get to know eachother better, they also discover common needs and interests. The main objective is to create a platform for common needs, to share knowledge, to improve collaboration and to develop a common strategic plan for the development of the creative industries in Flanders.
The platform aims to:- put the Creative Industries on the map
- help to stimulate investments in the Creative Industries
- put forward polic and sector recommendations to help the creative industries grow and explore their role in innovation
- promote cooperation and exchangs of knowledge between sectors, policy areas and levels.
The participants of the Flanders Creative Industries Platform: (links + logo’s)
Antwerp Management School, BEA (Belgian Entertainment Association), Boek.be, Creamoda, CultuurInvest, Design Vlaanderen, Flanders District of Creativity, Flanders Fashion Institute, GALM, Howest, IAB Belgium, Instituut voor Beeldende, Audiovisuele en Mediakunst (BAM), Kunstenloket, MEDIA Desk België – Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Media, Arts & Design Faculty, Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen, Overleg Kunstenorganisaties, Raad voor Reclame, REC Radiocentrum, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Vlaamse architectenorganisatie (NAV), Vlaamse Dagbladpers, Vlaamse Filmproducenten Bond (VFPB), Vlaamse Onafhankelijke Televisie Producenten (VOTP), VTi (Vlaams Theater Instituut).

Evidence of success

The platform succesfully gathered representative organisations and federations of 12 creative sectors and developed a common strategy and vision for the further deployment of the creative industries in Flanders (http://www.flandersdc.be/en/target-pages/creative-industries/position-paper). 26 organisations work to put the strategy into practice by establishing an action plan.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Carlo Vuijlsteke

Flanders District of Creativity



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