Policy sharing, policy learning

INTERREG IVC Thematic Capitalisation Event

Brussels, Belgium

May 2014 22 Register Now

Creative industries


How to develop sustainable and innovative regional policies for the creative industries? During this workshop you will learn from experienced policymakers and experts how to turn challenges in success factors. The thematic focus of the workshop is two-fold: Firstly, it is dedicated to policies supporting access to new international markets. Secondly, policies will be presented on how to best benefit from creative innovation potential - both on company level and in the public sector. Participants will share views on policy models and reflect on their own experiences.


Sylvia Amann 

Expert in Creative industries, Inforelais, Austria

Ms Amann is the director of inforelais, a consulting company in the fields of regional development, creative economy and EU funding. She was in charge of coaching regional authorities, partners in the INTERREG IVC project CREA.RE, and advised the European Design Innovation Initiative project, ‘SEE-platform’. Silvia is frequently involved in European Commission policy-making initiatives on creative industries.

Bastian Lange

Expert in Creative industries, Multiplicities, Germany

Dr Lange is an urban and economic geographer specialised on creative industries, governance and regional development. He spearheads the research and strategic consultancy office Multiplicities-Berlin and specialises in socio-economic transformation processes within the creative knowledge age, refining them into a useable form for the fields of politics, business and creative scenes. Bastien was guest professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin between 2011 and 2012 and is a fellow of the Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Research at the Humboldt University in Berlin.


Tom Cahill-Jones 

Cross Innovation Project Manager, Birmingham City University UK

Dr Cahill-Jones is the manager of the INTERREG IVC project Cross Innovation, which aims to investigate how the creative industries can drive new thinking in other growth sectors. He also contributes to the European Design Innovation Platform and has initiated a number of community-based arts projects. Tom holds a PhD in Electroacoustic Music Composition.

Nina Lakeberg 

Cross Innovation Policy Researcher, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom/Germany

Ms Lakeberg is a policy researcher at Birmingham City University and Multiplicities Berlin. She specialises in cross innovation, SME internationalisation and city district development. Nina has experience working with a number of regional and transnational projects linking the creative economy with other growth sectors – Cross Innovation, ECCE innovation, Planet Modulor, KMU-kreativ. Her background is in political science, business and cultural studies.

Alexandra Pisco  

Director, Maisons de Mode, France

Ms Pisco, fashion designer herself, worked for several brands before becoming a Trend and Design consultant for a variety of industries. Her tenure as Director of Maisons de Mode started in January 2008. Since, Alexandra and the expert team have turned Maisons de Mode into one of the top fashion business incubators that now serve as a model throughout Europe.

Renate Ortmanns-Möller   

Regional deveolpment, District administration Lüchow-Dannenberg, Germany

Ms Ortmanns-Möller is responsible for regional development and EU coordination at the district administration in Lüchow-Dannenberg. She has over 14 years experience in managing European Structural Funds programmes.


Event report

Read the "photo-reportage" on the policy learning and the inspiring ideas we have exchanged in Brussels.


Creative industries


Sylvia Amann, Bastian Lange, Alexandra Pisco, Renate Ortmanns-Möller, Tom Cahill-Jones, Nina Lakeberg / Overview on Creative industries 


Creative industries


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