Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:54

EU scales up efforts to support the culture and creative industry Featured


The Culture and Creative Industries (CCIs) have been among the hardest-hit branches by the COVID crisis, losing up to 90% of their revenues since the beginning of the pandemic. In this context, the EU is launching a new initiative to boost innovation in the sector.

The EU has launched today a new innovation ecosystem that will be managed by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). The EIT is already managing eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) which bring together research, education and business.

This event report covers the new Culture and Creative KIC, which could become a driver of innovation in the Culture and Creative Industries, creating an environment where the industry’s innovators can exchange ideas and develop partnerships that address key sectoral challenges.

  • Commissioner Gabriel: New EU budget will support cultural and creative sector

    Interview | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 20-04-2021

    Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, talks about the importance of innovation in the cultural sector, the role that the European Institute of Innovation and Technology can play in those efforts, and the general state of digital skills in today’s Europe.

  • Building innovative cultural and creative sectors and industries to secure Europe’s future

    Opinion | Promoted content | Digital & Media 15-04-2021

    Europe has always been home to a thriving community of artists, intellectuals and professionals in the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI). Today, these industries are experiencing some of the greatest challenges in recent history. The causes are diverse, …