Seeking Social Change Through Artisanship

ICCI project (Training Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurs and their intermediaries on internationalisation) is a KA2 Strategic Partnership for Development of Innovation financed by European Commission under the Erasmus + program.


The project is focused on training creative and cultural industries’ operators (both entrepreneurs and business intermediaries) to get the skills and competences needed to internationalize their business or their cultural projects.

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Call 4 European Cooperation Projects

The European Commission Creative Europe Programme launched a call for proposals EACEA 32/2017 – ‘Support for European cooperation projects 2018’ (Category 1 – Smaller scale cooperation projects and Category 2 – Larger scale cooperation projects) to support European Cooperation Projects starting in 2018.

Deadline to apply is: 18/01/2018 at 12:00 noon (CET/CEST, midday Brussels time).

The main objectives of the support for European cooperation projects are:
– To strengthen the capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors to operate
transnationally and internationally and to promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works.
– To contribute to audience development by engaging in new and innovative ways with
audiences and improve access to cultural and creative works in the Union and beyond with a particular focus on children, young people, people with disabilities and underrepresented groups.
– To contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of culture, for instance through
testing of new business models and promoting innovative spillovers on other sectors.

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Creative economy employment in the EU and UK

This report compares the size and growth of the EU’s creative industries on a consistent basis.


Key Findings:

  • The creative industries employ 11.4 million people in the EU, accounting for 5 per cent of the EU workforce.
  • Sweden has the highest proportion of its workforce employed in the creative industries (8.9 per cent), followed by Finland (8.2 per cent) and the UK (7.6 per cent).
  • The country with the highest number of creative industry workers is Germany (which has the largest total workforce in the EU), followed by the UK and France.
  • The UK accounts for 14 per cent of the total EU workforce, but a fifth (21 per cent) of all creative industry jobs.
  • Employment in the UK’s creative industries grew three times faster in the UK than in the EU as a whole: 6.1% per annum on average vs. 1.8% per annum.

Analysts and policymakers have long complained about the absence of internationally comparable statistics on the creative industries, as this has made it impossible to benchmark the performance of different countries.

This report provides consistent statistics on the EU creative industries for all of the member states. It also provides consistent statistics for the creative economies (employment in creative industries and in creative occupations outside of these) for 20 of the member states. Six countries are examined in detail (France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden, and the UK).

The report applies the official UK creative industry classification to produce a best-fit creative industries definition in the EU Labour Force Survey, to calculate consistent estimates at an EU level.

A companion report which examines the creative economy in North America (the US and Canada) will be published in the New Year.

Policy Recommendations:

  • The report highlights the importance of supporting the creative industries in the EU, and assists policymakers by providing an overview of employment across EU countries.
  • The Dynamic Mapping methodology provides a basis for making international assessments of the creative industries.


Max Nathan, Andy Pratt and Ana Rincon-Aznar, NESTA

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