As the successor to the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), the Creative FED continues to build on the achievements and results of previous initiatives. The Creative FED also continuous the successful work of over 10 years CCI advocacy to create a level paling field for European creative talents.
The Creative FED advocates for specific policy initiatives and actions that benefit the cultural and creative industries. It also represents its supporters in major European events and debates where issues related to or impacting cultural and creative businesses are discussed. Please review the following selection of actions:
All GreenThe European Creative Industries Summit (#ECIS22) "ALL GREEN" was a collaborative event between the ECBN and Creative Prague. It consisted of four parts, starting with the ECIS Assembly on April 21, on the United Nations Day for Creativity and Innovation. Followed by Breakout sessions at the Graz Design Month in May, and the final event in Prague was organized under the auspices of the Czech EU Presidency 2022. Over 1,087 participants joined the sessions online or onsite and discussed the necessity of the Green Transition and what European creative talents can contribute.
New European BauhausOne of the breakout sessions of #ECIS22 was held in Brussels as part of the New European Bauhaus Festival. The ECBN invited speakers to contribute to this year's "All Green" topic and share their insights and viewpoints about the Green Deal. They discussed how Europe can bring forward initiatives and projects to support the triple transition.
Pact For Skills
The European Commission has launched the "Pact for Skills", a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe. ECBN was asked to co-organsie a Large Scale Partnership for the Creative Pact for Skills (C-P4S) for the Culture and Creative Ecosystem. With more than 200 Companies, workers, national, regional, and local authorities, social partners, cross-industry and sectoral organizations, education and training providers, chambers of commerce, and employment services as members.
New European Bauhaus
The conference attempted to address urgent challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, it aimed to initiate forward-looking conversations about the potential contributions of the Culture and Creative Sector towards a new green deal. To confront future crises, the conference emphasized the need for skill acquisition and lifelong support for creatives. Moreover, the conference aimed to provide information about the new EU Horizon program and EU project funding, as well as to highlight projects for creative administration and bureaucracy.
The conference Future Unlocked! was a joint event by the European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS21), Creativeforum.si and the Centre for Creativity Slovenia which is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It was held in Lubljana, Slovenia from September 11th to 12th.
What a year! Even today we are unable to comprehend fully what the pandemic 2020 left us with: The pandemic hits everyone, either on a personal, economic or global level, we are all affected The fact we know so far is a drop in sales for the creative industries by a third or even 50% in some sectors. The event industry was the first to close and the last to reopen, and a steep personal learning curve for the means of digital communication. These are only few of the things that no one had foreseen at the beginning of 2020.Green paper