The European Creative Industries Summit (#ECIS) was founded in 2011 by ECBN, the predecessor of Creative FED, and has since been organized together with local partners. Since 2018, the annual #ECIS is organized under the auspices of the respective EU Council Presidency.
Every year, the #ECIS brings together professionals, intermediaries, and researchers from various fields who were interested in cross-industrial innovations. These experts and professionals gathering to discuss the significant role played by European Creatives in shaping our economic landscape, especially the needs for a tripple transition (green, digital and societal) in our industry.
From 2023 on, the European Federation of Creative Economy - Creative FED organizes and publicizes events, conferences and gatherings such as the #ECIS.
This policy forum will discuss the policy areas likely to be addressed during the upcoming legislative period of the European Parliament, as well as the mandate of the new commission. The Policy Forum 2023 will cover the 2025-2030 legislative term of the Parliament, and the expected policy topics at the regional and member state level.
The #ECIS23 addressed the re-skilling and up-skilling of European talent and professionals and discussed the need for creative talent to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal, digitalization and mitigating multiple crises.
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#ECIS22 was comprised of four parts. It began with the ECIS Assembly on April 21st, which is the United Nations Day for Creativity and Innovation. The conference included four Breakout Sessions (BoS) on May 9th and June 12th, and culminated with the final #ECIS22 Conference in Prague from September 21st to 23rd.
The conference prioritized addressing the pressing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also initiating forward-looking discussions concerning the Culture and Creative Sectors' potential contributions to a green transformation, in alignment with Europe's Green Deal initiative. Recognizing the importance of preparing for future crises, the conference emphasized the acquisition of new skills and lifelong learning support for creatives. Additionally, it underscored the significance of creative innovations, supported by the new EU Horizon Program and EU funding, as well as the role of creative administrations and bureaucracies in successfully implementing the Recovery Europe program for a stronger and more resilient Europe.
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.The #ECIS20 was all about how to cope the crisis and about “Solidarity not Charity” Green paper #ECIS20 Landingpage
The ECBNetwork, in collaboration with Kaapeli, proudly presented the 9th European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) in Helsinki. The ECIS19 took place under the auspices of Finland's EU Presidency. Every year, the European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS2019) brought together professionals, intermediaries, and researchers from various fields who were interested in cross-industrial innovations. They gathered to discuss the significant role played by European Creatives in shaping our economic landscape.
The focus of ECIS 2019 was on the IMPACT of cross-innovations for the competitiveness of the wider economy, driven by the cultural and creative industries.
The conference tackled questions such as:
How could the cultural and creative sectors increase their impact on European competitiveness? What strategies could be employed to overcome obstacles and challenges in cross-innovations? How could cultural and creative entrepreneurs respond to the challenges facing European society and the economy over the next 25 years through cross-innovation actions?