Who we are

European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a network of creative development agencies and creative centres. Our mission is to support the creative and cultural industries to internationalise – to do business and to collaborate across Europe

What we do

ECBN provides European Services and Tools to its members, like creative companies and entrepreneurs, agencies and creative centres, cities and regions – such as Trade Missions, Easy Landing Points or Digital Marketplace, which are defined and developed further on a year to year basis in ECBN board meetings.



Creative Industries Weekly, March 5 – 11

Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries Weekly, March 5 – 11 2018 Mar 5, 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: Creative Storytelling for Tourism Audience Development, via Economia Creativa “Drawing on the literature on storytelling as well as theory on creative economy, platform and transformation economy, the study develops a [...]

Participate in the first edition of the Summer Academy on CCIs and Local Development!

The Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development provides training for policy makers and representatives of cultural and creative industries (CCIs). At the end of the course participants will acquire a deeper understanding of the sector, its needs and dynamics and develop expertise in putting in place effective and integrated strategies and [...]

Creative Industries and Future Education

By Frits Grotenhuis Discussions about future education are trending. So-called 21st century skills, lifelong learning, living labs, digital education, MOOCs, microcredentials and blockchain certificates are some typical buzzwords. Students of today are digital natives and make fully use of the wide array of digital possibilities. These students demand freedom of choice of content (what), time [...]

Creative Industries Weekly, Feb 26 – March 5 2018

Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries Weekly, Feb 26 – March 4 2018 Feb 26, Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany: NRW-Innovationspreis für HHU-Professor und Unternehmensgründer Detlev Riesner “Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h. c. Detlev Riesner hat am 26. Februar 2018 von Wirtschaftsminister Andreas Pinkwart den Ehren-Innovationspreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen erhalten”. Feb 26, [...]

New projects, open calls and tips for co-creation events planning!

CoCreation Update Feb 2018 #2 The ERASMUS+ funded project Co-Create aims to raise awareness, highlight facts and disseminate current developments in co-creation and co-design. Artenprise: Artists Developing Entrepreneurial Skills The website of the project Artenprise, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Project of the European Union, is now online. The project will support artists, cultural organizations and [...]

Creative Industries Weekly, Feb 19 – 25 2018

Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries Weekly, Feb 19 – 25 2018 Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018 – Terms and Conditions Europeana invites entrepreneurs, developers, designers and cultural heritage digital thinkers to submit their best idea(s) that use cultural heritage and digital technologies to foster innovative learning and teaching. Deadline: 28 February [...]

EXCITE 2.0: Apply now for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs support!

EXCITE 2.0 aims to connect really committed 72 new and 72 experienced European entrepreneurs in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to exchange knowledge and new ideas on entrepreneurship and innovation to provide access to markets across Europe, boosting international access and business development in the cultural and creative sector. ECBN is the local contact point for EYE for all new [...]

MindLabs: Crossing Minds, Media and Technologies

 MindLabs: Crossing Minds, Media and Technologies Most exciting innovations appear in ‘cross-overs’ between disciplines. In the city of Tilburg (the 6th largest city in the southern part of the Netherlands), a new regional initiative ‘MindLabs’ (www.mind-labs.nl) was announced in 2016 and has started in the Summer of 2017: Tilburg works on the development of an [...]

Enable young Europeans to make the most of their lives ! How to ?

January News on Forbes 30under30 and European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden, lastest Figures&Facts and Events across Europe On January 26 Leeuwarden, the European Capital of Culture 2018, started with an opening ceremony at De Harmonie city theatre.The story behind Leeuwarden 2018 is "all about cultural crossovers cocktails of the past and present, of country and city, between [...]