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.

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CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #5 – First Data on Creative Industries in Austria

The European Creative Business Network starts collecting and publishing data and statistics as well as help and policy initiatives for the Cultural Creative Industries from across Europe, from national to local level, from governments and institutions to commercial or non profit initiatives: We try to provide a European lense - and please accept we might [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #4 – Germany: Staggering €50 Billion Aid Package for Artists and Cultural Businesses

The European Creative Business Network starts collecting and publishing data and statistics as well as help and policy initiatives for the Cultural Creative Industries from across Europe, from national to local level, from governments and institutions to commercial or non profit initiatives: We try to provide a European lense - and please accept we might [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #3 – Victory for the UK creative industries in Coronocrisis

The European Creative Business Network starts collecting and publishing data and statistics as well as help and policy initiatives for the Cultural Creative Industries from across Europe, from national to local level, from governments and institutions to commercial or non profit initiatives: We try to provide a European lense - and please accept we might [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #2 – UK Government gives financial aid

The European Creative Business Network starts collecting and publishing data and statistics as well as help and policy initiatives for the Cultural Creative Industries from across Europe, from national to local level, from governments and institutions to commercial or non profit initiatives: We try to provide a European lense - and please accept we might [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #1 – Call for Support to German Creative Industries

The European Creative Business Network starts collecting and publishing data and statistics as well as help and policy initiatives for the Cultural Creative Industries from across Europe, from national to local level, from governments and institutions to commercial or non profit initiatives: We try to provide a European lense - and please accept we might [...]

Urgent Survey: Effects of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) on the European Cultural and Creative Industries

Canceled fairs, festivals and concerts, closed clubs and theatres: The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are already economically affected by the spread of the corona virus. Default insurance policies either do not take effect in the event of force majeure or simply do not currently accept insurance claims. Not only organisers are affected, but also [...]

Designing co-creative and inclusive policy processes: Invitation to Traineeship Event

Invitation to Traineeship Event Originally published by Region Skåne.   Welcome to an international traineeship event on how to co-create new opportunities for city development and culture. Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities (CCSC) is an initiative to support exploration and learning on how diverse stakeholders, can come together to address local challenges together and find [...]

ECBN signs the declaration “Brexit and a cultural way forward, together”

Source: https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/library/brexit-and-a-way-forward _________________________ Collaborations in Europe have been through turbulent times before; Europe has overcome many severe crises and has bridged deep divisions in the past. And today, now that United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has become a reality, we, foundations & cultural institutions working in Europe respond by strengthening our ties. Brexit is [...]

2021: UNCTAD declares International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

This blog has been published by UNCTAD. The creative economy, in some ways, defies definition almost by definition. But its significant 3% contribution to global gross domestic product (GDP) makes it a powerful emerging economic sector that is being strengthened by a surge in digitalization and services. Its contribution is likely to grow, say those monitoring [...]

How cultural aspects are important for sustainable development?

4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico  City - Culture 21 The call for applications for the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico  City - Culture 21 is now officially open! Good practices from cities, local and regional governments, as well as substantial contributions by individuals in the field of culture [...]