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.




CO-CREATE is a European cooperation project that will create and distribute a brand new curriculum on co-design: a set of valuable design skills that has gained increased relevance in recent years and can no longer be ignored. The curriculum will allow education institutions across Europe to provide their students with all the hands-on knowledge they [...]

Bootcamp; European Public Funding for Creative Industry SMEs

The third of our ACE Creative bootcamps focussed on providing entrepreneurs and SMEs with insights into European Public Funding for Creative Industry SMEs. In partnership with European Centre for Creative Economy (ecce), the bootcamp was held at Unperfekthaus in Essen and hosted by Sabine Bornemann, Head of Creative Europe Desk, Kultur Germany, we had over 30 [...]

ECBN Study Tour 2016; Copenhagen and Malmö

Every year, ECBN in partnership with the Dutch Creative Residency Network has the privilege of guiding a group of Cultural and creative individuals and organisations from across Europe through the Creative Industries of a European city. Our Study Tours have become one of our most anticipated and successful member services, combining networking, actualisation and knowledge exchange [...]