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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A New Programme for an Inclusive and Creative Society with 3,0 Billion Euro

–  The European Parliament adopted the new Research and Innovation Programme 2021-2017 – "This is a historic vote for Europe: all political groups together calling for a more ambitious research and innovation programme. A budget increase to €120bn is the minimum for Horizon Europe to assure that European industry remains competitive compared to the United [...]

Start-ups in Israel

Innovative Israel Dan Senor and Saul Singer in 2009 published their book ‘Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle’. The authors raise and answer the question why Israel, a young and small country with hardly any natural resources and surrounded by ennemies, has more start-ups than large and peaceful countries like Japan, China, India [...]

Vienna Declaration

Make Cultural Creative Industries a new priority in the Research & Innovation Programme 2021-2027 The “Vienna declaration on Innovation for an Inclusive and Creative Society” supported by ECBN, today with 61 leading stakeholders from 23 nations, summarizes the conclusions of the European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) on the 3rd-4th October 2018 in Vienna. In the [...]

Co-Create multiplier event

How can we introduce in our organizations processes that allow users to design the future with us? A growing challenge for professionals and organizations that we will explore during a day of conferences, case studies and a sprint of methods and dynamics. Where? Auditorio Icaza & Faculty Club "La Comercial" building Deusto Business School Avenida [...]

Starting One Strong Joint Voice for the Cultural Creative Economy in Europe

It is out ! The European Manifesto on Supporting Innovation for Cultural and Creative Sectors Frankfurt am Main, 11/10/2018 WHY THE CULTURAL & CREATIVE SECTORS MUST UNITE – AND WHY THEY SHOULD BE TREATED AS A KEY SECTOR: BARRIERS TO INNOVATION, AND SOLUTIONS FOR A STRONG INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR CULTURE AND CREATIVITY IN EUROPE In [...]