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.



“No matter how many times you do it, teamwork is always a singular experience” #TrainTheTrainers

Video-Interview with Petra Černe Oven, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Department, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Petra Černe Oven: “The first thing is that I’m now in the mood that we should continue, we just started! The second thing is that I already see scenarios where I’m going to apply each of the things we’ve [...]

Learnt lessons from co-creation projects to challenge your design ideas

Co-Creation Update July 2018 #4 The ERASMUS+ funded project Co-Create aims to raise awareness, highlight facts and disseminate current developments in co-creation and co-design. Jun 25, Encounters: Chrysalis Design Tender “We are looking for an exceptional individual/ team to lead on the Design & Build of Chrysalis an environmentally responsible MOBlLE arts, community & learning [...]

Creative Industries Weekly, Jul 16 – 22

Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries Weekly Jul 16 – 22, 2018 July 16, 2018, artenprise‏: Talent Matching Europe for young artists and creative entrepreneurs For young #artists and #creative #entrepreneurs having a #mentor is very important. Discover @TalentMatchingE an @EUErasmusPlus #project promoting #mentoring to support #talent in the #CCI sector. [...]

#CoCreate is really about learning by doing! Learnings from the #TrainTheTrainers workshop

Video-Interview with Sebastian Berger, Innnovationsmanager, Designer, Die Innovationskomplizen (Austria) Sebastian Berger: “Something that I am definitively going to take with me from the three days, in general, is that you have to do it over and over and over again, in order to get deep into yourself. It is something you can’t learn by reading, [...]

Victoria and Francisca in Granada: Co-working and Jewellery

Our new young entrepreneur Francisca Zimmermann from the Netherlands arrived in Spain this month for her EYE exchange with Victoria Carreras in Granada. Francisca is currently in the middle of a career change. Coming from a background in criminology, she recently started working towards a career in digital marketing while pursuing her dream of starting [...]

Co.Create “Train the Students” workshop, on Social Design, took place in Ljubljana

Under the title “Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does — David Carson”, the workshop took place on the 15, 22 and 29 May 2018, hosted by Co.Create project partner Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and guided by trainer Petra Černe Oven. With a [...]

Creative Industries Weekly, Jun 18 – 24, 2018

Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries Weekly, Jun 18 – 24, 2018 June 19, 2018, Erasmus+: Digital Literacy for Future Jobs “90% of future jobs need #digital literacy yet 44% of Europeans lack basic digital skills. In January, the @EU_Commission launched a Digital Education Action Plan to address this à http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-102_en.htm”. June [...]