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.

ECBN Projects

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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 [...]

Study Tours

ECBN together with The Dutch Creative Residency Network (DCRN) organise an annual Study Tour to relevant and interesting cities across Europe. The Study Tour aims to delve into the creative industries of each of the cities we visit through understanding the impact and influence the creative sector has on the city through its policies in [...]

Connections beyond Art, Culture and Creative Industries

- ECBN presents research on Spillover-Effects at the European Culture Forum - Art and Biotech, Design and Mobility, Media Art and Migration – these seemingly unrelated mixtures of professions and branches were presented at the European Culture Forum 2016 on April 19, titled „Arts meets business and technology“. These inter-connections might seem unexpected and surprising, [...]

Research Call; Cultural and Creative Spillover in Europe

Last year, the European research partnership on cultural and creative spillovers published its report on ‘Cultural and creative spillover effects in Europe: Report on a preliminary evidence review’ authored by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy. It has galvanised the debate about how to find a better way to comprehend subsequent impacts and effects of the arts, [...]

Cultural and creative spillover in Europe; Drivers for innovation

At the Intergroup Cultural and Creative industries EU parliament meeting on January 27th, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from the cultural and creative sectors presented the latest research findings and best practices from across Europe. Bernd Fesel and Dawn Ashman presented their research findings on the Cultural and Creative spillover in Europe as drivers for innovation, [...]

EU Policy-Makers focus spillover effects of cultural and creative industries

Leading Stakeholders in Europe present on January 27 at Intergroup Cultural and Creative Industries in European Parliament Researchers, Entrepreneurs and Innovators from the cultural and creative sectors presented the latest research findings and best practices at a European Parliament hearing at the invitation of Pervenche Berès MEP and Christian Ehler MEP (pictured above), Co Chairs [...]