The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a unique not for profit foundation  initiated by the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 and established in 2011 as a Dutch Stichting in Rotterdam. Its founding members were the Creative Factory Rotterdam, Creative England, Creative Industry Košice and the european centre for creative economy.

Its 41 industry defining members, currently stemming from 21 EU countries, are leading agencies, funders and intermediaries promoting the cultural and creative industries on local, regional and/or national level. Together, they account for approximately 70% of the workforce in cultural creative industries in Europe, some “12 million full-time jobs, which amounts to 7.5 % of the EU’s work force, creating approximately EUR 509 billion in value added to GDP.”  (Coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industrie (2016/2072(INI)).

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