EWRC side event

EWRC side event: Skills reform & partnerships for SMART CCI

Many regions have identified Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) strategies as a key priority area for their economies including them in their regional regional Smart Specialisation Strategies. The sector contributes significantly to regional employment, cohesion and innovation. Although it has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, it has also proven to be resilient. Matching innovation, creativity, skills, new partnerships-building and stakeholders (academia, industry, the public sector, and civil society), becomes nowadays crucial.

The event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS.The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.

The event will be moderated by Bernd Fesel (European Creative Business Network, Managing Director)

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