Its 66 industry defining members, currently stemming from 28 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)).

Given the diversity of cultural expressions as well as of cultural and creative markets across Europe, ECBN works – on purposes indirectly and decentralized – by supporting leading agencies, funders and intermediaries on local, regional and/or national level to help them support their cultural and creative entrepreneurs.

ECBN is an independent foundation funded by its members fees and in kind contributions.