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.



Register now for #ECIS23 Conference on 23rd & 24th May

#ECIS23 Conference Transformative skills – embrace friction to create the unexpected #ECIS23 Conference will showcase recent developments and challenges of re/upskilling the European creative workforce. As part of the European Year of Skills 2023, this conference addresses skill requirements for green transformation, sector resilience, and digitalization. The Summit will include current policy discussion, stakeholder presentations on [...]

CYANOTYPES Project Anticipates Creative Futures

As a proud CYANOTYPES consortium partner, ECBN is delighted to invite you to join this growing community of change. A large-scale collaboration of diverse minds and skillsets coming together to map, anticipate and strategically adopt a triple loop learning framework for the future of creative skills. CYANOTYPES gathers a host of organisations, stakeholders, and European [...]

CYANOTYPES: Strategic Skills for Creative Futures

CYANOTYPES brings together a wide variety of organisations, stakeholders, and European networks to address the needs and skills gaps in the Cultural & Creative Industries. Based on innovative multidisciplinary approaches, CYANOTYPES tackles the sector’s potential for innovation and competitiveness, which deals as well with challenges presented by, among others, COVID-19, the digital transition, and the [...]

(Re-)Watch #ECIS22 BOS 1 & 2!

The Pre-Conference BoS#1 & BoS#2 "Green Skills and Skittles" of the European Creative Industries Summit #ECIS22 GREEN Conference took place on May 9, 2022, from 9.30am to 4pm CEST, in a hybrid format in Graz (Austria) and online via zoom. You can now (re-)watch the event! https://vimeo.com/710743772?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=3438526 Green Skills and Skittles is about acquiring creative skills to support the [...]

Missed the European Creative Industries Summit 2022? Video archive online now!

This year's #ECIS22 GREEN Conference stands for the re-imagination, re-focusing and re-framing of policies for the cultural creative sectors and industries (CCSI). This conference is about green transformation in our industry and creative sector. During this #ECIS22 we will discuss the contribution of CCIs to the Green Transition with the guiding question for the next decade: How can CCSI contribute to the [...]

The new European Federation for the Creative Economy is presented in Graz

On the occasion of the second event of the European Creative Industries Summit (#ECIS22), the European Federation for the Creative Economy was announced in Graz, Austria, on the 9 May 2022. The new Federation is the evolution of the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), which brings together 174 industry defining agencies and intermediaries for creative industries [...]

Register now for #ECIS2022 BoS #1&#2

This year's #ECIS22 Pre-Conference Break-Out Sessions will address how creative skills and the creative economy support the Green Transition. How can the creative and cultural industry and sectors support the Green Transformation? The first part of this year's ECIS22 GREEN pre-conference, with the first and second Breakout Sessions (BoS#1&#2), will explore the skills needs for a creative green [...]

‘Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto’ is now ready for endorsement

The ‘Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto’ (C-P4S) is now ready for endorsement. As outlined in the closing statement of the document, “all the organisations that support the Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto recognise the importance of thriving talents and skilled workers in the European Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem and all its sectors. Therefore, they [...]

The #ECIS22 GREEN Conference took place on April 21st

This year's #ECIS22 will open on April 21st with a gathering of all attendees, partners and speakers at the #ECIS22 Assembly. Great Green Creative Industries gives an overview of the ECIS Program, Speakers and Break out Sessions will be presented online. The European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) is an annual conference that brings together creative [...]