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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

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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.

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CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #166 – How to recover the European culture after COVID-19?

How to recover the European culture after COVID-19? Republished by ECBN from: European Parliament The cultural and creative sector has been damaged severely by the economic impact of mandatory social distancing. Many venues remain closed or have significantly scaled down their activity, whilst future prospects remain unclear. More flexible state aid rules, adopted as part [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #164 –Explore Cultural relations and Covid-19 (Wednesday 15 July, 12 – 1.30 pm CEST)

Cultural relations and Covid-19 (Wednesday 15 July, 12 - 1.30 pm CEST) Republished by ECBN from: EUNIC Global What is the impact of Covid-19 on the European cultural relations sector? In this online debate, the findings of the EUNIC survey report will be discussed and  ideas will be exchanged on how to move forward. Questions include: How can we [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #163 – Creative New Zealand announces its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months

Creative New Zealand announces its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months Republished by ECBN from: Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand Creative New Zealand will devote the additional $25 million in new money announced by the Government in May, to a 12-month programme of investment through to June 2021. The programme, [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #162 – New group set up to deliver Culture Strategy in Scotland: National Partnership for Culture

New group set up to deliver Culture Strategy in Scotland: National Partnership for Culture Republished by ECBN from: Scottish Government A new group formed to deliver Scotland’s culture strategy is to meet for the first time. The National Partnership for Culture (NPC) is made up of 14 experts from across Scotland’s culture sector. The group [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #161 – Brazilian culture and creativity during COVID-19: Solidarity and lives

Brazilian culture and creativity during COVID-19: Solidarity and lives Republished by ECBN from: PEC / Text by Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg The creative industries have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Over the past months the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre’s International Council has provided with insight into different challenges, experiences, and sources of inspiration found [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #160 – Cultural gems

Cultural gems Republished by ECBN from: European Commission Culture in a city is not only represented by museums, cinemas, theatres, art galleries, and other institutional places. Culture is heritage, with memorials, historic and religious sites, but it is also very much alive, with informal cultural spaces, meeting places where artistic creation happens, and places where [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #159 – Tokyo and the impact of coronavirus on cultural sector

Tokyo and the impact of coronavirus on cultural sector Republished by ECBN from: ASEF culture360 On Thursday, 2 July 2020 a LIVECAST was broadcasted about the capital of Japan: Tokyo, in the 'Infected Cities' series organised by DutchCulture. What is the impact of the coronavirus on Tokyo during what was to be the Olympic year? How do art and [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #158 – Report: Guiding resilient financing systems for the CCS – Creative FLIP publishes analysis report

Report: Guiding resilient financing systems for the CCS – Creative FLIP publishes analysis report Republished by ECBN from: Creative FLIP Uncertainty related to cultural and creative systems became clearly visible through the 2020 health crisis and follow-up disruptions. Challenges of the overall system like lack of social protection rights for larger parts of the cultural [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #157 – Report: “Live arts in the virtualising world”

Report: “Live arts in the virtualising world” Republished by ECBN from: UNESCO Should live arts ride or resist the wave of digitalisation generated by the pandemic crisis? The newest IETM report “Live arts in the virtualising world", which moreover is free of charge is now available in the International Arts Manager's latest issue. Do not [...]