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.

Blog

/Blog

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus to be celebrated in Brussels in June 2022

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus will take place next June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Organised by the European Commission, the first edition of this festival will bring together people from all walks of life to debate and shape a sustainable, inclusive, and beautiful future. Ultimately, it will bring the European Green Deal at [...]

Bernd Fesel will take part at the symposium “Heritage for the Future, Science for Heritage: A European Adventure for Research and Innovation” on March 15-16

Bernd Fesel, managing director of the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), will take part in the symposium next week on “Heritage for the Future, Science for Heritage: A European Adventure for Research and Innovation”, organised by the Foundation for Heritage Science under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The event will [...]

Save the date for a new edition of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival!

After hitting some new records in 2021 with its second digital edition, the Creative Bureaucracy Festival will return in 2022 with the best of both worlds – Save the Date for the Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March and the Creative Bureaucracy Festival live event in Berlin on 2 June 2022! The year 2022 will offer even more [...]

The 3rd edition of the Global Report Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity is now out!

The third edition of the Global Report Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good - published in English, French and Spanish - was launched on 8 February 2022. To mark the release of this UNESCO flagship publications, an online launch event was organised with the participation of artists, representatives of [...]

Three scenarios for the establishment of consultation mechanism with CCIs in relation to the UNESCO 2005 Convention

The ECBN (European Creative Business Network) was commissioned by the UNESCO to conduct a feasibility study to create a regular consultation mechanisms for cultural and creative enterprises involved in the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Therefore, the ECBN together with 3Walks conducted a [...]

Bernd Fesel participates in the CCIs and Innovation Contrast Project

Bernd Fesel, managing director of the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), took part in the CCIs and Innovation Contrast project, organised by the Basque Government and developedthroughout 2021, which brought together European experts to discuss the topics of innovation in the CCIs, R&D and the measurement of R&D&i. Bernd Fesel was involved from the outset [...]

ECBN to participate in the activities to promote A Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries

The ECBN with its Director Bernd Fesel proudly announces that it will participate in the activities organised by Nesta's Policy& Evidence Center (PEC) to promote A Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries. It  is the PEC’s contribution to the United Nations 2021 International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. It was created in response [...]

What is Cultural and Creative Enterprises’ contribution to UNESCO 2005 Convention?

ECBN conducts a Feasibility Study for UNESCO on the Creation of a Regular Consultation Mechanism with Micro, Small and Medium-sized Cultural and Creative Enterprises involved in the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions This feasibility study consists of carrying out a preliminary analysis to determine [...]