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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 #148 – World spends to protect culture from economic ruin

World spends to protect culture from economic ruin Republished by ECBN from: The Guardian Cultural recovery programmes amounting to billions of dollars have been established across the globe to shore up theatres, festivals and other arts institutions against economic ruin. Although some advocates believe the arts industry can be rejuvenated by interventions in a post-pandemic [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #147 – The European Commission launches the “Europe’s Culture – close to you” campaign

The European Commission launches the “Europe’s Culture – close to you” campaign Republished by ECBN from: European Commission To ease the economic impact of the measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission presented a recovery plan on 13 May, 2020. As outlined in this plan, the coming months represent an opportunity: as restrictions are [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #146 – Urban Solutions: Learning from Cities’ Responses to COVID-19 Meeting 25 June – Available online!

Urban Solutions: Learning from Cities’ Responses to COVID-19 Meeting 25 June – Available online! Republished by ECBN from: UNESCO The UNESCO Cities Platform has hosted a public online discussion “Urban Solutions: Learning from Cities’ Responses to COVID-19” on the way cities, at the forefront of worldwide efforts to contain COVID-19, are responding to the pandemic. [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #146 – Covid-19: A comprehensive European Cultural Recovery is urgently needed

Covid-19: A comprehensive European Cultural Recovery is urgently needed Republished by ECBN from: Renew Europe The Covid-19 pandemic will not only have long-lasting severe effects on the cultural and creative industries, which are strategic sectors for Europe’s citizens and its economy, but also on cultural diversity in Europe, the Renew Europe Group in the European [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #145 – A live music map for Birmingham in times of COVID-19

A live music map for Birmingham in times of COVID-19 Republished by ECBN from: PEC / Text by: Patrycja Rozbicka, Adam Behr and Craig Hamilton Recent research from UK Music has highlighted the economic contribution that music tourism has made to the UK economy, with the headline figures showing that 29.8 million people attended live music [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #144 – Make cultural relations count

Make cultural relations count Republished by ECBN from: EUNIC Global The Covid-19 pandemic has a crushing effect on the work of international cultural relations. Artists and organisations, including EUNIC members, are severely affected by the abrupt discontinuation of their activities, which rely so heavily on people coming together to collaborate across borders. At the Online [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #143 – International web conference: Middle-digital earth: Museums between digital and emergency. Data, stories and impact (29-30 June and 1st July)

International web conference: Middle-digital earth: Museums between digital and emergency. Data, stories and impact (29-30 June and 1st July) Republished by ECBN from: Museum Switch Museum institutions are seismographs particularly sensitive to changes in communities and relationships that define their identity through their relationship with cultural heritage. The global emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic has [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #142 – Creative and cultural work without filters: Covid-19 and exposed precarity in the creative economy

Creative and cultural work without filters: Covid-19 and exposed precarity in the creative economy Republished by ECBN from: DISCE – Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies In the first DISCE Webinars Dr. Roberta Comunian, DISCE researcher, presented some of her work (with colleague Dr. Lauren England at King’s College London) on the impact of Covid-19 on creative and cultural [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #141 – Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and education

Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and education Republished by ECBN from: European Parliament In a debate on Monday in the Culture and Education Committee with the Commission, all MEPs referred to cuts in the revised MFF proposal (MFF: Multiannual Financial Framework) as “unacceptable” for EU culture and education, stressing that these sectors were particularly [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #140 – Interview with Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan on his role of promoting inclusive and environmental initiatives as part of the city’s recovery

Interview with Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan on his role of promoting inclusive and environmental initiatives as part of the city’s recovery Republished by ECBN from: OECD “Before the COVID-19 pandemic one of the main inclusivity challenges Milan was facing was the significant differences in opportunities between citizens living in the centre and in the [...]