This year’s ECIS21 (European Creative Industries Summit 2021) conference starts the conversation about the unlocked potentials of the European creative economy. After over one year of lockdown, this year’s European Creative Industries Summit wants to show the bright future of cultural and creative sectors.

The conference Future Unlocked! is a joint event by the European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS21), and the Centre for Creativity Slovenia which is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) is a yearly conference organised by the European Creative Business Network (ECBN).

The conference will try to tackle the urgent challenges connected with the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, it also wants to start forward-looking conversations about the possible contributions of the Culture and Creative Sector towards a new green deal. To tackle the upcoming crises, this conference also underlines the need for new skills acquisitions and supporting creatives in their lifelong efforts.

Furthermore, the conference also aims at shedding light on the new EU Horizon program and EU project funding, as well as highlighting projects for creative administration and bureaucracy.


Opening and Presentation of the ECIS21: Date: 21st of April 2021, Time: 9.55 – 12.00

ECIS21 – BoS#1: Great Green Creative Economy & European Emerging Horizons, Date: 20th of May, 2021, Time: 9.55 – 12.00

ECIS21 – BoS#2, Sustainable Creative Skills & Considerable Creative Bureaucracy, Date: 23rd June, 2021,Time: 9.55 – 12.00

The Conference Days – Sep 12 to 14, Mixel Event Online and in Ljubljana.
(Details on the Agenda coming soon)

In the Kicking off ECIS 2021 event on April 21st  -from 10.00 to 12.00 am – we will have the opportunity to reflect on the challenges of the Covid-19 area and looks into the opportunities to unlock Cultural Creative Industries with  outstanding speakers such as:

Kick off on April 21st – Agenda

Iztok Grmek, Ambassador, Director General for Economic and Public Diplomacy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia

Europe and its Horizons
Dr. Christian Ehler, MEP, full member and coordinator of the Committee for Industry, Research and Defence (ITRE) and a substitute member of the Committee of Culture and Education (CULT)

The Green Creative Industries
Alison Tickell, Founder and CEO of Julie´s Bicycle

Creative Skills to unlock Europe
Rita Orlando, Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation & DeuS Coordinator

Creative Bureaucracy to unlock Europe
Charles Landry, Founder of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival

Welcome and Introduction: The Renaissance 4.0?!
Bernd Fesel, ECBN Director

The ECIS2021: Program and Outlook
Gerin Trautenberger, President of Kreativwirtschaft Austria, KAT

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