ECBN together with The Dutch Creative Residency Network (DCRN) organise an annual Study Tour to relevant and interesting cities across Europe.

The Study Tour aims to delve into the creative industries of each of the cities we visit through understanding the impact and influence the creative sector has on the city through its policies in relation to the creative industries, its economy, cross-over effects on other industries and sectors as well as it’s inhabitants. Over the course of three days, we visit a number of handpicked, interesting organisations, sharing in our experiences and different approaches to working environments for creative and innovative business, in order to gather inspiration in addition to creating new contacts and potential collaborations.  

Our group comprises of CEOs of creative and cultural businesses from across Europe as well as anyone working within the Creative Industries that is interested in learning more about the creative environments and practices of other cities around Europe.

Our previous Study Tours have taken us to Madrid, London, Copenhagen and Malmo. 

If you would like to find out more about our Study Tour or participate as a member of our tours, as an organisation which we could visit or as a city to which we could travel feel free to contact us at 

Likewise, if you have any suggestions for future Study Tours, we would be happy to hear from you.