The over 196 members of ECBN from over 146 cities or regions  are leading agencies, funders, promoters and researchers in the cultural and creative industries in Europe.

Present in all 27 EU countries they account for approximately 70% of the workforce in cultural creative industries in Europe, some “12 million full-time jobs, which amounts to 7.5 % of the EU’s work force, creating approximately EUR 509 billion in value added to GDP.”  (Coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industrie (2016/2072(INI)).

The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a unique not for profit foundation based in Rotterdam. It was initiated during the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 and founded in 2011 by the european centre for creative economy in cooperation with the Creative Factory Rotterdam, Creative England, Kreativwirtschaft Austria and Creative Industry Košice.

ECBN is an independent foundation and funded by its member fees and in kind contributions. It needs your support!


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