Creativity – the new EU buzzword after innovation?

Creativity: a smart investment in times of austerity Is ‘creativity’ the new ‘innovation’? Commissioner  Vassiliou‘s Vilnius speech and the emerging trend towards ‘creativity and growth’ During her speech on 1 October in Vilnius, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, focussed on three points: culture has both a social and an economic dimension cultural stakeholders – private, public and governmental – …

EU Funding for Culture: The New Programme Explained in 5 Steps

From Culture 2007-2013 to “Creative Europe”: new sectors, new focus, new mechanisms With the last calls for ‘Culture 2007-2013’ closed, cultural and creative industry organisations are all awaiting the launch of “Creative Europe”,for the new framework programme for culture:. “Creative Europe”. This article gives an overview of this new programme, describes its funding priorities, and gives some pointers for organisations …