Event - Cultural and creative industries

Framing Creative Futures
Forum meets ECIS2020


  • 24/09/2020 - 28/10/2020

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The cultural and creative industries (CCI) have been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. This year’s annual European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) is being organised in turbulent times and will be used to assess the damage that the pandemic has caused. At the same time, the aim of the conference is to point up ways in which the CCI can overcome the crisis and to define our creative futures. Due to COVID-19 regulations, this conference will take place as a unique online event and be spread over the course of five weeks, rather than being held for two full days in a conference hall.

The 10th European Creative Industries Summit, entitled ‘Framing Creative Futures’, is being co-organised by the European Creative Business Network and the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It will be broadcast live from Berlin as part of the official German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This time, however, everything is different. There will be no large, crowded gatherings or big auditorial discussions. Instead, we are planning to hold a digital event that will provide new ways to get involved. The digital format will also enable new audiences to take part, who will not need to travel in order to meet like-minded people.

The online conference is open to all participants in five weekly individual breakout sessions. Live broadcasting of the #ECIS2020 will start on 24 September and will finish with the closing event on 28 October.

The European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) was founded in 2010 by the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) as a conference for creative professionals and intermediaries to discuss the conditions of the European cultural and creative economy. It traditionally takes place during the autumn EU presidency of each year. Today, the ECIS is the biggest annual cultural and creative industries (CCI) summit and brings together more than 200 CCI experts from Europe for meetings in the capital of the incumbent EU presidency. The conference provides the opportunity to exchange information about current developments in the CCI sector, to collaborate on joint solutions and to discuss European policies.

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