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Communiqué: KEA to organise Shenzhen visit and exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels

Shenzhen, the leading Chinese city in ICT and creative industries is showcasing its extraordinary economic and social achievement over its 30-year existence at the European Parliament in July. The programme includes an official cocktail reception on 1 July 2015 and an exhibition on social advertising. “KEA is proud to partner with Shenzhen to connect a … Continued

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Communiqué – 20 April 2015 – KEA Releases Smart Guide on Creative Spill-overs

Philippe Kern lead expert on Creative SpIN, an URBACT funded project (2012-2015), will be presenting the Guide at the Creative SpIN final conference in Birmingham on 21 April 2015. The Guide, aimed at city authorities, advises on the implementation of creative spill-overs strategy. It takes stock of the 3-year project in 8 European cities under … Continued

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Creativity all around

A creative city cannot be defined solely on the basis of a fixed set of criteria, each city’s composition is unique. Creativity can be nurtured in all cities whether large to small ones. At the very foundation of what makes a creative city lies the belief that cultural and social capital can be better used … Continued

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Creating, innovating, disrupting through Arts & Business organisations

In the current economic context, cuts in the budgets of public administrations are leading arts and cultural organisations to look for new business models, sources of financing, and ways to engage with old and new audiences. At the same time, the experience economy has brought about new mindsets and lifestyles where intangible values are becoming … Continued

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KEA’s New Year Wishes for 2015

2014 was another busy year for KEA covering many fronts: cultural economy, creative spillovers, intellectual property, art and science, mapping and statistical analysis, policy strategies for cities and regions, events’ organisation and EU funding applications. We are looking forward to 2015 with the establishment of the European Creative Hub in Shenzhen (China) dedicated to help … Continued

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Open letter to the President of the European Commission – The New Digital Age – Reshaping Europe’s Destiny

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Mr Jean-Claude Juncker The New Digital Age – Reshaping Europe’s Destiny A digital single market to foster excellence and diversity, or how to fall in love with the digital single market. The new European Commission has rightly identified the development of the digital market as a … Continued

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Creative spill-over supporting economic and social innovation (Issue 3) – The new economy needs creative skills

The new economy needs creative skills We live in an era of great economic transformation. The contribution of the manufacturing sector to the European GDP, although still very significant, has recently declined with a gradual shift towards a service-based and digital economy. The new trends in the economy are characterised by: –              Speed in production … Continued

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Creative spill-over supporting economic and social innovation (Issue 1) – Cities in competition, high quality cultural offer improves attractiveness

Cities in competition – high-quality cultural offer improves attractiveness (Issue 1) Many European cities are confronted with industrial delocalization, economic transformation and its corollary unemployment.  Globalisation, the economic and financial crisis and post-industrial constraints are drawing cities into intense competition to attract and develop economic activities. Cities are setting up departments to recruit foreign investors, … Continued

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Rendons l’ Europe empathique et altruiste!

This article was initially published on 7 November 2011 – the results of the EP election and the strength of nationalist votes as well as euroscepticism is the opportunity to reconsider its content.   L’Europe est un acquis institutionnel. Elle reste à devenir une réalité socioculturelle. Le philosophe Jürgen Habermas, dans son texte « Rendons l’Europe … Continued

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Ravenna – a sleeping beauty

Ravenna is a mid-sized town with around 150 000 inhabitants. A quiet city, rich and without apparent problems. The weather, the Romagnolo food, Sangiovese wine and the sea on the Adriatic coast with its wonderful sandy beaches contribute to a wonderful quality of life.  The city has a rich cultural life provided you have the … Continued