Current Affairs

How to lure the creative investor?[1]

The ambition of the European Union is to address the EUR 8 billion funding gap which is preventing the cultural and creative sector (CCS)[2] from growing, creating more jobs and stimulating economic and social renaissance. The European CCS is world leader in creativity but lacks the capacity to scale-up largely because of a deficiency in … Continued

Communiqué – 14.02.2019 – KEA delivers an analysis on opportunities for the audiovisual sector to benefit from a wider range of EU programmes

The European Commission DG CNECT contracted KEA to provide a mapping of existing EU programmes accessible to the audiovisual (AV) sector beyond Creative Europe. Entitled “Towards an integrated vision for the European Digital Media Sector”, this new research paper provides a timely contribution to the debates on the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework and future … Continued

Happy New Year! KEA turns 20!

Happy New Year! KEA turns 20!

KEA was created as an organisation with a mission. A mission that has more to do with promoting ideas and values than accumulating consulting fees. We obviously aim to please our customers (mainly public organisations) but we never deviated from our convictions and we are proud of our financial and editorial independence. KEA has survived … Continued

Une politique culturelle pour l’Union Européenne – La culture peut transformer l’Europe – par Philippe Kern

Le mouvement initié par Kaaczyński, Orban et Salvini fonde la vision d’une Europe « forteresse », close et isolationniste. Dans leur perspective, la célébration des mythes nationaux s’allie avec une vision nationaliste qui touche également les formes d’expressions culturelles. Ils accusent ainsi l’Union Européenne de menacer les identités nationales[1]. Si la politique culturelle a historiquement … Continued

Communiqué 28 June 2018 – The European Parliament unveils KEA Study on the Future of Creative Europe

Communiqué 28 June 2018 – The European Parliament unveils KEA Study on the Future of Creative Europe

On 19 June 2018, KEA presented in the European Parliament its research on Creative Europe: Towards the Next Programme Generation, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department for Structural & Cohesion Policies, on behalf of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education (CULT). The presentation took place during an exchange of views between the … Continued

KEA calls for a EU budget with meaning

‘The Stars and the Starfish’ by Bleeps. Athens, Greece.   “We have to learn to judge a society on the noise, art and entertainment it makes rather than its statistics.” Jacques Attali   Discussion on the future EU budget has started. The negotiations are decisive for the next programming period (2020-2025) and the implementation of … Continued

Successful edition of b.creative in Shanghai

b.creative – the global event for creative entrepreneurship – took place in Shanghai on 15 November 2017. The conference was organised in the context of the High Level People to People Dialogue (HPPD) Summit on Education, Culture and Youth strengthening cultural relations between the European Union and China. Vice-Premier Liu Yendong and Tibor Navracsics, EU … Continued