CULTURE, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
outreach in Europe (link)
Culture and creative industries make cities and regions more competitive and contribute to quality of life, attractiveness and social regeneration. KEA works with local authorities, cities and regions, and support organisations that wish to explore how to develop the cultural and creative sectors in cities and regions:
Assessment of a region’s or a city’s
creative ecology and potential:
KEA conducts research to assess the unique creative strengths, weaknesses, challenges and development opportunties of a region or a city.
Awareness raising and training:
KEA facilitates workshops and speakers and provides training sessions for local politicians and other decision makers regarding the importance of creative industries in local development.
Designing local creative development strategies:
KEA proposes policy recommendations and the development of tailor-made cross-sectoral policies supportive of the creative sectors.
involving public authorities and creative stakeholders from across Europe: We help clients design EU-funded project proposals in order to develop and strengthen their creative industries and innovation capacities (Regional funds such as Interreg, Urbact, Media 2007, Culture 2007, FP7, etc.).
Developing a CCI strategy to support local economic
Devising a smart specialisation strategy to access
EU structural funds:
Events and public affairs:
KEA represents local and national stakeholders in Brussels and provides monitoring services regarding EC policy developments in the area of culture and creative industries.
Through growing collaboration with cities or regions in the last few years KEA has developed an in-depth experience in this area. Its staff understands Europe’s diverse opportunities and cultural traits and can point towards multiple examples of good practice and lessons learned throughout Europe and abroad.