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Communiqué 10.08.2017 – LATRA wins the b.creative challenge!

The b.creative challenge was won by LATRA, an innovative architectural, engineering and humanitarian organisation based in Lesvos (Greece) that has built a design and digital fabrication studio in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp. LATRA participated in the b.creative challenge with the collaborative multidisciplinary project ‘FIELDMAKERS’ whereby artists, architects, designers and makers are working with young refugees in … Continued

KEA celebrates its 18th anniversary!

Click to see the bigger picture 18 things you should know about KEA 1. KEA is the first ever independent consultancy in Brussels focusing solely on the representation of culture industries vis-à-vis the European Union. It was established in 1999. 2. KEA set up IMPALA in 2000 (the independent music companies association) and managed its … Continued

Communiqué 8 June 2017 – European Commission unveils study on the impact of technology on culture and creative industries at MIDEM

A new study on Creative Value Chains will be presented for the first time at MIDEM on 9 June – a leading business event for the international music industry in Cannes. Requested by the European Commission (DG EAC) and led by IDEA Consult, the study is a follow up to KEA’s groundbreaking 2006 research on … Continued

Culture in EU external relations – for a Creative Diplomacy

The European Union is facing many challenges.  One such challenge, overshadowed by economic and financial problems, relates to the EU’s external actions and diplomacy.  The revision of the EU Treaty and the acknowledgment that international problems would be more efficiently tackled by pooling diplomatic resources led to the EU being given more power in the … Continued