Organised events




In 2018 KEA organised the Sparks Forum, Shaking up Science and Society Relations over 1.5 days in Brussels.
A keen participative audience, passionate speakers, atypical formats with surprising elements, earnest animated discussions, fruitful exchanges resulting in a coming together of ideas for citizen engagement in science, research and innovation. Sparks is a H2020 funded project, led by ECSITE, to familiarize and engage European citizens with the concept and practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through the topic of technology shifts in health and medicine.


KEA organised b.creative – the global event for creative entrepreneurship – held in Shanghai in the context of the High Level People to People (HPPD) Summit between the European Union and China. The conference, focused on ‘Creative entrepreneurship and urban challenges’, was organised in the scope of the EU co-funded project Creative Tracks, supporting young creative entrepreneurs worldwide and encouraging cross-cultural collaborations.
For the organisation of the event, KEA partnered with The Creative Industries Culture Expertise Centre of KEDGE Business School and with Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).


in 2017 KEA set-up and organised the b.creative challenge. The competition focuses on interdisciplinary and international collaborations between professionals in creative fields like: visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, gastronomy, publishing, radio and television, computer games, performing arts, with the aim to explore the potential of arts and creative entrepreneurship in fostering social and economic innovation. The award was presented in Shanghai at the b.creative conference by Commissioner Navracsics to the winner LATRA for their Fieldmakers project.


In 2016 KEA organised the first b.creative conference in Namur in the scope of the EU co-funded project Creative Tracks, supporting young creative entrepreneurs worldwide and encouraging cross-cultural collaborations. b.creative – the global event for creative entrepreneurship – facilitated the convergence of various artistic and creative competences, technical, scientific and entrepreneurial skills in order to generate social and economic innovation. The event aimed to influence policy makers and involve citizens to ensure that creative ideas permeate societal development. After two enticing days 40 speakers and more than 200 participants from 50 countries of 4 continents exchanged ideas, experiences and fueled debates about creative entrepreneurship.


In 2015 KEA organised the “Shenzhen: Pioneering China’s Future” event at the European Parliament on 1st July 2015. Representatives from the city of Shenzhen presented the city and networking opportunities to EU officials, MEPs and organisations focussed on creative cities and clusters – over 200 people attended.


KEA organised with the Chinese Shenzhen Creative Culture Centre in association with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network an exhibition in Brussels at MAD in Situ from 10 to 30 October 2014. “Recovery:The Power of Design” – an exhibition featuring the work of young designers participating in the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZ-DAY). KEA also organised the vernissage.


KEA assisted Ravenna2019 European Capital of Culture to organise the conference “Switch On. European Creative Capacity Building”. The event was held in Ravenna on 19 September 2014.


KEA assisted with the organisation of the Italian EU Presidency/Italian Regions Coordination conference on “Creativity and Innovation as Motors for Economic Growth: the Role of Culture and Territories”. The event was held on 19 November 2014.


In 2013 KEA assisted the Shenzhen International Creative Industries Fair to run a European based office to promote the Fair and gather a delegation of European designers to accompany to Shenzhen.


In 2013 KEA organised the final conference of the EU-funded Creative Clash programme in Brussels.