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Creative Growth is a three year INTERREG IVC project that runs from 19th September 2008 to 30th September 2011.

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

Creative Growth is a three year INTERREG IVC project that runs from 19th September 2008 to 30th September 2011.

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

 Aim Minimize

The overall aim of the project is to increase European competitiveness and accelerate regional economic growth through the development of the creative sector as a new business sector and a key driver of the emerging knowledge economy. Further, the project aims to influence policy development on regional and local level by mainstreaming new knowledge and best practice into the policy making process.

The overall aim of the project is to increase European competitiveness and accelerate regional economic growth through the development of the creative sector as a new business sector and a key driver of the emerging knowledge economy. Further, the project aims to influence policy development on regional and local level by mainstreaming new knowledge and best practice into the policy making process.

 Objectives Minimize
  • Improved and more effective policies on regional and local level through evidence-based policy-making. 
  • Improved business support services and solutions for the creative sector. 
  • Increased knowledge on how creativity can be a catalyst for increased regional competitiveness.
  • Improved and more effective policies on regional and local level through evidence-based policy-making. 
  • Improved business support services and solutions for the creative sector. 
  • Increased knowledge on how creativity can be a catalyst for increased regional competitiveness.
 Main project activities Minimize

Part 1: Limited mapping of the creative sector carried out in each region by using a joint set of standards and a joint interregional analysis carried out with comparison between the regions based on the regional mapping.

Part 2: Benchmarking on business support services and solutions through exchange of experiences in thematic working groups on topics such as access to finance, support structures, cluster development, incubator facilities etc.

Part 3: Interregional thematic seminars hosted by different partners regions focusing on creativity as a catalyst for increased regional competitiveness including three pilot cases with three different business support services approaches.
 

Part 1: Limited mapping of the creative sector carried out in each region by using a joint set of standards and a joint interregional analysis carried out with comparison between the regions based on the regional mapping.

Part 2: Benchmarking on business support services and solutions through exchange of experiences in thematic working groups on topics such as access to finance, support structures, cluster development, incubator facilities etc.

Part 3: Interregional thematic seminars hosted by different partners regions focusing on creativity as a catalyst for increased regional competitiveness including three pilot cases with three different business support services approaches.
 

 Results Minimize
  • Improved policy making processes on regional and local level by adopting evidence-based policy making.
  • Increased number of business support services and solutions tailor made for SMEs in the creative sector and higher quality of the services provided by business support actors.
  • The interregional exchange of experiences, joint learning and dissemination of good practices is the interregional added value and the project result will contribute to increased European competitiveness.
  • The creation of a “European Network of Creative Regions” for long-term collaboration.
  • Policy recommendations to the European Commission
  • Improved policy making processes on regional and local level by adopting evidence-based policy making.
  • Increased number of business support services and solutions tailor made for SMEs in the creative sector and higher quality of the services provided by business support actors.
  • The interregional exchange of experiences, joint learning and dissemination of good practices is the interregional added value and the project result will contribute to increased European competitiveness.
  • The creation of a “European Network of Creative Regions” for long-term collaboration.
  • Policy recommendations to the European Commission
 Publications Minimize

The first two project publications have been finalised. The reports “Creative Growth – developing businesses for the future” are based on qualitative and quantitative data on the the creative sectors in the partner regions.

The reports can be viewed and downloaded here

On the basis of the mapping of the creative industries sector, the thematic working groups and the pilot project the Creative Growth Project have come up with important recommendations for future EU policy as well as regional and local initiatives to be conducted in order to nurture the growth of the creative industries.

The recommendation report can be downloaded here.

The first two project publications have been finalised. The reports “Creative Growth – developing businesses for the future” are based on qualitative and quantitative data on the the creative sectors in the partner regions.

The reports can be viewed and downloaded here

On the basis of the mapping of the creative industries sector, the thematic working groups and the pilot project the Creative Growth Project have come up with important recommendations for future EU policy as well as regional and local initiatives to be conducted in order to nurture the growth of the creative industries.

The recommendation report can be downloaded here.

 Project leaflet Minimize

Click the image above to see the Creative Growth project leaflet.

Click the image above to see the Creative Growth project leaflet.

 Contact Minimize

Östsam Regional Development Council
Project Coordinator

South Denmark European Office
Communication manager
 

Östsam Regional Development Council
Project Coordinator

South Denmark European Office
Communication manager
 



Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)





Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)