Creative Industries Europe


Europe | Government

The evolution of what is today the European Union (EU) from a regional economic agreement among six neighboring states in 1951 to today’s hybrid intergovernmental and supranational organization of 28 countries across the European continent stands as an unprecedented phenomenon in the annals of history.

Dynastic unions for territorial consolidation were long the norm in Europe; on a few occasions even country-level unions were arranged – the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Austro-Hungarian Empire were examples. But for such a large number of nation-states to cede some of their sovereignty to an overarching entity is unique.

Although the EU is not a federation in the strict sense, it is far more than a free-trade association such as ASEAN, NAFTA, or Mercosur, and it has certain attributes associated with independent nations: its own flag, currency (for some members), and law-making abilities, as well as diplomatic representation and a common foreign and security policy in its dealings with external partners.

Member states

In alphabetical order

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

Candidate countries
Iceland
Montenegro
Serbia
Macedonia
Turkey

Potential candidates
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo

Other European countries
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia
Liechtenstein
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Norway
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Switzerland
Ukraine
Vatican City State


Benelux

The Benelux is an intergovernmental partnership between Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Benelux


Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and media sectors. The programme consists of two sub-programmes; the Culture sub-programme to promote the culture sector, and the MEDIA sub-programme to support the audiovisual sector. Results are published on the Creative Europe Dissemination Platform.
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Creative Europe | Creative Industries Europe

Europe 2020 Strategy

A European Strategy for Smart, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth. Europe 2020 is a strategy to help Eu- rope emerge stronger from the crisis and prepare the EU economy for the next decade. The European Commis- sion—the executive arm of the Eu- ropean Union—has identified three key drivers for growth, which will be supported through actions at both EU and national levels: smart growth (fostering knowledge, innovation, ed- ucation and digital society), sustain- able growth (making EU production greener and more resource efficient while boosting competitiveness), and inclusive growth (enhancing labor market participation, skills acquisi- tion, and the fight against poverty).
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EU Export Helpdesk for developing countries

The EU Export Helpdesk for developing countries is an online service, provided by the European Commission, to facilitate market access in particular for developing countries to the European Union. This free and user-friendly service provides relevant information required by exporters interested in supplying the EU market.
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EU Poverty and Inequalities

Brussels, 8 Oct 2014 – How many people are living at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU?
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Europe | Associations

European Creative Industries Alliance

The European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) is an integrated policy initiative that combines policy learning with 8 concrete actions on innovation vouchers, better access to finance and cluster excellence & cooperation. It is an open platform that brings together policy-makers and business support practitioners from 28 partner organisations and 12 countries. Its overall aim is to shape a community in Europe that actively supports creative industries as a driver for competitiveness, job creation and structural change by developing and testing better policies and tools for creative industries.
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EUREN (for EURopean Economic Network) is a network consisting at the time being of nine European economic research institutes.

It was created in 1999 aimed to improve the analyses of the European economy in a context of major institutional changes in the European Union, especially the setting-up of the Euro as a single currency. Since then, EUREN regular publishs forecasts of the Euro area economy and other studies of European interest.

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EUREN Publications

Europe | Cultural & Creative Industries

  • Messe Frankfurt - Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de
    Germany: Slight increase of German exhibition industry capacities
  • Germany statistics: Trade fair market
  • View from the top of the Victoria Tower Westminster, London, England. cVisitBritain - James McCormick
    Forbes names London as Most Influential City in World
  • Ms Neelie Kroes gives a speech at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, 22 October 2014
    Neelie Kroes: Two Europes or One Europe?
  • European Creatieve Industries Alliance | ECIA Closing Conference
    ECIA Closing Conference | European Creatieve Industries Alliance, Amsterdam 2014
  • Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture
    Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture
  • The International Fashion Showcase 2015 | Photo: Korea
    The International Fashion Showcase 2015
  • 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value
    2015 Warwick Commission report on the Future of Cultural Value
  • Creating Growth - Measuring cultural and creative markets in the EU
    Creating Growth - Measuring cultural and creative industries in Europe
  • Kees van Dongen at Dickinson's stand - TEFAF 2015
    TEFAF Art Market Report 2015
  • CSR Europe Enterprise 2020 Summit
    CSR Europe Enterprise 2020 Summit
  • Irish Fashion Council (IFC)
    Ireland is the 25th member of the European Fashion Council
  • EFC logo
    The European Fashion Council (EFC) turned 10 years