Creative Ports brings all of the relevant groups together to bundle their competencies and create synergies.
For this, we will hold a range of workshops and seminars throughout 2020 and 2021, offering the partners an opportunity to share experiences and best practices on internationalisation. These encounters will create opportunities and provide ample space for joint development of training and networking formats, as well as discussions and analysis around methods of supra-regional cooperation.
We will exchange tools of internationalisation, test them in a transnational context and develop learning modules from them. We all work with local cultural and creative actors and SMEs and ensure facilitation of transnational cooperation with peers from other regions. Companies and other players in the CCIs will thereby unveil opportunities for internationalisation and initiate joint value creation.
Yet, the sector has not exhausted its export opportunities and potential for transnational cooperation.
This is where Creative Ports steps in.
In view of the high economic value of the Baltic Sea region’s CCI, public authorities, business development organisations, incubators as well as cultural institutes, transnational networks and NGOs, all have a role to play. Internationalisation and transnational cooperation will enhance the economic possibilities of the CCI and result in spillover effects to related sectors.
However, a lack of sufficient international contacts and experience in cooperation processes has a significant detrimental impact on this. In addition, cultural institutes, transnational networks and NGOs – though familiar with working on the international stage – generally know less about the specific strengths, weaknesses and needs of the regional CCIs.
This can all be overcome through a range of measures that will be implemented through Creative Ports!
Maybe you need guidance and knowledge on how to implement international CCI activities?
Or maybe you just want to know more about the EU-funded Creative Ports project that aims to encourage collaborations between CCI actors in the Baltic Sea Region?
Then contact the CCI Secretariat. We can help…
… facilitate contacts to the right CCI organisations, experts and stakeholders
… guide you to the right tools, knowledge and know-how
… provide you with more information on Creative Ports
Moreover, the CCI Secretariat also connects EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC members) to CCI support organisations and public authorities in the Baltic Sea Region, creating and facilitating partnerships called ‘Tandems’ that plan joint activities.
Right now, 3 Tandems are underway which are based in Riga, in Copenhagen and in St. Petersburg respectively.
In Riga, the Tandem partners are the Goethe- Institute Latvia, the Danish Cultural Institute, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) and the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC), and they are currently cooperating to contribute to the Riga programme of the Creative Ports project ‘Sustainable Design Lab for Urban Development’ (read more here!). The Lab is a platform where designers from different BSR countries come together to explore, test and prototype ideas for sustainable urban development, and it is coming to Riga in June 2021!
In Copenhagen, the Tandem has been agreed upon within the local EUNIC Cluster, and an information and networking meeting is in the works for Spring/Summer 2021 which will connect the EUNIC members with CCI support organisations and other stakeholders from Denmark and Skåne.
And lastly, in St. Petersburg, a Tandem has been formed between the local Goethe Institute, the Danish Cultural Institute and the European-Russian InnoPartnership, and activities are being planned for Spring/Summer 2021.
If this sounds interesting, you are very welcome to write to the Secretariat and hear more about the possibilities for joining the Tandems or one of their activities!
Lastly, the Secretariat will also work as a durable platform for lasting cooperation on a transnational level which will help ensure the continuation of the results of the Creative Ports project after its end. So don’t worry! We aren’t going anywhere.