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10th European Creative Industries Summit


The 10th European Creative Industries Summit (#ECIS2020) is a collaborative event of the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) and the German Forum Kultur und Kreativwirtschaft as part of the German EU-Presidency 2020. This year's #ECIS2020 will be organized and broadcasted live from Berlin, the online conference will be held every Wednesday during the course of four weeks.

This year's #ECIS2020 discussions are based on five different creative futures, each of which is handled in a single break-out session. The five future scenarios take into account the present developments of digitalisation such as the use of Artificial Intelligence, creative bureaucracy, the impact of cross-innovations, the need for new educational systems and the participation in the European Green Deal. Last but not least, creative futures demand a wider solidarity by and for cultural and creative entrepreneurs:

  • Solidarity over Charity (24 September)
  • Creative bureaucracy (1 October)
  • Coping crisis through creativity (7 October)
  • Creative sustainability solutions (14 October)
  • Education ensure smart skills (21 October)

The final event "Framing Creative Futures" of the #ECIS2020 will be live streamed from Berlin on the 28th of October.

The European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) was founded in 2010 by the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) as a conference for creative professionals and intermediaries to discuss the conditions of the European cultural and creative economy. The European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) is a annual conference by and for the European Creative Economy. Therefore, ECBN as the project owner, works with local organisations every year to organise this annual ECIS summit in parallel with the EU presidency.

"Framing Creative Futures" is a collaboration between the European Creative Business Network, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Competence Centre for Creative Industries in Germany.