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The CCI Secretariat - what is it? Frequently Asked Questions

Confused about what the CCI Secretariat really is, and why you should contact it? We answer all your questions below.

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WHAT IS THE CCI SECRETARIAT?

The CCI Secretariat is a part of the Creative Ports project, and it operates as a contact point providing international connections, offering internationalisation guidance and information on the Creative Ports project. 

 

WHO IS THE CCI SECRETARIAT FOR?

The CCI Secretariat is for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) professionals, support organisations, actors and stakeholders or just anyone who is interested in CCI, internationalisation and the Baltic Sea Region. 

 

WHAT DOES THE CCI SECRETARIAT DO?

The CCI Secretariat can help...

  • facilitate contacts to the right CCI organisations, experts and stakeholders
  • guide you to the right tools and knowledge on how to implement international CCI activities
  • and 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. 

 

BUT WHAT ARE TANDEMS?

The Tandems are cooperation platforms that have been initiated by the CCI Secretariat. The aim of a Tandem is to create a new or a closer cooperation between two ‘types’ of partners through the planning and implementation of joint activities: National Cultural Institutes (EUNIC members) and regional CCI support organisations.

Each Tandem consists of 3-6 partners, and so far 3 Tandems have been formed: in Riga, in Copenhagen and in St. Petersburg.   

 

WHAT TANDEM ACTIVITIES ARE BEING PLANNED?

In Riga, the Tandem partners are the Latvian Goethe Institute, 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 activity ‘Sustainable Design Lab for Urban Development’. 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.

 

WHO RUNS THE CCI SECRETARIAT?

The CCI Secretariat is a part of the EU Interreg BSR-funded project Creative Ports, and it is currently being operated by the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (located in Riga, Latvia). 

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN CREATIVE PORTS ENDS?

Though Creative Ports will end its activities in 2021, the CCI Secretariat will continue on! It will 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. 

 

HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?

Interested in new cooperation contacts, the Creative Ports project or the Tandems? Or are you looking for more knowledge on CCI internationalisation?
You are always welcome to write to us at info[at]creativeports.eu or by filling out the form here. We look forward to hearing from you!