Creative FLIP launches the first round of its Peer-2-Peer (P2P) Exchange Program for members of the European Creative Hubs Network, aiming at engaging peers from creative hubs across Europe, supporting cooperation, exchanging of best practices and exploring innovative ways of collaboration.
Creative FLIP – Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting is a Pilot project co-funded by the EU, whose main objective is to support healthy and sustainable ecosystems for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) with respect to these four key policy areas. The project is implemented by a consortium led by the Goethe-Institut together with the European Creative Hubs Network, IDEA Consult, VVA Economics and Policy, 3s and Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg.
Within the work package on Innovation, the Creative FLIP project focuses on the importance of transversal skills, their inclusion in the skills development approaches and educational curricula, as well as on innovative ways of cooperation between the CCIs and educational institutions. This will be achieved through pilot activities such as Learning Laboratories, aimed at supporting cooperation between the creative hubs and educational institutions, as well as through the P2P exchange between the creative hubs themselves, with the goal of exchanging good practice examples in this area and inspiring cooperation possibilities.
The Creative FLIP P2P exchange program is aimed at engaging leading, established, and innovative creative hubs with peers from emerging creative hubs across Europe, as well as with relevant educational institutions. The idea of the exchanges is to seek new formats of cross-sectorial cooperation between creative hubs and the educational sector, initiate projects of co-creation or collaborative plans, as well as to share knowledge and expertise across Europe through public and/or community events.
During 2019-2020, Creative FLIP will organize and support 50 exchanges between creative hubs throughout the EU and its neighborhood. Each exchange will support a team of two hub representatives – a member of the hub managing team and a hub member – providing an opportunity to a total of 100 individuals to experience working in a different creative hub, as well as to engage in a mutual learning experience with their hosts. Thus, the program will engage around 200 direct beneficiaries, with many more taking part indirectly by attending the resulting public programs.
The exchange will take place in two rounds:
The 1st round, which has just been launched, will feature 10 exchanges scheduled to take place in September – November 2019. As a pilot scheme, it is aimed exclusively at the members of European Creative Hubs Network through a closed call for applications. It will serve to test the new format of the visit and draw any potential lessons for improvement for the next round.
The 2nd round, taking place in 2020, will support a total of 40 exchanges and will be open to all interested hubs across Europe.
European Creative Hubs Network is the implementing partner for the p2p exchange within Creative FLIP.
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