Upcoming events

April 2, 2019

Creative FLIP

A three-day gathering for the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) – Opening Conference of Creative FLIP (Finance, Learning, Innovation, Patenting in CCIs) – European Creative Hubs […]
January 25, 2019

ECHN’s 1st Conference and General Assembly

From 11-13 April, we will be hosting the first ECHN conference and the first General Assembly of the Network in Athens, Greece. We invite you to […]

Past events

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European Creative Hubs Campus | Brussels

FINAL CONFERENCE | Brussels
JANUARY 24 TO JANUARY 26, 2018

The Consortium partners of the European Creative Hubs Network are pleased to announce the final conference of the European Creative Hubs Network project, to take place in January 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.
The Campus will be a dialogue event, where creative hubs leaders will come together with policy makers from all levels, and the wider creative ecosystem. The campus will showcase the best of creative hubs, the outcomes and impact of the project, as well as voice a number policy papers and recommendations aimed at better supporting the sector.
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European Culture Forum 2017

DECEMBER 7 TO DECEMBER 8, 2017
Superstudio, Milan

The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, to bring together cultural sectors’ key players and to debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. Its 2017 edition will also mark the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the thematic EU year devoted to our common cultural assets and all their aspects. The event, for the first time outside of Brussels, will take place at Superstudio in the booming creative neighbourhood of Tortona in Milan. This extraordinary event venue, once a bicycle factory and then a place for fashion publishing and art created by a renowned Italian art director Flavio Lucchini in the 1980s, will provide an inspiring and thought-provoking decorum for lively discussions, unexpected meetings and fruitful exchanges.
Can culture help to tackle European and global challenges? Does cultural heritage matter to Europeans? How can culture in cities and regions help to shape more cohesive and inclusive societies? Come to Milan to discuss, listen, think and get inspired.
The European Creative Hubs Network project will take part in the discussions over the two days of the Forum. On Day 2 of the Forum, ECHN will animate a parallel working session titled Creative spaces – reinventing tomorrow’s shared heritage, together with the Creative Lenses project and Trans-Europe Halles.
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European Creative Hubs Forum | Sheffield, UK

Dates: 29 November – 1 December, 2017
Location: Sheffield, UK
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3rd European Creative Hubs Skills Workshop | Edinburgh

FROM OCTOBER 26 TO OCTOBER 27, 2017
Edinburgh

Creative Edinburgh and the consortium partners of the European Creative Hubs Network are pleased to announce the third creative hubs skills workshop of the European Creative Hubs Network, taking place in October, in Edinburgh, UK. The exact dates are to be confirmed in spring 2017.
The workshop aims to help build the capacity of creative hubs leaders across Europe, contributing to the project’s overall objective of strengthening and empowering creative hubs across Europe.
The main theme of the workshop is THE FUTURE OF CREATIVE HUBS and will look at providing creative hubs leaders with relevant tools and examples that can be used in building a sustainable future-oriented creative hub.
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Creative Hubs Youth Employment Pilot Information Webinar

OCTOBER 3, 2017
Virtual
The Directorate General for Education and Culture would like to explore together with creative hubs the role the hubs can play in supporting young people to find meaningful and remunerated jobs in a labour market shaped by the gig-based economy. In support to this pilot, the EU Policy Lab has teamed up with Cat Drew, project director at Uscreates; and have consulted with the European Creative Hub Network’s coordination team (ECHN) for a pilot activity that aims to prototype and test a tool for creative hubs to self-assess and position their activities in support of young people.
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2nd European Creative Hubs Skills Workshop | Berlin

JUNE 7 TO JUNE 8, 2017
Berlin

How to be a Hub Superhero | European Creative Hubs Skills Workshop #2 | Berlin betahaus Berllin and the consortium partners of ECHN are pleased to announce the second creative hubs skills workshop for creative hub leaders, to be held in Berlin on the 7th and 8th of June 2017.
The ECHN Skills Workshop #2, organised and hosted by betahaus Berlin, is the second one in a series of three workshops which aim to build the professional capacity of creative hub leaders by developing tailored support and skills development tools.
The workshop will look at providing creative hubs leaders with tools to help strengthen their leadership skills towards building an innovative creative hub.
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1st European Creative Hubs Skills Workshop | Madrid

MARCH 22 TO MARCH 23, 2017
Madrid
How to start me up: building my creative hub | European Creative Hubs Skills Workshop #1 | Madrid
Factoría Cultural and the consortium partners of ECHN, announce a two-day international workshop titled “How to start me up: building my creative hub”, to be held in Madrid from 22nd to 23rd March 2017.
The ECHN Skills Workshop #1, organised and hosted by Factoría Cultural, is the first one in a series of three workshops which aim to build the professional capacity of creative hub leaders by developing tailored support and skills development tools.
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European Creative Hubs Forum | Athens

JANUARY 26 TO JANUARY 28, 2017
Athens
SYN-| European Creative Hubs Forum | Athens Dates: 26-28 January Location: Romantso, Athens Organiser: Bios Athens on behalf of the European Creative Hubs Network
Bios and the consortium partners of the European Creative Hubs Network are pleased to announce the second forum of the European Creative Hubs Network, taking place from 26th to 28th January 2017, in Athens, Greece.
The forum aspires to contribute to the Network’s future, following the first fruitful forum in Belgrade and facilitating the exchange and the growing of the Network, gathering more than 100 hubs from all over Europe.
The main theme of the forum is Grow:
aiming through a wide program of plenary meetings, workshops and showcases to explore ideas like growing through:
expanding – expansion of traditional business models
re adjusting terms – establishing new, more fluid, and more creative ideas of economic mechanisms, expanding industries boundaries sharing the creative process for maximum results
helping the local economy grow – incorporating the individual (artist / local economy) into a larger spectrum (group / international economy) whilst preserving its unique features, connecting society, culture, creativity and the industry.
The international forum titled syn- (/sɪn/, prefix, acting or considered together; united) is part of the European Creative Hubs Network project, co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe Programme, under the leadership of the British Council, in which Bios participates together with partners from Serbia (Nova Iskra), Spain (Factoria Cultural), Germany (betahaus), the United Kingdom (Creative Edinburgh), Belgium (EBN) and Portugal (ADDICT).
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European Creative Hubs Forum | Belgrade

SEPTEMBER 22 TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Belgrade

How Work Works | European Creative Hubs Forum | Belgrade ORGANISER: NOVA ISKRA ON BEHALF OF THE EUROPEAN CREATIVE HUBS NETWORK
The consortium partners of the European Creative Hubs Network project are pleased to announce a three-day international forum titled “How Work Works”, from 22 to 24 September, in Belgrade.
The event organised by Nova Iskra will gather more than 100 hub organisations from across Europe, Serbia and the region.
Through its central question and theme – HOW WORK WORKS – the forum will investigate the shifting paradigm of work as seen through the prism of creative hubs. The forum aims to map out the diverse ecosystem of hubs, and to showcase the richness, diversity and importance of the European hub landscape, having in mind that these organisations play a key role in supporting young entrepreneurs and creative professionals across the continent, as well as beyond the borders of EU.