ECHN’s next Conference is within The Creative Skills Week!

newsculture and creativity conference

Dear community,

ECHN is delighted to announce the official launch of:

Creative Skills Week
10 – 13 October 2023

For this year’s ECHN Culture and Creativity Conference, we are thrilled to announce a collaboration between the European Creative Hubs Network and the CYANOTYPES project and to invite you to our joint event.

For the first time, the Cultural and Creative Industries are being addressed as an industrial ecosystem. The issue of skills gaps and needs is a critical concern not only to our peers and communities, but also to the stakeholders from all corners of the Cultural and Creative Industries Sectors (CCIS). In this context, we are proud to launch the first ever CREATIVE SKILLS WEEK gathering strategic-thinkers, policymakers, cultural workers and networks, creative and cultural hubs, creative and artistic practitioners together to co-create plans addressing urgent and future skills needs.

ECHN’s General Assembly - 9 October
You can now save the date, starting 9th October at 14:00 CET with the General Assembly, exclusive for registered ECHN members (to be updated on the event’s page soon).

Check the Creative Skills Week website for updates in the agenda.

Conference - Anticipating Creative Futures 10 – 11 October 2023
Anticipating Creative Futures is a boundary-breaking programme of activities and actions and the main feature of Creative Skills Week 2023. Join creative thinkers, CCIS strategists and educators and actively participate in Anticipating Creative Futures workshops and plenaries. Get social at our evening receptions, become part of this growing momentum and fuel a sustainable CCIS ecosystem.

Register today for the Anticipating Creative Futures Programme!

Keep in mind, ECHN members with an active membership can receive cost support to attend the event, which is kindly hosted by the University of Applied Art Vienna.

Show & Tell – Call to Action!
Creative Hubs are often building bridges between cultural & creative professionals and all types of educational institutions, promoting creativity and transversal skills training, which play a crucial role for the future job market and job profiles.

Does your hub have a strong educational orientation, do you often implement educational practices or collaborate with educational institutions?

Share your experiences and practices with us, we would love to hear them!

#educationalprograms #formaleducation #nonformaleducation #vocationaltraining #skillsdevelopment #reskilling #upskilling #jobsofthefuture #occupationalprofiles #transversalskills

It’s your time to lead the way! Tell us all about your experience by writing to

Can’t wait to meet you again at the Creative Skills Week 2023! #CSW2023