This new policy initiative will be launched in Milan on 26-28 February 2012.
The European Creative Industry Alliance – funded by the European Union through its Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme – is starting now nine projects that combine policy learning and concrete actions for better business support, access to finance and cluster cooperation & excellence.
The official launch event of the European Creative Industries Alliance will take place as part of the Innovation Festival (IF) Finale Conference, which will happen between 26 and 28 February 2012 in Milan.
The event will also include presentations of other EU initiatives in support of the cultural and creative sectors – such as the Commission's proposal for a new Creative Europe programme – as well as exhibitions, music and fashion intermezzos of an innovative character. It will happen during Milan Fashion Week, one of the most prominent creative events in Europe.
Attendance is free of charge and the programme and registration facilities can be found here: