The study probed the opinion of nearly 3000 respondents from over 30 countries through an online survey and complemented this with in-depth interviews and an extensive literature review.
This study provides a much-needed in-depth review of the market potential of the EU's cultural and creative sectors. It analyses the sector's structure and disproves oft-heard clichés about its supposed lack of profitability.
On a more detailed level it charts the specific financial needs of Europe's creative entrepreneurs as well as their difficulties in accessing private financing.
Its results indicate that the new Creative Europe Guarantee Facility will provide a much-needed source of relief.