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Europe's Creative Regions and Cities - call for participation

Europe's Creative Regions and Cities - call for participation
Published on: 15/01/2009 Last update: 19/03/2018
Deadline: 31/01/2009
In the context of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009, the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission are jointly organising a two-day forum, on 20 and 21 April 2009. The Forum will showcase the creativity of Europe’s regions and cities and demonstrate the importance of creativity and innovation for economic development. Regions, cities as well as "young talent" candidates are invited to send their applications to participate by the end of January 2009.

The Forum has two broad aims:

First, to create a platform for exchanging best practices among those regions, cities and experts who have expertise in promoting creative industries and innovative approaches in the areas of Arts and Culture; Science, Research and Innovation; Media, Information and Communication Technologies; Urban Development and Urban Creativity; and Social Innovations.

Second, to showcase, with the help of the members of the Committee of the Regions, 100 young creative talents from all over Europe. These creative talents might be artists, architects, designers, film directors, internet experts or others who have contributed to the development of the local economy, for example by setting up their own businesses.

Regions, cities as well as "young talent" candidates are invited to send their applications by 31 January 2009.

Additional information on the event is available at: www.cor.europa.eu/creativityforum (web archive)