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Boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for growth and jobs

Boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for growth and jobs
Published on: 25/07/2016
Author: Austrian Institute for SME Research and VVA Europe
The recent study: Boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for jobs and growth shows that Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) employ more than 12 million people in the EU, which is 7.5% of all persons employed in the total economy.

Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are at the heart of the creative economy: knowledge-intensive, based on individual creativity and talent, they generate huge economic wealth and preserve European identity, culture and values.

CCIs include a number of subsectors, such as architecture, archives and libraries, artistic crafts, cultural heritage, design, fashion, film, high, end, music, performing and virtual arts, publishing, radio, television and video-games.

CCIs are an important contributor to the economy with 5.3% of the total EU GVA and further 4% of nominal EU GDP generated by the high-end industries.

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