About us

“The Creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distributed”

Dan Glickman

COVID19 has decimated the creative economy and it needs saving. creative sectors are important in terms of their economic footprint and employment. They also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact (well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration, etc.). They are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, with large cities often containing the greatest share of jobs at risk. The dynamics vary across sub-sectors, with venue-based activities and the related supply chains most affected. Policies to support firms and workers during the pandemic can be ill-adapted to the non-traditional business models and forms of employment in the sector.

Creative industries add hundreds of millions of euros to the European economies but in recent months due to restrictions and the social distancing paradigm hundreds of creative collectives (artists, craftspeople, writers, film makers and software designers) have lost ways to promote and sell their work.

Project Activities

IO1 – CCF DIGITAL OPEN INNOVATION AND EDUCATION PLATFORM – our high-performing digital education ecosystem which promotes and facilitates e-service learning and enables European collaboration and international best practice between the HEI sector and creative industry communities.

IO2 – GUIDE TO THE SUSTAINABLE AND REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF EU CREATIVE ECONOMIES AND COMMUNITIES POST COVID19 – our guide provides creative industries communities and those who support them (e.g., HEI sector) with rigorously researched, up-to-date knowledge on the impact of the COVID19 crisis on creative economies and 30 transferable solutions which can be deployed to sustainably develop and regenerate creative communities post crisis.

IO3 – HEI PEDAGOGIC FRAMEWORK AND ONLINE HACKATHON GUIDE FOR CCF E-SERVICE LEARNING – our framework and hackathon provides a transferable and replicable model of HEI led immersive e-service learning (facilitated via the CCF DOIP and online hackathons) which has the power and potential to rejuvenate small, local, creative communities adversely impacted by the COVID19 crisis.