European Creative Hubs Campus – Project Closing Event

European Creative Hubs Campus | 24th – 26th January, 2018 | Brussels, Belgium


EUROPEAN CREATIVE HUBS NETWORK announces its Project Closing Event – the European Creative Hubs CAMPUS for creative hub leaders, cultural and creative organisations, local authorities and policy makers. The consortium partners of the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN), a project co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe programme, look forward to welcoming the Network’s members and friends during a three-day event, kindly hosted by LaVallée creative hub in Brussels.

The European Creative Hubs Campus, organised and curated by the British Council (ECHN Lead partner), aims to showcase the outputs of the 2-year project by bringing together knowledge from workshops, forums, peer-to-peer exchanges, and research. Results of the Creative Hubs Barometer study will be presented, as well as a series of policy recommendations specifically designed to support the impact of creative hubs in the labour market and social protection provision, as well as in the field of incubation and acceleration.

Moreover, the European Creative Hubs Campus will also announce the Network’s 5-year sustainability plan, and the steps its members will take to help the Network grow and thrive.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the newly-formed European Creative Hubs Network and its plans for the next 5 years, as well as discuss potential future collaborations and work with partners and policy makers across all sectors.

An open call for participation is currently running for all interested creative hub leaders, (managers, project leads, community managers, etc.), as well as for representatives of local authorities (representatives or policy makers of national ministries, urban authorities, regional authorities) and cultural and creative organisations working together with creative hubs, from across Europe.

Through the ECHN project budget, we will be able to cover expenses for 80 creative hubs participants, while local authorities’ representatives and other organisations will be asked to cover their own travel & accommodation expenses.

The deadline to apply is December 15th 2017.


We are currently running an open call for participation in this final event. The aim is to gather a diverse group of hub leaders from across Europe, leaders who have been working with the network, as well as those new to it.

  • Interested creative hub leaders, policy makers, and cultural and creative organisations should fill in the online application form by December 15 2017, 23:59 CET.
  • Application Form:

The ECHN team will run a selection process of participants, based on the responses in the application form. In case your application is successful, you will be contacted by British Council to organise your stay in Brussels.

Draft programme:

  • January 24 – Opening evening featuring key-notes
  • January 25 – Sessions and workshops
  • January 26 – Wrap-up and future plans

In case that your application to participate is selected, we will be able to cover expenses for one representative of your organisation – accommodation costs for 2 night (January 24 – 26) and a travel stipend – as outlined below:

  • Accommodation in Brussels – 2 nights booked and covered directly by ECHN.
  • Travel reimbursement towards your travel costs (arranged yourself) – up to 250 euros, reimbursed based on boarding passes and invoice (which you provide).


European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN)

The European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) is a project co-funded by the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme, and led by the British Council in partnership with a consortium of European creative hubs, Bios in Greece, betahaus in Germany, Kulturni Kod/Nova Iskra in Serbia, Creative Edinburgh in the UK, Factoría Cultural in Spain, ROCO in the UK, and the European Business Network (EBN).

 ECHN aims to enhance the ecosystem that supports the development and growth of the creative and cultural sector by supporting the subsistence and growth of creative hubs in Europe, creating a community of experienced creative hubs leaders across Europe from a variety of sectors and promoting hubs as innovative models to support the creative economy in Europe.

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 Roxana Apostol

Estere Upmace