European Creative Hubs Network Project Launch | Brussels


Project Launch | European Creative Hubs Network | Brussels


Date & Time: 5 April 2016, 13.30 – 17.30
Location: LaVallée, Brussels
Organiser: British Council on behalf of the European Creative Hubs Network


We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new European Creative Hubs Network project and to invite you to the launch event which will take place in Brussels, on Tuesday, 5 April, between 13.30 and 17.00 at LaVallée.


The European Creative Hubs Network will create a community of experienced creative hubs leaders across Europe to support the subsistence and growth of creative hubs in Europe. The British Council is leading this project, in partnership with a consortium of European creative hubs: Bios in Greece, Addict in Portugal, betahaus in Germany, Kulturni Kod/Nova Iskra in Serbia, Creative Edinburgh in the UK, Factoria Cultural in Spain; and the European Business and Innovation Centres Network (EBN). The European Creative Hubs Network project is co-funded by the European Commission.


The launch event will present the landscape of the creative hubs sector in Europe, and the impact they generate at community and on economic level. Please see below the agenda of the event.



Date: 5 April 2016
Time: 13.30 – 17.30
Venue: LaVallée
rue Adolphe LaValléestraat 39, 1080 Brussels, Metro stop Ribaucourt

Agenda :
13.30 Animated Networking Lunch
European Creative Hubs Network partners animate the networking lunch

14.30 Session 1: European Creative Hubs landscape
(30’) Creative Hubs, from Forum to Network: Catherine Docherty, Chair of Creative Hubs Forum, Lisbon, 2015
(20’) European Creative Hubs Network, project aims: Laëtitia Manach, Project Director and Roxana Apostol, Project Manager
(30’) Key-note address: Michel Magnier, Director of Culture and Creativity, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

15.50 Coffee break

16.00 Session 2: Creative Hubs community engagement and impact
Moderators: Vassilis Haralampidis (bios, Athens), Relja Bobić (Nova Iskra/Kulturni Kod, Belgrade)
(10’) Study case LaVallée: Pierre Pevée, Lieza Dessein
(20’) Key-note address: Charles Armstrong, The Trampery
(30’) Open discussion, ECHN partners share their experience
(5’) Concluding remarks: Barbara Stacher, Policy officer economy of culture, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

17.00 – finish
17.10 Venue tour (optional)