Hello & welcome!
22-24 February 2016
This week the British Council in Brussels hosted the partners’ kick-off meeting for the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) —a two year project led by the British Council aiming to boost significantly the ecosystem that currently supports creative and culture sectors across Europe.
The project is partnered by an affiliation of six European creative hubs – Bios in Greece, Addict in Portugal, betahaus in Germany, Kulturni Kod in Serbia, Creative Edinburgh in UK and Factoria Cultural in Spain – and the European Business and Innovation Network .
The project will focus on creating a cohesive community of experienced creative hub leaders across the continent. Coming from a variety of sectors, business models and process stages, the network will promote hubs as innovative models to support Europe’s creative economy.
As a dynamic platform creating sources of growth and development, ECHN will share insights, tools and resources that empower leaders and support the resilience of creative hubs. Peer to peer learning models will strengthen hub leaders’ leadership skills and help them develop successful and sustainable business models for their creative hubs.
Janine Matheson, Director of Creative Edinburgh, the UK-based hub partner says, “It’s been wonderful to be in Brussels this week working with the partners further developing the programme. We’re very excited to be representing the UK in this Europe wide collaboration.”
ECHN is co-funded by the European Commission. It follows on from the First European Creative Hubs Forum which you can read about here.