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ECIS 2021 - Future Unlocked

Culture and creative industries
Last Date
Wednesday, 21st April 2021

Future Unlocked – this year's ECIS21 contributes to the unlocked potentials of the European creative economy and recovery of Europe. After more than a year of lockdown, this year's European Creative Industries Summit would like to shed light on the future of Europe with support of cultural creative sectors - from local to global, from live to digital.

The conference #ECIS21 – Future Unlocked – is a collaboration between the European Creative Business Network and the Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje (MAO) and is organised in parallel with Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This conference will address the urgent challenges connected with the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, it also wants to start forward-looking conversations about the possible contributions of the cultural and creative sectors towards a green transformation, which now is also supported by Europe´s Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus.

To tackle upcoming crises, this conference also underlines the need for new skills acquisitions and supporting creatives in their lifelong learning efforts. In addition, this conference resides the needs of creative innovations, as advanced by the new Horizon Europe Policies and Funding Programms, as well as the needs for creative administrations and bureaucracies to make the Commission´s Recovery plan for Europe a success in re-building a better Europe.

#ECIS21 will kickoff online on the 21st of April on the occasion of the United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day and will conclude on 13th of September, online and hopefully also in Ljubljana.

Opening of the ECIS21 - 21st of April 2021
21st of April, first #ECIS21 Day, Welcome and Overview of #ECIS21
09.30 Registration
09.55 Start
10.00 Welcome and Introduction: Bernd Fesel, Director ECBN
10.15 Great Green Creative Economy, Alison Tickell, CEO Julie´s Bicycle, London
10.30 European Emerging Horizons, Dr. Christian Ehler, MEP, Brussels
10.45 Sustainable Creative Skills, Rita Orlando, Matera-Basilicata 2019, Matera
11.00 Considerable Creative Bureaucracy, Charles Landry, CBF, Berlin
11.15 Panel Discussion and Q&A, Gerin Trautenberger, ECBN Board
12.00 Closing, Caroline Norbury, Chair ECBN
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All Dates

  • Monday, 13th September 2021
  • Sunday, 12th September 2021
  • Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
  • Thursday, 20th May 2021
  • Wednesday, 21st April 2021

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