Partnership of industrial Modernization Platforms: Creative Industries

Submitted by Tedora Aibu on 22 July 2020

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 21 July 2020.

Today’s session introduced a new topic: the role of partnership for the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) in the Industrial Modernization Platforms with the contribution of Francisco Vigalondo from Aragón Exterior. Aragón Exterior is a public body of the Government of Aragon, Spain, based in Brussels with the mission to help companies to internationalize and to participate in European programs through the cooperation of participant and the involvement of regional stakeholders. 

The Smart Specialisation Platform was created by the European Commission to define strategies and support the cooperation through regions. The idea is that regions create partnerships to share knowledge in this thematic area with a bottom up approach following the key elements of smart specialisation strategies. Three are the topics developing by EU: Agri-food, Energy, and Industrial Modernization:  

Cultural and creative Industries is the new thematic areas introduced in the Industrial Modernization Platform. It wants to simulate new insights and opportunities for cultural and creative experiences for local communities and residents through public-private investments. Culture is an integrated part of the tourist experience and the co-creation involves the local stakeholders in order to building capacities in tourism and creative SMEs .CCI contribute to the economy with the 5.3% of the total European GVA (Gross Value Added) and this sector gives work to 12 million of people in the EU. The idea is also to promote the digital and advanced technologies in this sector to develop new services and opportunities – the digital transformation offers new potential for the sector.

The partnership is open and any region (with clusters/ creative hubs) is welcome to develop a pool of projects.  The expected result for these three regions is to have a disruptive impact in the socio-economic regional environmental. 

At the end of the session, Marek Przeor from DG GROW announced that the EU leaders agreed a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget that will help the EU to rebuild after the pandemic. It will support investment in the green and digital transitions and in addition the EU leaders have agreed to a comprehensive package of €1,824.3 billion which combines the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and an extraordinary recovery effort under the Next Generation EU (NGEU) instrument. Now it is time to present concrete projects to the Commission to make the best use of the resources made available.

A recording of the session is available here 

These are the complete minutes of the meeting: 

20200721 ECA dailyminutes_v2.pdf

This is the presentation from the meeting:


Find information on the previous meetings hereinformation on the upcoming agenda here 


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