ECF of Athens

European Cultural Forum of Athens: The EURICCA Initiative Pilot launch

EURICCA first international event was held in Greece in collaboration with the European Music Day Association and MESO Music Events. Officially inaugurating the initiative, 80 european and local representatives attended the 1st European Cultural Forum of Athens (19th & 20th of June 2013), to discuss the role of Clusters for the development of the Music Sector The Forum was  held at the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports on the 19th of June and the workshops including will be held in various venues of Athens on the 20th of June. See more at European Cultural Forum of Athens The role of the Clusters for the development…

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Creative and Cultural Industries

The notion of cultural industries generally includes textual, music, television, film production and publishing, as well as crafts and design. Cultural Industries (also known as “Creative and Cultural industries”) combine the creation, production, and distribution of goods and services that are cultural in nature and usually protected by intellectual property rights. Their international dimension gives them a determining role for the future in terms of freedom of expression, cultural diversity and economic development. Since, by nurturing creativity and fostering innovation societies will maintain cultural diversity and enhance economic performance. According to UNESCO and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) of WTO, the cultural industries, which include publishing, music,…