Creative and Cultural Industries: The Music Sector

Music is one of the highest forms of expressions, one of the major Creative & Cultural industries and its wider sense (Music Industries) figures as one of the major international business sectors. Even during the financial crisis, the opportunities in music are sizeable. During the Cultural Forum for Europe in Lisbon (September 2007), the European Music Office (EMO) reiterated how music is one of the highest expressions of Europe’s diversity, to be developed within the enlarged context of “cultural industries”. In fact, during 2012 European Music Day Association (EMDA) General Assembly (Brussels- March), it was pointed out that there is an increasing organization of Cultural Seminars, Learning & training courses,…


ECLEE, or how to bridge the gap between education and industry

EURICCA is proud to announce its collaboration with the European Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Education (ECLEE) As an independent institution, ECLEE bridges the gap between education and industry by helping today’s students get the international skills that global companies urgently need in tomorrow’s workforce. The European Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Education (ECLEE) is an independent training, education and research institution specialized in curriculum innovation, continuing education, and workforce development. We bridge the missing links between academia and industry by teaching cultural diversity, leadership, management, people skills, and international business—all while helping our students find their passion, self-confidence, and voice to be tomorrow’s leaders. Based in Lille, France, we…



CULENT initiative presents a series of events entitled culent@athens, aka Cultural Entrepreneurship@Athens, that will roll out throughout this spring in Athens, Greece. The idea behind the meetings: ‘Creativity ‘ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ are two words that form part of the new crisis-jargon in the cultural sphere and beyond in what is globally now called the ‘new economy’. Culent@athens,  will cover these exact topics inviting participants to get a complete picture of entrepreneurship in the area of culture. They will listen to and discuss the latest developments in the economy of: – The art market, – Cultural institutions – The promotion of cultural goods and Culture across markets – Cultural & Creative Startups – Companies and…


Women and Girls Go Digital

We are pleased to announce you the we will attend the conference jointly organized by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Interior’s Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality and the European Centre for Women and Technology. ECWT in cooperation with National and European Stakeholder on the 4th of April, 2014 will demonstrate the link between e-Skills, Gender Diversity and ICT as a key factor for economic growth based on the creation of digital jobs. See more at


CulturePolis annouces membership with EURICCA

Culturepolis is very pleased to announce the admission of CulturePolis NGO as a member in the European collaborative initiative EURICCA : “The European Organization for Research and Innovation for Cultural Clusters. CulturePolis will offer central secretariat support and expertise in European programs to EURICCA, featuring executives that will be hosted in collaborative offices in Athens. In addition CulturePolis president Dr. Vasileios Laopodis was appointed as an effective member of EURICCA. See more at


Partnership with Music2deal: the Global Music Community

After the Memorandum of Understanding with MESO Events, the European Music Day Association and the European Center for Women and Technology, here comes another partnership for EURICCA network with the Global Music Community of What is Music2Deal? Music2Deal is the community & marketplace for the international music industry, where labels, musicians, managers, producers and everybody that works in this industry can meet & deal with music. In difference to Facebook or LinkedIn, Music2Deal is a closed B2B community and every single registration is checked by local representatives who are presenting an area (country) of Music2Deal. However, the main difference to those communities is that Music2Deal is not only specifically for networking.…


News from the European Music Day Association Network

15 Years of European Music Day in Greece (published by Meso Music Events – Greece) It all started from our passion for the arts and particularly music. We always had many ideas but all were connected with our passion for Music. One of these became reality in 1998: the creation of the Greek European Music Day network (EMD). The first contact with the audiences was achieved on the 21st of June 1999 and from that day until today, the love and the impact of the public was and is great, boosting the event as one of the greatest musical institutions of the country. The NPO MESO was created to support…


The Music Cluster Project

Project Initiative: To create a Contact Point for all professions of the European Music Cluster network for internal and external partner inquires and provide with basic network secretarial services in order to support: networking activities and information flow among the members Access to professional communities for best practices: extract, validate, edit, publish Share practices and success stories emerging from individual and networked Clusters Management innovation actions Project aims at identifying local partners to build up regional Music Clusters and at connecting Vocational Educational & Training, Entrepreneurship, Market Needs and Stakeholders of the European Music Sector to support: Exchange of know-how Share services to increase national an international solidarity of every…


ECWT commiting to active involvement in EURICCA

ECWT commiting to active involvement in EURICCA In recent decades, in the development of European cities, the contribution of culture to economic regeneration is increasingly recognized. The cultural planning for the maintenance and enhancement of cultural resources and the promotion of cultural creation can be used as a driver for economic development and affect different sectors such as tourism, sport, ICT, arts and commerce, while creating dynamic cultural industries. More at   


Support the Voice of Cultural Entrepreneurship

EURICCA seeks to enlarge its pan-European network of Members and Benefactors who are committed, as professionals or volunteers, to the cause of our organisation: the sustainable development of Europe’s cultural and natural legacy for present and future generations. By supporting EURICCA as a Member or a Benefactor, individual members or organisations will contribute actively and financially to our activities and to the growth of Europe’s citizen’s movement in favour of cultural Industries development. MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES 1. Effective members Non founding persons or associations wishing to become effective members shall file and send an application for effective membership to the Executive Board of the association. The Executive Board shall decide on…