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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…

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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 www.ecwt.eu   

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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…

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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,…