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…

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…


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,…