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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

10/28/2020 – Press release – Culture and creative industries


The high-level European conference on the cultural and creative industries (“European Creative Industries Summit”) with the participation of the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) will take place online this year as part of the German EU Council Presidency. At today’s political final event, EU Commissioner Gabriel, the Director of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), Mr. Kern, and numerous entrepreneurs from all over Europe are expected. The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, declares the conference : “There is hardly any branch of the economy that can operate successfully without the preliminary work of the creative industry. This shows e.g. the cultural enhancement of products through design. The creative industries generate a significant proportion of our added value. That is why creatives should have better access to funding in Europe. ”This year’s conference, which has been held with weekly online discussions since September 24, 2020, deals, among other things, with the new research framework program and the clarification of perspectives for the industries within the framework The new German monitoring report on the cultural and creative industries 2020 will also be presented at the conference. This shows a positive development in the industry for the pre-Corona year 2019 with total sales of 174.1 billion euros, gross value added of 106 billion euros and total employment of around 1.8 million people. However, the crisis in 2020 was marked by a sharp decline in industry growth. At the same time, sub-markets such as video and audio streaming, podcasts and the computer games industry have proven to be relatively crisis-resistant. The short version of the monitoring report can be found here.


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