Creatives Unite was born in response to the pandemic and the pressing need to gather in one place pertinent initiatives and information related to the CCS in the EU in response to the COVID crisis. One year later, it is time to shift the platform’s focus to the EU’s re-opening phase towards a brighter future. It is time for the Cultural and Creative Sectors to come back stronger.
Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture held on 8 April 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, proposed the launch of a platform for the CCS to share information and good practices among themselves. This is how Creatives Unite was born.
A year later, Creatives Unite still follows closely and responds to the rapid changes of today’s main global challenge, the Covid-19 crisis. This time, the EU and the world are approaching the re-opening phase that will lead the way towards a new future for the sector. And once again, Creatives Unite will focus on supporting the creative community by providing a platform for exchange, fuelled with information from the sector itself. Now is the time for the Cultural and Creative Sectors to create their new future.
While Creatives Unite continues to be a resource platform gathering sector initiatives, it will have a new dimension, showcasing good practices and solutions that lead the way towards recovering from the crisis and can help the sector to imagine the next day.
Creatives Unite is operated by the European Creative Hubs Network and the Goethe-Institut as part of Creative FLIP.
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