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Shortlist of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016

The jury assessed 105 applications from 25 nations and selected 12 projects for the shortlist of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016. These projects provide innovative stimuli for current social debates. Photo © Touching the Prado Didú

FAR 2016

Under the motto CREATIVITY: RAW MATERIEAL, RESOURCE, FUTURE the 5th edition of the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr will take place at 24/25 August 2016 in Essen. Artists and creative minds, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists from throughout Europe will be attending the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016 to discuss creativity as an ever-present ray of hope and its potential for more traditional areas of large-scale industry, the new digital economy and ultimately for culture itself. Graphic © ecce

About us

Tasks ans goals, projects and programms, actors and networks: here are all important informations about the european centre for creative economy (ecce) at a glance.

 

 

ROOM FOR IDEAS

Be it industrial heritage, hidden backyards or a modern ambience: the Ruhr region offers enough room for development and inspiration. The project Creative.Quarters and its diverse service portal as well as its free of charge real estate database aim at presenting space utilisation concepts for the creative use of locations to work or even live in.  >> MORE

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N.I.C.E.

In the course of their EU strategy, ecce and their partners in the Ruhr area and from other European countries created the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.http://nice-europe.eu/network/introduction/). Their common goal is to pool regional and European partnerships so as to promote innovative projects of cultural and creative industries. One of the first measures of N.I.C.E. was the establishment of the European Innovation Award for Culture, the N.I.C.E. Award

Newsletter

The newsletter informs about debates and positions of the culture and creative industries in Germany and Europe. Current issues will be address at the crossroads of cultural, economic and city policies that initiate social changes – or react to these – and depict new perspectives. Photo: © HuellasArtes © 100architects

Discover Copenhagen’s creative highlights

The creative industries in Denmark have shown significant growth rates over the past decade. Denmark’s capital Copenhagen is crucial for t

Discover Copenhagen’s creative highlights

The creative industries in Denmark have shown significant growth rates over the past decade. Denmark’s capital Copenhagen is crucial for this development which is expected to continue in the coming years. From October 13th to 15th the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) offers a study tour to discover local key creative centers, hubs and incubators in Copenhagen. Participants will have the opportunity of meeting local actors and high profile, creative industries spearheads. To join or for more information please contact Earl Singh, earl(at)ecbnetwork.eu.

01/08/2016


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Programme Forum d'avignon ruhr 2016

Recently, creativity is a ray of hope, pointing the way towards solutions to challenges of our age, whether in business, education and health, in climate change or in urban development. Does this mean that as a res

Programme Forum d'avignon ruhr 2016

Recently, creativity is a ray of hope, pointing the way towards solutions to challenges of our age, whether in business, education and health, in climate change or in urban development. Does this mean that as a resource, creativity has long since become overextended or – quite the contrary – is not yet used to its full potential? Participants from throughout Europe will come together at the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr in the Philharmonie Essen on 24 and 25 August 2016 to discuss the opportunities and limits of creativity. The detailed conference programme is available HERE.

13/07/2016

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12 projects from Europe nominated for the N.I.C.E. Award 2016

The N.I.C.E. Award honours projects from culture and creative industries that make an innovative contribution to tack

12 projects from Europe nominated for the N.I.C.E. Award 2016

The N.I.C.E. Award honours projects from culture and creative industries that make an innovative contribution to tackle major global challenges. The jury assessed 105 applications from 25 nations and selected 12 projects for the shortlist of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016. These projects from Germany, France, Georgia, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Spain provide innovative stimuli for current social debates, such as climate change, migration and flight, inclusion, digitalisation or urban development.
Garrelt Duin, the Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, will present the innovation prize endowed with 20,000 euros during the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr on 25 August in Essen, Germany.

The N.I.C.E. Award is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia along with the cities Dortmund, Essen, Bochum and Gelsenkirchen and jointly awarded by the european centre for creative economy (ecce) and the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.).

For more information please download the press release HERE.

24/06/2016

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