ecce - european centre for creative economy

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

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

Webcam Dortmunder U

Adolf Winkelmann's film installation "Flying Pictures" lights up the U-tower: the picture clock on the roof top runs daily from 6:00 in the morning to midnight. Every day has its own motif. In the time from midnight to 6:00 in the morning the picture clock shows the real time. The installation can be seen not only in Dortmund, but throughout the world via webcam.  >> MORE

INNOVATION .process

.process is an all-new series of community-driven events that focus on the patterns of emerging innovation: It’s a space to share and spark new ideas on how to create concepts and prototypes for an interconnected world, on how to

INNOVATION .process

.process is an all-new series of community-driven events that focus on the patterns of emerging innovation: It’s a space to share and spark new ideas on how to create concepts and prototypes for an interconnected world, on how to foster the processes and environments that bring about products that actually serve us as human beings - and it’s a public forum to discuss what we as designers, engineers, and citizens can do to make them more likely to evolve in our cities and companies.

On May 28 designers, activists, creatives, and artists are invited to join the first installment in Dortmund, NRW (Dortmunder U). It’s going to be a fun ride with open discussions, talks and hands-on workshops to tackle these questions and come up with new answers in a collaborative and inclusive way. To that end we’re inviting speakers from across Europe as well as the local creative community in the urban Ruhr area to join us.

More details at dotprocess.org
.process is a joint effort by Innovative Citizen, florida creative lab, forrrest, and Heimatdesign Dortmund

19/05/2016

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Open Call/N.I.C.E. Award 2016

Solving the World’s Major Challenges – A Call for Innovations” – until 12 May 2016 applicants from across Europe can submit ideas that make an intell

Open Call/N.I.C.E. Award 2016

Solving the World’s Major Challenges – A Call for Innovations” – until 12 May 2016 applicants from across Europe can submit ideas that make an intelligent contribution to this global debate. The submissions will be considered for the N.I.C.E. Award. Applicants can tackle fundamental questions: for example, how can the cultural and creative industries help to solve social challenges linked to migration, education or demographic changes? How can the cities of the future be designed to ensure attractive places with a high quality of life despite rapid population growth? Another key area focuses digital innovation. The projects submitted to the 4th N.I.C.E. Award can already have been implemented or still be at the planning stage. The “Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe” (N.I.C.E.) was founded in Dortmund in 2013 by the european centre for creative economy (ecce). It now has over 20 partner institutions from 10 different European countries.
24/03/2016

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"Voices of Culture" brainstorming session in Berlin

The european centre for creative economy (ecce) is a key partner of the highly regarded “Voices of Culture” initiative – and so ecce attended a “Voices of Culture” brainstorming session held in Berl

"Voices of Culture" brainstorming session in Berlin

The european centre for creative economy (ecce) is a key partner of the highly regarded “Voices of Culture” initiative – and so ecce attended a “Voices of Culture” brainstorming session held in Berlin recently. The main topic of discussion was what the European Union can do to support the future of the cultural and creative industries. At the invitation of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture, around 30 experts from across Europe attended an energetic, forthright discussion at Berlin University of the Arts on 24 and 25 February. “Voices of Culture” is a structured dialogue under the auspices of the European Commission that aims to provide the cultural and creative industries with creative input to support growth, jobs and innovation. A number of the key points that were discussed in Berlin have been the topic of intense, ongoing discussion ever since the European Commission’s initial report on the economy of culture was published in 2006. They include the status of art in relation to society and the economy on the one hand and autonomy and self-expression on the other. Bernd Fesel, senior advisor at ecce in Dortmund, represented us at the brainstorming session.

To give a brief summary of what was discussed: the session covered fundamental issues like the definition of “cultural entrepreneurs”, the evaluation of cultural values in economic terms and the evaluation of economic trends in cultural ones (big data). Four “World Cafe” tables provided the perfect platform for discussing policies and funding aimed at supporting the cultural and creative industries.

One thing quickly became clear: the heterogeneous nature of the creative economy represents both an opportunity and an obstacle when it comes to introducing specific policies at a European level. Various key issues look set to remain on the agenda for the time being: for example, whose interests are served by certain decisions? Public institutions, creative businesses la Bertelsmann or the recently founded Musikclub, or co-working spaces? Overall, the Berlin brainstorming session managed to find holistic solutions for all the issues discussed. “Voices of Culture” will present its recommendations to the EU Commission in April.
14/03/2016

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