The european centre for creative economy (ecce), founded 2011, stems from European Cultural Capital RUHR.2010. The cultural and creative economy combines eleven creative and artistic industries: from art to music, literature, film, the media, design, architecture to games development. In the Ruhr area, the creative economy stands for approx. 86,000 persons working in this field and more than 10,000 businesses – yet it’s not only an economic factor but also a cross-sectional factor as regards content. It is equally involved in culture, urban development and education.
For ecce, the Ruhr region is a young region, which has change both behind it and ahead of it. We bring players and institutions together with the aim of driving the changes to the creative and future location Ruhr and making this visible nationwide and throughout Europe.