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Creative boost

Creative Boost – Online Seminars

Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) are among key ingredients for building a more innovative, cohesive and sustainable society. This fact has received more political recognition both on the national as well as on the European level. The EU has recently reconfirmed its focus on CCS by announcing the New European Bauhaus and launching a 150 million EUR funding call for a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for Europe’s vibrant Culture and Creative Sectors.
As part of wider efforts and a national research and policy recommendations aimed at the future development and support of CCS in Slovenia, the Centre for Creativity (CzK) Slovenia has joined hands with EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster in Slovenia to support this endeavors and place CCS as a cross-sectorial priority high in Slovenian development agenda, and to present effective ways to build CCSs strategies based on good case studies from across Europe.
As part of the CREATIVE BOOST project, EUNIC Cluster in Slovenia and CzK will organise three online seminars, which will bring together experts from Slovenia and EUNIC countries.

On March 4th, 2022 at 13h00-15h00 online workshop “Effective Policies for Cultural and Creative Sectors”. The workshop will focus on integrated and coherent approaches to link cultural and creative sectors with other key policy areas and provide an holistic framework on developing the sector throughout its value chain.

On March 11th, 2022 at 13h00-15h00 online workshop “Creative Place, Creative City, Creative Nation”. The workshop will focus on developing effective clusters and location-placed strategies for cultural and creative sectors on local, regional and national level, as well as supporting internationalisation and visibility abroad.

On March 18th, 2022 at 13h00-15h00 online workshop “Strong and Sustainable Creative Ecosystem”. The workshop will focus on key ingredients for a competitive, sustainable and synergetic creative ecosystem, that brings together cultural and creative sectors, education and research, industry and entrepreneurship, and which is based on mutual trust, inclusivity and co-creation.
Workshops will be moderated by Anja Zorko (Head of Slovenian Centre for Creativity) and Ragnar Siil (Director of Creativity Lab and former Estonian Undersecretary for Arts).

Link to the workshops :

Invited experts
Workshop 1: Effective Policies for Cultural and Creative Sectors
– Prof. Pau Rausell Köster, Economist and Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at University of Valencia (Spain)
– Ms. Tania Banotti, Director of the Creative Ireland Programme (Ireland)
– Mr. Paul Owens, Founder and Director at BOP Consulting (UK)
– Ms. Natalija Medica, Secretary, Directorate for Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Republic of Slovenia

Workshop 2: Creative Place, Creative City, Creative Nation
– Ms. Lucia Seel, Member of the European Cluster Expert Group of the European Commission and Director at Lucia Seel International Consulting (Austria)
– Mr. Jan Boelen, Artistic director of Atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design at LUMA Arles in Arles (France)
– Mr. Michel Pernet, Founder and President of Creative Industries Switzerland (Switzerland)
– Mr. Balazs Weyer, Focal Point for Veszprém UNESCO City of Music (Hungary)
– Mr. Gorazd Jenko, Secretary Republic of Slovenia Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Smart Specialisation Coordination Unit

Workshop 3: Strong and Sustainable Creative Ecosystem
– Mr. Bernd Fesel, Director of European Creative Business Network and Founder of ce_creative economy (Germany)
– Prof. Pier Luigi Sacco, Head of OECD Venice Office and Professor at IULM University of Milan (Italy)
– Ms. Barbara Koželj Podlogar, Acting Director-General, Creativity Directorate, Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia


The Centre for Creativity, established in 2017, is the first national business development accelerator for professionals working in the creative and cultural sectors. The platform is run by the Museum of Architecture and Design and together with open calls of the Ministry of Culture RS it forms the support framework for the development of the creative sector in Slovenia. The Centre’s programmes are aimed at strengthening the social and economic value of the sector while forging stronger ties with other sectors and the economy in general. The CzK platform is co-financed by the EU European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Slovenia.

EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. Together with our partners, we bring to life European cultural collaboration in more than 90 countries worldwide with a network of over 120 clusters, drawing on the broad experience of our members from all EU Member States and associate countries. The Slovene cluster, established in 2007, brings together Austrian Kulturforum Laibach, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Italian Cultural Institute, British Council, Institut Français, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain, Goethe Institute, Embassy of Ireland, and Embassy of Switzerland.

  • Organizzato da: EUNIC