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Towards an ambitious innovation ecosystem for the Cultural and Creative Industries

09 December 2019

As part of ELIA’s efforts to advocate for the interests of higher arts education institutions at the European Union, we have published an ELIA Position Paper, in support of the establishment by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) within Horizon Europe.

The paper outlines how higher arts education can contribute to the success of the KIC, which has, in principle, been scheduled by the EIT to begin in 2022, as part of its 2021-2027 Strategy. However, the European Parliament, Commission and Council still need to confirm the budget of Horizon Europe, which includes a budget for KICs, in upcoming negotiations.

Last week, as part of ELIA's advocacy campaign, we reached out to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; the Commissioner of Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel; and the CULT (Culture and Education) and ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy) Committees of the European Parliament to bring this matter to their attention.

On 4 December, ELIA requested support from members towards this campaign. For more information, please contact the ELIA office.


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