Pro­ce­dure and devel­op­ment of indi­vid­ual strat­e­gy papers 

The Region­al Strat­e­gy Papers in com­bi­na­tion with the Transna­tion­al Pol­i­cy Rec­om­men­da­tion are now being fine-tuned. Each “InduC­CI” part­ner for­mu­lates strate­gies for the sup­port and pro­mo­tion of Cul­tur­al and Cre­ative Indus­tries (CCIs) in the respec­tive region. The Transna­tion­al Pol­i­cy Rec­om­men­da­tion bun­dles these strate­gies and links them to the iden­ti­fied needs at the Euro­pean lev­el. For the devel­op­ment of the indi­vid­ual the­ses, which are pub­lished in the doc­u­ments, the project part­ners includ­ed the respec­tive find­ings from 2 years of “InduC­CI”.

At this point, we would like to sum­ma­rize once again what has hap­pened in the “InduC­CI” project and take a look at what still lies ahead.

1. Region­al and Euro­pean Analy­ses of the Cul­tur­al and Cre­ative Industries

First and fore­most were the analy­ses of the regions and at the Euro­pean lev­el, in which the project part­ners focused on their indi­vid­ual sta­tus quo with regard to top­ics and needs relat­ed to cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries. Ques­tions such as:

  • Are there cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries in our region? 
  • Are they already net­worked with local indus­tries? and 
  • What are the needs of local cul­tur­al and cre­ative industries? 

are made avail­able to region­al deci­sion-mak­ing bod­ies in the form of a doc­u­ment (to be found with the name “What about Region­al CCI Poli­cies” as “Out­put doc­u­ment on the “InduC­CI” web­site). The analy­sis on the Euro­pean lev­el was writ­ten by us as a qual­i­ty assur­ance part­ner and focus­es on insti­tu­tions of the EU that are already com­mit­ted to the Cul­tur­al and Cre­ative Indus­tries, which strat­e­gy papers exist on the Euro­pean lev­el in the field of the pro­mo­tion of cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries (CCI) and which EU projects and net­works deal with the top­ic of CCI (in indus­tri­al regions).

2. Train­ing of admin­is­tra­tive staff

Anoth­er task was to inform the employ­ees of the region­al admin­is­tra­tive offices about the needs of the Cul­tur­al and Cre­ative Indus­tries and to iden­ti­fy com­mon inter­faces between the two areas in order to sim­pli­fy or even ini­ti­ate pos­si­ble coop­er­a­tion in the com­ing years. 

3. Imple­men­ta­tion of var­i­ous pilot actions

In a final step, the project part­ners were encour­aged to imple­ment indi­vid­ual ideas for bet­ter link­ing cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries with indus­tri­al com­pa­nies and soci­ety as mini-projects. Newsflash#5 pro­vides back­ground infor­ma­tion on our pilot projects Labor 2025 and Werkschau 2021 in Chemnitz. 

All find­ings from these pre­vi­ous work steps will be incor­po­rat­ed into the design of the Region­al Strat­e­gy Papers as well as the Transna­tion­al Pol­i­cy Rec­om­men­da­tion. By the end of the year, all these doc­u­ments will be final­ized so that they can be pre­sent­ed to impor­tant (polit­i­cal) deci­sion mak­ers in spring 2022. We will keep you informed in this regard!

The e–Toolbox as a tool­box for oth­er regions

Final­ly, there is one last ques­tion with­in the project: How can oth­er indus­tri­al regions ben­e­fit from the indi­vid­ual “InduC­CI” find­ings and make use of them? In the form of a web­site, we are cur­rent­ly work­ing on a clear pre­sen­ta­tion of the approach­es to bring­ing togeth­er cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries, indus­try and soci­ety in indus­tri­al regions. In it, the project results will be pre­sent­ed in a prac­ti­cal way and made avail­able for use after the end of the project. The col­lec­tion con­tains best prac­tices, lessons learned and rec­om­men­da­tions in the form of check­lists, inter­views, links, & small guides. You can get a first impres­sion of the pre-final ver­sion here. In spring 2022 the web­site will be ready.

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InduC­CI: 6. Project Part­ner Meet­ing (Online, Novem­ber 2021)

Links:

InduC­CI at Face­book
InduC­CI Web­site

InduC­CI is an Inter­reg CE project and is fund­ed by:

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