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EIT Culture & Creativity is a large-Scale European Partnership of public and private stakeholders from the European Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI).

 

We begin our journey supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union.

 

We envision culture and creativity leading sustainable value creation and growth for Europe’s green, digital and social transformation.

Our approach

Our approach

EIT Culture & Creativity aims to fundamentally change the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) towards new understandings of competitiveness, sustainable economic growth coupled with positive social and environmental impacts.

EIT Culture & Creativity aims to radically transform CCSI value networks and ecosystems to ensure they are at the same time competitive, innovative, financially sustainable, while meeting the ambitious targets of climate neutrality and high standards for social responsibility. This includes providing fair and decent working conditions for creatives and cultural workers, while guaranteeing diversity and inclusion.

EIT Culture & Creativity will create:

A Knowledge and Innovation Community

EIT Culture & Creativity is a vibrant community of leading stakeholders in the cultural and creative ecosystem, including companies, cultural and creative organisations, higher education institutions, research centres and public administrations. We also bring together investors, policymakers, and thought leaders at the intersection of the arts, science, technology and culture.

Where we are

EIT Culture & Creativity headquarters are in Cologne, Germany.

There are six Co-Location Centres (CLCs) located across Europe. Each CLC will serve as a key node to connect with regional
stakeholders across the Knowledge Triangle by building on existing networks and relationships.

Our six Co-Location Centers cover different territories in Europe and beyond. CLCs provide proximity and support to the CCSI innovation ecosystem in their respective region.
 
CLC South West

Barcelona, Spain
Hosting partner organisation:
eurecat
clc-sw@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC North West

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hosting partner organisation:
Cyty of Amsterdam
clc-nw@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC North

Helsinki, Finland
Hosting partner organisation:
Kaapeli
clc-n@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC South

Bologna, Italy
Hosting partner organisation:
ART-ER
clc-s@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC South East Europe & Alps

Vienna, Austria
Hosting partner organisation:
Kreativwirtschaft Austria
clc-sea@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC East

Kosice, Slovakia
Hosting partner organisation:
Creative Industry Kosice (CIKE)
clc-e@eit-culture-creativity.eu

Headquarter

Cologne, Germany

Address:
Im Mediapark 5
50670 Köln

info@eit-culture-creativity.eu

CLC South

Bologna, Italy

CLC South-West

Barcelona, Spain

Who we are

Management Team

Bernd Fesel

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Patricia Afonso Alemany

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Claudia Jericho

SENIOR ADVISOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The Executive Board

The Executive Board members represent the EIT Culture & Creativity
Association (EIT CCSI e.V)
Prasanna Oommen-Hirschberg
Chair

MODERATING CHANGE MODERATION, COMMUNICATION-CONSULTANT, AUTHOR

Sven
Kreigenfeld
Member

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FABULENS GMBH & PLEODAT GMBH

The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board (SB) supervises and supports the EIT Culture & Creativity’s Management Team, its policy and course of action and the general conduct of affairs, considering the interests and concerns of the KIC’s stakeholders as well as the EIT regulations.
Daria
Gołębiowska-Tataj
Chair

FOUNDER & CEO TATAJ INNOVATION LTD. WARSAW/BARCELONA

Niccolò Caderni

DIRECTOR OF UNIT9

Anette Novak

FORMER CEO OF THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE

Paul Gardien

TU/E UNIVERSITY FELLOW

Team

The heart of our organisation.
Rolf Hughes

DIRECTOR EDUCATION

Ivy Lin

FINANCE MANAGER

Marc Martinez

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE LEAD

Katherine Reinhold

LEGAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

Ambra  Trotto

DIRECTOR SOCIETY

Ivana Unković Diaz

OPERATIONS LEAD

Governance Structure

EIT Culture & Creativity governance has been carefully designed to comply with the EIT Good Governance Principles.
EIT Culture & Creativity is formed of a group of legal entities: EIT Culture & Creativity e.V., a non-profit association, and the KIC LE, a limited company (GmbH) both legally based in the city of Cologne, and therefore under German law; and the Co-Location Centers, which will be GmbH subsidiaries, incorporated under respective national laws.