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In October 2023 EIT Culture & Creativity will hit the road to meet stakeholders across Europe. The events will be hosted in the six cities hosting EIT Culture & Creativity Co-Location Centers (CLCs).


EIT Culture & Creativity, the ninth Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, is thrilled to announce more details and registration information for the upcoming European Culture & Creativity Days taking place from 10–25 October 2023.

Together with the partners hosting the subsidiaries in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Helsinki, Kosice, and Vienna, we are putting together exciting programmes and contents for our stakeholders. Inspiring sessions with artists, innovators, investors, and policymakers will spark the flame across Europe. 

Find more detailed information on each event as well as programmes and registration below:

10 – 11 October. Vienna, Austria.

What does Culture & Creativity have to do with materials, production, and manufacturing?  Our partner Kreativwirtschaft Austria (KAT) is organising an exciting deep dive in cross-sectoral collaborations, supported by Principal Partner Vienna Business Agency, to get inspired right before the Creative Skills Week 2023.

CLC South East Europe & Alpes: 10 – 11 October. Vienna, Austria

What does Culture & Creativity have to do with materials, production, and manufacturing?  Our partner Kreativwirtschaft Austria (KAT) is organising an exciting deep dive in cross-sectoral collaborations, supported by Principal Partner Vienna Business Agency, to get inspired right before the Creative Skills Week 2023.

Experience how Culture and Creative Industries are ready and able to radically transform society, the economy and our living environment.  Discover how CCSI are able to revolutionize materials, production, work and technology towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly and humane future. Together with its principal partner Vienna Business agency, Kreativwirtschaft Austria is hosting this deep dive with keynotes, panels and forums as part of the 1st ever Creative Skills Week.

What you can expect:

  • Get inspired by the deep passion of Space 10 founder Carla C. Hjort on how to bring radical ideas into life
  • Dive deep into the world of next materials, next production and next renaissance and learn what is already in the making
  • Engage with a community of creatives, investors and policymakers from across Europe
  • Learn why investing in creatives is a good investment.
  • Learn how to bring culture and creativity into policies and shape your cities and regions.
  • Take part in the 1st Creative Skills Week ever.

University of Applied Arts Vienna


> Programme & Registration here

CLC South: 13 October. Bologna, Italy


Culture is the creativity of the past: Our partner ART-ER invites you to explore how research infrastructures, supercomputers, digital skills and outstanding human competencies can unleash creativity and thus shape culture, society and the economic wellbeing of the future.



On 13 October, ART-ER invites you to explore how the creativity of the present can help define the culture, society and well-being of the future through new technologies, skills and relationships.


What you can expect:


Conferences, seminars and networking opportunities in the presence of key international guests will focus on the development scenarios of cultural and creative sectors and industries, the heart of the economy and European identity. We also invite you to explore and participate in the Design x Human & Planet Care side event organized by the University of Bologna on 12 October.


Palazzo d’Accursio, Municipality of Bologna,
Piazza Maggiore, 6 – Bologna


> Programme here

> Registration here

CLC North West: 16-17 October. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


City of Amsterdam is a pioneer for an inclusive and equitable society. Come meet us there to learn more about how culture & creativity contribute to social innovation and cohesion, while developing innovative solutions for pressing social challenges.



CLC North West – Amsterdam is thrilled to announce the European Culture & Creativity Days – Amsterdam, a dynamic event hosted by the city of Amsterdam, uniting artists, innovators, investors, academics, policymakers and the entire culture & creativity sector. Join us for two inspiring days of innovation, collaboration and unleashing boundless creativity.


What you can expect:


Get to know what EIT Culture & Creativity has to offer you, how the North West region can serve you and dive into workshops, pitches and performances that highlight the diversity of players, practices and networks from North West Europe. Immersive yourself into cultural and creative Amsterdam and join one of the Creative City Tours.


Further details on the programme and registration to follow.

CLC East: 18-19 October. Kosice, Slovakia.


It’s been 10 years since Kosice was European Capital of Culture, and our partner CIKE is rocking it since! We will explore how arts, technology and culture can improve our wellbeing and quality of life. You may as well enjoy the amazing the Art & Tech Days while you are there.



What you can expect:


October 18: You will enjoy a day full of inspiration and learning, with engaging talks, discussions, and workshops on topics such as investments in culture and creative industries, technology, policy making and cross-sectoral collaborations.
This event will be free, only registration is needed.


October 19: Art & Tech Conference is a unique opportunity to explore how technology, art and design can enhance our human potential and creativity. We will dive into the augmented worlds, where we will see how immersive and interactive experiences can transform our perception of reality and ourselves. We will talk about psychology, art and design, where we will learn how to use storytelling, empathy, and aesthetics to create meaningful and engaging content.

The event on the 19th has an entrance fee of 69€.


Kasarne Kulturpark, Kosice


> Further details on the programme and registration will follow here in the next few days.

CLC North: 24-25 October. Helsinki, Finland.


Feel the energy of the crowd in Helsinki! Partner Kaapeli is all about bringing together people, creating shared experiences, and building ecosystems. Let’s come together to create new stories and change the world for the better.



European Culture & Creativity Days Helsinki will bring you the latest insights on the sector’s emerging narratives, changing ecosystems and initiatives in sustainability! Welcome!


Location: University of Applied Arts Vienna


> Further details on the programme and registration to follow.

CLC South West: 25 October. Barcelona, Spain.

What is culture and creativity in today’s digital world? Whether you are riding the hype or watching from the barrier, do not miss Eurecat’s proposition and take part in the exciting debate about the cliffs and bridges of being creative in the era of generative, immersive and extended reality technologies.

Aligned with The Next Renaissance spirit, on 25th October 2023 the European Culture & Creativity Days in Barcelona will focus on the new concepts related withdigital culture and digital humanism become central in the midst of rapid development of technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and others, and its application in cultural and creative industries.

Cibernàrium Auditorium | 117, Roc Boronat St | 08018 Barcelona

> Programme here

> Registration here

Stay tuned for further programme developments and registration here or on our social media channels.

About EIT Culture & Creativity

EIT Culture & Creativity is the ninth Innovation Community by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It is designed to strengthen and transform Europe’s Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) by connecting creatives and organisations to Europe’s largest innovation network. It takes a holistic and open approach to innovation – from tech to artistic driven innovations, from business to citizen driven – and reinforces the appreciation and anchoring of European values and identities. EIT Culture & Creativity will unlock latent value from a multitude of small CCSI stakeholders through technology transfer, improved cross-sectoral collaboration and their effective integration in production value networks. EIT Culture & Creativity will support technology and business innovation; artistic innovation and social innovation. It will also harness the unique position of the CCSI to facilitate the Triple Transitions in Europe – green, digital and social.

About The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The EIT is Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem bringing together close to 3,000 partners from top business, research and education organisations across Europe in over 80 innovation hubs. The EIT strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, composed of leading companies, research labs and universities each dedicated to solving a pressing global challenge, from climate change to health, to renewable energy.