Through the European Creative Industries Alliance webpage, I found a very interesting info:
“Five organisations of the South Western Europe have joined forces to launch an innovative project called ‘Crealab – Network of Creative Living Labs in the SUDOE Area‘. The initiative was officially presented on 17 September in Lisbon, Portugal.
The project, supported by the INTERREG IV B SUDOE Programme of the European Commission intends to promote the creation of new products and services in the interaction between creative industries and traditional sectors of the economy through a living lab environment. Enhancing cross-sectorial collaborations and creative spillovers is the final aim of the initiative, with a view to stimulate the economic, social and cultural development of the involved regions.”
When the project website will be available, I will post it under the funded projects page info.
The Pilot Project “@ Diversity – Innovative Ideas for the cultural and creative sector in Europe” is an initiative funded by the European Union. Its implementation is entrusted to the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission which, following an open call for tender, awarded the contract to a Consortium composed of Peacefulfish, Kennisland and MFG.
While the digital shift is having a massive impact on how cultural goods are created, managed, disseminated, accessed, consumed and monetized, @Diversity responds to the new needs of Europe emerging from the changes in the life-cycle of a cultural product or creative idea from its creation/inception to the experience it offers to the audience and the gradual correlation of expressive forms with new media.
The overall objective to which @Diversity will contribute is to test innovative approaches to deal with cultural content for innovation and digital sharing and distribution and – in doing so – to contribute to the exploration of new business models respecting cultural diversity.
The specific objective of @ Diversity is expressed by the promotion of 10-15 ideas and the development of replicable business models.
The innovative approach to culture will result in fostering a new way of business development in the cultural and creative sectors in Europe.
Culture in Europe will exceed its traditional boundaries and be progressively perceived as a dynamic process of giving shape to, preserving, sharing, experiencing and interacting with the products of human creativity. The richness of Europe’s cultural heritage and its abundant creative resources will thus become the privileged matrix of innovative ideas put into practice.
For more info, click here.
Culture and heritage are central to promoting Sharjah as a global tourism destination and the policy reflects itself in the Sharjah Heritage Days festival and all events and activities hosted by the emirate. This came in remarks made by HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority at the opening of the Sharjah Heritage Days festival. […]
More at http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/54128/sharjah-tourism-partners-sharjah-heritage