Creative Ports – Internationalisation of the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Baltic Sea Region
Creative Ports
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
1 Innovation
objective
1.3 Non-technological innovation

Creative Ports

The Creative Ports project brings together public authorities and business support organisations, cultural institutes and researchers to stimulate the internationalisation of the cultural and creative sectors. The majority of design, art, fashion, publishing, audio visual and gaming companies in the Baltic Sea region are medium-sized and often lack the networks to access international markets. Creative Ports provides knowledge, facilitates exchange and develops tools to train and connect business support organisations with public authorities.
Creative Baltic landscape

The Baltic Sea region is a model for the development of an economy based on knowledge and innovation. Although the creative industries sector in the region is characterized by cultural diversity, it has not yet exhausted its export opportunities and transnational cooperation potential. In view of the high economic importance of the sector, public authorities, business development organisations and incubators have the task of supporting and facilitating the internationalisation of companies. However, they often lack sufficient international contacts and experience in cooperation processes. On the other hand, cultural institutes, transnational networks and NGOs are familiar with working on the international stage, but know less about the specific regional strengths, weaknesses and needs of the creative industries.

Bringing together complementary groups internationally

The Creative Ports project brings these different groups together and bundles their competences. 14 partners from the Baltic States - funding agencies, municipalities, international cultural institutes, universities - have joined forces in a consortium led by Goethe-Institut, including the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, ARS BALTICA, the Danish Cultural Institute, the University of Technology Tallinn, Szczecin Media Design Association, Vilnius City or the platform for European-Russian innovation partnerships in St. Petersburg.

Learn from each other and share

The “Creative ports project” improves the exchange and internationalisation processes between the actors of the participating countries. During the project’s workshops and seminars, the partners exchange experience and jointly develop and test formats for networking and training as well as methods of supra-regional cooperation. A publicly accessible learning platform documents the results and provides learning modules to share lessons learned and helpful knowledge. Companies and other players in the cultural and creative industries have access to opportunities for internationalisation and initiate joint value creation.

Budgets

Creative Ports
in numbers
  • 3.08
    Million
    Total
  • 2.23
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.20
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

Creative Ports developed regional profiles, which provide public authorities with information about the regional Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI). This improves their capacity to address new markets and build international cooperation. With this knowledge, the involved public authorities can now implement policies that better respond to the needs of the CCI, create Policy Instruments and support Programmes enabling CCI Internationalisation.

When exchanging about Internationalisation Tools, the Partners (public authorities, business support organisations and intermediaries working with CCI) had the possibility to learn how other CCI Intermediaries involve their end-users (mainly CCI companies) with different Internationalisation Tools. This includes for instance the use of different kinds of open calls, new communication ideas and the use of different online tools to communicate with the CCI companies and CCI individuals to encourage them to engage in internationalisation activities.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Goethe-Institut

  • Town
    Munich
  • Region
    München, Kreisfreie Stadt
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
492,543.75
48.137107911.5753822

Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft mbH

  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
    Hamburg
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
216,850.00
53.55034110.000654

ARS BALTICA / Nordkolleg Rendsburg GmbH

  • Town
    Rendsburg
  • Region
    Rendsburg-Eckernförde
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
179,508.00
54.30467019.6645115

Danish Cultural Institute

  • Town
    Copenhagen
  • Region
    Byen København
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
274,675.00
55.686724312.5700724

TalTech University

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
229,512.00
59.437215524.7453688

Tallinn Business Incubators Foundation

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
134,880.00
59.437215524.7453688

Creative Estonia NGO

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
142,998.75
59.437215524.7453688

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

  • Town
    Mikkeli
  • Region
    Etelä-Savo
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
244,785.00
61.687795627.2726569

Vilnius City Municipality Administration

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
151,585.00
54.687045825.2829111

Westpomeranian Region

  • Town
    Szczecin
  • Region
    Miasto Szczecin
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
131,616.59
53.430181814.5509623

Media Dizjan / Szczecin Incubator of Art and Creative Industries

  • Town
    Szczecin
  • Region
    Miasto Szczecin
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
170,000.00
53.430181814.5509623

Filmby Aarhus

  • Town
    Aarhus
  • Region
    Østjylland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
251,650.00
56.149627810.2134046

Media Evolution

  • Town
    Malmö
  • Region
    Skåne län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
229,193.00
55.605293113.0001566

Non-commercial Partnership "European-Russian InnoPartnership"

  • Town
    St.Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
230,000.00
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

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