Creative FLIP

Creative Flip

The culture and creative sectors perform various tasks for the economy and society. However, there are still structural problems which are holding these sectors back from achieving their full growth potential. The Creative FLIP project – co-funded by the European Union – is aiming to resolve this situation. Its main objective is to establish constructive and sustainable framework conditions in the fields of finance, learning, innovation and patenting for the cultural and creative sectors in Europe.
Over the course of the 28-month project term, the project partners will develop various research and pilot measures to improve the use of the finance and patent system and to ensure greater integration of the cultural and creative sectors into the European competence and qualifications framework. The project also seeks to strengthen the relationship between players in this sector and formal and informal education through Peer2Peer exchanges and innovative Learning Laboratories.
The Creative FLIP project is being coordinated by the Goethe-Institut Brussels as the lead partner and implemented together with the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN), IDEA Consult, VVA, 3s and the Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg (IPIL).

Other Activities

Creatives Unite: The Creative FLIP project team was asked by the EU Commission to implement a platform that aims gather all the covid-related information circulating on the web regarding creative opportunities coming from and referring to the CCIs, by directing to the relevant websites of the respective networks, organisations and initiatives and by giving the opportunity to co-create and share solutions. This platform was launched on 5 May 2020 as CreativesUnite.

Defying the crisis together: Online conference “United for a New Future” Illustration: Goethe-Institut

Online Conference “United for a New Future”
Out of the Crisis into the Future

The Goethe-Institut is strengthening its European commitment for Germany’s EU Council Presidency. A few days before the start of the council presidency, at the “United for a New Future” conference, cultural and creative professionals sought ways out of the crisis together with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the EU Council.

Secretary-general of the Goethe-Institut Johannes Ebert during the closing speech of the conference. Photo (detail): Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Flipping the Odds
Driving force for social cohesion

On 28 and 29 January, a conference at the interface of culture, law and industry took place at the Brussels creative hub La Vallée. The event was organised by the EU project Creative FLIP and the European Commission. More than 230 stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sectors from all over Europe as well as actors from the cultural and creative industries took part.