Thursday January 26th – Saturday 28th 2017 | Athens, Greece
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The partners of the European Creative Hubs Network project (co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme) are pleased to announce the second European Creative Hubs Forum, Syn-, in Athens. The event organised by the first hub for creative industries in Greece – Bios Romantso – will take place at two venues in Athens, Bios Romantso and Gazarte, from January 26th to 28th, 2017. It will bring together 100+ managers and representatives of European hubs and creative and entrepreneurial communities from more than 20 countries, as well as all relevant organisations and stakeholders from Greece and the region of South-Eastern Europe.
Following the first successful Forum on How Work Works in Belgrade, they continue to explore creative hubs as new models of growth and innovation. The Cultural and Creative Industries are recognized as one of the new and emerging sources of the European economy and their future sustainability and growth is becoming a priority.
These industries have an impact on us as individuals, and our shared culture – they shape our arts, contribute to our view of the world, influence our consumer choices and improve the enjoyment of environments in which we live and work. They also shape the way in which we are perceived by others around the world.
Through this project, Creative Hubs managers from Europe will be able to connect with peers and gain access to a community of hubs, visit and learn from creative hubs across Europe, exchange best practice and strengthen skills, as well as learn about successful and sustainable business models.
The forum will be attended by managers of some of Europe’s leading creative hubs from more than 25 countries, including betahaus (Berlin & Sofia), Creative Edinburgh (Edinburgh), Nova Iskra (Belgrade), Factoria Cultural (Madrid), Warehouse Coworking Factory (Marotta), Todos (Lisboa), Colaborativa (Cordoba), Stpln (Malmö), The Roco (Sheffield), Darbavieta (Riga), La Vallée (Brussels), Republikken (Copenhagen), Poligon (Ljubljana), MOB makerspace (Barcelona), Atölye Labs (Istanbul), The Fusebox (Brighton), Frappant (Hamburg), Fashionclash (Maastricht) as well as numerous others, including all relevant local and regional initiatives.
Closed for the public, but interested audience will have a chance to follow the soft opening of the forum on Thursday, January 26th at 7 PM at Bios Romantso.
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