10.000 unique visitors at ECIAplatform.eu since kickoff

29 MAY 2013

This spring, we celebrate the one-year-anniversary of the ECIA website. We are incredibly proud of our growing numbers of visitors! Already 10.000 unique visitors have found their way to the ECIA platform since the kickoff and we welcome more and more visitors each month. Visit our website and invite your network to ECIAplatform.eu!

The website was launched on the 27 February 2012 in Milan, Italy. About 300 policy-makers and practitioners gathered here for the official launch of the European Creative Industries Alliance during the Innovation Festival (IF). One year later, we have created a platform for millennials to engage in smart discussion unlike anywhere else on the web and reach a huge audience.

The interactive webportal is the crossing point for collaboration, analyses and dissemination. We invite policy-makers, industry and creative individuals and innovation agencies, clusters, research centres and educational centers that focus on innovation and/or creativity to take part.

Calling for interaction
Our visitors have found their way to our Newsblog, Calendar and Publications. Articles that proofed to be very popular were the two calls for proposals and one article on an information day organized by the European Commission’s Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General. One call was the “Promoting cluster excellence” and the other one “Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Support of Emerging Industries”. With calls like these, we would like our visitors to get involved in the policy learning process, aside from our informing role. That seems to be highly appreciated and it’s nice to see this great involvement.

Top Ranking
2. Cluster2020
4. C-I Factor
7. +Innova Creativity
9. 4CNW

Top Ranking
1. Clusters
2. Vouchers
3. Access to Finance

Countries of the Vistors
1. Netherlands
2. Italy
3. Belgium
4. Spain
5. United Kingdom
6. Germany
7. France
8. Poland
9. Austria
10. Denmark

Cities of the Vistors
1. Amsterdam
2. City of Brussels
3. Barcelona
4. London
5. Berlin
6. Milan
7. Warsaw
8. Rome
9. Vienna
10. Paris

About ECIA
The European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) was founded in February 2012 during the Innovation Festival in Milan, Italy. ECIA is an integrated policy initiative that combines policy learning with 8 concrete actions on innovation vouchers, better access to finance and cluster excellence & cooperation. It is an open platform that brings together policy-makers and business support practitioners from 28 partner organizations and 12 countries.

The initiative was set up by the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General with the objective to shape a community in Europe that actively supports creative industries as a driver for competitiveness, job creation and structural change. It aims to mobilize additional funding of at least €100 million for the creative industries.

Download the Flyer: The European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) (pdf) and help us spread the word!