Call for Tender for a ‘Creative Agency’


ECIA is looking for a 'Creative Agency' to assist in composing the final report of ECIA - PLP. Please read the Call for Tender. The deadline for submitting the tender documents is set to Friday, 4 October 2013, 17:00 hrs. You are cordially invited to submit your bid.

Considering the potential the creative industries have to offer to Europe’s economy, the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) was established in 2012 as a part of the “Innovation Union” flagship and the “Industrial Policy” flagship initiatives. It is one of the first concrete measures at European level promoting creative industries and the wider use of creativity by other industries. ECIA’s task is to strengthen the role of the creative industries as a catalyst for innovation and structural change and to identify how the innovative power of the cultural and creative industries can be supported via new policy instruments.

Description of Work
The creative agency as subcontractor to AIM will support the management of the project with regard to the policy recommendations of the Policy Learning Platform (PLP). The creative agency assists the coordinator to determine the form, structure and formulation of the final report with the main results and outcomes of the work of the ECIA PLP initiative. This has to improve the policy recommendations and thus the policy learning procedures between the regions by carrying out the following tasks:

  • Conceptualise the structure and content of the final report;
  • Outline and assist in formulation of the policy recommendations regarding the final report;
  • Position the policy recommendations in the context of the current EU, national and regional policies for cci’s.

At the moment a midterm report is in the final phase; this has to be elaborated into a final report based on the recommendations of the working package leaders, the concrete actions and the proposals of the PLP. The agency will be supported by a writing group composed of the coordinator, the chair, 1 or 2 PLP members and an EU staff member.

A final report of ECIA with policy recommendations to unlock the potential of the creative industries on EU, national and regional level. The final report has to be printed ready in June 2014. Subsequently a dissemination phase will start, which could lead to possible adaptations of the final report. The final report will be printed ultimately in November/December 2014.

The total duration of the Policy Learning Platform contract has been set to max. 15 months, which means it will end in December 2014. The work carried out by the creative agency supports the work of the PLP and will be done in close cooperation with the coordinator and should start as soon as possible, not later than October 2013. It will end in December 2014.

The deadline for submitting the tender documents is set to Friday, 4 October 2013, 17:00 hrs.

For more information and criteria download the document Call for Tender for a ‘Creative Agency’ to assist in composing the final report of ECIA – PLP (.doc)