Spillover Effects study by ecce

8 APRIL 2013

Cultural and creative industries influence other sectors and are an important stimulus for global and local evolution. Such stimuli, referred to as 'spillover effect' in terms of impact, are becoming increasingly important for urban development, social participation, and innovative economic development. But what are the conditions and prerequisites that facilitate or prevent spillover? The European centre for creative economy (ecce) is performing a study on this question, in preparation of the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2013 conference.

Spillover study by ecceForum d’Avignon Ruhr 2013
Ecce is involved in The Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2013, a cooperation with the French ‘think tank’ Forum d’Avignon. The Forum is designed to bring business leaders, and professionals from different disciplines together and work on modern, future-oriented policies to enhance interaction between culture and economy. In the 2013 conference the central theme will be “the forces of cultural and creative cross-border activities, of spillovers” . In this context, ecce is researching spillover effects in the Ruhr area and trying to find conclusions that are applicable on European and general developments.

Spillover analysis
In times of manifold global and European crises, people working in the cultural sector are no longer merely considered guarantors of aesthetics, criticism, and the good: more than ever, culture producers and the actors of the cultural and creative industries are able to present their very own perceptions, approaches, practices, and solution processes, and have a positive impact on the economy, urban development, integration processes, and the issue of a sustainable transition to new forms of energy generation. They are the innovators of the future. ecce makes an exemplary analysis of the diverse forms of spillover processes, highlighting the future role of the cultural and creative industries: they will be needed more than before to provide answers to a redefinition of the common good.

More information
Read more about the study and the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2013 project.