EU culture going international

14 MAY 2014

The latest report by an expert group representing the EU Member States states that creative goods take up 4.3 % of the EU external exports and that cultural exports is an important spindle in the development of creative ecosystems.

Good_Practice_ReportThis report was executed by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Member States Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies. They represent the 28 Member States within the OMC. The report carries out the potential of internationalization in the cultural and creative sectors, but also gives many examples of succesfully implemented support measures across the EU.

Good Practices
With an analysis of 33 good practices in the EU Member States, the report gives a view on the current activities in the Creative Industries and creative sectors. Examples range grom dedicated strategiesfor exports in the creative and cultural sectors to general busines development support focusing on these sectors and targeted support for networks and clusters. Ohter highlighted subjects in the report are: support for international promotion; support measures at EU level; support for showcases, festivals, fairs, trade missions, and other export-related events and activities; and support for inter-regional cooperation.

Practices outside the EU
In addition to the examples from the EU Member States, the report showcases lessons to be learnt from practices from other countries, such as Canada and Japan.

The report can be downloaded below:

Mapping of Cultural and Creative Industry Export and Internationalisation Strategies  (pdf)

Or read the executive summary:

Executive Summary (English): Good Practice Report (pdf)

The summary is also available in French, German, Spanish, ItalianPolish, Croatian and Portuguese.