Creative Innovation Lab for joint-innovation projects

The Creative Innovation Lab shall incentivize players from different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, to design and test innovative solutions for key challenges, with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors. The project does not necessarily have to be directly tailored to the audiovisual sector, but can also serve as a model if it can be easily transferred to the audiovisual industry. Apply until 23 April!

How to make STEM-Education attractive with Cultural and creative approaches

Women have long played an important, but often unacknowledged role in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Whilst women are overall well represented in many cultural professions, certain cultural and creative sectors which demand more digital and technological skills, such as the gaming and filming industry, still see a stark underrepresentation of women in these fields, as well as persisting gender stereotypes in the content that is produced. In order to improve girls’ participation and interest in these fields from an early age, a STEAM approach, featuring creative thinking, and a scientific evidence-based approach, applied arts, and the teaching of science in political, environmental, socio-cultural contexts, can prove particularly useful. Apply for this Horizon Europe Call until 14 March!

Funding for co-creation between industry, academia and public sector

This call is asking for pilot communities of expert facilitators for increasing knowledge exchange and co-creation between industry, academia and public sector and help matching the supply and demand for innovation. This action will link professionals in industry-academia-public sector collaboration, build communities of expert facilitators for industry-academia co-creation and disseminate best practices and know-how for demand-driven industry-academia collaboration across Europe. This will include training a wider community of expert facilitators in higher education institutions across Europe. Apply until 29 March!

Green and digital skills for a just transition

Delivering on the green transition can deliver almost 1 million jobs in the EU. To design the transition successful and fair, existing and new workers need to be equipped with the right skills. In order to do that, they should have access to lifelong learning and dedicated up-skilling and reskilling programs. In a similar way, advanced digital skills require more than mastering coding or having a basis of computing sciences. With emerging technologies around quantum, AI, big data and other key technologies, the need for ICT specialist is increasing. Any idea in mind? Apply until 29 March!

What´s new in the New European Bauhaus

Two years after its launch, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) has become a catalyst for the European Green Deal transformation. With over 600 official partner organisations ranging from EU wide networks to local initiatives, the NEB reaches millions of citizens. The initiative is bringing together people from various backgrounds – from art and design, cultural and creative industries, cultural heritage institutions, to educators, scientists and innovators, businesses, local and regional authorities, and citizen initiatives.

Insight EIT Culture and Creativity: Experts needed

EIT Culture & Creativity, the new Innovation Community for Europe´s Creatives is looking for external expertise in Creative industries to evaluate, monitor and review the submitted proposals for the first European Open Call for Creative Industries, which will be launched soon. Hungry and experienced to be part of the team to select outstanding projects to shape Europe with creativity? Apply until 31 of March 2023.

Be prepared for Horizon work program 2023/2024

We like to draw your attention specially to Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 2 „Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society“, which aims to meet EU goals and priorities on enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation, on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, and to respond to and shape multifaceted social, economic, technological and cultural transformations.

This is a big chance for Creative Industries to be an active agent in for a socially just and inclusive European green and digital transition and post-COVID 19 recoveries.