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Creative "Spillovers" for Innovation aims to create a Thematic Network across Europe which will address the challenges of how best to connect cultural and creative industries, including sectors such as audiovisual, design, advertising, architecture and video games, with other sectors, to stimulate the effects of "spill over".

Creative SpIN will set tools and methods to trigger creativity and innovation in businesses and other kinds of public and private organisations by encouraging artists, creative professionals (in advertising, design, architecture), cultural institutions and industries to engage with other sectors to share their competencies and skills.

Significance of the Project

"Creative spillovers" has in most recent  times, come to the forefront of the government's agenda.  Policy makers and theorists alike are of the opinion that Culture and Creative Industries (CCIs) can assist in the delivery of innovative processes by "...generating spillovers that benefit the wider economies of the places where they are located" (NESTA 2010).

The project will therefore aim to inspire a sustainable and integrated approach to 21st century partnership working, by building capacity and empowering cities to unlock a largely untapped resource, promoting inclusiveness to deliver sustainable growth and regeneration.

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Integrated Action Plans

Within an Action Planning Network, the Integrated Action Plan is a local output, specific to each city. Thus, the local circumstances, as the concrete actions to be carried out in response to the network's sustainable development challenges, are defined by the URBACT Local Group. This core group is composed by a wide range of relevant stakeholders, who have a stake in the addressed challenge and who play an active role in co-designing the plan alongside the project partner. This document is the result of the interplay between the theme, each city's starting point and its individual URBACT journey. It highlights the positive learning experience cities have undertaken, both from a local and a transnational perspective.
  • Birmingham
  • Óbidos
  • Bologna
  • Košice
  • Tallinn
  • Essen
  • Mons
  • Rotterdam
  • Kortrijk