DISCE Final Event | A call for more Inclusive Creative Economies
The Final Event of research project DISCE – Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies will took place on Thursday March 3rd, at the Aloft Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.
The event was broadcasted online for the wider Creative Economies stakeholders to engage with and is now available via DISCE online channels.
On this occasion, the researchers and project leaders of DISCE presented outputs and engaged in policy discussions around the implications of the results.
The DISCE project, which ends in June 2022, focuses on reassessing the role of CCIs as contributors to growth, quality employment, competitiveness, and to the attractiveness and social cohesion of cities and regions across the EU.
The overall theme of the final event was “A call for more Inclusive Creative Economies”.
The event developed around three dedicated thematic panels:
- Panel 1 – Presenting the results of co-creation activities in DISCE: Stakeholder engagement for more inclusive creative economies.
- Panel 2 – Presenting DISCE Conclusions: A call for reshaping research, policy and practice for more inclusive creative economies.
- Panel 3 – A policy framework in support of inclusive creative economies: Looking beyond Covid-19.
Panel 1 – Presenting the results of co-creation activities in DISCE: Stakeholder engagement for more inclusive creative economies
Panel 1 started with a welcome speech by Rickard Bucksch, Policy Officer at the Cultural and Creative Industries Desk (DG RTD), European Commission, followed by a welcome speech by Jarna Heinonen, DISCE Advisory Board Chair and Principal Investigator and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Turku.
The Panel continued with the video-presentation of the co-creation elements of DISCE, followed by a discussion moderated by Tiffany Fukuma, Managing Director at Trans Europe Halles, and with Jonathan Gross, Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, at King’s College London and Birgitta Person, Co-director at Olivearte Cultural Agency, about DISCE’s co-creation labs.
Panel 2 – Presenting DISCE Conclusions: A call for reshaping research, policy and practice for more inclusive creative economies
In Panel 2, the DISCE researchers and Work Package leaders, moderated by Jarna Heinonen, led the discussion dedicated to presenting the conclusions of DISCE.
Each Work Package was first presented in a video, and subsequently by its leader.
Alessandro Crociata from Gran Sasso Science Institute presented Work Package 2 “CCIs Identification, mapping and statistics“.
Roberta Comunian from King’s College London presented Work Package 3 “Creative Careers: from education and skills development to inequalities and activism“.
Ulla Hytti from University of Turku presented Work Package 4 “Business models and innovation“.
Panel 3 – A policy framework in support of inclusive creative economies: Looking beyond Covid-19
The policy panel was chaired by Jarna Heinonen, and moderated by Ignasi Guardans, Chairman and CEO at CUMEDIAE and hosted policy experts in a high-level roundtable discussion about the future of CCIs after Covid-19 and the inclusivity and sustainability of European cultural policy in support of creative economies. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need a skilled Work Injury Attorney in California by your side – check over www.primelawyers.net.
The experts that participated in the policy roundtable were
Xavier Troussard, Head of the New European Bauhaus Unit – Joint Research Centre at the European Commission.
Barbara Stacher, Senior Expert, European Commission, DG EAC.
Anita Debaere, Director at PEARLE* – Live Performance Europe.
Annick Schramme, DISCE Advisory Board member and Academic Director of the Masters in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp.
Thursday, March 3rd 2022
14:00 – 17:30 CEST