Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) play an important role in the economic, social and urban development of cities and regions and are also a powerful engine for innovation and competitiveness. Since 2010 the European Commission has supported a new approach to local development focused on strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).
Such strategies should embrace a broad concept of innovation which goes beyond investment in research or the manufacturing sector to include also design and the broader creative industries. In practice this means that regional and local authorities can now focus on delivering place and partnership-based initiatives which capitalise on the unique cultural and creative assets of a locality.
The conference will deal with the potential such approach provides to deliver new opportunities for a truly inclusive and sustainable development.
The conference represents the closure of the 1st Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, tsm - Trentino School of Management, the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), and Centro Servizi Cultura e Volontariato (CSCV) with the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Department of Italian culture (Youth Policies Unit) – Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
The conference is open to local as well as to national and international stakeholders interested in the event themes, upon registration.
Speakers (in alphabetical order)
Cristina Farinha, Policy expert and researcher specialised in heritage, culture and the creative industries sector, Portugal
Bernd Fesel, Director, European Creative Business Network
Lia Ghilardi, Founder and Director, Noema Culture & Place Mapping, United Kingdom
Paolo Grigolli, Director, SMTC- School of Tourism and Cultural Management, tsm-Trentino School of Management, Italy
Teresa Pedretti, Manager, Centro Servizi Cultura e Volontariato, Italy
Ugo Rossi, President, Autonomous Province of Trento
Emanuela Rossini, Member of the Italian Parliament
Pier Luigi Sacco, Special Adviser of the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture and Sport, European Commission
Annick Schramme, Academic Director, Creative Economy, Antwerp Management School, Belgium