The EU, creativity and its resource intensity

Conference-Exhibition “Creativity and Innovation conference and exhibition – Best practice from European Union programmes”

2 – 3 March 2009
Charlemagne Building – Brussels

The Commission is organising a major European conference on creativity and innovation on 2 and 3 March 2009 in Brussels. The event will explore and identify examples of best practice among projects that have received funding through several European Union programmes and funds. It will be accompanied by a special exhibition showing the results of 20 star projects from around Europe that are good examples of the EU contribution, highlighted by the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.

The conference will examine creativity and innovation from different perspectives by presenting concrete examples of EU involvement in creativity and innovation. It will also analyse the most appropriate ways to ensure that these examples will be followed and multiplied, making the European Year a catalyst to a long-lasting, enduring process.

The conference aims to showcase good practices of projects which have been funded through the Socrates Programme (Comenius, Erasmus, Grundtvig, etc.), Leonardo da Vinci, Youth, Citizenship and Culture programmes, as well as from the Media programme, the Sixth Framework Programme (research) and the Structural Funds.

Examples of best practice will be presented and discussed with key actors from the fields of education, training, entrepreneurship, culture, citizenship, youth, regional policy, etc. Discussion will take place in plenary sessions and in workshops in order to encourage real exchange and provide a platform for dialogue between policy makers and project promoters……………….

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