The Community final conference will be on the 5th October at JOIST Innovation Park in Larissa, Greece.
Social innovation and creativity can influence and change European policies and drive the socio-economic recovery of Europe. This point is widely shared at all levels throughout Europe: not by chance, the European Agenda for Culture recognises the role of the CCIs in generating innovative solutions that impact positively in other sectors and help boosting the competitiveness of our economy, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fund considers the cultural and creative industries generate merit to people-centred value, sustainable urban development, development of creativity and culture, and contribute to the achievement of 2030 Agenda.
The cultural and creative sector is one of the fastest rebounding sector in Europe, confirming it is key in pushing development, innovation and sustainable growth. Public policies are crucial to create the conditions so that creativity can trigger a disruptive transformation, capable of strengthening the competitiveness of the territories. In order for them to be effective, it is necessary to take advantage of the successful experiences already implemented elsewhere and to be supported in the implementation of the decision making process by innovative tools and methodologies.
The Interreg MED Social & Creative Community has in the past six years worked in this direction, creating innovative and ready-to-use tools to help policy maker and relevant stakeholders to define the local and regional policies on creativity and social innovation.
In this final conference, the Social&Creative Community, together with its modular projects, aims to show the activities carried out locally to revive the cultural and creative sector and support the uptake of methods and tool at policy level.
Our adventure is coming to an end. Next 5th October let's celebrate all together these 6 years of successful cooperation, let's meet in Larissa, Greece, at JOIST Innovation Park!