The cultural and creative sectors (CCS) represented around 3.5% of all products and services made in the EU and employed 3% of the European workforce before the Pandemic. However, the CCS are among the most severely impacted at this time. According to preliminary estimates by Eurostat, the COVID-19 crisis may affect about 7.3 million cultural and creative jobs across the EU. Despite the difficulties, CC sectors have shown tremendous solidarity amidst the crisis – offering their works for free online, easing feelings of isolation and contributing to the mental and emotional health and well-being of people in these challenging times. The crisis is testing the EU’s citizens capacity to think and act in unconventional and innovative ways to respond to these unprecedented circumstances.
That is why there are needs to stimulate European awareness of innovative solutions undertaken during the COVID-19 in CCS as well as empower and train people to be successful innovators in CCS. Covering the need to stimulate European awareness, the project develops the set of innovation solutions in CCS during COVID-19.
Project Duration: 24 months
Project Start: 2021-05-01
Project End: 2023-04-30
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