In February 2016, researcher Jef Vlegels was invited to participate in the ‘Voices of Culture‘ structured dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural sector on developing the entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors.
This process provides a framework for discussions between EU civil society stakeholders and the European Commission with regard to culture. Its main objective is to provide a channel for the voice of the cultural sector in Europe to be heard by EU policy-makers. In addition, it aims to strengthen the advocacy capacity of the cultural sector in policy debates on culture at a European level, while encouraging it to work in a more collaborative way.
The session on “developing the entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors”, held on 25-26 February 2016 in Berlin, has provided a space for exchange and discussion between around 35 participants representing the cultural sectors from the EU Member States.
This document is a report of the meeting. It is also presented to the European Commission, DG Education and Culture at a Dialogue Meeting on 26 April 2016 in Brussels.