EFAD is an associated partner of two Horizon Europe projects.
The CRESCINE- Increasing the International Competitiveness of the Film Industry in Small European Markets project led by Lusófona University (the largest Portuguese private University) aims to increase the competitiveness of the film industry across small countries in Europe and improve the circulation of films and audiovisual content coming from small markets internationally. This will be achieved by understanding, engaging with, empowering, and ultimately transforming European small markets through original research and piloting the results in 7 countries which are: Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium (Flanders), Croatia, and Portugal.
The project is organized into 8 Work Programs (WPs) which feed each other in an iterative process having as a common denominator the focus on the challenges and affordances of six exemplary small European film ecosystems that represent seven small European countries. WP1 deals with project management and WP 2 with the overall project data pool. WP3 will provide the comparative analysis of the market, while WPs 5 to 7 will focus on dynamics across the value chain and users/viewers preferences. WP4 will identify and pilot innovative, scalable and sustainable business models while WP8 will exploit results from previous WPs and propose recommendations for further developments.
Innovation by Creative Economy (ICE) Project
The consortium Innovation by Creative Economy (ICE) is coordinated by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. It was selected by the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the cultural and creative sectors. EIT Culture & Creativity aims to support companies and organizations within the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI), and to enable them to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. By bringing together leading cultural organizations, universities, and private companies, the KIC will close regional innovation gaps and promote the ability of these sectors to contribute to economic prosperity, create jobs, and support the development of Europe’s cultural leadership. Within this framework, the consortium Innovation by Creative Economy serves as a national platform for the integration of education, research, and business for the creative industries in Germany.