Greenpaper Creative Industries
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation aimed at unlocking the full potential of Europe's cultural and creative industries. The consultation is linked to a new Green Paper which highlights the need to improve access to finance, especially for small businesses, as key to enabling the sector to flourish and to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.
The public consultation will encourage stakeholders and others to consider questions like:
- How can we facilitate access to funding for small and micro enterprises whose only asset is their creativity?
- How can the EU help to secure the right mix of creative and managerial skills in these sectors?
How can we foster more innovation and experimentation, including wider use of information and communication technologies?
The public consultation launched by the Green Paper runs until the end of July. More information can be found at the European Commission's website.