The Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies (DISCEresearch project, of which CUMEDIAE is partner, was in full action this month!

On October 10th and 11th, DISCE traveled to Enschede, Netherlands, to hold two Community Forums aimed at exploring the creative networks of the city, and understand its challenges, opportunities and dynamics. The events have been a great occasion to meet with local stakeholders in the CCIs field, and share interesting insights and opinions on the creative economies of the area.

On October 16th, more than 30 stakeholders in the CCIs field got together in Timisoara, Romania, to take part in the second DISCE Co-Creation Lab
Policy makers, researchers and cultural practitioners reunited in the cultural center Ambasada to discuss the themes of Business Model Innovation and Working Conditions in the Cultural and Creative Sector.

The event was occasion to explore the driving questions of the DISCE project and the role of inclusivity and sustainability in creative development.

The day generated interesting data, raised thought-provoking questions and, through the co-creation format targeted at CCI stake, gave the possibility to bring together different perspectives to explore the DISCE project topics and add new elements to the research.

The DISCE project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 Programme. Its lead coordinator is the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship within the Turku School of Economics (TSE) of the University of Turku (UTU) from Finland. The other research members of the consortium are the King’s College London (KCL) from the United Kingdom, the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) from Italy, and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Riga Latvia. The consortium is completed the European network of non-governmental cultural centres based in Sweden Trans Europe Halles (TEH) and CUMEDIAE, who assume both the communications and the stakeholder engagement within the Cultural and Creative Industries.