25 Jun 2014

ASEF launches new publication: Enabling Crossovers | Good Practices in the Creative Industries


Creative industries are emerging as key components of the global economic and development agenda. These industries have demonstrated the ability to employ culture to provide insights into and solutions for the pressing social and economic challenges of our times. Adequately nurtured, creative industries are capable of fostering innovation as well as stimulating sustainable human-centred development.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands and Het Nieuwe Instituut, presents a new publication comprising 36 good practices in the creative industries across Asia and Europe. The compilation showcases examples of policy and practice that may serve as inspiration for networking, collaboration and policy making. The mapping covers the four areas which will be addressed at the upcoming 6th Culture Ministers' Meeting of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in October 2014 in Rotterdam, namely creative skills, creative entrepreneurs, creative cities: sustainability, and creative cities: quality of life.

The publication was launched on the occasion of the first Senior Officials Meeting of the 6th ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting on 20 June 2014.

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