News & events > European Commission launches Creatives Unite platform
12 May 2020

European Commission launches Creatives Unite platform

Creatives Unite is a new platform launched by the European Commission to connect and share Covid-related information and responses among cultural and creative sectors. The Creatives Unite platform offers a common space for all those looking for information about cultural and creative sector initiatives responding to the coronavirus crisis. It gives access in one single space to the multitude of existing resources and numerous relevant networks and organisations. It also  offers a space to co-create and upload contributions towards finding solutions together.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:

“The Coronavirus is having a devastating economic impact on the cultural and creative sectors. This online platform will provide a forum for cultural and creative sectors to share ideas and initiatives and co-create solutions thanks to their creativity in response to the crisis. A platform by the sector, for the sector.”

Rather than overlapping with the existing initiatives in the sector, the platform strives to provide a common point of access for information on cultural and creative initiatives in response to the crisis, and directing to the relevant websites of the respective networks, organizations and initiatives. The platform offers curated space to co-create and upload contributions towards finding solutions together.

The platform has been launched with the support of the Commission, as a follow up to the   the EU Culture Ministers’ video conference of 8 April where Commissioner Gabriel announced the initiative.

The project Creative FLIP helps to run and curate the Platform. Creative FLIP  is a pilot project of the European Parliament,  managed  by the European Commission. This Pilot Project is implemented by the Goethe Institut in cooperation with the European Creative Hubs Network and several  partners.