Creation of a new communications instrument – the Forum for the Cultural and Creative Industries

Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The aim of the measure is to create an efficient communication channel between public and private sector actors in the CCIs. The new platform will make it possible to maintain up-to-date maps of the needs of individual CCI sectors to facilitate adoption of the necessary measures. The platform will also provide space for the private sector to present its needs directly to the government bodies responsible for the areas concerned. This will help to improve relations between the public and private sectors in this area.
Before the forum is created, the following activities must be carried out:
- administrative activities for the establishment of the forum, e.g. the creation of its statute etc.
- identification and establishment of contact with potential forum members who would be actively involved in its activities. Due to the extensive scale of the CCI system and the industries' special character, the forum will comprise four groups based on the nature of their activities:
? State bodies and public institutions: such as the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investment and Informatisation, the Slovak Business Agency, the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, etc. which have responsibility for CCIs in their specific context in Slovakia.
? Territorial self-government: representatives of Slovakia's 8 self-governing regions and towns that handle for CCI policy on the regional level.
? Educational institutions and research centres: representatives of Slovakia's universities and research centres focussing on various aspects of CCI.
? Sectoral associations: representatives of organisations active in the following areas: audiovision, architecture, archives, libraries and museums, crafts, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, design (including fashion design), festivals, music, literature, performing arts, books and publishing, broadcasting and the visual arts, as well as cross-cutting organisations operating in other sectors.
- organisation of an inaugural meeting
Membership will be voluntary. The members will be actively involved in all the activities of the forum so as to ensure continuous mapping of the needs of CCI sectors and proposal of activities that support the creation of necessary political measures to address real needs in this area. Working meetings will be held regularly, approximately three times per year. It will also be possible to convene extraordinary meetings if necessary.
The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic aims to highlight the importance of the CCIs' positive contribution to Slovakia's economic development for all the key stakeholders in this area in Slovakia and to involve them in the systematic creation of support measures and strategy in this area. This will facilitate the systematic coordination of CCIs' development by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic not only on the national level but also on the regional/local level and will be a multiplying factor for the positive impact of measures on the whole creative ecosystem in Slovakia. All activities of the Forum will be directed towards supporting sustainable employment and the creation of jobs in the cultural and creative industries by creating a favourable environment for their development.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The measure concerned was approved as part of the Action Plan for the CREADIS3 project at the end of 2019 and the current stage is preparation for establishment of the forum. The results of the measure are expected to be visible from 2021.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

11 000

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)