Cultural and Creative Industries Initiative of the Federal Government, launched in 2009 and restructured in 2016

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Improving the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors; spotlighting the potential of cultural and creative professionals for business and society

Target groups:
Freelance, independent and employed cultural and creative professionals; private-sector companies

Expected results:
* Creating jobs in these sectors and increasing the earning capacity of the people working in them
* Raising the economic significance of the cultural and creative sectors
* Building a denser network of ties between cultural and creative enterprises and traditional sectors of the economy
* Sparking innovative ideas for other sectors
* Encouraging coordination on relevant topics among the government departments responsible

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

* New in the 2016-2019 reporting period: Federal Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries (Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes) newly set up in 2016 and a Project Office opened in Berlin, flanking the initiative with projects, a regularly published magazine and academic research; most recent event in 2019: Cultural and Creative Industries Forum (Forum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft), a day-long conference with discussions and workshops
* Each year, 32 companies honoured as Cultural and Creative Pilots (Kultur- und Kreativpiloten) for exemplary work on projects in the cultural and creative industries
* Cultural and Creative Industries Monitoring Reports (Monitoringberichte uber Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft) published annually since 2009 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, with the following focuses in the years of this reporting period: Internationalisation (2016); Employment and Skills (2017); The Cultural and Creative Industries - Stimulating the Overall Economy (2018); Cultural and Creative Industries in Rural Areas (2019)

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funding total for 2016-2019: EU26.1 million (EU2.8 million in 2016 followed by EU7.8 million each year)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Foreign Office
Public Sector
Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Public Sector
Federal Ministry of Finance
Public Sector
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Public Sector
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Public Sector
u-institut Backes & Hustedt GbR
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

* According to the 2017 Monitoring Report, the value created by the cultural and creative industries in 2016 was EU98.8 billion gross; the 2019 Monitoring Report found this figure had risen to EU100.5 billion in 2018; the Monitoring Reports highlight the innovative potential of the creative industries in relation to the various focus areas.
* It remains a challenge to assess the effects of non-technological innovations in the creative industries.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
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