WE ARE LOOKING FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE FRIEND CCI PROJECT
FRIEND CCI is a EU-funded project that aims to contribute to an improved resilience of the “creative and cultural industries” (CCI) ecosystem in Europe and to its green and digital transformation.
This Call for Expression of Interest is part of different services offered by FRIEND CCI, a “Eurocluster” project funded by the European Commission as part of the “Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe’s recovery” under the Single Market Programme (SMP).
The Friend CCI project is looking for service providers who can offer training services related to the twin (green and digital) transition or internationalisation services to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The providers can become part of an online-registry, published on the Euroclusters platform, which creative and cultural SMEs selected by the project will consult to support their project implementation. Part of the support fundings that the selected SMEs receive from the Friend CCI project, to foster their resilience and boost their twin transition, hast to be used on the training, digitalisation and internationalisation services that are described in this Call for Expression of interest.
The “Creative and Cultural Industries” are those industries producing and distributing goods or services which at the time they are developed are considered to have a specific attribute, use, or purpose which embodies or conveys cultural expressions, irrespective of the commercial value they may have. The “Creative Industries” are those which use culture as an input and have a cultural dimension, although their outputs are mainly functional. The Cultural and Creative Industries are a varied group, including architecture, archives, libraries and museums, artistic crafts, audio-visual (including film, DVD and video, television, video games and multimedia), tangible and intangible cultural heritage, design (including graphic design, fashion design, advertising), festivals, music, literature, performing arts, (including theatre and dance), books and publishing, radio, and visual arts.
This Call for Expression of Interest is published by the FRIEND CCI consortium. It gathers the following five partners: Venetian Cluster (Italy), Cluster IDiA (Spain), France Clusters (France), ITALCAM (Germany), and Open Hub Creative Cluster (Romania).