Open microbusiness models for innovation in European family-owned heritage houses
The objective of the action is to strengthen the capacity of private owners of heritage houses and equip them with innovative business models.
The preparatory action will map the existing business models used by family-owned heritage houses in the EU, compare them, identify and share best practices and potential innovations.
It will also quantify and qualify the economic value of family-owned heritage houses in the EU and identify their potential to contribute to various EU policies, including innovation, social inclusion, education, youth work and intercultural dialogue. Added value will derive from the synergies with current EU actions dedicated to cultural heritage (European Heritage Days, EU Prize for Cultural Heritage, European Heritage Label).
Finally the action will contribute to the objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage through dissemination and awareness raising of European value of heritage.
Proposals to design innovative interdisciplinary modules for Master degrees, combining arts and ICT with entrepreneurial skills and business exposure
The action will be implemented through the design and implementation of innovative modules that will be included in existing arts, culture, science, engineering, technology and/or other relevant masters.
If you are considering applying, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU and International.
RKEO were pleased to welcome UK Research Office’s BU account manager, Maribel Glogowski for our annual subscriber visit, on Tuesday 25th October. Maribel is based in Brussels, along with the rest of the UKRO team, so is BU’s perfect partner for keeping us up to date with funding developments in the EU.
UKRO is the European office of the UK Research Councils. It delivers a subscription-based advisory service for research organisations (in the main UK HEIs) and provides National Contact Point services on behalf of the UK Government. UKRO’s mission is to maximise UK engagement in EU-funded research, innovation and higher education activities. As a BU member of staff, you can sign up to receive email alerts direct to your inbox.
Maribel covered the following topics:
- Updates on project management including post-referendum statements
- Creative Europe
- Accessing the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges
All the slides from the day are available in the MyBU Community for the Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Framework. Please select the International Pathway to access these slides – more resources are being added over the coming months. All staff have been pre-enrolled into this community.
If you have any questions about this event or are considering applying to EU funding schemes, please contact Emily Cieciura (RKEO, Research Facilitator: EU & International)
The Creative Europe Showcase Conference is a flagship event organised by the European Commission to highlight the results and achievements of funded projects. it will be held at Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
The event will gather policymakers and stakeholders from the sector. It aims to demonstrate the impact of Creative Europe-funded projects both on the ground and at the European level.
The conference will address the priorities of the Creative Europe programme as well as the forthcoming 2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Creative Europe is the EU programme supporting cultural and creative sectors. These sectors embody Europe’s immensely rich and diverse heritage, and contribute to the development of our societies. Creative Europe will soon be celebrating its 3rd year of activity.
The conference will consist of 1 full day of presentations and debates. 4 moderated panels will focus on the following topics:
- Capacity building
- Audience development
- Intercultural dialogue and social inclusion
- Cultural heritage
The panels will be made up of project organisers and participants. Each panel debate will be followed by a question and answer session.
Registrations will open in mid-September. See more information on the website or follow on twitter –
Through the Creative Europe programme, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is promoting the following calls and their closing dates:
All closing dates are at 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)
If you are interested in applying to these funds, please contact Emily Cieciura, REKO’s Research Facilitator for EU & International funding or your relevant faculty Funding Development Officer.
The EC has released five short videos where questions on the Creative Europe (the successor to the current Culture and Media programmes, starting in 2014) are answered. The videos cover questions such as why the proposal for the new programme combines the current Culture and Media programmes, the planned budget increase, the new focus on audience development, the new finance facility and the new programme objectives and are answered by Ann Branch, Head of the Culture Programme and Actions Unit from the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).
These videos give you a great insight into what may come under this Programme and will allow you to really make plans for applying. You can also read this very helpful UKRO article on the Creative Europe Info Day to get even more insight.
A few weeks ago I attende an event to discuss the EC’s Creative Europe proposal, which could be the successor to the MEDIA Programme. which looks like it will have a whopping €1.8 billion budget for 2014-2020. Notes from the event can be found on our I drive I:\CRKT\Public\RDU\Media Programme and feature an outline of the proposal for Creative Europe, key stats and figures, what topics will be covered and key questions raised on the day.
BU subscribes to UKRO services and they have written a great synopsis of the recent information event on the forthcoming Creative Europe programme which will succeed the current Culture and Media programmes of the European Commission. The article on their webpage summarises the information given and the main points that were debated with stakeholders at the event.