Established in 2022 EIT Culture & Creativity is a community of stakeholders in the cultural and creative ecosystem, including companies, cultural and creative organisations, higher education institutions, research centres and public administrations. It brings together investors, policymakers, and thought leaders at the intersection of the arts, science, technology and culture.

One of the initiatives of EIT Culture & Creativity is the Cities & Regions Network (formerly known as Policy Club) which welcomes policymakers and representatives of professional associations from across Europe to foster innovation in policies, frameworks, and regulations for the CCSI.

The Cities & Regions Network aims to actively engage in meaningful dialogues, partnerships, and actions with all relevant stakeholders outside of policy making, including artists and cultural and creative professionals. By co-creating innovative forms of peer learning, exchange, and knowledge transfer, we strive for a vibrant community that continuously tests, iterates, and optimises new approaches in policy making.

Who can apply?

  • Policymakers, as in individuals who are serving as elected politicians or civil servants in local and/or regional scale.
  • Representatives of professional associations. 

Applicants should have at least 5 years of documented experience in policymaking or associative representation. Applicants from European countries and beyond are welcomed. Applicants from all policy domains and sectors are encouraged, provided they have a strong interest in incorporating cultural and creative practices and policies as a resource for innovation development and problem solving in their competence areas. Applicants should be fluent enough in English to ensure active and productive participation in the activities.

The Call for Applications to become Delegates remain open until 31 July 2024.

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