International partners collaborate to promote entrepreneurship and access to finance in the Cultural and Creative Sectors
"ProCCS: Microfunding Cultural and Creative Sectors" is a project supporting the overall cultural and creative sectors (CCS) by bridging the skills gap of professionals in the sector and connecting them with the business and microfinance sector. The aim of this project is to support cultural entrepreneurs in the implementation and financing of their business ideas.
The clear inability of the European governments to face the crisis should lead to a rapid strengthening of the European Union for a unitary, coordinated and rapid management of health, economic and social emergencies. Having lost its digital and productive supremacy, Europe must not give up its cultural and civil supremacy.
A company can have several objectives beyond the simplistic but correct aim of profit maximization: these can extend to growth into new or foreign markets, the development of a social responsibility program, an increase in market share in its sector, networking for future opportunities, internationalization etc. or even the necessary fight for survival in these post great recession times.
The World Bank Group, in order to tackle the medical crisis, will be providing up to $ 160 billion over the next 15 months in financing for delivering record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforcing health systems, maintaining the private sector, and bolstering economic recovery.
The increasingly asymmetrical crisis compels Brussels to safeguard the single market, thus avoiding losing businesses and jobs. The Commission is called to present the most ambitious proposal, avoiding mediations.
Cities will play an ever more important role within the EU urban dimension and cohesion policy 2021-2027. But more cooperation will be required with Member states especially when it comes to concretely involve cities in the EU decision making process and to directly learn from cities’ experience on the ground.
The eBook "Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards. Methodologies, Procedures, Technologies and Policy improvements achieved by Horizon 2020 - 700191 STORM project" is edited by Vanni Resta, Andrei B. Utkin, Filipa M. Neto, and Charalampos Z. Patrikakis.
Places in decline, are not left behind, they are kept behind, by decades of neglect, under-development, lack of investment and misguided policies said Professor Simin Davoudi, from the University of Newcastle, keynote speaker in the ESPON seminar about “the role of functional areas in territorial cohesion”.
Within a project for resilient urban renewal in Mongolia, the assignment aims at providing technical advisory services for establishment and management of the eco-district and affordable housing fund and creation of sustainable and replicable green financing mechanisms.