Creative forum

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The main policy instrument is the integration of two regions that normally do not get to cooperate with each other - the Western Balkans and the Southern Mediterranean. The intention was to create a platform for dialogue between policymakers and practitioners in order to establish a bottom-up and people-to-people approach that addresses the needs of creatives and raises the awareness of policymakers as to why the cultural and creative industries matter.
Creativity is the most important tool for economic development and we would like to advocate for creativity as a skill that needs to be addressed from all policy areas: education, labour, industrial policy and culture.

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

The platform for creative exchange between participants from the Western Balkans and the Southern Mediterranean that was started by the Creative Forum would ideally extend to the period after the conference has taken place.
Several capacity-building measures are planned for the creative entrepreneurs that participated in the workshop for creative entrepreneurs.
One of the most tangible results of the Creative Forum Ljubljana 2019 is the enlargement of the ECHN - European Creative Hubs Network, which is to take place in early 2020.
The ECHN will accept new members into its network, all the creative hubs from the Western Balkans and the Southern Mediterranean that have been part of the workshop for creative hubs.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Union for the Mediterranean
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)