European Creative Hubs Network

European Union
European Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The European Creative Hubs Network began in 2016 as a 2-year project co-funded by the European Commission through the cross-sectoral strand of the Creative Europe programme. Sustained by membership fees since 2018, free membership for 2020 and 2021 has been offered as an act of solidarity to the sector in light of COVID-19. ECHN is a peer-led network with a mission to enhance the creative, economic and social impact of hubs around Europe and neighboring countries. As focal points for creative professionals and businesses, hubs offer the most effective way to support the growth and development of cultural and creative industries
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The ECHN currently has over 60 member organizations. In 2017 it organized 3 workshops in Madrid, Berlin and Edinburgh, and produced a Creative Hubkit. a pdf toolkit free to download for people looking to set up their own Creative Hubs. The EHCN has implemented five projects, each separately co-funded by the EU: - Creative FLIP (Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting – an EU pilot project described elsewhere in this report) - MAkersXchange (EU pilot project) - Creation (Cultural and Arts Entrepreneurship in Adult Education, for women from migrant communities – supported by Erasmus+) - Crowdfunding4culture - CORAL-ITN (collaborative workspaces in rural and peripheral areas, supported by Horizon 2020)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)