Good practice report on the cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies

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This report by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Working Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies builds on and complements the already rather extensive literature on the potential of cultural and creative sectors in the European Union. In fact, this report is the first of its kind with a particular focus on cultural and creative sectors’ (CCS) exports and internationalisation.

The report also represents the newest link in the chain of papers produced by the different OMC Working Groups in line with the current and previous Council
Work Plans for Culture. With policy statements and a substantial number of good practices from different Member States, this body of work illustrates the impressive array of measures and activities that are carried out in Europe to pursue key cultural policy objectives.

There was unanimity within the Working Group that cultural and creative sectors are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU. Thereby, the Group reaffirms the conclusions previously arrived at in key Commission policy documents.

The report consists of five chapters:
1) Introduction
2) Importance of exports and internationalisation of CCS
3) General overview of support measures
4) Good practices in the Member States
5) Conclusions and recommendations

The introduction describes the objective and target group, the framework for the good practice report, and the mandate and working methods of the Working Group.

The chapter on the importance of exports and internationalisation of CCS focuses particularly on the size of CCS exports and characteristics of CCS and their products and services. A short SWOT analysis on CCS export and internationalisation is also provided.

The general overview of support measures provides information on how different Member States tackle the issue of CCS exports and internationalisation, including information on the nature of their respective strategies and on their priorities and measures.

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