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Corallia participates in European policy making for the Creative Economy

OpenDaysBrussels, 9 October 2014. Coaligned with the European interest focused on the rapidly developing Creative Economy, Corallia actively contributes to European policy making in this sector, building synergies and promoting strategic positions for the development of the Greek Creative Industries.

During the European Week of Regions and Cities (Open Days 2014), organised by the European Commissions' Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy and Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Corallia's representatives met Mr. Luigi Vitiello, Deputy Head of Unit Textiles, Fashion, Design and Creative Industries, European Commission. The main objectives of the meeting pertained to the need for support as well as proposals for measures to be undertaken in order to promote Creative Economy in Europe. A range of actions, which are about to unfold aiming to map the specific sector and the needs of the parties involved, were also discussed and presented in further detail.

Earlier on the same day, during an open event on the crucial role the Creative Industries play in the economic development and employment in European regions, Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, Chief Business and Technology Officer at Corallia, revealed the contribution of innovative technology clusters in the growth of the national economy, focusing on the cooperation of the gi-Cluster, the first Greek cluster in the Creative Industries, coordinated by Corallia, in the fields of Tourism and Culture. Over 150 representatives from national and regional authorities as well as various organisations from the 27 Member-States attended the event.

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As a sideline event, a MoU was signed for the exchange of expertise in polices and measures of support for Creative Industries, between Cross-Innovation, an international initiative based on the creative and cultural industries, where 11 european cities participate (from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, UK) and the gi-Cluster.

Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis stated: "We strongly believe that creative industries will emerge as a main pillar of the European and the Greek economy in the near future. In this vein, we are convinced that cooperation between ICT and Tourism and Culture can actually contribute to the business development and employment at national level. We are particularly satisfied that initiatives undertaken by Corallia act toward this direction".

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