Cultural & Creative Industries Event

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Free admission

Cultural and creative industries, cities and citizens fostering sustainable development and well-being.

Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are at the heart of the creative economy by ensuring the continued development of societies and being a powerful vector for the creation of competitiveness, cultural wealth, innovation, and employment.

Knowledge-intensive and based on individual creativity and talent, these industries generate not only considerable economic prosperity while strengthening social cohesion but are also critical to a shared sense of European identity, culture, and values.

The Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organise a European conference to reflect how the CCIs contribute to improve people’s quality of life by creating solutions through Culture and Science. This event will be held in Barcelona from the 11th to the 13th of July.

The event will display, in a demonstrative, interactive and participatory way, CCIs’ European and collaborative projects and initiatives that are not only innovative and sustainable, but also accessible, affordable, socially committed and enriching for all in line with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative. In this way, the conference will show cultural and creative industries as social and innovative drivers.

Venues – Barcelona:
– Liceu Opera House: 11th of July
– CosmoCaixa: 12th of July
– Disseny Hub Museum: 12th and 13th of July

Organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The Circular Cities Challenge, a one-week immersive programme hosted in Barcelona by the Distributed Design Platform, will be displayed during the three day event. Four interdisciplinary teams will present their design proposals that address local challenges directly at Cosmo Caixa.

The second edition of the New European Bauhaus, inviting LaCreatura, Amy Gowen from the School of Commons at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and Guillem Camprodon, director of Fab Lab Barcelona, representing the Master of Design in Emergent Futures at IAAC.


Parallel sessions

During the celebration of the event on Cultural and Creative Industries, the Disseny Hub Museum of Barcelona will host parallel sessions related to European scientific-cultural initiatives.

Thursday 13th July 15h-17h

On the future(s) of design and maker education:
Critical reflections and opportunities for pedagogy and curricula.


More details here!