All UCP partner partners elaborated a SWOT-analysis of the current situation of cultural and creative industries in their cities to get to know the strenghts, weaknesses but also opportunities and threats (SWOT) for the further development of CCI. Therefore the first tasks of the UCP working group meetings in Linköping in February and Berlin in May was to set up a common methodology for all project partners.

After this all partners started to work on their analysis and tried to involved as many CCI stakeholders as possible. Several stakeholder workshops were held in each city and interviews and questionnaires were carried out next to a detailed data analysis to get a deeper inside into the local situation.

Impressions from stakeholder workshop in Cottbus







In August 2011 25 CCI entrepreneurs, artists and students from all UCP cities came together to Cottbus (D) for a week-long summer school to discuss first results of the SWOT-analysis and to initiate networks and cooperation between the five cities. The summer school included a number of lectures by international experts and CCI entrepreneurs as well as several workshops focussing on international marketing, CCI funding or the establishment of CCI centres. The results of those work shops were presented to the members of the UCP working group as gave a valuable input for the further work of the UCP project.You can find some pictures from the Summer Academy in Cottbus here.

You can find the five SWOT analysis as well as the documentation of the summer school here: UCP documents

On November 7th 2011 the Opening Conference of the UCP project was held in Zielona Góra (PL). The project partners presented the results of their SWOT analysis and gave an outlook on their future activities. The UCP partners decided on their meeting one day after the conference to establish an international company data base at the UCP webpage to increase visibility of CCI entrepreneurs from the UCP city. Additionally further joint transnational actions were discussed which will be implemented in 2011 and 2012.

CCI events

Designers' Open Leipzig 2013

25. - 27. October 2013: Design Festival Leipzig | DESIGNERS´ OPEN - one of the leading German design festivals.

InNova Camp Festival

27-28 September, InNova Camp festival will be organized in Klaipeda by KEDA.


30. August - 01. September 2013 - IBUg Festival for Urban Culture in Germany: a lab for international urban artists and a way of life!

in fashion munich

in fashion munich - trade fair for fashion and accessories on 11th and 12th August 2013 in Munich, Germany

Network partners

Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)