URBAN CREATIVE POLES is an European project which promotes the valorisation of creativity to advance innovation-oriented development in the five partner cities, to spur transnational clusters of creative industries, to create jobs and to stipulate additional income as means to strengthen the local economies.

CREATIVE URBAN POLES’ objective is to create and apply good practices in the public sector to promote creative industries as growing economic sector and basis for innovations in the strife for the knowledge-based economy: to improve framework conditions and to initialise transnational creative industry clusters, to promote entrepreneurial skills and competitiveness of creative industries, to improve their external visibility through transnational marketing and networking, and to exploit potentials in the development of decayed urban areas through the allocation of creative industries in those districts. Furthermore, the consortium aims to provide valuable input to future policies (new generation of Operational Programmes) and well-structured knowledge management to allow other cities to replicate successful approaches. Transnational cooperation between five comparable cities and capitalising from interregional projects allows implementing good practices that are widely disseminated.

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)