Final Conference: „Potentials and Challenges of Cultural and Creative Industries in medium-sized Cities" - 07.11.2013, Cottbus, Germany

The UCP Final conference took place in Cottbus on November 7th 2013. The conference was aimed at practitioners and researchers in the field of economic as well as spatial development and research. The focus thereby was on cultural and creative industries in medium-sized cities.

Main topics academics and practitioners talked about were:

  • Cultural and creative industries and urban development
  • City branding with the cultural and creative industries
  • Creative business generation
  • Cooperation and networks within and outside of the cultural and creative industries


Speakers arrived from all over europe. The UCP partners presented their main projects. Keynote speakers were:


Nadja Riedel (Presentation) and Marc Altenburg (Presentation) from the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus gave an introduction to the thematic field of this conference.

The mayors of the participating cities of the UCP project signed the Charta of URBAN CREATIVE POLES.

The Charta can be found here.

You find information about the other speakers and their presentations in our abstract book.
An overview of the programme of the conference can be found in the programme flyer.

Impressions from the conference are found in the gallery or here.

You can view results from the four panels via sketches which were drawn live during the conference - here.

During the final UCP conference the 23rd Film Festival Cottbus also took place in Cottbus 5.-10.11.2013. Further information here.

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Network partners

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