Culture, Creativity
and InclusionInnovations for the creative and cultural industries

As a cross-sectoral industry, the cultural and creative industries play a major role in economic development and combine traditional economic sectors with new technologies and digital applications. Especially in the digitalised world, this sector plays an important role in marketing, growth and internationalisation activities and supports innovation by acting as a catalyst in cross-sectoral activities.

In 2007, the German Federal Government launched the Initiative Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft (KuK - Cultural and Creative Industries Initiative) to ensure support. The European Commission supports the European cultural and creative sector with a budget of 1.46 billion euros as part of Creative Europe.

Through Horizon Europe, the EU specifically supports research and innovation activities in three areas: Democracy and Governance, Cultural Heritage and Social and Economic Change.

To preserve and make better use of Europe's cultural heritage, methods of conservation and protection are promoted. The focus is also on better access and utilisation with the help of new technologies, but also on the role of culture and cultural heritage in the context of multicultural societies. Another long-term goal is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and to reduce inequalities. A wide range of research and innovation activities are promoted here, including on education and employment, growth and innovation, new forms of work, tax and social systems, demographic change, social inclusion, migration and integration, and the modernisation of public administration.

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