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New IN SITU survey investigates the innovation potential of CCIs in non-urban areas

IN SITU announces the launch of a survey investigating the innovation potential of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas. Focusing on IN SITU’s six Lab regions, the survey aims to discover CCI subsectors with high innovation potential, capable of acting as catalysts for economic development and significantly contributing to socioeconomic growth and sustainability in the EU.

This research is a critical component in our efforts to understand the working situations, connections, and potential of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in non-urban areas across Europe. Our goal is to highlight and strengthen the connections between CCIs and other sectors, creating synergies to boost innovation and growth. The survey marks a significant step forward in the IN SITU mission to foster a more innovative, sustainable and economically vibrant future for CCIs outside urban centres.

This survey is led by the IN SITU partner Mondragon Innovation & Knowledge (MIK) of Mondragon University, Spain. Survey results will inform an upcoming report entitled “Innovation potential of CCIs in IN SITU areas,” to be published in June 2024.

Who should participate? We are seeking insights from organisations, enterprises and individual professionals who:

Are legally registered in one of the IN SITU Lab locations (Azores, Portugal; Western coastal region, Ireland; Western region, Iceland; Rauma and Eurajoki municipalities, Finland; Valmiera County, Latvia; Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia); and
Are active in cultural or creative fields.

Participating in this survey presents a unique opportunity for CCI actors to contribute to mapping the innovation landscape of non-urban CCIs in Europe, helping to guide the sector’s future development.

The survey is available in the national languages of the six IN SITU Labs:

Deadline for responses: Thursday, March 7, 2024. 23h59 CETEXTENDED until Friday, March 15, 2024. 23h59 CET

Believing in the importance of giving back to the communities we are working with, respondents to the survey who share their email address (optional) will receive advance highlights of the findings that their pivotal contributions will make possible. Moreover, the results will be reflected in the more comprehensive report to be published in June 2024.

With the results from this survey, IN SITU will develop a growth-development matrix to visually identify those subsectors best positioned for future innovation and sustainability. The outcomes will also contribute to creating a strategic roadmap to enhance competitiveness and develop sustainable value propositions that foster economic growth and employment in the CCI subsectors identified.

IN SITU – Place-based Innovation of Cultural and Creative Industries in Non-urban Areas is a 48-month-long research project developed by a Consortium of 13 partners that began in July 2022. We aim to understand how cultural and creative practices can help tackle place-based issues in non-urban areas, focusing on six IN SITU Lab regions located on the “periphery” of Europe: Azores, Portugal; Western coastal region, Ireland; Western region, Iceland; Rauma and Eurajoki municipalities, Finland; Valmiera County, Latvia; and Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia.

For more information about this survey, contact: in-situ@ces.uc.pt.

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