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European Week of Regions and Cities

Cultural entrepreneurship, what skills for the future?

The 2021 International Year of Creative Economy positioned the creative economy as a forefront player in transforming global challenges in opportunities while fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goal. Cultural entrepreneurship is gaining momentum as an important component for boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries. Seen that 2023, is the European Year of Skills, this session aims to decode what cultural entrepreneurship is and discuss the needed set of skills.


Ilona Lelonek Husting


Daphné Tepper

  • Co-leader, The Large-Scale Skills Partnership for the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem (CCI LSP)

Alexandra Lambert

  • Coordinator CCIs Platform Brussels Region, hub brussels

Annemie Verlinden

  • Policy officer, cultuurloket, EIT Culture and Creativity

Jermina Stanojev

  • Heritage expert, HERKUL KU Leuven, The European Heritage Hub

Ruba Saleh

  • Senior lecturer, ICHEC Brussels Management School, C-SHIP programme


Ruba Saleh

  • Representative, ICHEC Brussels Management School



Session summary

The European Year of Skills 9 May 2023 – 8 May 2024 objectives are to: further promote a mindset of reskilling and upskilling; boosting competitiveness of companies (in particular SMEs) and realising the digital and green transitions in a socially fair, inclusive and just manner
the EU Pact for Skills is a flagship action under the European Skills Agenda and, firmly anchored in the European Pillar of Social Rights. There are 18 Large Scale Skills Partnerships (LSP) in all industrial ecosystems and one dedicated to Cultural and creative Industries CCIs. Under this LSP, 117 committed organisations and from CCIs sectors endorsed the Manifesto Priority skills needs: digital, green, business/entrepreneurial, transformative skills for cross-sectoral innovation, technical skills/arts and crafts, creativity
Commitments, Actions, Key performance indicators