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The Baltic Sea Region has a rich creative industries sector, characterized by strong and diverse national and regional cultures. Yet it has not exhausted its export opportunities and potential for transnational cooperation. The lack of sufficient international contacts and experience in cooperation processes has a significant detrimental impact on this. In addition, cultural institutes, transnational networks and NGOs – though familiar with working on the international stage – generally know less about the specific strengths, weaknesses and needs of the regional CCIs. This is where Creative Ports steps in.

Creative Ports brings all of the relevant groups together to bundle their competencies and create synergies. The project aims to improve and encourage collaboration between the CCI actors of the participating countries and to further develop strategies and processes around internationalisation.

Creative Ports is comprised of 14 partners from the countries around the Baltic Sea who joined forces in a consortium led by the Goethe-Institut (DE):

City of Vilnius (LT), Creative Estonia (EE), Danish Cultural Institute (DK), European-Russian InnoPartnership (RU), Filmby Aarhus (DK), Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft (D), Marshal's Office of the Westpomeranian Region (PL), Media Dizajn Szczecin (PL), Media Evolution City Malmö (SE), ARS BALTICA (GER), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences SBC (FI), TalTech University (EE), Tallinn Business Incubators (EE).

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