The creative and cultural industries (CCIs) have shown exceptional resilience to the economic crisis and are well-placed to grow further in the future due to their role as forerunners in digital innovation
CCI job creation
EU job creation
CCIs are one of the big employers in the EU and employ 3.3% of the EU’s working population. They are a powerhouse of economic growth in Europe; a way out of recession. With 7.1m jobs, CCIs in the EU are 5 times as large as the telecommunications industry.
Seven of the world’s 10 biggest publishers are European, as are 5 out of the 10 main festivals worldwide. These success stories throughout CCIs are a reflection of their sectors, relying on the drive and wealth of European creation; a true guarantee for cultural diversity.
By being a source of innovation and creativity, CCIS have overcome the challenges of new media supports and increased cross-media use. In fact, between 2001 and 2011, revenues stemming from the digital market have generated an added €30bn, all sectors combined.
With such a strong economic and cultural base, Europe can greatly benefit from the promotion of CCIs and the following solutions designed to encourage further growth in the sector:
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
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