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Culture: urban future : global report on culture for sustainable urban development
Report presents a series of analyses and recommendations for fostering the role of culture for sustainable development. Drawing on a global survey implemented with nine regional partners and insights from scholars, NGOs and urban thinkers, the report offers a global overview of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, highlighting their role as resources for sustainable urban development. Report is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.

Measuring the economic contribution of cultural industries : a review and assessment of current methodological approaches (2012)
Study provides an overview of methods for measuring the contribution of cultural industries in the economy.

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Culture and creative sectors in the European Union : key future developments, challenges and opportunities (2019)
Culture and creative sectors (CCS) are confronted with an everchanging environment which challenges practices, business models and market balances. This study highlights the key trends that are likely to impact the future development of the CCS in their operational context in the European Union by 2030.

Employment in the cultural and creative sectors (2019)
Statistical data confirm the continued rise in the contribution of culture and art to the economy and employment in the EU and worldwide. An analysis of labour market data for culture and arts professionals provides an insight into the nature of the employment and livelihood which the sector provides.

Cultural and creative cities monitor (2019)
This second edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 190 cities in 30 European countries perform on a range of measures describing the ‘Cultural Vibrancy’, the ‘Creative Economy’ and the ‘Enabling Environment’ of a city. In 2018, Madrid, Geneva and Győr used the Monitor to pursue different objectives, such as analysing investment needs and re-designing creative industries’ strategies. A paper was also published in a top-level journal in the field of urban studies (Cities) to offer policy insights to the scholarly community. As one of the 65 actions of the EuropeanFramework for Action on Cultural Heritage, the Monitor wants to support the European Commission’s efforts to put cultureat the heart of its policy agenda through evidence and success stories in cities.

Creative Europe Media monitoring report (2018)
This report illustrates the achievements of Creative Europe in 2018, in line with its mission to safeguard cultural diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector.

Impulse paper on the role of cultural and creative sectors in innovating European industry (2019)
This impulse paper focuses on how the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) contribute to triggering innovation in the wider economy and society, especially in relation to the most advanced technological/digital trends (e.g. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), etc.) and the social impact of these technologies.


Audiovisual media services in Europe : market insights (2019)
Based on data analyses of 2018 data from the MAVISE database, this publication provides an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape from three different perspectives. The first focuses on the supply of audiovisual media services in Europe, presenting figures for television and on-demand services available and established in the European markets. The second perspective looks at the access and distribution of AV services in Europe, noting the dominance of pay business models in the sector. The third perspective highlights the growing footprint of targeting audiovisual media services in Europe that serve non-domestic markets.

Museums and creative industries in progress (2017)
The NEMO Working Group Museums and Creative Industries conducted research in the field of collaboration between museums and creative industries between 2014 and 2017. Through qualitative surveys in Latvia, Iceland and Poland and a Europe-wide quantitative survey of museums on their audiences, collections and cooperation, the working group identified common forms of cooperation between museums and creative industries and what needs to be done in the future to support the collaboration and improve the opportunities for the creative industries. Additionally, the report contains a condensed version of the Museums and Creative Industries Toolkit as prepared by the Northern Ireland Museum Council