CMCI has become part of a three-year research project aiming to reshape the economic and social perception of the Cultural and Creative Industries.
Led by the University of Turku, Finland, it is a consortium of social and economic research institutes, cultural managers and creative workers from six European countries.
Under the acronym DISCE (Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies), it is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 programme and aims to reassess the role of the Cultural and Creative Industries in cities and regions across the European Union.
The CMCI contingent is made up of Dr Roberta Comunian, Dr Bridget Conor, Dr Jonathan Gross and Professor Nick Wilson, starting in January 2019.
In addition to lead coordinators from Turku, members of the consortium include the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) from Italy; the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Riga, Latvia; the Belgian-based non-profit consultancy Culture and Media Agency Europe aisbl (CUMEDIAE); and the Swedish-based European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH).