KreaNord is a Nordic initiative designed to improve the growth prospect for the region's cultural and creative industries. The work is carried out by the Nordic Council of Ministers and serves as a Nordic platform for exchange and development. Cultural and creative industries create jobs, growth and exports that are vital for the future of the Nordic countries. These industries include Fashion, Music, Publishing, Design, Architecture, Animation and Film. KreaNord aims to support the individual and joint development potential of the cultural and creative industries within the Nordic countries. KreaNord conducts project work, profiling activities and development of policy recommendations.
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The KreaNord initiative is the outcome of the Nordic prime minister's meeting in Punkaharju in 2007 where the countries agreed on an enhanced Nordic cooperation on globalization issues. The formation of KreaNord was initiated in 2008 per request of the Nordic cultural and business affairs ministers. The content and mandate of KreaNord's activities reflect the recommendations of the report Green paper for the Nordic creative economy (2008) conducted by the Nordic Innovation Centre (NICe).
The long-term goal of KreaNord is to become a hub for knowledge, experiences and development visions for commercial and cultural sectors.
The initiative connects the countries' national efforts, their leading development drivers and initiatives. It aims to promote and support a continued positive development of the Nordic creative economy. KreaNord seeks to position the Nordic region as the world's leading region for the cultural and creative industries.
How does KreaNord work?
KreaNord covers a number of activities and projects aimed to meet the need for joint Nordic development and policy work within the field of creative industries. These focus areas are networking activities, development initiatives, policy recommendations and profiling activities.