The task team led by the City Member of Hastings (UK)

The task team started its activities in March 2014 and the members involved are:

Hastings, UK

Eskilstuna, Sweden

Gävle, Sweden

Mölndal, Sweden

Ulm, Germany

Girona, Spain

Schiedam, Netherlands

Kortrijk, Belgium

Hasselt, Belgium

Jyväskylä, Finland

Reggio Emilia, Italy


The starting point: the EU have affirmed the importance and the potential of the cultural and creative sector as a source of economic growth and jobs, and there will be a number of funding opportunities available during the upcoming EU programme period.

Hastings, member of Eurotowns since 2014, along with the network is exploring ways of unlocking the potential of this sector as a driver for innovation,economic inclusion and growth in our respective communities, and to collaborate on seeking EU funding to support agreed shared priorities.



Identification phase

• Narrow down areas of common interest and discuss work packages and funding options.

• Agree common definition of ‘culture’and ‘creative and cultural sector’

• Include interested towns whocouldn’t attend the seminar.


Last meeting: 2-3 March 2017 in Reggio Emilia

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