Marc Lis, what have been the highlights of the activity of the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster over the last six months?
“We have obviously been confronted with a lot of cancellations, delays and upheavals in our event and project planning.
We have made parts of this programme digital and organised webinars with three objectives: firstly, to highlight how creatives are coping with the health crisis, developing new tools/services and repositioning themselves.
Secondly, to demonstrate how creatives can be solution providers for other sectors.
And finally, to discuss the prospects of the creative industries with international experts, in order to ‘make a prognosis’ on the evolution of this sector, which at the time was rated as the one with the strongest development potential as it had a higher speed and growth rate than other economic sectors, as shown by studies published by Unesco and the Oxford Economics Institute.
These webinars were a great success, with a total of almost 220 participants.
We obviously continued putting players in touch with each other. We responded to more than 50 requests over the first 6 months of the year, half during the pandemic.
At the same time, our cluster community continues to grow. Nearly 30 new companies have joined us since the beginning of the year. They are now more than 550.
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