Cross-sectoral cooperation and innovation within Creative and Cultural Industries


Practices, opportunities and policies within the area of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture

It is foreseen that fostering CCI ‘cross innovation’ will be an important element of the new Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Strategy 2021-2024. Therefore the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) is launching a project, the core of which includes mapping to identify the degree of cross-sectoral cooperation and innovation currently taking place between the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and other social and economic sectors.

In the context of this project ‘cross innovation’ refers to a process by which CCIs share information, collaborate and work with other growth sectors to promote new thinking as well as innovative products, services and activities. The focus will be on ‘cross innovation’ between the CCI sector and the digital, economic, environmental, social and education sectors.

To enrich the ‘cross-innovation’ mapping component, the project will include a process of researching inspiring country case studies and the holding of three thematic workshops (in Norway, Poland and the Russian Federation). Finally policy and related research will seek to identify future CCI inter-sectoral ‘cross innovation’ potential and international opportunities related to the Northern Dimension countries.

This is a European Commission project with the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) as the beneficiary. It will run from March 2020 to January 2021.

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Project team members: Terry Sandell (, Petya Koleva ( and Yulia Bardun (

Head of NDPC Secretariat: Dace Resele (email:, telephone: +37129136112)

European Commission

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture