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January

Substantial progress on innovation in Europe27.01.2009 – 28.01.2009

Substantial progress on innovation in Europe

The 2008 European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) published on 22 January shows the EU making substantial progress in its innovation performance preceding the financial crisis. more >
Estonia has launched the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 200923.01.2009 – 23.02.2009

Estonia has launched the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009

The EYCI national launch event in Tallinn was presided by the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr. Siim Kallas. more >
European Creativity in music: EBBA Award Ceremony in Groningen22.01.2009 – 22.02.2009

European Creativity in music: EBBA Award Ceremony in Groningen

The winners of the 2009 European Union 'Border Breakers Awards' (EBBAs) received their awards during a show presented by British TV personality Jools Holland in Groningen on 15 January 2009. The prize highlights and promotes the...more >
First arts-focused event of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (EYCI) 200921.01.2009 – 21.02.2009

First arts-focused event of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (EYCI) 2009

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) organised the first arts-focused event of the European Year for Creativity & Innovation 2009 on Tuesday 20 January in...more >
Young talents wanted: Forum on Europe's Creative Regions and Cities20.01.2009 – 20.02.2009

Young talents wanted: Forum on Europe's Creative Regions and Cities

On 20 and 21 April 2009, the Committee of the Regions will host in its premises a Forum on 'Europe’s Creative Regions and Cities' involving creative talents as well as regional and local authorities from all over Europe. 100...more >
International Federation of Inventor's Associations supports the objectives of EYCI19.01.2009 – 19.02.2009

International Federation of Inventor's Associations supports the objectives of EYCI

The International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) has decided to fully support the activities of the European Union in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovationmore >
Artistic launch of the European Year 2009 in Brussels by AEC and ELIA15.01.2009

Artistic launch of the European Year 2009 in Brussels by AEC and ELIA

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) organise their artistic launch of the European Year for Creativity & Innovation 2009 on Tuesday 20 January in Brussels. ELIA...more >
Creativity: theme of the André Kertész Photography Competition 200913.01.2009 – 13.02.2009

Creativity: theme of the André Kertész Photography Competition 2009

Within the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the André Kertész Photography Competition (AKPC) of the Szigetbecse Foundation welcomes photos about creativity in 2009. (© photography and text: Zsuzsanna Ardó)more >
European Year of Creativity and Innovation launched12.01.2009 – 12.02.2009

European Year of Creativity and Innovation launched

As the economic crisis continues to get worse, creativity and innovation are key to strengthening Europe's competitiveness and must remain on the EU agenda beyond the current European Year, leading EU politicians stressed at the...more >
Boosting Creativity and Innovation in Europe: Official launch of the European Year 2009 in Prague08.01.2009 – 08.02.2009

Boosting Creativity and Innovation in Europe: Official launch of the European Year 2009 in Prague

The Czech Presidency of the EU and European Commission launched on Wednesday the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 with the slogan “Imagine. Create. Innovate”. The Year was inaugurated in a ceremony in Prague by the...more >
Creative gala night to launch the Czech Presidency of the EU08.01.2009 – 08.02.2009

Creative gala night to launch the Czech Presidency of the EU

The Czech Republic launched yesterday its Presidency of the EU Council. The Czechs symbolically took over the Presidency from France in the National Theatre. The gala night entitled ‘Europe in Sweet Harmony’ was directed by the...more >
Leading European intellectuals urge the EU to invest in Europe´s creative capacity07.01.2009 – 07.02.2009

Leading European intellectuals urge the EU to invest in Europe´s creative capacity

A brainstorming session between nine Ambassadors of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 (EYCI) was held this morning in Prague, under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the European Union. The roundtable...more >
Ending EU patent 'jigsaw puzzle' key to innovation, says Commissioner Figel'06.01.2009 – 06.02.2009

Ending EU patent 'jigsaw puzzle' key to innovation, says Commissioner Figel'

While EU countries remain mired in a decade-long disagreement over a patent system covering the entire 27-country bloc, the Americans are recruiting the Old Continent's best brains and capitalising big-time on their creativity,...more >
Official launch of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 200905.01.2009 – 23.01.2009

Official launch of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009

The Czech EU Presidency and European Commission launch on Wednesday the 7th of January officially the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. more >