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The issue addressed

  • In the current context of economic recession, the creative and cultural industries are recognized as a basic lever for urban centers’ revitalization, as well as for economic development and increase of competitiveness for businesses that are active in the specific field.
  • In Europe, in recent years, the sector of cultural and creative industries is recognized as one of the most dynamically growing sectors. The result is the
    creation of a constantly bigger consuming public, which needs to participate in this particular domain either as a spectator or as a producer, playing thus a more active role.
  • This turn towards the creative industries and the production of cultural goods, was the main idea for the “InClust” Project

The problem

  • New technologies gave birth to a new generation of art and culture producers, a fact that created artistic renaissance and new arts. However, there is a total lack of organization. Art and culture producers need to closely cooperate so as to capitalize on the inherent value of a well-functioning team and create economies of scale
  • Few policies have focused on setting up local cultural clusters, as a basic requirement to create new forms of culture, preserving the existing forms, strengthening social cohesion and development local economy

InClust Structures

  • Four (4) Local Cultural and Creative Clusters

  • Four (4) co-working spaces

  • Four (4) co-working spaces

  • A Greek-Albanian meta-cluster

  • In the field of culture: a Cultural Alliance

  • In the business world: a Consortium

  • In the field of education and training: a Research Community

Host cities of InClust structures

  • Arta (Greece)

  • Corfu (Greece)

  • Vlora (Albania)

  • Korca (Albania)


  • To support cultural entrepreneurship via the development of:

    • Mechanisms for promotion and networking,
    • Innovative public-private entrepreneurship partnerships,
    • Social enterprises in cultural and creative industry.
  • Support Social Cohesion and equal opportunities

    • Support of individuals and teams belonging to socially vulnerable groups
    • Tackling social exclusion phenomena
    • Elimination of alienation syndrome and abandonment
  • Establishment of permanent and seasonal job opportunities

  • Create economies of scale

  • Support local economic development

  • Increase of national and foreign visitors to local events

The project is co funded by the European Union and National funds of Greece and Albania
via the Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece –  Albania 2014-2020”