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Creative Ports



The project brings together public authorities and business support organisations, cultural institutes and researchers to stimulate the internationalisation of the cultural and creative industries.


  • The Creative Ports project will have a duration of 34 months from January 2019 – October 2021.
  • Budget of €3.08 mio.
  • Funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2014-2020
  • A flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)
  • 14 partners from countries around 
    the Baltic Sea


DCI’s role in the Creative Ports project is the daily running of the project’s secretariat as well as the development and implementation of the internationalisation tool, Pitching for a Better Baltic Sea.


Read about the Creative Ports project here.


Read about the The Interregional Baltic Sea Region here.

Pitching for a Better Baltic Sea

Pitching for a Better Baltic Sea aims to strenghen transnational and cross-sectoral collaborations in the Baltic Sea region within the cultural and creative industries. Gathering start-ups, SMEs, incubators and other CCI organisations and actors from the Baltic Sea region, the project shows how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for climate change and sustainability can create value, give direction and lead toward the innovation and investments of the future.


The project creates a platform where all sorts of creative and innovative people interested in the cultural and creative industries can come together to exchange experiences and discuss the importance of a more sustainable future. It creates new opportunities for networking with entrepreneurs, organisations and experts within the field of the cultural and creative industries.


Read about the project here.

The Secretariat

Danish Cultural Institute is responsible for the Creative Ports Secretariat which links up the BSR-wide representations of cultural institutes to the CCI support organisations and public authorities in the partner regions.


The CCI Secretariat operates as a contact point providing international connections, offering internationalisation guidance and information on the Creative Ports project to CCI stakeholders, support organisations and actors.


Furthermore, the secretariat enables and facilitates so-called ‘tandems’ between EU National Cultural Institutes (EUNIC members) and regional CCI-support organisations with planned joint activities and acts as the project’s contact point.


Additionally, the secretariat will be a durable platform for lasting cooperation on a transnational level which will help ensure the continuation of the results of the Creative Ports project after the project’s lifetime.


If you are looking for international cooperation possibilities and contacts, need knowledge on how to implement international CCI activities or just want to know more about Creative Ports, feel free to contact the secretariat at info@creativeports.eu


The secretariat is operated day-to-day by Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.