—Creative industries have an increasingly significant role in societies and economies. Numerous countries expect this particular branch of the industry to help foster economic and social development. To what extent is it possible for the public sphere to respond to the demands of creative industries? Has the public sphere realized and started deploying the possibilities of creative industries? Do relevant political decisions exist? This paper aims at discovering characteristic features related to the political commitment of individual countries. The starting-point is to research cultural policies, assuming that creative industries are in a very close connection with that particular policy field. The study is based on so-called COMPENDIUM country profiles of 42 countries. The COMPENDIUM is a continually updated web-basedinformation and monitoring system focusing on the cultural policies and trends of European nations under the auspices of the ERIC arts of the Council of Europe since 1998.
—Creative industries, creative strategies, cultural policies, ICT, public policy.
Emese Pupek is with the BKF University of Applied Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Emese Pupek, " European Creative Industry Strategies: The Dawn of a New Public Policy," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 309-314, 2016.