Project duration: 09/2013 – 04/2014
Origin of funding: UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity
Team leader: Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, PhD
Starting in September 2013 and so far as April 2014, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) will carry out the project Cool Industries for the Creative City (CICC) which focuses on capacity building of the cultural/creative industries of the city of Zagreb. It is a research-consultancy project and is the follow up of the previous activities of the IRMO Department for Culture and Communication in the field of cultural/creative industries and represents an implementation phase of cultural/creative industries in the Zagreb public policies. The results of the project will be visible in the following: implementation of cultural/creative industries in the Zagreb public policies; human and institutional capacity building by way of educational activities as well as by founding the focal point for the cultural/creative industries (Office for cultural/creative industries); networking among relevant actors; media campaign for the Zagreb cultural/creative industries’ and their products’ promotion. The importance and the benefit of the project are seen in the overall city development, mainly in the increase of the income from cultural/creative industries, in the urban development and cultural tourism development as well as in the increased livability of the city. Additionally, the project aims at the diversification of the tourism offer, increased economic competitiveness of the city and new creative products.