Mapping the Cultural-Creative Industry in Greece


The mapping of the Cultural and Creative industry in Greece has been a top priority for the Ministry of Culture and Sports during 2006. The lack of a suitable tool, which would support strategy and decision-making aimed at planning support actions for the professionals of the Contemporary Culture and Creative Economy, has led to the need of recording their growth dimension, in accordance with international practices. Until recently, the extremely limited relevant data appeared in fragmentary contribu-tions and only in specific studies. This fact led the Ministry to commission a compre-hensive Study, so that Greece eventually obtains, at both national and regional levels, a clear and complete overview of the Creative and Cultural Industry, in order to examine their contribution to the economy, employment, and society as a whole.

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