On the 23rd of June twelve creative cities met in Barcelona at the Disseny Hub for the first workshop of the Creative Ring network.
Organised by The EGG, i2cat, ENoLL and iMinds, this workshop aimed to present Creative Ring materials and memberships to interested cities, explain network structure and stimulate a lively dialogue within the attendees to help shape the Ring in a collaborative way.
The #CreativeRing15 day has been a first important step towards a strong community of creative cities and regions. We welcomed delegates of Barcelona (E), Amsterdam (NL), Mons/Charleroi (BE), Aarhus (DK), Eindhoven (NL), Bristol (UK), Kerkrade (NL), Brussels (B), Athens (GR), Istanbul (TR) and Montréal (CN): they attended the meeting in Barcelona or via a digital conference. Participating Creative hubs were invited to discuss how their regions could take advantage of the network during a dedicated brainstorming session.
Interested organisations are now invited to follow the Creative Ring on Twitter, Facebook and consider attending the OpenLivingLab Days (Istanbul, August 25-28th), annual event of the ENoLL community. A second Creative Ring workshop will be organised there: more information will be published on the network website soon.