At the Theatre of Namur, in the presence of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Wallonia Minister of New Technologies, Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo announced the kick-off of the ‘Wallonia, European Creative District’ programme, which will turn Wallonia into a laboratory of creativity at European level.
The European Commission launched a call for proposals for ‘European Creative District’ in April 2012. Together with Tuscany, Wallonia is one of the two European regions selected by the European Commission for their ‘exemplary’ strategy to support a creative economy. The two regions were selected from 44 European regions.
One of the strengths of the Walloon proposal was the experience gained by the region through the ‘Creative Wallonia’ programme, initiated in 2010 by Jean-Claude Marcourt.
‘Wallonia European Creative District’ includes a range of concrete actions carried out by a consortium of five Wallonia actors: the SPW/DG06, Wallonie Design, St’art Invest, l’Agence Wallonne des télécommunications and ID campus. The programme confirms Creative Wallonia as a “large-scale demonstrator” with a fresh momentum and enhanced international perspective.
L’AVENIR – 24/04/2013