ASEF’s publication, Enabling Crossovers: Good Practices in the Creative Industries was launched on 20 June 2014 at the 1st Senior Officials’ Meeting of the 6th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The first copy of the book was handed to Ms Marjan HAMMERSMA, Director General – Culture and Media, Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, the Netherlands by ASEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Karsten WARNECKE.
The publication, which includes 36 good practices in policy and practice from 33 countries in Asia and Europe, serves as an inspiration for networking, collaboration and policy making, with particular focus on the upcoming Ministerial Meeting. It covers the 4 areas to be discussed at the Ministerial meeting, namely: creative skills, creative entrepreneurs, creative cities – sustainability, and creative cities – quality of life. Essays by eminent cultural thinkers and experts including Guus BEUMER, Charles LANDRY, Paul RUTTEN, Mary Ann SCHRUERS, Anmol VELLANI, and Ada WONG are also included.
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The publication was prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam in ASEF’s capacity as an official partner of the 6th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Culture Ministers’ Meeting.