Creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are one of the big employers in the EU and employ 3.3% of the EU’s working population. They are a powerhouse of economic growth in Europe; a way out of recession with a turnover of €535.9 billion. With 7.1m jobs, CCIs in the EU are 5 times as large as the telecommunications industry.
Also, the CCIs are well-placed to grow further in the future due to their role as forerunners in digital innovation.
Those are some of the key findings in the new report rapport Creating Growth: Measuring Cultural and Creative Markets in the EU by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) on behalf of a number of organisations in the creative field.