Hosted by the European Commission, the European Year of Creativity and Innovation in 2009 is aimed at making the public aware of the importance of these two concepts through themes including cultural diversity as a source of creativity and innovation. Some thirty countries will take part in this initiative.
A second objective for this year, which follows the European Year of Intercultural Dialog, is to promote creativity and innovation in various sectors, particularly education, culture, and environmental, social, and regional policies as well as the information society.
Many promotional campaigns and a series of events will be organized throughout the year at the European level as well as nationally, regionally, and locally. For more information, please visit the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 – EUROPA website.