Are you ready to experience the power of European culture and creativity? Join us on 18th October in Košice for a day full of innovation and inspiration brought to you by EIT Culture & Creativity powered by Creative Industry Kosice. You will have the opportunity to learn more about EIT Culture and Creativity, the new initiative that aims to boost the culture and creative industries in Europe, and to witness the launch of the Co-location center east, a hub for collaboration and co-creation. You will also dive into inspiring talks and explore the latest trends and opportunities in the culture and creative industries. Whether you are interested in investments, technology, policy making or cross sectorial collaborations, you will find something that sparks your curiosity and imagination. And don’t miss the chance to participate in interactive workshops and network with other creative professionals and enthusiasts. This is a unique opportunity to discover how culture and creativity can transform our society and economy. Don’t miss it!


Christo Balinow (PL)

Lou Downe (UK)

Bernd Fesel (GER)

Jan Figel (SK)

Timmy Ghiurau (RO/SWE)

Michaela Krskova (SK)

Vik Maraj (CA)

Mehjabeen Patrick (UK)

Maria Vircikova (SK)

Ionuț Tata (RO)

Tuan Trinh (HU)

Program European Culture & Creativity Days

18 OCT 2023

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Welcome to European Culture & Creativity Days
    Michal Hladky
    Jan Figel
    Bernd Fesel
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Lou Downe
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 - 11:35 Vik Maraj
  • 11:35 - 12:30 Investment panel / hosted by Peter Kolesár
    Maria Vircikova
    Mehjabeen Patrick
    Timmy Ghiurau
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00– 15:00 Michaela Krskova
    Mehjabeen Patrick
  • 15:00 – 16:00 KIC panel discussion / hosted by Michal Hladký
    Ionuț Tata
    Tuan Trinh
    Christo Balinow
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Closing words & networking

Program Workshops

18 OCT 2023

  • 13:30 - 17:30 Timmy Ghiurau – Innovation workshop
    Vik Maraj – Transformation workshop
    Lou Downe – Embedding Service Design workshop