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Successfull year is coming to an end and the new year is nearly there. This is a good occasion to look back and to define the new aims for the year coming up. We wish you lots of success. We are very greatfull for the cooperation and are looking forward to further projects in the year coming up.
We wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments and we hope 2016 will be a year of great happiness and success for you.
Happy 2016! Have a beautiful and magical new year!

Heads of Nothern Dimension Partnerships

Northern Dimension Day in Brussels
 
On December 9, 2015 at Résidence Palace – International Press Center, Brussels a half-day seminar was held to hear and discuss the achievements of the Northern Dimension policy.  The focus of the seminar was on concrete projects and success stories implemented within the four Northern Dimension Partnerships: what was done, how it was done, what made it succeed, what were the challenges or needs faced, and what were the lessons learned. The seminar was organized by the Northern Dimension Institute (NDI) in cooperation with the Northern Dimension Partnerships.
 
2nd International Forum in the Framework of NDPC ‘CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH 
 
On 16-18 December 2015, Saint Petersburg was hosting the 2nd International Forum in the framework of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) ‘CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH’. Forum was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The three main topics discussed in the Forum were: Innovative approaches in the use of cultural resources as a potential for the economic growth of regions and territories; Studying and adapting models of federal and municipal support for small and medium-sized business in the realm of arts and creative pursuits, the federal and regional experience; New educational practices as a driver for building creative environments and territory development. Within the framework of the Forum the 22nd Steeing Committe meeting took place where plans for 2016 were discussed.
 
Creative Future / Nordic Summit 2015
 
KreaNord Closing Conference was held in Helsinki on November 30 – December 1. KreaNord has been fostering Nordic cooperation for cultural and creative industry development during 2008-2015. The closing conference of KreaNord was also the launch pad for the Nordic Lighthouse project on culture and creativity for growth. Some of the discussed topics were: KreaNord and EntreNord: Best practices and lessons learnt; Nordic Future; Creative Future: Where do we go from here; The Media Evolution and the Future of Television; When creativity strikes - expect the unexpected; Managing a creative crew and brand: cooperation based on trust; The European Creative Business Network; Creative content as an investment - a new approach to IPR financing. 
 

Audience development workshop
 
The parallel workshop was held for the creative industries workers of St. Petersburg on Audience Development on December 18. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg in the Institute's premises on Moika. During the Audience development workshop following topics were disscused: an introduction to the audience development method; what is an audience development plan/strategy; toolbox: introducing new tools and giving new functionalities to “old” tools; audience segmentation; an introduction to audience research: creative approach to research, how to construct search tools which are both engaging, interesting, relationship building and gather knowledge/information about audiences. 
 
More information on NDPC and culture and creative industries news and events on NDPC website www.ndpculture.org
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