Key Trends Likely to Impact Future Developments of the Culture and Creative Sectors in the EU

A recent research report for the CULT Committee predicts key future developments, challenges and opportunities of the Culture and Creative Sectors (CCS) in their operational context in the European Union by 2030. The CCS are by nature faced with an ever-changing environment that challenges practices, business models and market balances. In order to better understand what the future will bring to the CCS, the CULT Committee has commissioned this report on possible key developments.

The report is a foresight scenario-based study that assesses the way the European CCS are already affected and could be affected in the future by economic, social, political or technologic changes. The research sets of by offering an analysis of the current state-of-play to later move into possible future scenarios, which all have been tested and discussed with various stake holders.

As for museums, the report suggests, for example, that “the adaptation of new technologies and development of digital skills in primarily non-digital CCS (e.g. museums, crafts) will provide new means for engaging the public, especially youth.”

  • Read the report (KEA & PPMI 2019, Research for CULT Committee – Culture and creative sectors in the European Unionkey future developments, challenges and opportunities, European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels)