syn- acting together is a collection of 7 critical texts investigating the concrete and potential effect creative hubs can have on the economy, at local and global level. It does so by presenting texts which focus on the creative hubs seen from an analytical and academic point of view, from the perspective of the creator and artist, and from that of a policy maker. They all touch upon elements of creativity, youth unemployment, government policies, and generally the phenomenon of creative hubs.
The publication was produced by the first hub for creative industries in Athens, Bios-Romantso, with the occasion of the European Creative Hubs Forum in Athens, which took place on 26-28 January 2017. The three-day international forum gathered more than 100 hub organisations from across Europe, and the region. You can read more about the Syn- Forum here.
The print version of this collection has been distributed to participants at the Forum in Athens, and we would like to share it further with the creative hubs community and its ecology. Therefore the European Creative Hubs Network is pleased to be able to make the syn- acting together publication available online.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The statements, reflections and opinions contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors of texts and visual contributions, and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher.