About us




Creative and cultural activities are among the oldest forms of human activity. From poetry and sculpture in ancient Greece to today’s online entertainment, they have always been inseparable from human activity. This is why today’s creative industry is one of the most vibrant economic sectors.

The main goal of the Creative Clusters-project is to establish a cross-border cooperation between the creative industries protagonists and local networks of 4 different locations within the SB region.

In the project itself, the development of instruments for an ongoing resp. regular exchange will be developed and established, combining a digital (joint communication platform) and a real-life-approach (annual forums) with each other. Out of the network that is established via these two offers, the creative industry sector protagonists will become aware of relevant activities in other regions, which, again, enables concrete cooperations. Two cross-border cooperation concepts will be specified and tested in the project:

  • Creative industry consultancy structure for the ‘normal economy’ and third institutions regarding working structures, project planning and work organisational issues developed in a cross-border exchange
  • Merging the expertise compiled in this cross-border network of the creative industry protagonists towards a joint support for local processes (joint development of a 10-year-development strategy for several locations).

And, last but not least, a joint promotion of the SB region’s creative industry sector will be arranged in the project, towards further strengthening the sector’s position towards other industry sectors and presenting the work in the sector as internationally relevant and attractive.


The network formally established will be the backbone of the sustainable use of the structures and methods established in the project as well as of the ongoing use of the developed methods and tools. The network aim is to:

  • Continue the operation and frequent use of the cross-border exchange platform established in WP2 as joint communication tool of the network members and interested third parties,
  • Ensure the lastingly improved perception of creative industries as a relevant, innovative and internationally oriented sector that is a recommendable cooperation partner, not only locally and regionally, but also for cross-border cooperations/projects;
  • Implement the annual exchange forum as „the meeting place” for cross-border exchanges between creative industry protagonists in different places in the SB region
  • Support the lasting use of the coaching tool developed in WP3, which will be regularly adapted to the target group needs and promoted by the network members.
Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rostock (IHK)

address: Ernst-Barlach-Str. 1-3 Rostock
phone: 0049 0381 338220
contact person: Fred Schneider
e-mail: fschneider@rostock.ihk.de

Ministry of Economy, Labour and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Department 2, Ref. 200

address:Johannes-Stelling-Straße 14 19053 Schwerin
phone: 0049385-588 5202
contact person: Doreen Krätschmann
e-mail: d.kraetschmann@wm.mv-regierung.de

Rietavas Municipality Cultural Centre

address:Parko str. 5 7LT-90311 Rietavas
phone: 00 370 67382349
contact person: Birute Gedminaite


Media Dizajn (Lead Partner)

address: Bandurskiego 96/23 71-685 Szczecin
phone: 0048 91 444 24 04 64
website: www.mediadizajn.pl
contact person: Katarzyna Zarek
e-mail: kmasztaler@mediadizajn.pl

Hanseatic City of Rostock, Department for Urban Development, Urban Planning and Economy

address: Neuer Markt 1 18055 Rostock
phone: 0049 381 3816153
website: www.rostock.de
contact person: Andreas Schubert
e-mail: andreas.schubert@rostock.de

Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre

address: Parko str. 5 7LT-90311 Rietavas
phone: 00 37 044 86 82 02
website: www.rietavovic.lt
contact person: Rasa Baliuleviciene
e-mail: vadybininke@rietavovic.lt

Association Rietavas Women Employment Centre / RMUC

address: Parko str. 5 7LT-90311 Rietavas
phone: 00 370 67382349
website: www.facebook.com/groups/ rietavomuc/
contact person: Ausra Dockeviciute
e-mail: rietavomuc@gmail.com

Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic/ ERB

address: Starty Rynek 25 82-300 Elbląg
phone: 0048 55 611 20 00
website: www.eurobalt.org.pl/
contact person: Malgorzata Samusjew
e-mail: sekel@eurobalt.org.pl

Kreativum Science Center

address: Strömmavägen 28 37432 Karlshamn
phone: 00 46 454 56 39 50
website: www.kreativum.se
contact person: Mathias Roos
e-mail: mathias.roos@kreativum.se