The Creative Impact Research Centre Europe (CIRCE) is a European think tank that addresses the question of how policy can support the cultural and creative industries and strengthen their impact in Europe.

Background: Brexit

For many years, the United Kingdom played a leading role in policy making for the cultural and creative industries. Political decisions on the further development of the sector were largely based on its scientific evaluations. After Brexit, CIRCE, together with experts from the UK and other European countries, were taking on the task of continuing to make use of and advance these findings in order to secure the innovative strength and competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in Europe. Particularly in light of current crises such as war, climate change, and pandemics, it is important to maintain strong, successful structures and European exchange. Only in this way can the innovative impulses from the industry be effectively utilized.