The Forum has two broad aims:
First, to create a platform for exchanging best practices among those regions, cities and experts who have expertise in promoting creative industries and innovative approaches in the areas of Arts and Culture; Science, Research and Innovation; Media, Information and Communication Technologies; Urban Development and Urban Creativity; and Social Innovations.
Second, to showcase, with the help of the members of the Committee of the Regions, 100 young creative talents from all over Europe. These creative talents might be artists, architects, designers, film directors, internet experts or others who have contributed to the development of the local economy, for example by setting up their own businesses.
Regions, cities as well as "young talent" candidates are invited to send their applications by 31 January 2009. Application forms are available here .
Additional information on the event is available at: www.cor.europa.eu/creativityforum