ADESTE+ is a European Cooperation Project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme. 

It is a program for change that encourages audience-centric cultural organizations across Europe. The programme involves cultural institutions  in a process of organisational change, aiming to investigate the effect of onsite and digital developments on the way that the public is engaging with arts and culture; it provides a framework for the creation of new imaginative ideas of audience engagement; and develop a set of training and professional development methods related to this theme that can be disseminated and replicated widely. 

ADESTE was a lifelong-learning research project that originally started in 2013 by a diverse range of organizations wanting to investigate what AD meant in other places of Europe and what could be done to improve its understanding together.

ADESTE+ keeps the same spirit than the ADESTE original project, but wants to take the network and the opportunities cultivated through the years to a new level, by putting together research, arts and policy partners.



European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The EIT is an EU body created by the European Union in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute is a unique EU initiative that drives innovation across Europe by integrating business, education and research to find solutions to pressing global challenges. The EIT is Europe’s largest innovation network. It powers innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth. This is crucial to fulfilling the EIT’s mission: creating jobs and delivering sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe. Together with leading partners, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities: education courses that combine technical and entrepreneurial skills, tailored business creation and acceleration services and innovation driven research projects.


The Knowledge Transfer Center in Austria is structured in three regional knowledge transfer centers (East, South, West), consisting of Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences to intensifying the transfer of knowledge from art and science to economy and society. The Centre of Knowledge Transfer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of various projects in the fields of art, arts-based research, creative entrepreneurship, humanities, social sciences. Therefore, the aim is to focus on practices and potentials to develop formats and activities in an interdisciplinary and international cooperation networks. The Knowledge Transfer Center was launched in 2014 by the former Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.



The Bavarian Centre for the Cultural and Creative Industries (bayernkreativ) is the main support agency for the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Bavaria. Funded by the State Ministry of Economics, bayernkreativ works to help the industry thrive and strengthen its position as a key player in the German market and beyond. Offering a range of interactional formats, the Centre enables people and organisations in the field to realise their ideas and act on their entrepreneurial goals. It also coordinates activities with key stakeholders – from neighbouring agencies to trade associations to other public bodies – and forms a link between industry and the administration. As a platform, it is designed to connect, inform, qualify and inspire industry actors.


CIKE (Creative Industry Košice) is made out of people who want to get Košice to the level of other progressive European cities. They create space for new opportunities and write success stories. CIKE has experience with big international projects (i.e. The European Capital of Culture 2013 and UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts), as well as with managing innovation, and creating the main strategy for the development of cultural and creative industry in Košice since its foundation 12 years ago. CIKE is also able to create connections between skilled people who then contribute to the development of the city of Košice by creating local and international collaborations, sharing and getting the ‘know-how’, and having a shared strategy.


UPTEC is the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto. It fosters the creation and development of business projects in the arts, sciences and technologies, through sharing knowledge between the university and the market. UPTEC aims at becoming a worldclass Science and Technology Park that contributes to the development of the new economic paradigm, more transparent, ethical and sustainable.



Yle is Finland´s public service broadcaster. Its services include national and regional radio channels, TV channels, and online services. Yle is the most trusted media organisation in Finland, and reaches 96 % of population weekly. Yle´s VOD-AOD player service Yle Areena has been the most appreciated net-service brand for 7 years in succession, and is the most used streaming service in Finland, international services included.


European Creative Business Network