March 29-30, 2019, Thessaloniki Music Hall (M2)

4th Conference Cultural and Creative Industries: Trends and develpoments in research and policiesConference poster



  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Regional Development Institute of Panteion University


Call for papers

Five years after the first conference (2014, Panteion University) and after two conferences in Thessaloniki and Athens, the fourth conference on Cultural and Creative Industries is inviting scholars and policy makers to a new meeting to record research activity in Greece, to exchange views and to create opportunities for new collaborations.

At the 2019 conference, emphasis is placed upon technology and networking as key factors of the environment where the CCIs operate and develop. Increasing digitization and networking affect virtually all processes of production, labor and consumption in the creative and cultural sectors, raising several questions for research and various issues concerning policy makers. Many of these issues do not concern exclusively the CCIs, but their largely intangible and symbolic nature that places them among the most affected sectors.



  • The CCIs in the age of gig economy
  • The role of platforms in the CCIs organization
  • New forms of funding and new business models (crowdfunding, new forms of marketing of the CCIs, etc.)
  • Labour in the new economy (integration of CCIs workforce in global networks; business and workforce mobility; precarity, collaborative spaces and collectives)
  • Digitization and location: compatible or incompatible concepts?
  • The CCIs and their role in the Circular Economy: new materials, new techniques, new models of cooperation
  • The CCIs audiences: reception and consumption in the new conditions
  • Spatial inequalities in the creative economy
  • Spatial clustering and creative ecosystems
  • Mapping creativity
  • Cultural and creative industries and policy-making: from local to supranational

Sessions for young researchers will be organized, as well as seminars on research methodology and networking activities.

One-on-one sessions for PhD and postdoc students will also be organized.


Guidelines for abstracts

  • Extensive abstract: 1500 words including references. Abstracts should include the title of the paper, the topic, author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and email address(es). A short CV should also be provided.
  • Materials for one-on-one sessions (research articles to be published, project proposals, etc.).


Participation costs

  • 30€ - Φοιτητές και νέοι ερευνητές (έλαβαν το διδακτορικό τους μέχρι πριν από πέντε χρόνια)
  • 50€ - Λοιποί συμμετέχοντες


Organising committee

Alexandros Baltzis, Assoc. Prof., AUTh
Athanasios Kalogeresis, Assis. Prof., AUTh
Vassilis Avdikos, Assis. Prof., Panteion University
Afroditi Xenidou, PhD student, AUTh
Irene Iliopoulou, Postdoc researcher, Panteion University


Reviewers advisory committee

Sophia Avgerinou-Kolonia, Professor, NTUA
Giorgos Gritzas, Assoc. Prof., AUTh
Alexios Defner, Professor, University of Thessaly
Elizabeth Thoidou, Assist. Prof., AUTh
Athanasios Kalogeresis, Assist. Prof., AUTh
George-Michael Klimis, Assoc. Prof., Panteion University
Martha Michailidou, Assist. Prof., Panteion University
Athanasios Papadaskalopoulos, Professor, Panteion University
Antonis Rovolis, Assoc. Prof., Panteion University
Sophia Skordili, Assoc. Prof., Harokopio University
Nikolas Souliotis, Researcher C, National Centre for Social Research
George Tsourvakas, Assoc. Prof., AUTh


Web site of the Creative Greece Network