Central Denmark EU Office (CDEU) operates in European spheres ensuring that actors in the Central Denmark Region (CDR) benefits from the possibilities that European cooperation presents. One such sphere, is the sphere of cultural and creative industries, where CDEU plays an active role in establishing mutually beneficial relationships between European regional actors, for instance through active participation in Design Days and the ERRIN network’s Working Group on Design and Creativity.
CDR is one of five administrative units in Denmark. The primary responsibility of CDR is healthcare, involving responsibility for hospital services, including psychiatry, health insurance, general practitioners and specialists. In addition, the region operates a number of social institutions.
Furthermore, the region ensures and coordinates regional development in areas such as nature, environment, business and tourism. The region must secure the overall strategy and top quality of services; be it in the personal educational contact at institutions or when a patient needs nerve fibre surgery. Around 30.000 employees work to carry out regional tasks at all levels.
The Central Denmark Region aims to support a rich and diverse cultural and creative climate. Aarhus has been selected as European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2017 and is supported by Central Denmark Region and all the municipalities in the region. It is deeply rooted in strong regional cooperation across the entire region. The theme for Aarhus 2017 is “RETHINK” or in Danish “GENTÆNK”.
Moreover, the growth dimension in More Creative focuses on supporting the development and harnessing the growth potential of creative businesses. Creative powers and methods are increasingly important to businesses when developing new products, solutions and procedures.
Four More Creative partnerships – Architecture, DESIGN, Fashion and digital visual Media - have evolved their concepts and ideas over the last three years in order to become sustainable business clusters by 2019.