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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The hackathon represented a tool that allowed Measuring CCS researchers and collaborators to have an open consultative space between the definition and engagement of sources and the research processes that allowed external stakeholders to interact strategically to explore relevant options, collaborations, datasets and topics.

WHEN WAS IT?

The Hackathon took place for 24 hours on November 29, 2021. It had interventions, closed sessions and open sessions from 9:00 to 20:00 CET, while the Tweetathon was active from 9:00 until 9:00 CET the following morning.

WHERE WAS IT?

Online. The closed session participants received specific credentials to access the online platform for collaboration. The open sessions links were announced here on the website as well as on social media. The wider dissemination and engagement happened on twitter.

WHY

The project’s researchers imagined it to be a forum to stimulate inspiration, ideation and integration as they tackled emerging gaps in this very important exercise of the Measuring CCS project, which is to review the gaps in the current methodology to measure the cultural sector (official and non-official statistics). Also, seeing it as a way to allow for cross-fertilisation of research, projects and initiatives that are so necessary to understanding the current gaps. We continue to work closely with the EC, Eurostat, and a number of national organizations across the EU.

  • WHAT
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Challenges

Challenge 1

Surveys on cultural ‘digital’ services – How to measure the effect of digitalisation in the CCS? (from 9:00 to 15:30)

In the last two decades technological advancements have shaped the economy and shifted trade to increasingly digital forms. In this sense, tracing the cultural and creative sectors has become more challenging as new digital ways of consumption and participation have emerged. Within this context, it is important to develop new methodologies to better assess the effect of digitisation on the CCS and capture its impact on these sectors.

What does ‘cultural and creative sectors’ mean in statistical terms? – Concept of CCS and its scope (from 10:00 to 16:30)

For more than a couple of decades, we have been discussing the profile and attributes of activities that we sense may be very relevant for the functioning of the European socio-economic system. The cultural industries are said to be crucial in answering the declining economic position of Europe. To which cultural and industrial sectors are referred to, and how to support these exactly through what policy measures, is yet not always specified in this recent discourse.

Challenge 2

Challenge 3

CCS employement and business statistics – What is the best way to measure employment in CCS? How to capture second jobs and micro-enterprises? (from 12:00 to 18:30)

An important gap involves the current issues related to cultural employment. To date, it is still not possible to fully map the CCS including all dimensions that make the sector’s uniqueness. One of the factors that are currently not considered is the involvement of non-standard workers in CCS. Another measurement gap involves very small-scale companies that are neither represented in the statistics nor included in the social dialogue and policy discussions.

Facilitators and researchers

Susana Justo

QMetrics

Diogo Colaço

QMetrics

Manuel Vilares

QMetrics

Isabela Fonseca

QMetrics

Julia Turon i Loren

NTT Data

Christian Martínez

NTT Data

Giacomo Bulian

NTT Data

Isaac Pozo

Fundación Alternativas

Inma Ballesteros

Fundación Alternativas

Clara Amante

GERADOR

Margarida Botelho

GERADOR

Tiago Sigorelho

GERADOR

Ignasi Guardans

CUMEDIAE

Stefanie Thomas

CUMEDIAE

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