Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Culture and the creative economy in Lithuania and municipalities of Klaipėda, Neringa
Cultural and creative sectors are a significant driver of local development through
job creation and income generation, spurring innovation across the economy and increasing
the attractiveness of cities and regions as destinations to visit, work and live.
This case study offers a review of cultural and creative sectors in Lithuania, highlighting
issues and trends in employment and business development, financing and cultural participation.
It brings a specific focus on three municipalities within the County of Klaipėda located
on the Baltic coast – Klaipėda City, Neringa and Palanga – small cities specialised
in port activities, logistics, traditional manufacturing and seaside resort tourism.
It highlights how culture and creative sectors can be leveraged to foster local development,
diversify the economy and strengthen territorial attractiveness. It provides recommendations
and international examples on ways to support business development in creative sectors
and to strengthen synergies between culture and tourism.
Available from January 25, 2023
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