Materahub manages international pilot projects to support cultural and creative industries, encouraging innovation and inclusion processes and a new entrepreneurial vision to face contemporary challenges.
Materahub organizes several international Capacity Building activities, aimed at meeting and contaminating skills between local and international experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers. These are projects funded by the European Erasmus + programs, Cosme, Interreg, Horizion 2020, etc.
Materahub is also a Europe Direct Center for Matera and its province. It is the official information point recognized by the European Commission which aims to promote calls for proposals and initiatives put forward by the European Union and convey the sense of European citizenship.
Other initiatives and memberships
Since 2010, Materahub has been the Intermediary Organization of the European Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program; since 2014 it is the Italian host of the Creative Business Cup, the only international competition dedicated to cultural and creative industries.
Materahub is a member of the Puglia Creative District and is part of the cluster of Cultural Industries and Creative Basilicata Creativa. The Consortium is also included in the international CARP network that promotes cultural routes on the prehistoric art of the Council of Europe.
Materahub is also a member of some of the most important European networks working in Creativity and Culture sectors:
- European Creative Hubs Network
- European Creative Business Network (ECBN)
- Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE)
- European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EFVET)