KEA advises territories, organisations and people
KEA European Affairs is an international policy design research centre specialised in culture and creative industries as well as sport, education and youth.
Based in Brussels, KEA’s mission is to provide policy advice to make territories, organisations and people more aware of their cultural and creative resources, to unlock the potential of culture including heritage for economic and social development.
Our service is based on the credibility of our research, on our reputation, and on expertise. Our ambition is to create an environment in which the diverse skills and the creativity of our team can flourish. We believe that honesty, frankness, recognition and trust are essential values which will ensure the development of our company, our team and our partners.
KEA established an office in Shenzhen in 2008 to benefit from the privileged geographical and administrative status of the city. Being present in China gave us the opportunity to broaden our field of action and develop an international network.
KEA has been founding and managing international associations fostering the creative and cultural community. In 2000 KEA established IMPALA, a trade association supporting independent music companies across the world. In 2016 KEA launched b.creative, a global network for cultural and creative entrepreneurs offering yearly international events and design competitions. KEA is also a member of Culture Action Europe.
KEA is specialised in the cultural, creative industries as well as sport, education and youth sectors. We also have expertise in research and access to funding in the following fields:
- Audiovisual policies
- EU law – competition, intellectual property
- Linguistic and cultural diversity
- International trade and cooperation
- Cultural diplomacy
- Regional development
- Creative entrepreneurship
- Cultural heritage
- Digital media
Since 1999, KEA has been a pioneer in the field of culture and creative industry policy. KEA has consolidated its brand and reputation over the years as a result of a proven track-record of successfully concluded assignments and studies throughout the EU and in third countries (Albania, Georgia, China, Ukraine, Serbia, Russia, South Africa and Caribbean). KEA is expert to the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Investment Fund and World Intellectual Property Organisation. Over the years KEA developed and successfully managed projects in the context of Creative Europe, H2020, Interreg, DEVCO and External Actions.