European Cultural & Creative Industries Alliance

Walpole is a founder of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), composed of the five national European luxury goods and creative industries organisations: Walpole; Circulo Fortuny (Spain); Comité Colbert (France); Fondazione Altagamma (Italy); and Meisterkreis (Germany). Collectively the ECCIA represents the interests of over 400 European high-end, creative and cultural businesses, with its work falling into three main areas of activity: protection of IP and governance of the internet; market access and tourism; and highlighting the role of the cultural and creative industries as a key driver of Europe’s overall economic health, competitiveness, innovation and employment.

An introduction to the aims and objectives of the ECCIA, as set out in 2012, can be read here: ECCIA Cultural and Creative Industries Overview

In light of Brexit and given that Walpole members will still trade with EU countries across the full supply chain/distribution model and that a number of our member brands are in European ownership, it is important that we continue to have a recognised voice in Europe and are redoubling our efforts with the ECCIA partners to ensure that European relationships are not only maintained but nurtured.

Please click here for more information on the ECCIA’s latest activities.