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Philippe

Kern

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
Philippe Kern has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of creative industries and cultural development in various EU Member States. He is the founder and Managing Director of KEA, a Brussels-based research and advisory company specialised in the field of culture and creative industries (CCIs). Since its creation in 1999, the promotion of culture-based creativity and integrated policies is at the very heart of KEA’s philosophy and work. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science), involving various cities and regions across Europe as “test-bed” for culture-led sustainable policies.
B1. Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated over 2 years of experience with integrated and sustainable urban development
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Due to his extensive knowledge and experience matured in the field of CCIs and urban development, Philippe is regularly solicited by local, national and European institutions to intervene as: - Expert in European projects to facilitate knowledge exchange and learning between cities (e.g. Lead Expert Creative SpIN, Head of the expert team in Culture for Cities and Regions projects, Member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District); - Expert in studies/research missions for European and international institutions (Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, WIPO) to “map” knowledge and practices and facilitate mutual learning; - Speaker/moderator at European and international conferences (see full list of speaking engagements in the CV). Philippe is also regular contributor to the KEA Newsletter – The Independents’ Voice (www.keanet.eu), KEA Blog (www.keanet.eu/keablog) KEA social networks stimulating discussion about culture-led development at transnational level: KEA Creative Europe (LinkedIn: 4305 members, Facebook: 3217 members) and KEA Twitter account (1000 followers).
B2. Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than one significant transnational activity that demonstrates understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
At least 95% of the studies and reports published by KEA European Affairs are written in English (see cv). Philippe Kern also writes regular contributions to the KEA Blog, and articles for the KEA Newsletter in English. He lectures at Shenzhen University at the Culture and Creative Institute in English, and has been a moderator and speaker at numerous international conferences, workshops etc. delivering presentations in the English language (see cv).
B3. Assessment: 
1 - proficient in English

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
Philippe and KEA are experienced in conducting complex research assignments involving the participation of high level researchers and local partners. KEA's strength lies in the ability to synthesize technical issues and present them in a user-friendly way, adapted to the clients’ need to rapidly access reliable information. We are experienced in extracting policy implications from complex technical documents. A selection of the most recent speaking engagements below illustrate Philippe’s expertise to communicate complex concepts in various contexts and to various audiences, mostly including non-English speakers: - Ravenna, Italy, Speaker on culture as driver of innovation in medium sized cities, 19 September 2014 - support: KEA video https://vimeo.com/77579993 and ppt presentation - Utrecht School of Arts and Economics, Presentation on CCI/Europe, February 2014 - support: ppt presentation - Hong Kong, IP & Brand protection in the CCI in Hong Kong and the EU, 14-15 November 2013 - Meeting of the group of experts on good governance at the EC, Presentation of the Study on the Transfer of Players, 9 April 2013, Brussels - support: ppt presentation Philippe is a regular contributor to the KEA Newsletter and social media (see above). He also supervised the development of the first video of the EU-supported Sparks project promoting the concept of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) to non-science professionals .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU9SXFrdTAg.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than one example that demonstrates ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
Philippe and KEA have completed a wide range of research assignments for public bodies (EU, national and local authorities) and organisations from the cultural and creative sectors to enable exchange of knowledge and practices. The few examples below illustrate this expertise and Philippe’s role: - Completion of a baseline study at the beginning of the Creative SpIN project mapping cultural resources and related policies in each partnering city (2012). Role: Author. - Creative Spill-overs – short concept paper: the note looks at policies to stimulate creative spillovers between CCIs and other industries across the value chain with a view to inspire the scope of EU action (2014). Role: Author. - Strategy paper - Ravenna towards a culture and creative industries strategy – (2014) as an input/discussion document to the international event Switch On – European Creative Capacity Building which took place in Ravenna in Sept 2014. Role: Supervisor. - Mapping of cultural and creative offer in Iasi, Romania (2014) to advise the city of Iasi in the context of its application to become European Capital of Culture (ECoC). Role: Supervisor. - Papers (3) for DG GROWTH, European Commission on Business Innovation Support Services for Creative Industries (2010). The initiative led to the setting up of the “The European Creative Industries Alliance” a policy platform looking at the entire industry value chain and support requirement. Role: Supervisor & Strategic Advisor.
C3.2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two examples that demonstrate the ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants to enable comparison, exchange, peer review, etc
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
Philippe and his team are used to capture and conceptual knowledge and experience exchanged at transnational working sessions. Here some examples proving such expertise and Philippe’s role: - Catalogue of 70 practices (2015) http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/culture/case_studies/Catalogue_practices as part of the project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development with focus on three dimensions: culture and the creative industries for local economic development and urban regeneration; cultural heritage as a driver for economic growth and social inclusion; culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue. Role: Expert. - 7 Thematic/site visits reports, 2 Case studies reports, 1 Final report and 1 Factsheet on Creative SpIN’s (2012-2015) main learning points (available on the URBACT website http://urbact.eu/creative-spin). Role: Lead Expert/author. - Report of the workshop on “Boosting Creative Economy in the EU” (2014) prepared for DG GROWTH. Role: Author.
C3.3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two examples that demonstrate the ability to capture learning for participants to take away
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few examples and Philippe’s role: - Study - Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole (2014). Conducted a year-long research project aimed at: Identifying the factors for the development of CCIs in the metropolis; Analysing the value chain and the impact of support measures; Comparing the Metropolis’ policies with other European cities. Delivered a policy action plan. Role: Director of Research. - Study on Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash (2013). It includes a mapping of existing support schemes and recommendations on policy support at national and EU level on artistic intervention to stimulate innovation in enterprises. Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012) including the identification of 10 good practices cities and regions (out of an initial selection of 60) on CCIs’ policies and measures. Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009) on the link between culture and innovation in society and business. The report includes variouscase studies showing the impact of culture on innovation. It also delivers policy recommendations on how to better integrate culture in EU policies. Role: Director of Research.
C3.4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Philippe and KEA are experienced in advising international projects and conducting complex research assignments. KEA's strength lies in our ability to design and accompany transnational exchange and learning sessions, synthesize main outcomes, and present them in a user-friendly way. Philippe has advised a wide range of public bodies (EU, national and local authorities) and organisations from the cultural and creative sectors to enable exchange of knowledge and practices. We are experienced in identifying exemplary case studies and extracting policy implications from technical documents as well as field experience. Here a few examples illustrating such expertise: - Completion of concept/strategy papers, mappings, etc. as inputs to project or policy development at both local and European level; - Production of various kinds of documents (site visit reports, case studies reports, factsheets, catalogue of policy practices, workshop reports, etc.) to capture knowledge and experience exchanged at transnational working sessions; - Presentations of research works/learning outcomes to both technical and non-technical audiences mostly including non-English speakers, in Europe and beyond (notably China); - At least 90% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages for local, regional or European authorities.
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for C with maximum score, he has already been engaged as URBACT lead expert and has indeed vast experience with design and delivery of transational exchange and learning activitis related to urban development.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Arts and Culture
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs, public relations and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and integrated urban planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. Philippe was former Director of Public and Legal Affairs of PolyGram and head of the IFPI Brussels office. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises.
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In addition to what reported in question C.3.2., two additional examples further prove Philippe’s ability to produce thematic inputs to learning processes: - 2009-2011: EU coordinator and adviser of the European Network to promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. KEA monitored developments on language policy at EU level, wrote and contributed to position papers, advised on strategy and lobbying. Assisted with conference/event/statutory meeting organisation as well as proposing the agenda and meeting content. - 2000-2008: Founder and Secretary General of IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) – trade association gathering independent record companies. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings, Communication. Contributed to the growth of the independent sector. - 1999-2012: Founder and Secretary General of the European Film Companies Alliance (EFCA) – association of film producers and distributors. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings and communication.
D2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two valid examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which he has been involved
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few recent examples and Philippe’s role (see also C.3.4 for more details): - Catalogue (http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/) of 70 practices as part of the EC-supported project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development (2015). The project includes a social media campaign to promote site visits in selected practices (see here: http://www.keanet.eu/fr/follow-up-10-eu-cities-and-regions-exploring-bolognas-support-for-creative-businesses/). Role: Expert. - Study “Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole” (2014). Role: Director of Research. - Study on “Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash” (2013). Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012). Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009). Role: Director of Research.
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience)
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Philippe and his team have expertise in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. Some examples: - Developed “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies. The Guide was presented at various international conferences (see C.2.3) and translated in Chinese. - Set up the Sparks project (www.sparksproject.eu) for the international network of science museum (ECSITE) to promote a new way of doing scientific research (Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI) through innovative exhibition formats. KEA is managing the communication work package (2015-2018). This includes the co-development of policy recommendations, the preparation of a “Capture Learning Report”, and the presentation of the project and learning points at European policy-makers to raise awareness of RRI and stimulate the development of innovative policies towards more transparent, open and participatory research and innovation. - Developed the KiiCS (www.kiics.eu) project for ECSITE to foster collaboration between art and science to promote science. KEA managed the communication work package of the project (2012-2015), which included the design of policy recommendations and presentation of the project and recommendations at European and local policy-makers to raise awareness and stimulate culture led innovation with(in) science.
D4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more examples that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs and public relations. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and urban integrated planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of policy strategies in urban development, culture and audiovisual fields. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations as well as in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises.
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for this theme with maximum score.
Theme / Policy: 
Entrepreneurship and competitive SMEs
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience working for culture and creative businesses as lawyer for a music and film company, as secretary general of an international association representing SME’s in the music business (Impala http://www.impalamusic.org/.) Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. Kern is expert on the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe Kern is advising SMEs on access to EU funding programmes such as Creative Europe. - As expert Philippe Kern has advised numerous public bodies on eco-systems to support the development of creative SMEs. For instance Lille, Wallonia, Shenzhen) - Philippe Kern is writing major research projects related to the subject of creative entrepreneurship and competitive SMEs such as: - Creative Value Chains for the European Commission : This study aims at better understanding how value is captured and distributed along the value chains of the different cultural and creative sectors, from the creation to the commercialisation of goods and services. KEA will also measure how SMEs are adapting to the digital revolution - Recently Philippe Kern has been looking at business model to support the development of Living Labs involving essentially SMEs in Health and Gastronomy (CETIC - http://www.keanet.eu/communique-kea-to-develop-methods-supporting-co-creation-and-the-sustainable-development-of-living-labs/) - Impact Assessment of Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture. Philippe Kern and his team is carrying out a longitudinal impact assessment study on Mons European Capital of Culture 2015. KEA is assessing the economic, social and cultural impacts of the event from 2012 to 2016. The city made a 60 million euro investment to foster new economic dynamism aiming to develop a rich cultural offer and its capacity to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship through creativity. - European Commission – series of 3 policy papers for DG Grow - Business Innovation Support Services for Creative Industries. The studies include an in-depth analysis of “creative eco-systems” and advice on the measures to achieve the improvement of the innovation capability and investment readiness of creative SMEs. http://www.keanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/BISScreativeindustries.pdf - Study on the Analysis of the Financing Needs, Best practices and opportunities for the creative sector in Europe, ECCE Innovation (Nantes). Analysis of financing opportunities for the creative sectors in France, Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Spain as well as at the EU level. Provides a mapping of existing instruments for creative businesses (SME’s) such as venture capital, debt finance. http://www.keanet.eu/docs/access%20to%20finance%20study_final%20report_kea%20june2010.pdf - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of culture and creative industries” (Crea.RE) KEA has been commissioned to undertake a study that identifies good practices of public support projects for cultural and creative industries (CCIs) – thus support for CCI SME’s. The report produces a benchmarking matrix proposing indicators that may be used to develop and assess similar support initiatives in European mid-sized cities and regions. The aim is to help local public authorities develop adequate local/regional policies in this field and make a better use of EU structural funds. - Philippe Kern is also technical advisor and consortium partner in major EU-funded international projects: - CREATIVE TRACKS (2015-2017), a project funded under the Creative Europe programme of the EU with a budget of 1 million Euros aimed at connecting young creative professionals (SME’s) worldwide to enourage creative entrepreneurship in fashion, media, ICT, music, animation, design. - Creative SpIN Philippe Kern was Lead Expert of the URBACT project Creative SPiN (Creative Spillovers for Innovation) led by Birmingham. This project aimed at stimulating cross-overs between creative SME’s and other industry sectors and how they contribute to the innovation process in each partnering city. Smart Guide on Creative Spill-overs by Philippe Kern: http://www.keanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/SMARTGUIDE-FINAL-PDF.pdf?4f4eb7
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
The above mentioned projects demonstrate this point either through research projects or project management and communication: - Inputs for the European Commission : - Creative Value Chains for the European Commission :. The resulting study will feed the learning process and advise the European Commission on policy measures. - European Commission – series of 3 policy papers for DG Grow - Business Innovation Support Services for Creative Industries. The studies include an in-depth analysis of “creative eco-systems” and advice on the measures to achieve the improvement of the innovation capability and investment readiness of creative SMEs. http://www.keanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/BISScreativeindustries.pdf. The result of these reports lead to the EC deciding to launch the call to set up the European Creative Industries Alliance. - Inputs for Wallonia: Philippe Kern has been looking at business model to support the development of Living Labs involving essentially SMEs in Health and Gastronomy (CETIC - http://www.keanet.eu/communique-kea-to-develop-methods-supporting-co-creation-and-the-sustainable-development-of-living-labs/). The resulting analysis will provide inputs on how to better support the emergence of other living labs and discern which business models function best. - Inputs for Cities: - Impact Assessment of Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture. Philippe Kern and his team is carrying out a longitudinal impact assessment study on Mons European Capital of Culture 2015. KEA is assessing the economic, social and cultural impacts of the event from 2012 to 2016. The city made a 60 million euro investment to foster new economic dynamism aiming to develop a rich cultural offer and its capacity to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship through creativity. The resulting analysis will inform the city of Mons on how its investment has performed. The work on the evaluation of Mons2015 is broken down into a series of 5 reports along the life time of the project (2014-2016) updating the Mons2015 foundation at the end of each phase of research – the process is still ongoing and the results are not yet public. - Study on the Analysis of the Financing Needs, Best practices and opportunities for the creative sector in Europe, ECCE Innovation (Nantes). Analysis of financing opportunities for the creative sectors in France, Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Spain as well as at the EU level. Provides a mapping of existing instruments for creative businesses (SME’s) such as venture capital, debt finance. http://www.keanet.eu/docs/access%20to%20finance%20study_final%20report_kea%20june2010.pdf -Urbact In the Creative Spin Project a baseline study had to be produced at the beginning of the project to feed the learning process on creative spillovers: on the situation of Creative industries in each partnering city. http://www.keanet.eu/docs/creativespin_baselinestudyfinal.pdf -In relations to the management of trade associations Philippe Kern has transferable experience in writing position papers supporting the association’s views: - 2009-2011: EU coordinator and adviser of the European Network to promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. KEA monitored developments on language policy at EU level, wrote and contributed to position papers, advised on strategy and lobbying. Assisted with conference/event/statutory meeting organisation as well as proposing the agenda and meeting content. - 2000-2008: Founder and Secretary General of IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) – trade association gathering independent record companies. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings, Communication. Contributed to the growth of the independent sector. - 1999-2012: Founder and Secretary General of the European Film Companies Alliance (EFCA) – association of film producers and distributors. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings and communication.
D2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two valid examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved (inputs for European Commission and Wallonia are most relevant).
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few recent examples and Philippe’s role (see also C.3.4 for more details): - Catalogue (http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/) of 70 practices as part of the EC-supported project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development (2015). The project includes a social media campaign to promote site visits in selected practices (see here: http://www.keanet.eu/fr/follow-up-10-eu-cities-and-regions-exploring-bolognas-support-for-creative-businesses/). Role: Expert. - Study “Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole” (2014). Role: Director of Research. - Study on “Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash” (2013). Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012). Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009). Role: Director of Research
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two example that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience). Most expamles are related to development of CCIs (entrepreneurship).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Philippe Kern is managing a policy design consultancy specializing in CCIs. He and his team have expertise in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. In this context- We manage large European projects with responsibility in communication: - KiiCS (www.kiics.eu) project for ECSITE to foster collaboration between art and science to promote science. KEA managed the communication work package of the project (2012-2015), which included the design of policy recommendations and presentation of the project and recommendations at European and local policy-makers to raise awareness and stimulate culture led innovation with(in) science. - The Creative SPiN project (Urbact) – Philippe Kern brought together the results of the different stages of the project to form a set of Strategic advice and policy recommendations for local authorities to stimulate creative spillover to enable creative people to bring innovation in the business sector http://urbact.eu/creative-spin. - Developed “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies. The Guide was presented at various international conferences (see C.2.3) and translated in Chinese - Culture for Cities and Regions KEA is specifically involved in providing advice on strategic planning in relation to the development of ecosystems for the culture and creative industries of the cities involved in this project through case studies, study visits, sharing of expertise and coaching. KEA selected the 70 case studies carried out on cities and was responsible for researching and producing 37 of those case studies (see catalogue here : http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/culture/case_studies/Catalogue_practices These case studies were to feed into the learning process of the project by highlighting best practices in cities/regions related to the themes: Cultural heritage as a driver of economic growth and social inclusion; Culture and creative industries as a motor for urban regeneration and economic vitality; Culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue. For each study visit in the project Philippe Kern is drafting a 5-page report on the outcome. - - Social networks - We manage social networks to disseminate project outcomes and results. KEA’s network consists of facebook page (734 followers), facebook group Creative Europe (3160 members) , Linkedin group Creative Europe (4286 members), Twitter (1000 followers).
D4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided one example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc (Creative Spin)
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience working for culture and creative businesses as lawyer for a music and film company, as secretary general of an international association representing SME’s in the music business (Impala: http://www.impalamusic.org/.) Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. Kern is expert on the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe Kern is advising SMEs on access to EU funding programmes such as Creative Europe. - As expert Philippe Kern has advised numerous public bodies on eco-systems to support the development of creative SMEs. For instance Lille, Wallonia, Shenzhen) - Philippe Kern is writing major research projects related to the subject of creative entrepreneurship and competitive SMEs such as: - Creative Value Chains for the European Commission : This study aims at better understanding how value is captured and distributed along the value chains of the different cultural and creative sectors, from the creation to the commercialisation of goods and services. KEA will also measure how SMEs are adapting to the digital revolution - Recently Philippe Kern has been looking at business model to support the development of Living Labs involving essentially SMEs in Health and Gastronomy (CETIC - http://www.keanet.eu/communique-kea-to-develop-methods-supporting-co-creation-and-the-sustainable-development-of-living-labs/) - Impact Assessment of Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture. Philippe Kern and his team is carrying out a longitudinal impact assessment study on Mons European Capital of Culture 2015. KEA is assessing the economic, social and cultural impacts of the event from 2012 to 2016. The city made a 60 million euro investment to foster new economic dynamism aiming to develop a rich cultural offer and its capacity to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship through creativity. - European Commission – series of 3 policy papers for DG Grow - Business Innovation Support Services for Creative Industries. The studies include an in-depth analysis of “creative eco-systems” and advice on the measures to achieve the improvement of the innovation capability and investment readiness of creative SMEs. http://www.keanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/BISScreativeindustries.pdf - Study on the Analysis of the Financing Needs, Best practices and opportunities for the creative sector in Europe, ECCE Innovation (Nantes). Analysis of financing opportunities for the creative sectors in France, Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Spain as well as at the EU level. Provides a mapping of existing instruments for creative businesses (SME’s) such as venture capital, debt finance. http://www.keanet.eu/docs/access%20to%20finance%20study_final%20report_kea%20june2010.pdf - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of culture and creative industries” (Crea.RE) KEA has been commissioned to undertake a study that identifies good practices of public support projects for cultural and creative industries (CCIs) – thus support for CCI SME’s. The report produces a benchmarking matrix proposing indicators that may be used to develop and assess similar support initiatives in European mid-sized cities and regions. The aim is to help local public authorities develop adequate local/regional policies in this field and make a better use of EU structural funds. http://www.keanet.eu/docs/measuring-economic-impact-of-ccis-policies_final_creare.pdf - Philippe Kern is also technical advisor and consortium partner in major EU-funded international projects: - CREATIVE TRACKS (2015-2017), a project funded under the Creative Europe programme of the EU with a budget of 1 million Euros aimed at connecting young creative professionals (SME’s) worldwide to enourage creative entrepreneurship in fashion, media, ICT, music, animation, design. - Creative SpIN Philippe Kern was Lead Expert of the URBACT project Creative SPiN (Creative Spillovers for Innovation) led by Birmingham. This project aimed at stimulating cross-overs between creative SME’s and other industry sectors and how they contribute to the innovation process in each partnering city. Smart Guide on Creative Spill-overs by Philippe Kern: http://www.keanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/SMARTGUIDE-FINAL-PDF.pdf?4f4eb7
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for this theme with maximum score. Not all the examples provided are relevant for this theme but the minimum requirements are met (exceeded).
Theme / Policy: 
Local Economic Development
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs, public relations and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and integrated urban planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. Philippe was former Director of Public and Legal Affairs of PolyGram and head of the IFPI Brussels office. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises.
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.Visible also in C.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In addition to what reported in question C.3.2., two additional examples further prove Philippe’s ability to produce thematic inputs to learning processes: - 2009-2011: EU coordinator and adviser of the European Network to promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. KEA monitored developments on language policy at EU level, wrote and contributed to position papers, advised on strategy and lobbying. Assisted with conference/event/statutory meeting organisation as well as proposing the agenda and meeting content. - 2000-2008: Founder and Secretary General of IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) – trade association gathering independent record companies. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings, Communication. Contributed to the growth of the independent sector. - 1999-2012: Founder and Secretary General of the European Film Companies Alliance (EFCA) – association of film producers and distributors. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings and communication.
D2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more valid examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few recent examples and Philippe’s role (see also C.3.4 for more details): - Catalogue (http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/) of 70 practices as part of the EC-supported project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development (2015). The project includes a social media campaign to promote site visits in selected practices (see here: http://www.keanet.eu/fr/follow-up-10-eu-cities-and-regions-exploring-bolognas-support-for-creative-businesses/). Role: Expert. - Study “Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole” (2014). Role: Director of Research. - Study on “Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash” (2013). Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012). Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009). Role: Director of Research. All these studies can be found in the publications section / culture and territories on www.keanet.eu
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two example that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience)
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Philippe and his team have expertise in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. Some examples: - Developed “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies. The Guide was presented at various international conferences (see C.2.3) and translated in Chinese. - Set up the Sparks project (www.sparksproject.eu) for the international network of science museum (ECSITE) to promote a new way of doing scientific research (Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI) through innovative exhibition formats. KEA is managing the communication work package (2015-2018). This includes the co-development of policy recommendations, the preparation of a “Capture Learning Report”, and the presentation of the project and learning points at European policy-makers to raise awareness of RRI and stimulate the development of innovative policies towards more transparent, open and participatory research and innovation. - Developed the KiiCS (www.kiics.eu) project for ECSITE to foster collaboration between art and science to promote science. KEA managed the communication work package of the project (2012-2015), which included the design of policy recommendations and presentation of the project and recommendations at European and local policy-makers to raise awareness and stimulate culture led innovation with(in) science.
D4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided one relevant example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc (smart guide)
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs and public relations. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and urban integrated planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of policy strategies in urban development, culture and audiovisual fields. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations as well as in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises. He is an established speaker at international conferences, managing seminars and workshops
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for this theme with maximum score. Not all the examples provided are relevant for this theme but the minimum requirements are met (exceeded).
Theme / Policy: 
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Economy
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs, public relations and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and integrated urban planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development, culture and audiovisual policies. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. Philippe was former Director of Public and Legal Affairs of PolyGram and head of the IFPI Brussels office. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises. He is an established speaker at international conferences.
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc. (visible also in C and in theme Entrepreneurship)
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In addition to what reported in question C.3.2., two additional examples further prove Philippe’s ability to produce thematic inputs to learning processes: - 2009-2011: EU coordinator and adviser of the European Network to promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. KEA monitored developments on language policy at EU level, wrote and contributed to position papers, advised on strategy and lobbying. Assisted with conference/event/statutory meeting organisation as well as proposing the agenda and meeting content. - 2000-2008: Founder and Secretary General of IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) – trade association gathering independent record companies. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings, Communication. Contributed to the growth of the independent sector. - 1999-2012: Founder and Secretary General of the European Film Companies Alliance (EFCA) – association of film producers and distributors. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings and communication.
D2 Assessment: 
0 - examples provided are not relevant for this theme.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few recent examples and Philippe’s role (see also C.3.4 for more details): - Catalogue (http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/) of 70 practices as part of the EC-supported project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development (2015). The project includes a social media campaign to promote site visits in selected practices (see here: http://www.keanet.eu/fr/follow-up-10-eu-cities-and-regions-exploring-bolognas-support-for-creative-businesses/). Role: Expert. - Study “Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole” (2014). Role: Director of Research. - Study on “Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash” (2013). Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012). Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009). Role: Director of Research.
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two example that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience) Again, examples provided here are not directly related to this theme, but in C and D4 there is enough evidence, e.g. “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies and Sparks project promoting the concept of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) to non-science professionals.0 -
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Philippe and his team have expertise in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. Some examples: - Developed “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies. The Guide was presented at various international conferences (see C.2.3) and translated in Chinese. - Set up the Sparks project (www.sparksproject.eu) for the international network of science museum (ECSITE) to promote a new way of doing scientific research (Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI) through innovative exhibition formats. KEA is managing the communication work package (2015-2018). This includes the co-development of policy recommendations, the preparation of a “Capture Learning Report”, and the presentation of the project and learning points at European policy-makers to raise awareness of RRI and stimulate the development of innovative policies towards more transparent, open and participatory research and innovation. - Developed the KiiCS (www.kiics.eu) project for ECSITE to foster collaboration between art and science to promote science. KEA managed the communication work package of the project (2012-2015), which included the design of policy recommendations and presentation of the project and recommendations at European and local policy-makers to raise awareness and stimulate culture led innovation with(in) science.
D4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided examples that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc (smart guide and KiiCS are most relevant).
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs and public relations. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and urban integrated planning. Philippe has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level. He is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of policy strategies in urban development, culture and audiovisual fields. Kern set up IMPALA in 2000 and the China Europe Culture and Creative Industry Alliance (CECCIA) in 2013. He graduated in law from the universities of Strasbourg and Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Kern is expert for the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. He is a member of the High Level Group Wallonia European Creative District and of the Advisory Committee on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. Philippe has a deep expertise in designing and managing pan-European networks and organisations as well as in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. He is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science). KEA has been active in China since 2008. It organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce the first ever European trade mission of creative enterprises. He is an established speaker at international conferences, managing seminars and workshops.
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for this theme, scoring 3 out of 4 (not validated only for D2 as the examples provided were not relevant for this theme).
Theme / Policy: 
Urban Strategic Planning
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs, public relations and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and integrated urban planning. Since founding KEA in 1999, Philippe Kern advises national and local governments, public agencies, trade associations, cultural organisations as well as businesses from the culture and creative sector and ICT, as well as advising creative clusters and hubs. KEA has an unparalleled network of contacts internationally from the arts, business, politics to academics throughout the 28 Member States of the EU. Service includes advising on financing opportunities and helping local authorities as well as organisations to access EU funding (Creative Europe, H2020, Structural Funds). KEA has advised the following local authorities on strategy planning for CCIs: Amsterdam, Baden Wurtenberg, Berlin, Birmingham, Barcelona, Bizkaia, Bologna, Catalan Region, Creative Estonia, Dublin, Helsinki, Iasi (Romania), Lille, Milan, Mons, Nantes, Perugia, Ravenna, Russia – Siberia Region, Vastra Gotaland, Tartu, Shenzhen Philippe Kern is the main partner and technical advisor in the project Culture for Cities and Regions, The lead partner is Eurocities. http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/culture/project KEA advises on strategic planning in relation to the development of ecosystems for the culture and creative industries of the cities involved in this project through case studies, study visits, sharing of expertise and coaching. KEA selected the 70 case studies carried out on cities and was responsible for researching and producing 37 of those case studies (see catalogue here : http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/culture/case_studies/Catalogue_practices We organised the study visits for cities and regions representatives (the last six are still to take place this year): • Nantes and its creative cluster at the heart of the city. • Creative Wallonia and its holistic programme to rejuvenate the region through the creative economy. • Nord-Pas de Calais on the regeneration dynamics around the Louvre-Lens. • Bologna – IncrediBOL! a bottom-up initiative supporting creative businesses. • Dundee – a medium-sized city with a highly ambitious agenda for culture and creative industries. • Birmingham on involving residents and communities for inclusive cultural policies. • North Portugal on creative hubs business models and regional hot spots of creativity. • Helsinki and Espoo on integrating culture across educational activities and curricula. • Łódzkie region on cultural investment for urban regeneration and social cohesion • Sofia on how culture and cultural investment can influence social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue • Antwerp (migration heritage and intercultural dialogue) • Aarhus (investing in new generation museums) • Barcelona (old industrial spaces, new cultural uses) • Regensburg (management of large-scale heritage sites and creative industries cluster) • Vilnius (cultural and social innovation in sleeping districts). In March 2016 Philippe Kern developed a coaching methodology to be implemented in 10 cities to be selected through a call – the aim being to coach the cities in evaluating their current CCI policies and how to develop policies adapted to the cities’ needs. Lille Métropole Strategic diagnostic of cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole - Philippe Kern reviewed the city planning on creative hubs in fashion, audiovisual and design. and developed recommendations to improve inter-cluster cooperation between local creative clusters as well as between local creative and non-creative clusters. ECIA - Philippe Kern set up the winning consortium and wrote the bid, which resulted in the European Creative Industries Alliance platform (for the city of Amsterdam) launched by the European Commission. The aim of the platform was to make recommendations to governments for developing their policies on creative industries. The platform examined the entire value chain of the culture and creative industries. Impact Assessment of Mons 2015 European Captial of Culture. Philippe Kern and his team is carrying out a longitudinal impact assessment study on Mons European Capital of Culture 2015. KEA is assessing the economic, social and cultural impacts of the event from 2012 to 2016. The city made a 60 million euro investment to foster new economic dynamism aiming to develop a rich cultural offer and its capacity to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship through creativity. Philippe Kern has advised numerous cities with a view to developing a strategy for developing CCIs, recently he has advised Ravenna and Iasi (Romania) who contracted him to understand a mapping and draw up a review of CCIs: - Ravenna: towards a Culture and Creative Industries’ (CCIs) Strategy Philippe Kern advised Ravenna on a strategy for CCIs development. The main objectives were to understand the city’s socioeconomic context and potential; identify the main local cultural and creative assets and players; Understand local operators’ needs and expectations; Provide the city with a short “CCIs Strategy Paper; Organise an international event on CCIs to raise awareness on CCIs and validate the Strategy Paper. The process reflected on cultural investment as a tool for urban strategic planning. - Iasi : Mapping of CCIs - KEA’s mapping helped the city identify the main cultural and creative players as part of the ECoC project. The city aimed to make the most of its cultural investment to empower creative skills to shape the city’s future.
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In addition to what was reported in question C.3.2., additional examples further prove Philippe’s ability to produce thematic inputs to learning processes: - 2009-2011: EU coordinator and adviser of the European Network to promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. KEA monitored developments on language policy at EU level, wrote and contributed to position papers, advised on strategy and lobbying. Assisted with conference/event/statutory meeting organisation as well as proposing the agenda and meeting content. - 2000-2008: Founder and Secretary General of IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) – trade association gathering independent record companies. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings, Communication. Contributed to the growth of the independent sector. - 1999-2012: Founder and Secretary General of the European Film Companies Alliance (EFCA) – association of film producers and distributors. Role included: provision of secretariat services, agenda, position papers on regulatory developments, coordination/organisation of board and AGM meetings and communication. Philippe Kern is the lead expert and technical advisor of the project Culture for Cities and Regions. In this role Philippe Kern – advises on the programme of the study visits - Accompanies the delegation on the visits - Animates peer-learning workshops to stimulate exchanges (exchanges of best practice between cities) - Drafts reports and develops communications to disseminate the results on social media, (twitter, facebook, linkedin, storify).
D2 Assessment: 
0 - the examples provided are not related to integated strategic urban planning (examples from C3.2.are more erlated to local economic development than urban strategic planning).
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
At least 95% of KEA studies incorporate good practices and policy messages. Here a few recent examples and Philippe’s role (see also C.3.4 for more details): - Catalogue (http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/) of 70 practices as part of the EC-supported project “Culture for Cities and Regions” highlighting the role culture as a key element in local and regional development (2015). The project includes a social media campaign to promote site visits in selected practices (see here: http://www.keanet.eu/fr/follow-up-10-eu-cities-and-regions-exploring-bolognas-support-for-creative-businesses/). These case studies were to feed into the learning process of the project by highlighting best practices in cities/regions related to the themes: Cultural heritage as a driver of economic growth and social inclusion; Culture and creative industries as a motor for urban regeneration and economic vitality; Culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue. For each study visit in the project Philippe Kern is drafting a 5-page report on the outcome. Role: Expert. - Study “Strategic diagnostic on the cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole” (2014). Role: Director of Research. - Study on “Support Schemes for artistic interventions in Europe as part of the EU-funded project Creative Clash” (2013). Role: Supervisor. - Study “Towards a Benchmarking Raster: Indicators to measure the impact of policy measures to support the development of CCIs” (2012). Role: Project Manager. - Study on the Impact of Culture on Creativity (2009). Role: Director of Research.
D3 Assessment: 
0 - examples provided are not related to integrated urban strategic planning, but more to specific aspects of local economic development (e.g. role of culture and creative industries in urban development).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Philippe and his team have expertise in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies to capitalise on projects’ results. a) – Management of communication work packages in Pan-European Projects: - the Sparks project (www.sparksproject.eu) for the international network of science museum (ECSITE) to promote a new way of doing scientific research (Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI) through innovative exhibition formats. KEA is managing the communication work package (2015-2018). This includes the co-development of policy recommendations, the preparation of a “Capture Learning Report”, and the presentation of the project and learning points at European policy-makers to raise awareness of RRI and stimulate the development of innovative policies towards more transparent, open and participatory research and innovation. - the KiiCS (www.kiics.eu) project for ECSITE to foster collaboration between art and science to promote science. We managed the communication work package of the project (2012-2015), which included the design of policy recommendations and presentation of the project and recommendations at European and local policy-makers to raise awareness and stimulate culture led innovation with(in) science. -b) Dissemination on Social Media/web -in relation to Culture for Cities and regions Philippe Kern is using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, storify) to disseminate outcomes of study visits, as well as writing blog reports published via keanet.eu/keablog. http://www.keanet.eu/storify-learning-from-dundees-holistic-creative-ecosystem/ http://www.keanet.eu/sofia-private-and-public-funds-for-innovation-in-culture/ c) Publications for dissemination - “The Smart Guide to Creative Spill-Overs” (2015) to raise awareness on creative spill-overs and encourage the design of culture led innovation policies. The Guide was presented at various international conferences (see C.2.3) and translated in Chinese.
D4 Assessment: 
0 - examples provided are not related to integrated urban strategic planning, but more to specific aspects of local economic development (e.g. role of innovation, culture and creative industries in urban socio-economic development).
Assessment: 
The expert is not validated for this theme. The examples provided are not related to integrated urban strategic planning, but more to specific aspects of local economic development (e.g. role of culture and creative industries in urban development). Philippe Kern has 25 years’ experience in the world of cultural policies, CCIs, public relations and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture based innovation policies and integrated urban planning. Since founding KEA in 1999, Philippe Kern advises national and local governments, public agencies, trade associations, cultural organisations as well as businesses from the culture and creative sector and ICT, as well as advising creative clusters and hubs. KEA has an unparalleled network of contacts internationally from the arts, business, politics to academics throughout the 28 Member States of the EU. Service includes advising on financing opportunities and helping local authorities as well as organisations to access EU funding (Creative Europe, H2020, Structural Funds). KEA has advised the following local authorities on strategy planning for CCIs: Amsterdam, Baden Wurtenberg, Berlin, Birmingham, Barcelona, Bizkaia, Bologna, Catalan Region, Creative Estonia, Dublin, Helsinki, Iasi (Romania), Lille, Milan, Mons, Nantes, Perugia, Ravenna, Russia – Siberia Region, Vastra Gotaland, Tartu, Shenzhen Philippe Kern is the main partner and technical advisor in the project Culture for Cities and Regions. Lille Métropole Strategic diagnostic of cultural and creative industries in Lille Métropole - Philippe Kern reviewed the city planning on creative hubs in fashion, audiovisual and design. and developed recommendations to improve inter-cluster cooperation between local creative clusters as well as between local creative and non-creative clusters. ECIA - Philippe Kern set up the winning consortium and wrote the bid, which resulted in the European Creative Industries Alliance platform (for the city of Amsterdam) launched by the European Commission. The aim of the platform was to make recommendations to governments for developing their policies on creative industries. The platform examined the entire value chain of the culture and creative industries. Impact Assessment of Mons 2015 European Captial of Culture. Philippe Kern and his team is carrying out a longitudinal impact assessment study on Mons European Capital of Culture 2015. KEA is assessing the economic, social and cultural impacts of the event from 2012 to 2016. The city made a 60 million euro investment to foster new economic dynamism aiming to develop a rich cultural offer and its capacity to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship through creativity. Philippe Kern has advised numerous cities with a view to developing a strategy for developing CCIs, recently he has advised Ravenna and Iasi (Romania) who contracted him to understand a mapping and draw up a review of CCIs: - Ravenna: towards a Culture and Creative Industries’ (CCIs) Strategy Philippe Kern advised Ravenna on a strategy for CCIs development. The main objectives were to understand the city’s socioeconomic context and potential; identify the main local cultural and creative assets and players; Understand local operators’ needs and expectations; Provide the city with a short “CCIs Strategy Paper; Organise an international event on CCIs to raise awareness on CCIs and validate the Strategy Paper. The process reflected on cultural investment as a tool for urban strategic planning. - Iasi : Mapping of CCIs - KEA’s mapping helped the city identify the main cultural and creative players as part of the ECoC project. The city aimed to make the most of its cultural investment to empower creative skills to shape the city’s future.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
Philippe manages international environments well, providing outstanding empowering and mediation skills. Here some examples of tools and methods used to co-produce and implement local policies in different settings: - Creative SpIN: as Lead Expert of the project, Philippe contributed to the design and animation of various working sessions based on innovative formats (Problem tree analysis, Creative thinking, etc.) to help partners produce their LAPs. Small working sessions were organised in cooperation with the Lead Partner to give voice to reticent partners and encourage them to engage and deliver. Precise guidelines were also provided to help partners identify their objectives (in line with EU policies), identify and mobilise key stakeholders, as well as to disseminate the LAP to build consensus. - Living Labs (2015-2017): as Project Manager and Head of the Expert Team, Philippe will undertake the following tasks: 1) Mapping and analysis of the needs of Walloon living labs; 2) Action plan and methodology to provide hands-on support to living labs; 3) Desk research on the above topics and interviews with successful living labs to understand their business models; 4) Implementation of the methodology to support the development of LL (with workshops using co-design methods with relevant stakeholders on: communication, IP management, sustainable business models, etc.); 5) Formalise the lessons learnt and deliver a toolbox for the development of future LL in Wallonia.
E.1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in the category E and provided more relevant activities that demonstrate knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices (including proactive outreach to different stakeholders, conflict resolution, mediation of interests, community dialogue, etc.), in Creative Spin and LIving Labs projects.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
Philippe is currently directing the Study on the “Assessment of the economic, social and cultural impacts of Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015” (Belgium) on behalf of the Foundation Mons 2015. The study includes: - The mapping and analysis of the socio-economic impact of the event, as well as the analysis of the event’s impact on the image and attractiveness of the city, and of the event’s ability to stimulate and generate creative spill-overs. - The assessment of the sustainability of the investment in the long term impact. - Provision of recommendations to build on the results of ECOC and design long term integrated policy strategies that capitalise on the potential of culture to drive socio-economic development and innovation. - Development of a toolkit including indicators and guidelines to monitor the sustainability of the event after 2015.
E.2 Assessment: 
1 - provided one relevant activity that demonstrates knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable urban strategies/policies (not integrated urban strategy but a sectoral one, related to culture as a motor of local economic development).
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
Launched in September 2000, KEA’s monthly monitoring report is designed to keep subscribers up-to-date with the latest political and regulatory developments (at national, Community, and international level) and calls for proposals relevant to the culture, audiovisual, media, language and sport sectors. Under the supervision of Philippe Kern, the KEA team follows and gathers intelligence on European policies of strategic interest for various clients and regularly sends updates to it’s the monitoring’s subscribers as well as to its network of cities and regions on relevant funding opportunities promoting integrated urban/regional development strategies. It pro-actively suggests research areas and project ideas to eligible benefeciaries, under different funding schemes (URBACT, INTERREG, Creative Europe, Horizon 2020, COSME, etc.). KEA has expertise in project development, writing of proposals, consortium building and project management. KEA has a rich database of sources to monitor EU and national policies, call for tenders and calls for proposals in the above mentioned areas. City-relevant sources of information include newsletters and websites of ERDF-supported initiatives and programmes (URBACT, Urban Innovative actions, INTERREG Europe, etc.), DG REGIO website and related social media pages and accounts.
E.3 Assessment: 
1 - provided more than one valid example that demonstrates awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
As explained above, Philippe has proven ability and experience in adapting methods and tools to various contexts. Some more details on the work that he is currently performing in the project “Culture for Cities and Regions”, will serve as an example. As project’s expert, Philippe will lead coaching sessions in various cities, moderate discussions and contribute to brainstorming sessions in its specific field of expertise: culture based innovation and local/regional development. He has identified four main critical issues to be explored: o What needs to change – where are the gaps and problems? o What are the strengths the city or region can build on? o What are the key goals to aim for? o What practical steps or actions will help the city / region to reach these goals? Philippe will share experience and offer independent support and reflection to the city or region willing to raise standards and carry out changes. He will act as ‘critical friend’ and will ensure that new ideas emerge through a positive dialogue. He will suggest topics and related challenges that the cities may want to consider based on his own understanding of the local situation.
E.4 Assessment: 
1 - provided one relevant activity (Culture for Cities and regions) that demonstrates ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities so as to ensure consistency in the design and delivery of integrated and participatory policies across participants in transnational projects. However, again it not integrated urban strategy but a sectoral policy, related to culture as a motor of local economic development.
Summary Expertise: 
Philippe is advising numerous public and private bodies on the formulation of strategies in the field of urban development and culture policies. He is experienced in designing tools and methods to co-produce and implement local policies in different settings (e.g. Problem tree analysis; Creative thinking; co-design methods to help living labs reach their innovation goals, etc.) as well as monitor the development of integrated sustainable policies (e.g. design of indicators and toolkit to monitor the sustainability of Mons – European Capital of Culture 2015 after 2015). Philippe and his team have an in-depth knowledge of funding opportunities in the areas of culture, audiovisual, sports and urban development. Since 2000, KEA has been running a monitoring service that gathers intelligence on European policies of strategic interest for various clients. Under the supervision of Philippe, the KEA team regularly sends updates to the monitoring’s subscribers as well as to its network of cities and regions on relevant policies and funding opportunities. It pro-actively suggests research areas and project ideas to eligible benefeciaries, under different funding schemes (URBACT, INTERREG, Creative Europe, Horizon 2020, COSME, etc.). Philippe is at the origin of many high profile international projects such as European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), Creative SpIN (URBACT), KiiCS and Sparks (Art and Science), co-designed in close cooperation with the Lead Partners.
Assessment: 
The expert is validated for E with maximum score, demonstating expertise to support local authorities and other stakeholders in designing and delivering integrated and participatory policies. The expert has no experience with integrated urban development strategies but has vast experience in urban development policies related to the role of a certain sector (e.g. arts and culture).

Informations

Residence location:
Belgium
Languages:
French - Mother tongue
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Email:
pkern@keanet.eu

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