EUROPE: Report on creativity in higher education
"Progress towards a knowledge-based society and economy will require that European universities, as centres of knowledge creation, and their partners in society and government give creativity their full attention," says the report, and it continues: "If Europe should not succeed in strengthening creativity in higher education, the very goal of a European knowledge society would be at stake."
"Creativity in higher education", a project initiated by the European University Association and co-funded by the Socrates Programme of the European Commission, was designed to explore and enhance understanding of the concept, identity best practices and produce recommendations on creativity. The association invited 32 higher education institutions from 21 countries to cooperate in four networks during 2006 and 2007 that examined a range of conditions that might promote or hinder creativity in four themes - creative partnerships, creative learners, creative cities-regions, and creative higher education institutions.
Full report on the EUA site