In 2022 Cluj Future of Work focused on making the impact of the project visible to different types of public at local level, creating the conditions for the consolidation of most of the activities and schemes after the end of the project and fostering the transfer of knowledge within local organizations and clusters but also to other Romanian cities.
The full recovery of onsite activities produced a positive impact in terms of visibility for Cluj Future of Work at local level. This aspect was not just fundamental for ensuring a wide participation in the final event, but also for attracting students, start-uppers and potential entrepreneurs to a series of smaller events and activities organized by the project partners with the objective of promoting the use of project’s facilities, such as the Labs hosted by CREIC, also after the end of the project.
The inclusion of the CREIC’s Labs in the innovation ecosystem of the city is undoubtedly one of the main legacies of the project. This was also made possible by the completion of road infrastructures and the activation of a regular bus line connecting the CREIC to the city centre. At the same time, Cluj Napoca is consolidating a series of activities tested in the framework of Cluj Future of Work, such as the Culturepreneurs programme that will continue under new formats and whose modules are progressively included in the curricula of local universities.
On the other side, strengthening the alliance between public sector, academia, cultural organizations and enterprises will make the city more responsive to the rapid changes in the demand of jobs and skills in the cultural and creative sectors, and will foster the debate on the future of work on medium and long term.