Research findings from Creative Entrepreneurs Survey 1, completed by 32 participants working in the following fields:
The main objective of the survey was to gather information about how the pandemic affected creative entrepreneurs in different countries and if they are familiar with circular economy practices.
The survey was structured in 4 parts with each part having with a specific purpose:
1. The first part aimed at assessing the impact on the pandemic on Creative entrepreneurs. The highlights of the responses are as follows:
The need for the Circular Creatives project is ascertained from the facts that:
2. The second part aimed at capturing the circular practices and preferences of the respondents. The highlights of the responses are as follows:
All these responses indicate a significant majority over the responses that are not in the affirmative, which shows an impressive level of inclination to sustainable circular practices among the creative entrepreneurs in Germany.
3. The third part assesses the VET system and how it helps the Creative Entrepreneurs in generating awareness on circular economy and circular practices.
These responses presents a strong case validating the inadequacy of the VET system in Germany, in terms of preparedness or alignment with the needs of circular creatives.
4. The fourth part captures the entrepreneurs’ preferences in terms of networking, access to resources and business development.
These responses support our project’s initiatives of exploratory discussions and the marketplace events that are to e executed on a larger scale.