The Value of Creative Thinking

After months of intensive writing and discussing, a core group of the Dutch Creative Industries have jointly submitted an impressive proposal to the Dutch government. The proposal addresses the added value Creative Thinking (and Doing!) can have to the Dutch economy and innovation. The title of the proposal is ‘Creation of Value’ (Creatie van Waarde).

The website Creatie van Waarde details the background of this initiative. The full proposal that has been submitted this week is also available through this site (via Slideshare). In October the government will discuss the proposal and decide on the next steps.

Geke van Dijk has been one of the contributors to the proposal. She authored the chapter on what Creative Thinking is, together with Ruurd Priester from Lost Boys. This chapter can be downloaded from our website under Publications.