CROP enhances the creative thinking of recent Arts and Humanities graduates through the spillover concept.

CROP uses the concept of spillover applied to creativity to enhance the creative thinking of students and graduates who have been in A&H for no more than two years. Students – during their training – will be actively involved in community networks with cultural and creative industries (CCI) stakeholders and develop practical skills in the search for solutions with high local impact. This will lead to increased job placement opportunities and/or the development of their own entrepreneurial project.


The project includes:

  • mapping and identification of needs/challenges proposed by cultural and creative industries (CCI) stakeholders
  • the development and delivery of an online master’s course in which theoretical lectures alternate with practical workshops including peer learning sessions with lecturers, experts and stakeholders for the development of solutions/products/services and/or processes, analysed in project work
  • dissemination of results


The project aims to produce the following outcomes:

  • equip students with certified knowledge and skills (ODB) expendable in the cultural and creative industries (CCI) labour market and/or in the development of their own business idea
  • stimulating teachers of HEIs to use new teaching methodologies in curricular pathways
  • strengthening local and civic engagement processes to build up community networks
  • sharing best practices and solutions that are scalable and/or replicable in other contexts/territories

More information

Silja Suntola
Project Manager
+358 50 439 0518

Miikka-Petteri Lesonen
RDI Specialist


1 November 2023 – 31 October 2025

Project partners

Lead partner: Consortium Materahub Industrie Culturali e Creative Scarl

Partners: Cloud Srl, Universidade do Porto, Uptec, Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu

Focus areas: Digital economy
Xamk Research Units: Creative Industries


Total budget: € 400 000

XAMK part of the total budget: € 80 000

Financiers and main source of funding: Erasmus+

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