Video games: Europe’s fastest growing cultural and creative industry


Thursday, 9 December, 14:00 – 15:00 CET 

Europe’s video games associations Video Games Europe (Interactive Software Federation of Europe), and EGDF (European Games Developer Federation) are pleased to present a concise and complete picture of Europe’s video games sector to date. 

Join us as we explore the video games industry’s makeup, who the European video game player is and the European employee base. We'll also look at the industry's efforts to create jobs and launch new content and products during this historic year. We will also look at Europe as the hotbed of incredible talent and creativity, which can be leveraged, showcased, and nurtured, and one which is essential when developing a one-of-a-kind, complex and interactive game.   

Hear from Video Games Europe Chairman Olaf Coenen, EGDF VP, Andreea Medvedovici Per and Ipsos MORI Research Director Eduardo Mena, as we provide a picture of Europe's fastest growing cultural and creative industry. 

  • Welcome by Ann Becker, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Video Games Europe  
  • Presentation on the key facts of Europe’s video games industry by Eduardo Mena, Research Director, Ipsos MORI 
  • Panel discussion on Europe’s leading cultural and creative industry with Olaf Coenen, Andreea Medvedovici Per and Eduardo Mena, moderated by Ann Becker 
  • Q&A  

Each year, Video Games Europe (Interactive Software Federation of Europe) publishes the Key Facts of Europe’s video games sector. Read the 2021 edition drafted in collaboration with EGDF (European Games Developer Federation). You can also check out our 2020, 2019 editions here.

Follow the conversation on Twitter @VideoGamesEU #GamesDialogues  #GamesForce4Good 

About Interactive Software Federation of Europe (Video Games Europe): 

Video Games Europe represents the video games industry in Europe and is based in Brussels, Belgium. Our membership comprises national trade associations in 18 countries across Europe which represent in turn thousands of developers and publishers at national level. Video Games Europe also has as direct members the leading European and international video game companies. Since 1998, Video Games Europe has ensured that the voice of a responsible games ecosystem is heard and understood, that its creative and economic potential is supported and celebrated, and that players around the world continue to enjoy great video game playing experiences. Find out more at  

About European Games Developer Federation (EGDF): 

The European Games Developer Federation represents games studios based in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom, which together employ over 40,000 people. Find out more at  

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