After reviewing this section the reader should have a better understanding of the different institutions that are involved in the creative economy and the different support services they offer. At the international level we will discuss macro level concerns in relation to the industry. Here national governments come together to address broad legislative, infrastructure, trade and national identity related issues. (Appendix 15)
At the regional or European level, representatives of governments also discuss similar policy objectives and issues but with a growing concern for more tangible outcomes such as competitiveness, business development, funding, regulation and specific forms of inter nation cooperation. These issues then become country specific when it enters the realm of national creative industry policy. At this point the micro concerns become more evident while hints of the macro themes remain. Funding, space issues, intellectual property rights, training and business support become tangible issues. The following is a summary of creative industry policy instruments and efforts at the various levels of global cooperation. It aims to provide an overview of existing cultural and creative industry policy at the international, regional, national and local levels.