07 Nov Dutch Games Association joins EGDF
Dutch Games Association (DGA) proudly announces its acceptance into the European Games Developer Federation (EGDF).
Joining EGDF allows DGA to increase and improve its network on an European level by collaborating with international partners, institutions and governments. It furthermore facilitates better support to the Dutch games industry when it comes to European laws, data and studies as well as international programmes and incentives. Fundamental topics like funding, taxes, education, privacy and business development are on the global agenda and DGA can now be more involved and better educated in the policy making process.
DGA chairman Horst Streck comments: ”The Dutch market alone is not large enough for gaming companies to be able to render properly. That’s why it makes sense to look and work abroad. Being able to share knowledge and collaborate on a European scale will enable us to develop stronger products, understand each other’ cultures better and achieve greater (business) results”
EGDF COO Jari-Pekka Kaleva comments: ‘’We are proud to welcome the Netherlands on board with its extended network of talented game designers, established educational Institutes and its high-profile support system. Over the years, Dutch games industry has taken a leading role in Europe on overcoming the challenges of the quickly growing serious games sector. Therefore, DGA has highly unique expertise on facilitating the cooperation between games industry and other industry sectors.’’
Dutch Games Association looks forward to explore tighter international bonds with worldwide partners, funding opportunities, gather more data about the industry and participate actively in the decision making process in order to better serve our Dutch community.
About Dutch Games Association
DGA was founded in 2008 to help create a healthy climate for the Dutch games industry. DGA’s mission is to help the industry reach its full potential by connecting, serving and inspiring the entire games industry.
The European Games Developer Federation is committed to the stimulation and development of a stable, vibrant and creative European games development sector that is competitive globally and recognized culturally. The federation represents more than 1,500 studios from all over Europe, which together employ about 25,000 people. The European computer and video games industry, including distributors and students in game educations, encompasses almost 100,000 individuals. – www.egdf.eu