For more than 20 years, ENCATC has been adapting to the needs of the field. Committed to innovation, the network has continuously developed and grown its offer of activities, products, publications, projects, mobility schemes, and more for the benefit of its members and the wider field of cultural management and policy.

What has happened in more than 20 years…


  • A new logo and branding for ENCATC!
  • The new wesbite is launched
  • The ENCATC working group focusing on the evaluation of international and European projects is launched
  • The new Labelling policy is launched
Our brand new website!


ENCATC Breakfast training


ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management 2015


Cultural Hppay Hour - Visit to Fashion Atelier Nina Meert



Journal of Cultural Management and Policy


Annual Policy Debate


  • ENCATC Library opens to members
  • Bibliography database for members  is launched
  • 17th ENCATC Annual Conference 


  • ENCATC takes over mangement of the Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) and the Young Cultural Policy Research Forum (YCPRF)   
  • The PRAXIS Newsletter for students is launched
  • The ENCATC Thematic Areas are launched
  • 16th ENCATC Annual Conference "Intercultural dialogue and project management: New training programs in a context of major challenges"
PRAXIS Newsletter

1992 - 2007

2006 : ENCATC presents to EU Parliament

2005 : SECEB project : realising Bologna

2004 : The first ENCATC Student Conference is organised in Krakow, Poland 

2003 : The ENCATC office moves to Brussels, Belgium, lead by ENCATC's third Secretary General Giannalia Cogliandro Beyens 

2000 : ENCATC is granted the title of NGO with operational relations with UNESCO

1999 : The Thomassen Fund and and Nordic Baltic Platform are launched; ENCATC 

1998 : ENCATC is officially registered in Brussels, Belgium; The ENCATC coordination office moves to Copenhagen, Denmark  

1997 : Isabelle Schwarz becomes ENCATC's second Secretary General    

1995 : The first ENCATC website is launched 

1993 : Network moved to ARSEC, Pascal Chalier is the first Secretary General 

1992:  ENCATC is established and the first Annual Conference is held in Warsaw, Poland; ENCATC Newsletter is launched; The ENCATC office moves to Lyon, France under the first ENCATC Secretary General, Pascale Chalier    


1991 : The first Newsletter is launched

1990 : Council of Europe conference, organised by Eduard Delgado, is held in Barcelona about the importance of cultural management education 

1989 : European Diploma in Cultural Management introduced under the Cultural Convention    

1987 : European Ministers of Culture gather in Sintra, Portugal, to discuss the importance of cultural training development; First meeting of institutions offering arts management courses is held in Hamburg, Germany 

1984 : Council of Europe establishes CIRCLE, a network of cultural documentation and research institutions   

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