25th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy

Click,Connect & Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks

ENCATC's biggest annual gathering

25th ENCATC Congress brings the most pertinent and exceptional content and programming on cultural management and policy. The theme of this year’s event will be “Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks”. Attendees will learn from renowned international experts who will keynote and lead discussions with academics, researchers, cultural operators, representatives from local, regional, and national governments, artists, and policy makers. 

27-30 September 2017 in Brussels

What is composition of the ENCATC Congress?

The diversity in content and aims ensures you will get the most out of your experience. The interconnectivity between the components means knowledge, new ideas, and best practices will cross pollinate to stimulate deep reflection and problem-solving.

27 September 2017 // 10th Young Researcher's Forum

Renowned researchers and leading cultural management and cultural policy professionals lead a programme designed for young and emerging cultural policy researchers to help them advance in their careers and enlarge their networks in Europe and beyond. Participants will exchange research trends, address topical research issues, methodology, professional cooperation, publishing opportunities, online knowledge exchange and collaboration.  

27 September 2017 // Annual Members’ Forum ( MEMBER ONLY)

Annual Members’ Forum is an exclusive programming for ENCATC, AAAE and TACPS members. A special Transfer Knowledge Session will be dedicated to European and transnational projects. Members will gain access to the new teaching methodology, innovative good practice, case studies and more. Moreover, those belonging to these networks can share project ideas and search find trusted and reliable partners.

28 September // 4th ENCATC Research Award Ceremony

The Award will bestow the prestigious recognition for academic research excellence in the field of cultural policy and cultural management. The winner will be revealed and receive the Award for his or her work on issues at stake with a comparative and cross-cultural research approach and potential to inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

29 September // 8th Annual ENCATC Research Session

ENCATC Research Session gathers leading researchers and academics from all over the world to deliver the latest world-class research on cultural management and policy. Meticulously planned under the direction of prominent academics, papers are presented in a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment.

30 September // Cultural Study Visit

Cultural Study Visits will get participants out into the field to discover flagship cultural institutions and meeting first-hand with local cultural directors and managers. This will be an opportunity to learn what’s happening on the ground, discuss and exchange best practice, challenges and successes. Furthermore, participants can establish contacts with cultural organisations based in Brussels and forge potential partnerships.

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