The “ENCATC Cultural Happy Hours” is an initiative of ENCATC, the leading European network on cultural management and policy, in partnership with the Creative Europe Desks Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vlaanderen. Launched in February 2013, this is a series of cultural evenings where representatives from the cultural, business, and educational sectors are invited to enjoy an informal occasion to network and exchange ideas.
ENCATC Members Talks, are a new response created out of members' strong desire to explore together and pool knowledge to overcome pressing issues impacted by COVID-19 confinement. The aim is to share practical ways to come out of this crisis stronger and more united than ever before to ensure the best education on cultural management and policy. From the success of this initiative, the Members Talks have established the foundation for a long-term platform for exchanging of projects and any topics proposed by our members.
Every year, ENCATC engages in a policy debate with the aim of identifying new business models, innovative funding schemes and investment practices in the cultural and creative sector. ENCATC members, academics, researchers, cultural operators, policy makers, economics experts and students are invited to attend.
Interactive and informative, the ENCATC Breakfast trainings are concentrated and to-the-point. Designed for busy professionals, ENCATC’s method will allow you to: gain knowledge from leading experts to improve performance; deepen your understanding of new tools, methods, and concepts; learn new skills to make your organisation stronger and more resilient; invest to grow in your career; expand and internationalise your professional network and find trustworthy partners for your projects in Brussels and beyond.
ENCATC is dedicated to sharing, exchanging and reflecting on world-class research and trends is part of the network’s aim to strengthen the European research area and to build knowledge societies. So far, more than 435 researchers and educators from around the world have benefited to use this international platform to present their work and gain feed-back from peers. Many have gone on to publish their research in ENCATC’s scientific publication, the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy.
The ENCATC Research Boot Camp builds on the foundations of the the Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum (2008 to 2013) and the Young and Emerging Researchers Forum (2014-2018). The Boot Camp which launched in 2019 aims to give young and emerging researchers a greater focus on specific issues related to cultural management and policy, exchange with peers, learn from established and renowned researchers, and gain insight for the demands and realities of a career in research.
During the ENCATC General Assembly in Lecce, Italy (October 2015), the ENCATC Board decided to support and promote the development of scientific seminars, events and workshopsorganised by its members in the various regional areas. Thus, ENCATC will co-brand and ensure labelling of selected events, carefully chosen on a case by case basis, upon requests made by the organizers. This labelling must obey some basic rules. More info: http://www.encatc.org/en/projects/encatc-labelling-policy/
As ENCATC is one of the official members of the stakeholders' committee for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, it has been entrusted with the task of labelling eligible events organised by the members of the network.